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Laurie Santos teaches the most popular class in the history of Yale University. About one in four Yale students take it. On Wednesday she gave an abridged, one-hour version of her class to a packed, oversized conference room at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s New York office in Times Square. The class wasn’t about finance, time management or crafting convincing arguments. It was about happiness.

Patrick Smith

Patrick Smith, based in New York, covers the business of law, including the ways law firms compete for clients and talent, cannabis law and marketing innovation. Reach him at pasmith@alm.com or on Twitter at @nycpatrickd

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