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Commemorating Philip B. Heymann, 1932-2021

Commemorating Philip B. Heymann, 1932-2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession was saddened to learn of the passing of Philip (Phil) B. Heymann earlier this month. At the time of his passing, Professor Heymann was the James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Emeritus at Harvard Law School, where he first began serving on the faulty in 1969. […]


CLP Conference Featured in Harvard Law Today

Friday, November 12, 2021

On Nov. 5, 2021, CLP hosted a virtual conference, “Crisis Lawyering: Legal Practice in the New Normal,” springing from the September/October 2021 issue of The Practice and bringing together experts from public interest and private practice to describe what it’s like to act as a legal advocate in today’s challenging times. Harvard Law Today featured […]


How In-House Counsel Deal With ‘Perpetual State Of Crisis’ in Law360

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Law360 posted a rundown from the. Nov. 5 CLP event, “Crisis Lawyering: Legal Practice in the New Normal,” specifically focusing on a panel titled, “How to Prepare Lawyers for 21st Century Crises?” Guests at the panel included: • Muneer Ahmad, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education and Sol Goldman Clinical Professor, Yale Law School • Brad […]


David Wilkins Quoted in Education World on Dr. Raj Kumar

Friday, October 22, 2021

“The Very Extraordinary Dr C Raj Kumar,” Education World Magazine | October 2021 David Wilkins was quoted in the recent cover story in Education World magazine on the founding of Jindal Global Law School and O.P. Jindal Global University by Dr. Raj Kumar, who graduated from Harvard Law School with an LLM. Read the full […]


CLP Advisory Board Member Brad Smith Visits HLS

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Center on the Legal Profession welcomed advisory board member and president of Microsoft Brad Smith to its offices on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. David B. Wilkins, CLP Faculty Director, showed Smith how both CLP and Harvard Law School Executive Education (HLSEE) have been using the 10 Microsoft Surface Hubs and over 75 Surface Pros […]


Former Executive Director Nominated as Ambassador to Sweden

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Biden nominates longtime allies for 3 ambassadorships By Myah Ward, Politico | Sept. 22, 2021 “Biden nominated Erik Ramanathan to serve as ambassador to Sweden. Ramanathan is chair of the board of Heluna Health, a national public health nonprofit. He was previously executive director of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession. He […]


CLP Advisory Board Member Brad Smith Promoted to Vice-Chair of Microsoft

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

CLP Advisory Board Member Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, has been approved by the company’s board as vice-chair. Smith, who was formerly the general counsel, is one a growing number of chief legal officers taking on increasingly diverse and expansive roles at companies; The Practice reported on this trend for its July/August 2021 issue. Read […]


CLP Fellow David Trubeck Mentioned in New Yorker Article on Derrick Bell

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Man Behind Critical Race Theory By Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker | Sept. 13, 2021 CLP Faculty Fellow David Trubek mentioned in recent article about Derrick Bell, the father of critical race theory, by Jelani Cobb. Cobb mentions that Trubek was a central figure in the critical legal studies movement. Read the full article […]


CLP Faculty Director Comments on Big Four’s Growing Legal Services Reach

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

‘A very attractive offering’ – the Big Four’s growing legal services reach By Victoria Basham | The Global Legal Post, Sept. 6, 2021 CLP Faculty Director David Wilkins cited in new report from LexisNexis about how the Big Four accounting firms have scaled to include legal services. The Global Legal Post quotes Wilkins in an article about […]


Wilkins and Gulati’s 1998 Article Cited in Bloomberg Law

Friday, August 27, 2021

Jones Day High Court Clerks Easily Make Partner (Or Maybe Not) By Roy Strom, Bloomberg Law | Aug. 26, 2021 Roy Strom cited CLP Faculty Director David Wilkins and G. Mitu Gulati’s 1998 article, “Reconceiving the Tournament of Lawyers: Tracking, Seeding, and Information Control in the Internal Labor Markets of Elite Law Firms,”  “about the […]