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Announcing the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) Leadership Podcast Featuring David Wilkins

Announcing the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) Leadership Podcast Featuring David Wilkins

Thursday, February 6, 2020

We’ve heard the murmurs: “the legal profession is at the tipping point of dramatic change.” But are law students sufficiently equipped to succeed and avoid being blindsided in the face of such change? In this podcast, targeted at law and pre-law students, we seek out powerful ideas on how our generation of law students can […]

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In Memoriam: Clayton Christensen

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Cambridge, MA — The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession is mourning the loss of Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. Professor Christensen will be remembered for his career as a scholar, thought leader, and beloved teacher. Among his many scholarly contributions, Professor Christensen is perhaps best known for his is theory of […]

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CLP Distinguished Fellow Heidi Gardner on Succession Planning

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Part I Many of the largest and most profitable firms today have been built on the backs of entrepreneurial lawyers who prospered within a live-and-let-live culture that rewarded them handsomely for winning top client business. Those lawyers—often thriving on a sort of maverick persona—served as sole relationship partners for their clients, which typically accounted for […]

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Sandie Okoro Interview – Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

Sandie Okoro Interview – Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8, 2019

Phenomenal Woman – Sandie Okoro. When Maya Angelou Wrote “Phenomenal Woman,” She Had Sandie in Mind “What is the point of an important job if you don’t do important work….” – Sandie Okoro On April 18, Sandie Okoro, the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the World Bank will engage in a fireside chat […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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