CLP in the News

Heineman Addresses the Public Policy Role of GC’s

Monday, March 27, 2017

CLP Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ben Heineman, addresses the “critical public policy role” played by General Counsel’s in today’s increasingly tumultuous and globally integrated age. He argues that in today’s world the General Counsel has an increasingly important role that also carries with it the need for a “capability to address business-in-society issues — legislation, regulation, […]


Wilkins talks growth of ‘Big 4’ accounting firms in Bloomberg Law

Friday, March 17, 2017

Prof. David B. Wilkins was recently featured in this Bloomberg Law piece about PwC’s takeover of “the world’s best tax law firm”, happening in April. Wilkins talks about how the growth of the Big 4 accounting firms in the legal space is part of a larger strategy they are employing to provide a wider range […]


CLP announces research collaboration with Cass Business School Centre for Professional Service Firms

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession (CLP), led by Professor David B. Wilkins, and the Cass Business School Centre for Professional Service Firms (CPSF), led by Professor Laura Empson, are proud to announce a research collaboration aimed at strengthening knowledge about the ever-evolving dynamics of the global legal profession and related professional […]


CLP Fellow, Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio, Questions Whether Firms Repel Women

Monday, November 28, 2016

Many employers believe that job seekers read want ads because they’re looking mainly for positions with more money and/or prestige. They’ve concluded that these needs are dominant, and will automatically yield a diverse applicant pool. In reality, potential applicants—especially those underrepresented in higher-ranking and leadership roles, including women and minorities—tend to parse the language of firm websites and job postings to assess the attractiveness of the position relative to gender or race. When organizations view candidates, especially women, as individuals shopping for a fair and sustainable work culture, they realize that they need to focus on crafting and leveraging first impressions. For law firms, that means focusing on the firm’s website.


CLP Senior Fellow Ron Dolin talks Big Law & A.I. with CNBC

Friday, November 18, 2016

Center on the Legal Profession Senior Research Fellow Ron Dolin recently spoke with CNBC about the impacts of artificial intelligence on big law.


Wilkins featured in Legal Business World on Metrics of Change

Monday, November 7, 2016

Prof. David B. Wilkins was featured in the most recent issue of Legal Business World magazine where his work on “The In-House Counsel Movement: Metrics of Change” was highlighted. In the article he offers six metrics of change by which to measure the growth of the in-house counsel role and speaks at length about the […]


Wilkins featured in LegalWeek Top 20 Legal IT Innovators Report

Friday, October 21, 2016

Professor David B. Wilkins was recently featured in the Legal Week Top 20 Legal IT Innovators Report talking about how innovation and other factors of disruption are impact lawyers and the legal marketplace. You can read through Prof. Wilkins thoughts, as well as from other innovators such as: Richard Susskind, Joe Andrew, Mike Rebeiro, Louise […]


Paola Cecchi-Dimeglio’s Steps for Hiring More Women featured in AML

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The uptick in women graduating from law school was supposed to eventually correct the gender gap at all levels of law firms, from new hires to partners. But that hasn’t happened. One big reason is that hiring procedures are typically not advantageous for women. In fact, by their very design, they impede the process of attracting, recruiting and promoting more women.


Prof. Coates named to SEC Investor Advisory Committee

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that HLS Professor John Coates was appointed a member of its Investor Advisory Committee. Coates, research director of HLS’s Center on the Legal Profession, is one of three new members to join the committee.


New CLP/Executive Education Space Recognized for LEED Certification

Thursday, June 9, 2016

HLS’s 2016 renovation of Pound Hall’s second floor received a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, marking the 7th certification for HLS. “The renovation to this space has drastically improved not only the aesthetics but also the efficiency and comfort of the second floor,” says CLP’s Program Coordinator Nathan Cleveland.