Harvard Law School offers two types of Executive Education programs: Open Enrollment Programs and Focused Programs. The Open Enrollment Program includes: Leadership
in Law Firms, Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program and Leadership in Corporate Counsel. The Focused Program is the newly announced Milbank@Harvard Program. Please click on
the links below for detailed overviews of each program.
Open Enrollment Programs:
in Law Firms
By studying a cross-section of professional service firms, including
law firms, law firm leaders worldwide learn the unique challenges
of leading these organizations and develop perspectives and skills
to be effective law firm leaders.
Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program
The Emerging Leaders in Law Firms Program is an intensive, five-day program specially developed for attorneys who have recently entered partnership in their firms. As partners, the lawyers are taking on larger managerial responsibilities and are expected to exert greater leadership. The program offers them the leadership and managerial perspective and skills to make the transition successfully.
Leadership in Corporate Counsel
Being a provider of sophisticated services to internal clients
exposes General Counsel to challenges unlike those faced by leaders
of law firms, or other external-client facing professional service
firms. General Counsel have to negotiate the treacherous crosscurrents
between providing high quality service to corporate leaders without
top-line visibility, maintaining independence in advice but alignment
of interests, and recruiting and nurturing high-quality professionals
while emphasizing their value to revenue-generating executives.
This intensive, four-day program offers General Counsel insights
into the challenges they face and provides concepts and skills to
be effective leaders of their function and their companies.
Program for Corporate Counsel - India
By studying a cross-section of companies and professional service organizations, participants reflect on the unique challenges faced by, and the perspective and skills possessed by, effective Corporate Counsel.
Milbank and Harvard Law School are proud to announce a new multi-year training program for Milbank associates to provide Milbank associates with the best and most practical commercial training, Milbank and Harvard Law School have committed to create and deliver a first-of-its-kind professional development program.
Through this program, associates will develop the multi-faceted expertise and skills that sophisticated General Counsels should expect their valued legal advisors to possess. For the first time, a law firm will collaborate with Harvard Law School to provide executive education over the course of the associate's career on-site at Harvard, focusing on business, finance and law, utilizing Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School faculty.
Starting at the end of their third year and continuing through their seventh year, every Milbank associate (inside and outside the United States) will participate in an annual, stepped program taught at Harvard Law. Each associate will undergo an eight-day training program on a yearly basis, taught by Harvard Business and Law faculty with the assistance of Milbank partners, and covering (topics in business, finance, law, management skills, client relations and personal professional development. Associates will complete the fourth module of the program in their seventh year.