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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.


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.