Category Archives: Case Development Initiative Blog Posts

Financial Management Case Studies at Columbia Law School

by Rachel Gibson Columbia Law School launches a new course this fall, Law Firm Financial Management, co-taught by Madhav Srinivasan, Director in Finance at Paul Weiss, and Dr. Silvia Hodges, Director of Research Services at TyMetrix Legal Analytics. The course … Continue reading

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The Balancing Act of a General Counsel

New Product: Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd by Rachel Gibson On June 29, 2010, Hewlett Packard’s (HP’s) celebrated CEO Mark Hurd handed over to HP’s general counsel Michael Holston a troubling letter he had received barely half an hour ago. … Continue reading

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Leadership Training for Practicing Lawyers

Case Study Spotlight: Ernest Shackleton’s Journey to the Endurance Ernest Shackleton’s first journey to the Antarctic ended in a very public failure. On his second expedition, in a race to the South Pole, Shackleton turned back within 100 miles of … Continue reading

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Professor John Coates’ Legal Start-Up Case Studies Inspire Students

by Rachel Gibson “I want to inspire students to start organizations and conquer the world.” – HLS Professor John Coates Professor John Coates, a regular contributor to the Case Development Initiative’s catalogue, is developing a module of three case study … Continue reading

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The Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School

The Case Development Initiative (CDI), including Ashish Nanda, Faculty Director and Robert Braucher Professor of Practice (pictured left), Dechert Fellow Nicholas Haas (right), and Program Coordinator Rachel Gibson (center), focuses on producing cases for use in a variety of business-oriented … Continue reading

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Leadership in Law Firms

In Leadership in Law Firms, Professor Ashish Nanda helps students explore careers in law and professional service firms Professor Ashish Nanda‘s spring course, Leadership in Law Firms, uses case studies and guest speakers to help students understand how law firms … Continue reading

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