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Guhan Subramanian Interviewed in Harvard Law Today

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

CLP affiliated faculty Guhan Subramanian, who is also the Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business at Harvard Law School and the H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law at Harvard Business School, was featured in Harvard Law Today in an interview about the evolving Elon Musk-Twitter situation. In “Might Elon Musk be forced to […]


HLS Bulletin Relies on CLP Faculty and Research

Friday, July 15, 2022

A recent story in the Harvard Law Bulletin heavily featured Center on the Legal Profession faculty, staff, research, and events. The story, “Practicing Law in the Wake of a Pandemic,” draws on interviews with CLP faculty director David Wilkins and HLS Executive Education director Scott Westfahl, as well as a 2020 event CLP hosted, called […]


Michele DeStefano Quoted in BusinessWire

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Michele DeStefano, professor of law at the University of Miami and CLP affiliate, was quoted in BusinessWire about UnitedLex’s new predictive modeling software. UnitedLex is a legal tech company that recently launched Luma, “a purpose-built application to help corporate legal teams create digital efficiencies and deliver sustainable value” by “mapp[ing] and “visualiz[ing] desired business outcomes […]


Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio on Performance Reviews in HBR

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

In Harvard Business Review on July 12, 2022, CLP Senior Research Fellow Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio writes, “6 Ways to Make Performance Reviews More Fair.” Cecchi-Dimeglio is co-chair of the Executive Leadership Research Initiative for Women and Minority Attorneys at Harvard Law School. In the article, she describes “six nudges” that can help managers and employees approach […]


Katri Nousiainen Interviewed by LegalBusinessWorld

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Former Visiting Research Fellow Katri Nousiainen (Academic Year 2021-2022) was interviewed by LegalBusinessWorld eMagazine for their latest issue on Business in Law. In the interview, Nousiainen speaks about her research, legal design and ethics in commercial contracts through the lens of law and economics. “To succeed as a legal professional, it is no longer enough […]


Scott Westfahl in Law360 on Law Firm Culture

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

On June 22, 2022, Scott Westfahl, professor of practice and director of Harvard Law School Executive Education, penned an article in Law360 on “How Firm Leaders Can Build And Sustain Culture.” “As the world around our profession becomes more volatile and uncertain, law firms need to build more innovative, sustainable cultures and learn to adapt […]


Above the Law on EY Law-CLP Report on Sustainability

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

On June 6, 2022, the legal profession blog, Above the Law provided an in-depth overview of the latest report from EY Law and Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, focused on the legal department’s role in conversations about sustainability. The article, titled, “The Next GC Challenge Is Sustainability And Companies Aren’t Ready For […]


CLP Paper Prize Winners: 2021 and 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022

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 […]


Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen Co-Authors New Journal Article on Inequality in Legal Education

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Swethaa S. Ballakrishnen, CLP affiliate and assistant professor of law at UC Irvine School of Law, and Carole Silver, professor of global law & practice at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, recently published, “Where Do We Go From Here? International Students, Post-Pandemic, Law Schools, and the Possibilities of Universal Design,” in an issue of […]


Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio in Bloomberg on Law Firm Diversity

Thursday, May 19, 2022

For Bloomberg Opinion, CLP senior research fellow Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio discusses her research on increasing diversity in the legal profession and why simple fixes like the Rooney Rule and the Mansfield Rule don’t work. She writes: “The reason these rules haven’t immediately (or even slowly) increased diversity is that one  simple rule carried out right before […]