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The Case Development Initiative

The Case Development Initiative

The Case Development Initiative uses interviews, data, and research to develop written and video summaries of strategic and organizational issues that law and other professional service firms face. Readers become situation-based problem solvers by analyzing a case study; they must identify key challenges and develop appropriate strategies to resolve them. Harvard Law School case studies force readers to consider each situation from multiple perspectives and reconcile the interests of different groups or individuals; for example, the reader may need to analyze both the stakeholders’ interests and motivations and the underlying incentives and mission of the institution before arriving at a solution to a strategic problem. In short, case studies bring real life situations to classroom settings, helping students prepare for their professional careers and experienced professionals build on their skill sets. CDI cases are used most frequently in Executive Education, professional development programs, and other settings with experienced professionals; however, they are also used in law school classes focused on the legal profession.

  • open sign on a store window

    After the Sale (A)

    $10.00
  • an open sign on a storefront

    After the Sale (B)

    $3.00
  • an open book and paper on a desk with a person in the background

    Allen & Overy: Surviving the Banking Crisis (A)

    $10.00
  • open book at a desk with a person in the background

    Allen & Overy: Surviving the Banking Crisis (B)

    $10.00
  • graphic of business people standing in front of graph

    AmesCard Role Play Package

    $10.00
  • strategy diagram

    Axiom (A): Getting Down to Business

    $10.00
  • Skyscraper

    Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

    $8.95
  • businessmen exchange business cards

    Barclays Capital and the Sale of Del Monte Foods

    $8.95
  • screen depicting stock value

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

    $10.00
  • businessman seen walking from a distance

    Bill Foxworth

    $10.00
  • empty flowchart  graphic

    Bingham McCutchen: Combinatorial Mathematics

    $10.00
  • office supplies

    Business Planning at McDermott Will & Emery

    $10.00
  • business meeting in park

    Career Launch: The First Twelve Months

    $10.00
  • graphic of city business deal

    Chasing Growth at Sasker Devereaux

    $10.00
  • city buildings, one with Citi company logo

    Citigroup-Wachovia-Wells Fargo

    $8.95
  • businesswomen meet

    Client Service at Fraser and Stephens (A)

    $10.00
  • business people crowding around a laptop and talking to each other

    Collaborating for Growth: Duane Morris in a Turbulent Legal Sector

    $8.95
  • messy pile of 3 checkbooks

    Compensation in Professional Service Firms

    $6.95 $6.93
  • man fixing tie

    David Lee at Solomon & Myer

    $10.00
  • rear view, man working on computer

    David Oliver

    $10.00
  • black pickup truck

    Driving Blind at General Motors (A)

    $10.00
  • black pickup truck

    Driving Blind at General Motors (B)

    $3.00
  • El Paso's Sale to Kinder Morgan

    El Paso's Sale to Kinder Morgan

    $8.95
  • woman and man consult  at office table in the foreground, woman works at desk in the background

    Ellen Harvey

    $8.95
  • conference room

    Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady (A)

    $10.00
  • conference room

    Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady (B)

    $10.00
  • woman reads newspaper amidst shelves of colorful binders

    From Brussels to Paris

    $10.00
  • man in suit on computer

    From Stamford to New York

    $10.00
  • people discussing at a table

    GlaxoSmithKline: Sourcing Complex Professional Services

    $8.95
  • corporate office cubicles

    Heenan Blaikie: The Glue Dissolves

    $10.00
  • city buildings surround body of water

    Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (A)

    $10.00
  • body of water with office buildings in the background

    Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (B)

    $3.00
  • office building surround body of water

    Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (C)

    $3.00
  • office buildings surround body of water

    Hewlett Packard and Mark Hurd (D)

    $3.00
  • Hilton hotel

    Hilton's Hostile Bid for ITT (A)

    $10.00
  • Hilton Hotel

    Hilton's Hostile Bid for ITT (B)

    $10.00
  • Hilton Hotel

    Hilton's Hostile Bid for ITT (C)

    $3.00
  • large IBM server

    IBM's Hostile Bid for Lotus

    $10.00
  • cloudy view of city sandwiched between body of water and mountains

    Linklaters (A): Seeking Clear Blue Water

    $10.00
  • abstract upright open book pages

    Managing the Client Portfolio

    $10.00
  • open book with colorful pages

    Managing the Client Portfolio Mandarin Translation

    $10.00
  • handshake partially concealing the exchange of money

    Oracle v. PeopleSoft

    $10.00
  • looking up at a concave city building

    Ownership Structure in Professional Service Firms

    $8.95
  • business meeting around conference table

    Planning in Professional Service Firms

    $8.95
  • woman gesturing to architecture plans on computer

    Practice Economics in a Professional Partnership

    $10.00
  • woman writing out check

    Reforming Partner Compensation at Mattos Filho

    $10.00
  • woman writes out check

    Robinson & White (A): Pay for Performance

    $10.00
  • woman writing out check

    Robinson & White (B): Compensation Review

    $10.00
  • arrows drawn with marker cover office scene

    SeyfarthLean: Transforming Legal Service Delivery at Seyfarth Shaw

    $10.00
  • cityscape

    Slater & Gordon (A)

    $10.00
  • cityscape

    Slater & Gordon (B)

    $10.00
  • businessmen discuss performance graphs

    Sponsorship at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (A): Yoon-Young Lee

    $10.00
  • businessmen discuss performance graphs

    Sponsorship at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering (B): The Sponsor's Perspective

    $3.00
  • chessboard

    Strategy and Positioning in Professional Service Firms

    $8.95
  • group working on laptops

    Tale of Three Asset Management Teams

    $10.00
  • conference table with notebooks and pencils

    Tale of Three Finance Teams

    $10.00
  • woman takes charge in a casual meeting

    Tale of Three Public Relations Teams

    $10.00
  • translucent handshake over a cityscape

    The Allergan Board Under Fire (A)

    $8.95
  • translucent handshake over cityscape

    The Allergan Board Under Fire (B)

    $4.60
  • elevator bay in office building

    The Demise of Howrey

    $10.00
  • elevator bay

    The Demise of Howrey Mandarin Translation

    $10.00
  • books, tablet, stacked on university classroom table

    The Professional Services Course

    $8.95
  • bird's eye view of business people working on project

    Three Teams at Harris and Graves

    $10.00
  • Three Teams at Harris and Graves: Role Play Package

    Three Teams at Harris and Graves: Role Play Package

    $10.00
  • calculator atop notebook with pen

    Three Vignettes on Pricing of Professional Services

    $10.00
  • Man writing on whiteboard

    Transformation at Taylor

    $10.00
  • old trolleys

    Vieira de Almeida (VdA): Legal Innovation Pioneers in Portugal

    $10.00
  • woman draws flowchart on dry erase board

    Where to from Here?

    $10.00
  • large elegant conference room with tea setting for the first two chairs

    Who is a Professional

    $8.95
  • businessman looking out window

    William Fox

    $10.00
  • valley

    Workers' Rights in the Hudson Valley (A)

    $10.00
  • valley

    Workers' Rights in the Hudson Valley (B)

    $10.00