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Harvard Study: Women Lawyers Work More Than Men

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession on Monday released the results of a widespread survey of its graduates which suggests women work more hours on average than men, among other potentially myth-busting findings.

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Harvard Study: Wage Gap for Women Worsened Over 30 Years

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It’s well-known that women in nearly every sector earn less than their male peers, but in the legal profession the gap appears to actually have grown starting in 1975. That news comes from an empirical study conducted by Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, which Big Law Business wrote about earlier.  It surveyed Harvard Law […]

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HLS Career Study findings on “wage gap” featured in Bloomberg article

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It’s well-known that women in nearly every sector earn less than their male peers, but in the legal profession the gap appears to actually have grown starting in 1975. That news comes from an empirical study conducted by Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession, which Big Law Business wrote about earlier.

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HLS Career Study findings on “hours worked between genders” featured in Bloomberg article

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession on Monday released the results of a widespread survey of its graduates which suggests women work more hours on average than men, among other potentially myth-busting findings. Through a survey of HLS graduates from the classes of 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2000 and other research, it provides a detailed portrait […]

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The New Empiricists

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Are there greater racial disparities in criminal sentences now that federal sentencing guidelines are no longer mandatory? If health insurance companies are required to provide coverage for fertility treatments, will fewer children be adopted? Do staggered corporate boards provide more or less value for shareholders? For the growing number of empiricists at HLS, there is nothing quite so satisfying—or unimpeachable—as resolving a thorny, often contentious, legal policy question through rigorous analysis of cold, hard data.

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Will Corporate ‘Speech’ Undermine Productivity?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The First Amendment protects the political speech of corporations, the U.S. Supreme Court decided inCitizens United. Critics say the ruling corrupts our democracy by allowing billions in corporate money to flood American elections, drowning out the voices of those without the wealth needed to compete for the attention of elected representatives. Harvard Law Professor John […]

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CLP Research Paper No. 2015-3 “What Happened to the Class of 2010? Empirical Evidence of Structural Change in the Legal Profession” cited in NYT Article

Sunday, April 26, 2015

At the time, legal scholars predicted that when the economy turned the corner, the new graduates would find jobs. But the checkered job outcomes for the 2010 law graduates could be predicted by their early employment numbers, said Deborah J. Merritt, a law professor at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. She wrote “What Happened […]

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CLP Board Member, Jennifer M. Daniels Honored By American Friends of the Hebrew University

Thursday, April 23, 2015

George A. Katz Torch of Learning Award Luncheon Held April 22nd at Cipriani  NEW YORK; April 23, 2015 — American Friends of The Hebrew University (AFHU) honored prominent New York attorneys Jennifer M. Daniels and Meredith E. Kotler at the 45th Annual George A. Katz  Torch of Learning Award Luncheon on April 22, 2015. The event […]

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Study Debunks Rainmaker Myth – by Heidi Gardner

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rainmakers inspire a certain degree of awe from their peers. Most partners recognize that the way the biggest rainmakers build an enormous portfolio is by generating work and referring it to others – a specific kind of collaboration. But in our research, we find that lawyers who observed strong collaborators often see the process as […]

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CLP’s Professionalism Conference highlighted by Bloomberg BNA

Friday, April 10, 2015

“There is widespread agreement that the legal profession is in a period of stress and transition; its economic models are under duress; the concepts of its professional uniqueness are narrow and outdated; and, as a result, its ethical imperatives are weakened and their sources ill-defined.” That’s the premise put forth in a paper presented at Harvard Law […]

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