Custom Programs


Harvard Law School Executive Education provides custom programs for law firms and corporate legal departments across a wide-array of business, law and leadership topics.  We work closely with you to understand your needs and tailor effective programming, ranging from teaching business skills to associates to helping your top management teams to become more effective leaders and work more effectively together.

From immersive, case-based programs to lectures for 100 or more of your partners, we can deliver instruction in-house or off-site. In addition to the expertise of our premier faculty, participants experience the interactive, high-impact, high-intensity style, cutting-edge empirical research, and case-based instruction that are the hallmark of HLS Executive Education.

Recent Custom Program Partners

HLS Executive Education has partnered with a number of firms and organizations, providing high-quality professional education solutions. Some of our partners include:

Milbank@Harvard: Our Groundbreaking Program Teaching Business and Leadership Skills to Law Firm Associates

Since 2011, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has partnered with HLS Executive Education to provide a multi-year training program to Milbank’s mid- to senior-level associates.

Through this first-of-its kind professional development program between Harvard Law School and a prominent law firm, we provide Milbank associates with immersive, six or seven-day programs to build their leadership and business skills each year for four years as they progress from 4th year associates to 7th year associates.  Led by Harvard Law and Business School faculty with the assistance of Milbank partners, the program covers topics such as business, finance, accounting, marketing, law, management skills, client relations and personal and professional development.

Associates who participate in Milbank@Harvard:

  • Are much more competent in their core business skills and and are able to communicate more successfully with clients as a result
  • Develop deep and lasting ties with their peers and the many Milbank partners who participate in their learning sessions
  • Are better prepared to manage people and teams and assume greater leadership responsibilities within the firm and with the firm’s clients
  • Greatly appreciate the firm’s impressive investment in their professional development, enhancing retention, loyalty and lateral hiring.

Email us at or call +1-617-495-2359 to learn how HLS Executive Education can meet your organization’s needs.


Milbank Grooms Midlevel Associates for Success at Harvard
Read why a unique training program at Harvard Law School, Milbank@Harvard, has become a prized rite of passage for its midlevel associates.

Milbank Grooms Midlevel Associates for Success at Harvard


Hear why Milbank continues to invest in its attorneys through Milbank@Harvard: 

Watch David Wolfson, partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and chair of the firm’s professional development committee explain why Milbank continues to invest its associates in Milbank@Harvard with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia.

Milbank’s Big Bet

Read why William D. Henderson, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, says the value of Milbank@Harvard may “provide a blueprint for a new, more sustainable law firm model.”