Essential Law for Executives: The MIT Advantage

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Executives encounter an increasingly broad range of law-sensitive problems and opportunities with big upsides, downsides, or both. This course is designed to give participants the understanding of the law needed to exercise sound judgment and effective leadership when approaching a variety of law-related issues, such as complex contracts and transactions, employment relations, and the risks of lawsuits and criminal sanctions.

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  • Michel T: Outstanding program. In 2 days, the presentation was a practical fashion of the key fundamentals necessary to better perform in your job and also to better understand where to focus and further complement your business knowledge. Supporting material is also outstanding.

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  • Mark P: Thoroughly enjoyed the course. It taught me alot about practical aspects of the law. Very interactive course; conformed to the interest levels of the class participants. Would definitely take another course like this one and recommend it to others.

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  • Daniel N: Akula is very engaging. He clearly displays his applied and academic knowledge—great balance of the two.

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  • Gary H: The take-aways from this course allowed me to put them immediately to use and helped to frame our legal strategies with respect to contract discussions.

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  • Alla B: This was my favorite program: I can't say enough of how much I enjoyed it. In just two days we got extensive overview of so many areas of law and legal issues very important in business. John Akula is excellent: engaging, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate for law.

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  • Michael C: John Akula demonstrated an ability to convert the law text into real world examples that allowed me to understand and apply. I recommend doing the readings and preparing to get the most out of the course. If you are willing to ask questions, John did a great job being patient and answering.

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  • Robert F: An outstanding introduction to the areas of U.S. law that are most pertinent to those in business. The course is suitable for those with little previous knowledge of the law, but coverage of emerging legal 'hot spots,' such as social media use by companies and employees, means that it will be useful even for those with some prior legal knowledge. The course was divided into small, intensive sessions with freqent short breaks, which made it easy to stay focused during the sessions and not worry about losing contact with the office. All in all, an excellent course.

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  • James E: Amazing content, real life examples and pretty much a map of where pot holes are in the legal minefield of running a business. Case studies were well selected, and delivery was great.

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  • Gustavo P: Great structure and great discussions. Thanks

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  • H.Gabriel Ortiz A: I think this is one the most enjoyable classes ,so far. Topics are well explained and keeps you attentive. I am glad I decided to take this course, great job. John is a world-class scholar and I am sure an excellent attorney. So far, so good.

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