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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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In Memoriam: Lewis B. Kaden

In Memoriam: Lewis B. Kaden

Monday, July 13, 2020

Cambridge, MA — The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Lewis “Lew” B. Kaden earlier this month. For nearly 15 years, Mr. Kaden served as a founding member of the Center’s Advisory Board. In 2019, with much of his family in attendance, the Center […]

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CLP Senior Research Fellow Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio Publishes “Why Sharing Good News Matters”

CLP Senior Research Fellow Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio Publishes “Why Sharing Good News Matters”

Monday, June 22, 2020

“Research shows us that even in normal times, constant exposure to negative news can have a heavy impact on our mental health. In the midst of an unprecedented health and humanitarian crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, people are not only faced with new challenges in their work and personal lives but also subjected to a constant barrage […]

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David Wilkins Awarded The Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence

David Wilkins Awarded The Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence

Friday, May 15, 2020

“The Sacks-Freund Award recognizes a single faculty member each year for their teaching ability, attentiveness to student concerns, and contributions to student life at HLS. The Class of 2020 selected Professor David B. Wilkins ‘80, recognizing that “Professor Wilkins makes his courses interesting, inspiring, and enjoyable. Not only does he teach students about the past, […]

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CLP’s David Wilkins Wins Law and Society Association Legacy Award

CLP’s David Wilkins Wins Law and Society Association Legacy Award

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

“Each year, LSA honors people whose contributions significantly helped to develop the association through sustained commitment to its mission and legacy, extensive service or scholarly publications that made a lasting contribution to LSA. This year’s Legacy Award winners include Carroll Seron (University of California-Irvine), Keith Hawkins (University of Oxford), Malcolm M. Feeley (University of California-Berkeley), […]

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Richard Susskind Book Launch Recording

Richard Susskind Book Launch Recording

Saturday, April 25, 2020

On April 23, 2020 the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession for a Book Launch of Professor Richard Susskind’s latest book, Online Courts and the Future of Justice (Oxford University Press, 2019). On behalf of the Center on the Legal Profession, we want to thank all who attended. If you missed, want to […]

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CLP’s David Wilkins Featured in “Challenges in Digital Technology Then and Now” With Brad Smith

Saturday, April 25, 2020

“Governments and publics are increasingly asking that tech companies work to address the challenges and adapt to the changes technology has unleashed, from digital security to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the core of these new expectations is the sense that world-changing technologies must be governed in accordance with a broad ethic of […]

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CLP Distinguished Fellow Heidi Gardner Co-Publishes “Executives and Boards, Avoid These Missteps in a Crisis” in the Harvard Business Review

Friday, April 24, 2020

“The scale of Covid-19 pandemic’s impact is fully sinking in. Organizations of all types are feeling the pressure to simultaneously wrestle with surviving the immediate crisis and planning for a radically changed future. How do they share the economic pain among stakeholders? How should they revamp their supply chains in order to make them more resilient? How do […]

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