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Law Firms and Russian Profits

Law Firms and Russian Profits

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022 “Law Firms and Russian Profits,” was launched by faculty and research staff from Harvard, Stanford and Yale Law Schools. The new project tracks the AmLaw 100 firms and UK100 firms to see which have publicly committed not to profit from work that props up the Russian war effort.

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EY-CLP General Counsel Sustainability Study

EY-CLP General Counsel Sustainability Study

Read the The General Counsel Sustainability Study here.

In early 2022, EY Law and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession surveyed 1,000 General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers from businesses representing 12 industries across 20 countries to take a closer look at the role of the law department in sustainability.

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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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David Wilkins Quoted in, “Russia Office Closures ‘Incredibly Difficult’ for Big Law”

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

David Wilkins, CLP Faculty Director, was quoted in a recent Bloomberg Law article by Sam Skolnik, “Russia Office Closures ‘Incredibly Difficult’ for Big Law,” on law firm responses to Russian aggression in Ukraine. “Firms leaving Russia are likely calculating whether they can return there someday, said David Wilkins, director of Harvard Law School’s Center on […]

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Heidi Gardner on the Performance-Compassion Dilemma for HBR

Friday, April 8, 2022

CLP Distinguished Fellow Heidi Gardner, along with co-author Mark Mortenson, are in Harvard Business Review with a new article, “Managers Are Trapped in a Performance-Compassion Dilemma.” The pair writes: Based on the reaction to our earlier article on the competing demands for both compassion and results leaders are facing, and given our ongoing work and research at companies around […]

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CLP-EY Law Report on Sustainability in Law 360

Friday, April 8, 2022

The new 2022 General Counsel Sustainability Study conducted by EY Law and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession surveyed 1,000 General Counsel and Chief Legal Officers to understand the role of the law department in sustainability. Read the report for critical answers and actions law department leaders can take to help reframe their future and […]

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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.