Celebrating Our History—Building Our Future

Insight May 24, 2023
David B. Wilkins stands at the podium about to speak.
David B. Wilkins at the 2023 Gala celebrating the Center on the Legal Profession.

On May 23, 2023 at the New-York Historical Society and Museum over 200 members of our community—general counsel, law firm chairs, nonprofit leaders, former fellows, Center advisory board members, and more—to celebrate 40 years of the Center on the Legal Profession.

To help inaugurate the occasion, we asked members of our community to reflect on why the Center’s core mission—of conducting empirical research on the global legal profession; innovating and implementing new methods and content for teaching law students, legal academics, and practicing lawyers, and bridging between legal practitioners and the academics—is more important than ever.

As is tradition, we also honored a leader in the profession with our Award for Global Leadership. This year, the Center was proud to honor Dana Remus, former White House counsel to President Biden and current partner at Covington & Burling. Ms. Remus’s career exemplifies the important changes in the legal profession that the Center studies and the critical role that lawyers play in helping to solve the world’s most important problems. Stay tuned for video from her remarks and conversation with David Wilkins.

Dana Remus at a podium with backlit heads looking on.
Dana Remus accepting the 2023 Award for Global Leadership.

We also took this occasion to honor David B. Wilkins’ 30 year-tenure as faculty director of the Center. Watch below for a special tribute from former CLP fellows to mark the occasion.

More videos and photos from the Gala will be uploaded in the coming days. For now, we want to thank everyone who has supported the Center over the past 40 years.

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While the Center is extremely proud of all that we have accomplished over the past 40 years, our future requires the continued support of those who believe in our mission. We are completely self-supporting, receiving no financial support from Harvard Law School. We ask that those who believe in our mission to consider supporting us and helping us build the next 40 years of the Center’s future.