The Experience

Learning at Harvard Law School Executive Education

When you participate in an HLS Executive Education program, you will participate in a learning experience created for lawyers by lawyers. Most of our programs take place on the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and run for a duration of 3-6 days. During that time, you will learn from renowned faculty as they facilitate case discussions and lectures to help you develop a more advanced approach to leadership. Just as the faculty teams and participant cohorts are crafted to maximize learning, the HLS Executive Education classroom and program space is uniquely designed to foster discovery. With the latest in Microsoft technology, interactive simulations and group exercises are even more impactful, and you can easily access all of the program resources when you return to your organization. Advance to the next level of leadership with us.


An Immersive Experience

Our programs are designed to maximize the effectiveness of classroom learning. We do this by diversifying the ways in which we teach content, allowing you to experiment with and experience new frameworks in the classroom before applying them to your own practice. Through case discussions focused on real-world situations facing legal professionals, and a mixture of group work and lectures, our participants leave with a broader set of leadership tools.

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“I don’t think there’s anything like this anywhere else in the world…”

Orla Muldoon, Leadership in Corporate Counsel ’17
Chief Counsel EMEIA and Asia-Pacific, 
Archer Daniels Midland Company

Global Perspectives

As a participant in one of our open enrollment programs, you will join a cohort of lawyers from around the world. With over 55 countries represented in our alumni network, our participants have found that they learn just as much from our faculty as they do from their peers in the HLS Executive Education classroom.




Why HLS Executive Education?


What Participants Say About HLS Executive Education

Manning_A“The Executive Education experience has been fantastic. It’s been an amazing combination of an incredible amount of practical knowledge together with a really intellectually rigorous and fascinating experience. [The program] is just so personally satisfying but also the information that you get its condensed into a week-long timeframe and it’s just an incredible good way to spend time. I think it’s a very efficient way to learn a lot of information you can put into your leadership.” 

Amy Manning
Managing Partner, Chicago Office
United States


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The Customized Approach

Beyond our popular open enrollment programs for participants from around the world, we offer custom programs for law firms and corporate law departments.  We carefully tailor those programs to meet a variety of needs, from associate training in business skills and professional skills to immersive leadership programs for a law firm’s or law department’s senior leadership group.  To discover more about our custom programs, please contact us or visit our Custom Programs page.