CLP in the News

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.


Vasani Among Elite Honorees at 2nd Annual CLP Awards Dinner

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bharat Vasani, Chief Legal & Group General Counsel of Tata Sons Ltd. was among the elite group of honorees at the 2nd Annual Center on the Legal Profession Awards Dinner where he was given the Award for Professional Excellence from the Center. The Award for Professional Excellence honors his significant work in advancing the highest ideals of the profession and in developing the legal profession in one of the world’s pre-eminent emerging economies.


Heineman Discusses Four Framework Ideas for General Counsel

Monday, April 18, 2016

The concepts he discusses are based on his years of experience in the role and come from his new book, “The Inside Counsel Revolution: Resolving the Partner-Guardian Tension”. To read more about this event and the book, read the article posted by the Legal Executive Institute


HLS Executive Education Praised for Improved Milbank Associate Satisfaction

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Milbank’s chairman, Scott Edelman, recently attributed the firm’s improvement in The American Lawyer’s annual midlevel satisfaction survey at least partly to the Milbank@Harvard [Law School] program’s success. Milbank rose to sixth place from 91st in the 2015 survey.


Law Librarians a Hidden Source of Data-Driven Innovation

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Senior Research Fellow Ron Dolin, recently published a piece about the modern law librarian and their often underutilized power to use data to drive innovation in the legal world. It challenges the stereotypical image of librarians, positing: “where do we commonly find the decision-maker at law firms to purchase new technology, especially related to information and […]


Lawyers as Professionals and Citizens essay featured in Corporate Counsel magazine

Monday, February 29, 2016

The growing academic literature on the shifting landscape for lawyers is well documented (and produced) by the Center on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. The authors of the paper “Lawyers as Professionals and as Citizens: Key roles and responsibilities in the 21st Century” mark the various contextual challenges lawyers confront in the current […]