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Harvard Legal Technology Symposium Featured on Harvard Law Today

Monday, December 10, 2018

The inaugural Harvard Legal Technology Symposium – held November 5-9 on the Harvard Law School Campus – was recently featured on Harvard Law Today. The Symposium was spearheaded by the Harvard Association of Law and Business, and the Center on the Legal Profession was one of a number of collaborating groups that helped to put […]


Prof. Laura Empson Shines Light on ‘Insecure Overachievers’ on BBC Radio

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Professor Laura Empson, of London’s Cass Business School and Senior Research Fellow of the Center on the Legal Profession, hears from current and former leaders in elite professional firms and financial institutions who pull back the curtain on a secretive world which tens of thousands of bright, eager graduates apply to join every year in the […]


ABA Journal Features Center Research on Rise of the Big 4

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Center on the Legal Profession’s research on the rise of the big 4 accounting firms was cited in a recent article in the ABA Journal. The piece asks if major law firms should be worried about increasing competition from the big four accounting firms (Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCooper, Deloitte, KPMG) who have made strong […]


Spotlight on CLP’s Groundbreaking Innovation Colloquium

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The groundbreaking Operationalizing Innovation colloquium held by the Center on the Legal Profession at Google’s Mountain View campus in June is the featured faculty scholarship story on Harvard Law Today. An outgrowth of the Center’s pioneering research on innovation and disruption in the legal space, the colloquium sought to begin a robust discussion on some […]


Harvard Law Today Features Interview From The Practice About Access & Quality

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A recent interview between Prof. David B. Wilkins and Dean of Duke University Medical School, Mary E. Klotman, M.D.- originally featured in the Center’s digital magazine The Practice – was picked up and featured on Harvard Law Today. In the course of their conversation, Prof. Wilkins and Dean Klotman discuss the similarity and differences between […]

David B. Wilkins and Justice Goodwin Liu Provide Data on Legal Diversity

David B. Wilkins and Justice Goodwin Liu Provide Data on Legal Diversity

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  Prof. David B. Wilkins joined Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court at Adobe HQ in San Francisco on June 12th to discuss diversity in the legal profession. The event, After the JD: Racial Diversity in the Law, gave the audience an opportunity to look at data collected by Justice Liu and Prof. […]


Wilkins Talks Diversity and Inclusion Strategies on Protege Podcast

Thursday, May 17, 2018

  CLP Faculty Director, Prof. David Wilkins, is the guest on the most recent episode of the Protege Podcast to talk about strategies for effective diversity and inclusion programs. In this episode Prof. Wilkins talks about the state of diversity in the legal profession, the myth of the pipeline problem, and provides some action items […]


Sage Career Advice for Attorneys of Color from CLP Executive Director, Derek Davis

Monday, April 30, 2018

In the first of a two part interview with Thomson Reuters in their Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color Initiative, CLP’s Executive Director Derek Davis provided sage wisdom to attorneys of color, pulling from his decades of experience in the legal profession. Davis reflects on his law school and early career experiences and the […]


Wilkins presents on Innovation & AI at HLS Brazil Conference

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Prof. David B. Wilkins recently participated in a panel on “Innovation, AI and the Law” here at Harvard Law School as part of the annual HLS Brazilian Symposium. Prof. Wilkins was joined on the panel by James Klotz, Secretary General of the IBA and a partner at Miller Thomson LLP, and Ian McDougall, Executive Vice-President […]


Wilkins, Cecchi-Dimeglio lead webinar on Diversity Nudges

Monday, April 2, 2018

Prof. David B. Wilkins and Dr. Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio recently led a webinar for Harvard Law School Alumni entitled Advancing Talent Across Organizations: Small Nudges, Big Strides which is now available to view online. In this presentation, Prof. Wilkins presents research findings outlining what the new state of diversity looks like in professional organizations. That data is complemented […]