The HLS Executive Education Advantage

What Differentiates HLS Executive Education?

The HLS Advantage

Our executive education programs are unrivaled and widely acclaimed because we provide:

  • Harvard faculty who are leading experts and truly gifted teachers,
  • Highly relevant content and cases grounded in the latest research and specifically written about and for lawyers and legal organizations,
  • An immersive, interactive learning model that fully engages participants, providing classroom experiences of enduring value, and
  • The resources and global reach of Harvard, which guarantee a broad, interdisciplinary approach and the ability to attract high-quality participants from all around the world.

These advantages are multiplied by our close partnership with two leading initiatives unique to Harvard Law School:  the HLS Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) and the HLS Case Development Initiative (CDI). CLP is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of the global legal profession; and our relationship ensures that our participants gain special access to CLP’s cutting edge research and insights.  CDI is comprised of several full-time experts dedicated to writing cases and developing learning materials specifically tailored to the challenges facing lawyers and legal organizations.  We set our programs apart by these partnerships, what we teach, and how we teach.


Education for and by leaders in the legal profession

Led by Harvard faculty with both academic and practice expertise, our programs provide participants with critical leadership and business frameworks, skills and perspectives. Each program brings together a teaching team of experts and thought-leaders to lead participants through the content. With perspectives varying from practice, to research, to academia as well as expertise in legal contexts and beyond, HLS Executive Education faculty truly make the learning experience unique. We prepare participants to meet the challenges of increasing levels of responsibility as they advance through the arc of their careers.

Visit our Programs page to learn more about our upcoming courses.