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Excellence in Executive Education & Learning Beyond Law

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, Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs Dan Siciliano ’04, and Vice Chairman and Chief Legal Officer of Millennium Management LLC Simon M. Lorne, Directors’ College, now in its twenty-first 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 in the face of disruption and cybersecurity threats. Other Stanford Law executive education programs include Directors’ College for Venture-Backed Company Directors (VCDC), Directors’ Consortium, and the Stanford Institutional Investors’ Forum. Building its international scope, Stanford Law also sponsors executive education programs in Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

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