Conference explores the future of corporate business in India

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On Dec. 11, Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession (PLP) and the Indian School of Business (ISB) co-hosted a major international conference on the future of corporate business in India and the role of the legal profession. The event was held at the ISB campus in Hyderabad, India.

The conference is part of a major PLP initiative titled “Globalization, Lawyers and Emerging Economies” (GLEE), which was launched in September 2011. This unprecedented research project brings together leading scholars, policymakers and practitioners from around the world to examine how economic liberalization and forces of globalization are reshaping the corporate legal profession in important emerging economies, and how these changes are in turn reshaping legal education, the delivery of legal services, and the rule of law.

Along with Professor Sanjay Kallapur, senior associate dean at ISB, Professor David Wilkins ’80, faculty director of Harvard Law School’s Program on the Legal Profession, and Katherine Dhanani, consul general of the U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad, delivered the opening remarks at the event. Wilkins, who is also vice dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, said, “The conference was an incredible opportunity to connect with top leaders from law, business, and government. We leave with a number of terrific ideas and an even greater appreciation of India and its importance in the world. We look forward to continuing to work with the incredible students, faculty, and practicing lawyers that we met at ISB for many years to come.”