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Teaching Units: Professional Development for Law Firms


The following cases explore the strategic and organizational issues unique to the law firm environment.

Each teaching unit can stand alone as a cohesive experiential component for existing courses; educators can also combine the teaching units on this page to create semester-long case studies courses, or can mix and match cases on this page for an abridged survey of the different teaching units.

This page will be updated as additional law firm case studies are added to the collection.

For more information about case studies for law firms, see related blog posts:


For additional information, or to develop a custom case studies curriculum, contact hlscasestudies@law.harvard.edu. 



















Law Firm Innovations

Axiom (A): Getting Down to Business

Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady (A) & (B)


Law Firm Mergers

Berwin Leighton Paisner (A): Crafting a Law Firm Merger

Bingham McCutchen: Combinatorial Mathematics


Career Planning in Law Firms

Bill Foxworth or William Fox (British version)

Career Launch: The First Twelve Months

David Lee at Solomon & Myer

David Oliver


Client Services in Law Firms

Client Service at Fraser & Stephens (A)

Managing the Client Portfolio


Business Planning in Law Firms

Business Planning at McDermott Will & Emery


Change Management in Law Firms

Linklaters (A): Seeking Clear Blue Water

Slater & Gordon (A) & (B)


Compensation in Law Firms

Robinson & White (A) & (B)


Law Firm Failures

The Demise of Howrey


Leading Teams in Law Firms

Three Teams at Harris and Graves

Three Teams at Harris and Graves: Role Play Package