The Center on the Legal Profession is a research organization dedicated to providing a richer understanding of the rapidly changing global legal profession.


We do this by:

  • Conducting, sponsoring and publishing world-class empirical RESEARCH on the profession;
  • Innovating and implementing new methods and content for TEACHING law students and practicing lawyers; and
  • Fostering broader and deeper connections BRIDGING between legal practitioners and the academy.


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State of Black Alumni II

In 2016, the Center published Harvard Law School: Report on the State of Black Alumni II 2000-2016. The Report, a follow-up to the a 2000 edition, contains a comprehensive history section on the state of the black legal profession and, in particular, black HLS graduates between 2000 and 2016 and a robust data section on the career-paths of black HLS graduates.

Download the Report here.


2017 Annual Awards Dinner

Each year the Center brings together leading academics, legal practitioners, and thought leaders to honor and recognize individuals whose achievements have been impactful to the legal profession.  Our 2017 theme was “A Celebration of the History of Black Lawyers” and was held at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

View a video montage of the event here.