Recent CLP Events

Advancing the Role of Regional Courts for Regional Integration in Africa: A Study of the East African Court of Justice and the Ecowas Court of Justice

Advancing the Role of Regional Courts for Regional Integration in Africa: A Study of the East African Court of Justice and the Ecowas Court of Justice

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
WCC 3009
Dr. Ada Ordor

The Roundtable is an opportunity to convene a small group of experts to discuss issues at the interface of access to justice and development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Ordor will present her research discussing the question of access to regional courts in Africa and implications for economic development, focusing especially on theoretical frameworks for analyzing […]

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A Discussion with  ABA President Judy Martinez and Professor David B. Wilkins

A Discussion with ABA President Judy Martinez and Professor David B. Wilkins

Monday, October 28, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
WCC 2036
Judy Perry Martinez and Professor David B. Wilkins

Judy Perry Martinez of Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans is president of the American Bar Association, the largest voluntary association of attorneys and legal professionals in the world. Over the past 35 years, Martinez has held various leadership positions with the ABA, including chair of the Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, […]

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A Discussion with Justice Sisi Khampepe and Professor David B. Wilkins

A Discussion with Justice Sisi Khampepe and Professor David B. Wilkins

Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
WCC 1010
Justice Sisi Khampepe and Professor David B. Wilkins

Justice Sisi Khampepe has been a Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa since 2009. She began her legal career as one of the first black lawyers practicing labor law where she was exposed to the unfair employment conditions of Black workers. In 1985, she established her own law firm which became renowned for […]

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A Discussion about the Role of Lawyers as Public Servants

A Discussion about the Role of Lawyers as Public Servants

Oct 8

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
WCC 4059
Congressman David Cicilline

This Speaker Series event will explore the role lawyers have played and continue to play in elected office in the United States serving in municipal,  state and national offices. Congressman David Cicilline is a member of the House Democratic leadership as Chair of the Policy and Communications Committee.  He is also a leader in the […]

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What is the Value of a Human Lawyer?

What is the Value of a Human Lawyer?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
WCC 4059
Anthony Kearns

With all this talk about technology and the death of lawyers it is easy to be somewhat pessimistic about the fate of human lawyers.  As a confirmed humanist and pragmatic optimist, Anthony sees a rich and rewarding future for human lawyers but only if we make some important changes.  This Speaker Series talk will be […]

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Harvard Law School Alumni of Massachusetts Book Talk

Harvard Law School Alumni of Massachusetts Book Talk

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6PM-8PM
Harkness South Dining Room
Michele Destefano

Please join the Harvard Law School Alumni Association for a book talk and reception with Michele De Stefano, HLS ‘02  and author of “Legal Upheaval; A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in the Law.” Michele is also an affiliated faculty member of the Center on the Legal Profession and an affiliated faculty member of […]

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CLP Open House

CLP Open House

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Milstein West B
David B. Wilkins

Please join us for a presentation by Professor David B. Wilkins and faculty director of the Center on the Legal Profession. Professor Wilkins will discuss the Center’s ongoing research agenda on the global legal profession and upcoming programs. Refreshments will be served.

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2019-2020 Academic Year Begins

2019-2020 Academic Year Begins

Sep 3

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

With the 2018-2019 academic year behind us and another class of graduates moving on to pursue their legal careers, the Center on Legal Profession is preparing for a busy and exciting year 2019-2020 academic year. Check back soon for a full slate of events and updates.

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5th Annual Awards Dinner

5th Annual Awards Dinner

May 7

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

The Transformative Role of Lawyers: Increasing Influence in Business, Government and Society Each year, the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession brings together members of the legal community to share our empirical research and to honor those whose achievements have contributed to building a stronger legal profession. The Center’s empirical research forms the […]

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