Harvard Law School Executive Education  

Leadership in Law Firms


Program Dates:
May 17-22, 2015
September 27-October 2, 2015



Program Fee:



Admission Requirements
Admission is selective and based on the fit between your background and responsibilities and individuals to whom the course is targeted. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential. Participants devote time, attention, and intellect to the learning experience; firms assume fees, provide for reasonable expenses, and relieve the participants of their work responsibilities during the program.

Application Process
All applications are acknowledged and all application information is confidential. The Admissions Committee reviews applications and qualified candidates are admitted on a rolling, space-available basis. The Admissions Committee only reviews completed applications.

Every Applicant Must Submit the Following:

  1. An individual application form

    Complete application online

    Print application

  2. A sponsorship form

    Complete sponsorship form online

    Print sponsorship form

Letter of Recommendation
If the applicant currently holds a management position (managing partner, senior partner, chairman, chief executive officer, chief operating officer, executive director, executive committee members, office head, practice head, sector head), he or she does not need to submit a letter of recommendation.

If the applicant does not currently hold a management position in the firm, the applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from the managing partner, chief executive, or member of the executive committee of the firm. The letter of recommendation should contain the following information.

  • An explanation of the applicant’s anticipated management role in the firm
  • The firm’s objectives and goals relating to the applicant’s participation in the program

Application Deadlines
Applicants are requested to apply at least two months before the program start date. The program is limited to 50 participants and accepts no more than three participants from any one firm. Early application is encouraged.

Program Fee
The program fee covers tuition, course material, accommodation, and most meals. Payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date. If admission is less than 30 days from the start of the program, payment is due upon receipt of the invoice.

Cancellations or Deferrals
Cancellations or deferrals must be submitted in writing up to 30 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Due to program demand and the volume of preprogram preparations, cancellations or deferrals received less than 30 days from the start of the program are subject to full payment. Upon cancellation, the sponsoring firm may choose to nominate a replacement to participate in the designated course, pending the approval of the Harvard Law School Executive Education Admissions Committee.