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EY-CLP General Counsel Imperative Reports and Webinar

EY-CLP General Counsel Imperative Reports and Webinar

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In 2021, EY Law and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession interviewed more than 2,000 General Counsel and leaders from procurement, commercial contracting and business development located in 22 countries. These interviews took place in early 2021 and covered a wide range of topics relating to contract creation and management, law department operations and legal entity management.

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GLEE Africa: Law and Crisis Management

GLEE Africa: Law and Crisis Management

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In June 2002, Africa.com and the Center hosted a Webinar: Law and Crisis Management: Working with Lawyers in Business, Government, and Society to Manage the Challenges of COVID-19. Speakers included, Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States; Senior Partner, Covington & Burling LLP; Ruth L. Okediji, Jeremiah Smith. Jr, Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center; Stephen Chege, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Safaricom; and Sandie Okoro, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank Group.

Books by Center Researchers

Books by Center Researchers

Check out some of the recent books by CLP faculty, fellows, and affiliates, including the first book in our Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies (GLEE) series, The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization: The Rise of the Corporate Legal Sector and its Impact on Lawyers and Society, published by Cambridge University Press.

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Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies

Globalization, Lawyers, and Emerging Economies

The project on Globalization Lawyers and Emerging Economies—or GLEE—is designed to conduct original, empirical research and to examine how globalization is reshaping the market for legal services in important emerging economies around the world.

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HLS Executive Education

HLS Executive Education

Harvard Law School’s Executive Education strives to develop lawyers from a range of institutions into influential and effective leaders and make a positive difference in the global legal profession. HLS Executive Education offers a number of open-enrollment and custom programs available for legal professionals at various points in their careers, both within firms and in-house.

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Harvard Law School Career Study

This Preliminary Report on The Women and Men of Harvard Law School presents the results of the Harvard Law School Career Study (HLSCS), conducted by the school’s Center on the Legal Profession (CLP). The study seeks to deepen the understanding of the career choices made by HLS graduates by providing for the first time systematic empirical information about the careers trajectories of graduates from different points in the school’s history. In this Preliminary Report, we offer a first look at the Study’s findings about the salient similarities and differences between the careers of the school’s female and male graduates.

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Report on State of Black Alumni

In 2016, the Center produced an update to and extension of its 2000 Report on the State of Black Alumni: 1869-2000 with the publication of Harvard Law School: Report on the State of Black Alumni II 2000-2016. The report contains both a comprehensive history section on the state of the black legal profession and, in particular, black HLS graduates between 2000 and 2016 (including a comprehensive timeline of developments across those years) as well as a robust data section on the career-paths of black HLS graduates. The Center launched this important work in June 2017 at its 3rd Annual Awards Dinner, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Resident Fellow Opportunities

The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) is seeking 1 or more Research Fellows to join its Fellowship Program in the Summer/Fall 2018 (exact start date negotiable) to conduct independent empirical research on the structure, norms, and dynamics of the global legal profession and to contribute to the research priorities of the Center. We encourage applicants to learn more about the Center’s research on its website (CLP.law.harvard.edu) and via its digital magazine The Practice (thepractice.law.harvard.edu).

Research fellowships are full-time, in-residence at the Center’s offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and typically 2-years in length. At the Center, the Research Fellow would join a lively group of researchers from diverse disciplines as well as Harvard’s wider academic community.

Previous research fellows have come from a number of academic backgrounds (including law, sociology, international relations/political science, economics, psychology, and organizational behavior) and have gone onto faculty positions at major universities in the United States, India, Korea, and Canada.

To learn more, email Bryon Fong at [email protected]

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CLP Faculty Director Wilkins quoted in recent Law360 Article

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Is Microsoft’s Legal Shake-Up A Sign Of Things To Come? By Sue Reisinger | July 2, 2021, 4:19 PM EDT “The untraditional memo released this week by Microsoft Corp. President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith outlining changes in the company’s law department has stirred questions of what the role of in-house counsel should be […]

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CEOs Want Data-Based Risk Management; GCs Lack the Tech to Do So.

Friday, April 16, 2021

CLP Faculty Director quoted in recent Law.com piece on EY-Center research into law department operations. “CEOs are frustrated. They seek greater transparency from their legal departments to understand and control their risk management programs. General counsel are frustrated in turn: they say they do not have the technology or data to do so, according to […]

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In Memoriam: The Honorable Ralph D. Gants

In Memoriam: The Honorable Ralph D. Gants

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cambridge, MA — The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the Honorable Ralph D. Gants, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Throughout his more than 40-year career, Chief Justice Gants embodied the highest ideals of the legal profession, never wavering from his […]

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The Practice

Bridging academic research and practical advice, The Practice offers thoughtful analysis and perspectives on the legal profession for a global audience.