Category Archives: Case Development Initiative Blog Posts

New Product: Allen & Overy: Surviving the Banking Crisis (A) and (B)

Photo used under Creative Commons Licensing, Allen & Overy London Headquarters Leadership in Law Firms: Hidden Hierarchies Harvard Law School | The Case Studies is happy to announce a brand new case study based on the exciting research conducted by Professor … Continue reading

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Case Studies Q&A: New Case on the Management of Legal Departments

New Products: Driving Blind at General Motors (A) and (B) Nathan Cisneros, case writer at the HLS Case Development Initiative, shares his behind-the-scenes perspective on crafting a case based on public sources, messy chains of command, and cover-ups: EM: What … Continue reading

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Case Writer Q&A: Nathan Cisneros

Nathan Cisneros, a case writer for the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law School, sums up his job as “talking with interesting people about interesting events and then sharing what I’ve heard with interested people.” Today he shares with us … Continue reading

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Case Writer Q&A: Dr. Lisa Rohrer

New Products: Sponsorship at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (A): Yoon-Young Lee Sponsorship at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (B): The Sponsor’s Perspective Lisa Rohrer is a seasoned case writer and the Executive Director of the Case Development Initiative at Harvard Law … Continue reading

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New Lessons from Bingham McCutchen Case Study

HLS case study “Bingham McCutchen: Combinatorial Mathematics” made the news recently, as law firm Bingham McCutchen faces challenges following a series of partner departures. Citing the case study for its depiction of Bingham’s growth trajectory, the Am Law Daily reports … Continue reading

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Case Studies Conversations: Exec Ed Director Scott Westfahl ’88

Professor Scott Westfahl ’88, the new faculty director of HLS Executive Education, has been using case studies to train better lawyers for years. Not only did Westfahl serve as Director of Professional Development for Goodwin Procter LLP and Chair of … Continue reading

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5 Questions with Dr. Lisa Rohrer

Lisa Rohrer will tell you that she’s “drunk the case studies Kool-Aid.” She has been writing and teaching case studies for years, and as the newly appointed executive director of the Case Development Initiative, she’ll be overseeing the biggest source … Continue reading

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New Beginnings for CDI, Exec Ed Leadership

HLS Professor Ashish Nanda—who founded the Case Development Initiative, a leading contributor to the Case Studies portal—was recently appointed Director of his alma mater, the Indian Institute of Management–Ahmedabad. Nanda held three appointments at Harvard Law School—Robert Braucher Professor of … Continue reading

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Conversation Starters: Case Studies for Curricular Reform

In April, Dean Jeremy Paul of the Northeastern University School of Law and co-managing partner Alan Klinger of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan wrote for the New York Law Journal about legal curricular reform.  Paul and Klinger outline seven improvements … Continue reading

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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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