Planning Your Visit

Located in the heart of Cambridge, Harvard Law School is in close proximity to a variety of accommodations, historical sites, restaurants and attractions. Learn more about the daily structure of our programs and about the Boston and Cambridge areas below.

Participants of Harvard Law School Executive Education programs can expect a full and intensive experience.

From the moment participants enter the classroom, they are quickly immersed in an active and engaging experience. Cases are presented by dynamic and thought-provoking faculty and case discussions are not only informative, but lively and entertaining. Participants often find the learning process continues outside of the classroom in their discussions with peers during networking breaks, lunches and dinners.

A typical day starts with group discussion during breakfast with conversation centered on the day’s topics. Students then make their way to the classroom for a full morning of case discussion, 30 minute break, and lecture. During a one-hour luncheon, participants have opportunities for personal interactions and conversations. The afternoon consists of another case study, break, and class discussion. After the concentrated day in class, participants enjoy a short break followed by a reception and informal discussion and group dinner. After dessert, participants retire to their rooms to read material and prepare for the next day’s program.

Sheraton CommanderAccommodation and most meals are included in the program fee. All arrangements, except for travel and ground transportation, will be made by Executive Education administration upon acceptance into the program.

All 2017-2018 open enrollment program participants will reside at the Sheraton Commander, located a few blocks from the Law School campus.

George_Washington_statue,_Boston_Public_Garden_-_DSC09328There are abundant opportunities for further learning and discovery before and after attending our programs.

In addition to a great educational experience, participants can enjoy exploring the Harvard University campus and cities of Cambridge and Boston.

The City of Cambridge offers an exciting, multicultural setting where visitors from around the world mingle in the shadow of two of the world’s premier educational institutions: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Cambridge, often referred to as “Boston’s Left Bank,” is filled with a variety of boutiques, bookstores, cafes and restaurants.

Old Cambridge encompasses the original village of Newtowne, which was established by founders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. The neighborhood of Old Cambridge remains a residential, commercial, and academic center. The buildings here span four centuries of Cambridge history and have witnessed the development of a wilderness village into an international community.

Adjacent to the historic brick walls of Harvard University, “The Square” is world famous for its diverse and eclectic collection of small boutiques offering everything from haute couture to the latest in street fashions. Lively well after midnight almost any day of the week, over 100 restaurants and sidewalk cafes will tempt even the most adventurous palate. Music and entertainment are everywhere, and you can browse in the world’s largest concentration of bookstores (24 at last count!). Street performers greet you at every corner offering songs, dramatic performances, juggling and magic.

Visit here for more information about Harvard Square or click the Visit Planning Tools tab for Boston and Cambridge visitor information and tools.

Getting Around Boston:

Trains and Bus Information: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA)

Cambridge Taxi Cab: 1-617-649-7000

Ambassador Brattle Cab: 1-617-547-3000


Parking Information:

Visitor Parking at Harvard Law School

Nearby Attractions:

Boston Visitors Guide

Restaurants and Shopping: 

Boston and Cambridge Dining Guide


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