About

Our origins and approach

Formal law school education typically ends with the award of the law degree required for a newly-minted lawyer to begin practice. Yet, in many ways, this initial credential marks the start of several more important phases of training and professional growth. Across the arc of their careers, lawyers advance by building their technical legal skills, professional skills, and networks. Step by step, they are challenged by increasingly complex leadership roles and responsibilities, and are called upon to exercise new skills to lead in their organizations, their profession, and their communities.

Harvard Law School launched HLS Executive Education in 2007 to help lawyers from around the world meet these challenges. To great acclaim, we have adapted the executive education model of leadership development to meet the unique needs of lawyers and legal organizations. We rapidly prepare participants to apply leadership and business principles to the difficult, daily challenges they face in serving clients and leading within their organizations. Because we work with highly-tailored, real world case studies, our interactive case method greatly enhances participants’ ability to remember and apply what they have discussed and debated. Participants study, engage, and learn (as much from each other as from our faculty) and significantly grow their professional networks through the close ties they form with their classmates from around the world. Our programs result in classroom experiences of enduring value and impact.

Our mission

HLS Executive Education is dedicated to:

  • Developing lawyers as leaders to strengthen the legal profession and make a difference in the world,
  • Incubating innovative approaches to lawyer and law student development and education, and
  • Helping leaders and professionals globally to make a difference by truly understanding the legal frameworks and context in which they act.

Learn about HLS Executive Education’s unique program design and benefits.

Harvard Law School Executive Education strives to develop lawyers from a range of institutions into influential and effective leaders and make a positive difference in the global legal profession. By incorporating innovative approaches to lawyer development and education into our curriculum, we strive to provide a memorable and impactful classroom experience to help leaders address key challenges facing the global legal profession. – See more at: https://execed.law.harvard.edu/about/#sthash.hVYhbYwC.dpuf

Our Mission

Harvard Law School Executive Education strives to develop lawyers from a range of institutions into influential and effective leaders and make a positive difference in the global legal profession. By incorporating innovative approaches to lawyer development and education into our curriculum, we strive to provide a memorable and impactful classroom experience to help leaders address key challenges facing the global legal profession. HLS Executive Education is committed to:

  • Developing lawyers as leaders to strengthen the legal profession and make a difference in the world;
  • Incubating innovative approaches to lawyer and law student development and education; and
  • Helping leaders globally to understand the legal frameworks and context in which they act in order to make a difference.

– See more at: https://execed.law.harvard.edu/mission/#sthash.n6eC1xuQ.dpuf

Our Mission

Harvard Law School Executive Education strives to develop lawyers from a range of institutions into influential and effective leaders and make a positive difference in the global legal profession. By incorporating innovative approaches to lawyer development and education into our curriculum, we strive to provide a memorable and impactful classroom experience to help leaders address key challenges facing the global legal profession.

HLS Executive Education is committed to:

  • Developing lawyers as leaders to strengthen the legal profession and make a difference in the world;
  • Incubating innovative approaches to lawyer and law student development and education; and
  • Helping leaders globally to understand the legal frameworks and context in which they act in order to make a difference.

– See more at: https://execed.law.harvard.edu/mission/#sthash.n6eC1xuQ.dpuf