When the Harvard JD-MBA program was established in 1969, it was an initiative ahead of its time in terms of its commitment to interdisciplinary learning. Over the last 45 years, more than 500 students have graduated with joint JD-MBA degrees from Harvard.
On November 13, 2014, alumni from five decades of the Harvard JD-MBA program, and students currently pursuing this joint degree, gathered in Wasserstein Hall to celebrate and reconnect at the Harvard JD-MBA Reunion. The Reunion was co-sponsored by Harvard Law School, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard JD-MBA Alumni Association.
Attendees enjoyed engaging presentations featuring HLS and HBS faculty, a panel discussion with alumni, a cocktail reception, and a festive dinner. Many alumni and guests also toured the Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing building, and enjoyed seeing first-hand how these new spaces have transformed the campus and the student experience.
In the afternoon, Cass Sunstein ’78, the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard, spoke on “Nudging: Past, Present, Future,” exploring legal theory, behavioral economics, and the legitimate scope of government. At our second session, a panel of distinguished alumni discussed “Personal & Professional Lessons Learned.” Attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception in the Law School Pub, with joint remarks from HLS Dean Martha Minow and HBS Dean Nitin Nohria. The program concluded with dinner and a keynote presentation by Guhan Subramanian ’98, the Faculty Chair of the JD-MBA Program, “Corporate Governance 2.0,” ahead of his forthcoming article in the Harvard Business Review.
View the Harvard JD-MBA Reunion 2014 program:
View biographies of the Reunion speakers: