As we celebrate commencement, we are pleased to present the winners of the Center on the Legal Profession paper prize for both the years 2022 and 2021. (This year’s celebration exercises bring together three years of graduating classes). For 2022, we are pleased to present the CLP paper prize to Shaza Loutfi ’22 for her paper, “Remote Lawyering: A Win-Win for Diverse Attorneys and Clients?” Honorable mentions are presented to Lucy Litt ’22 for her paper, “Socially Engineering Black Lawyers: Student, Faculty, and Alumni Reflect on Their Experiences with Howard University School of Law” and to Sarah Sadlier ’22 for “Invisible No More: Harvard Law School’s Native American Graduates and Their Contributions to Indian Country.” The 2021 prize was awarded to Hugh Hansard Verrier, Jr. ’21 for “Legal Institutions and the Rule of Law: Quantitative Analyses and Theoretical Relationships.”
The purpose of this prize is to encourage deeper reflection and consideration by Harvard Law School students about their chosen profession, its role in society, and the many challenges that lawyers face in a rapidly-changing world. Paper topics must relate to the legal profession itself or to a related aspect of the delivery of professional services. This could include (but is not limited to) topics such as legal careers, the role, structure and management of law firms, in-house legal departments, and other public and private sector legal service providers, diversity or gender-related issues, the impact of globalization or other social trends upon the profession, the role of lawyers and legal institutions in society, changes in the profession over time, comparisons between lawyers and other professional service providers, and the like.
Congratulations to all of the Harvard Law School 2022 graduates!