Excellence in Executive Education & Learning Beyond Law
Excellence in Executive Education
Widely considered the most prestigious executive education program of its kind, Stanford Law’s Directors’ College is an intensive two-day event for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations. Each year, CEOs, directors, jurists, scholars, and regulators from across the country and abroad gather on campus for a rigorous examination of corporate governance challenges, with an emphasis on practical strategies. Led by Professor Joe Grundfest ’78, Senior Lecturer in Law Dan Siciliano ’04, and Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Millennium Management LLC (a hedge fund) Simon M. Lorne, Directors’ College, now in its sixteenth year, helps develop pragmatic best-practice advice on a range of critical boardroom issues, from Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and compensation to audit committee practices and strategic planning. Other Stanford Law executive education programs include the Directors’ Consortium, Fiduciary College, Live from the SEC, and the Stanford Institutional Investors’ Forum. Building its international scope, Stanford Law also sponsors Directors’ College Hong Kong and Singapore, annual programs for international executives.
Learning Beyond Law
Lawyers who pursue careers at the intersection of law, economics, and business often find themselves in leadership positions that require negotiation skills. At Stanford Law, students have the unique opportunity to sharpen these skills through the Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program. The program’s small seminars and simulation-based exercises provide opportunities to develop ethical judgment and dispute resolution skills. More than 240 Stanford Law students mix theory and practice in these seminars each year. Other Stanford Law courses offer more specialized training in negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution.