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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Waddaah K: Enlighten and informative, highly recommend to anyone involve in making decisions. Brilliant lecturer made complex subject easy to understand, deep understanding and subject matter expert.

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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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  • 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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  • Elvis C: Very well delivered course. Great examples were leveraged throughout. Definitely worth attending!

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  • Rahul P: Not having any formal training in law, I found this program highly useful in its holistic approach, practical discussions and use cases and Prof Akula's ability to synthesize complex situations into key takeaways.

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  • Mark H: A very good course that explains the framework of the legal system we operate in. After taking this course one has a deeper understanding on the laws that govern and impact the business world. Many Technical Managers learn parts of the legal system during their careers, but this course will quickly bring a well rounded understanding of areas of the legal system you may not be familiar with. A very worthwhile investment and enjoyable learning experience.

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  • Abraham O: Professor John Akula's teaching of the basics of the relevant laws and how they are applied to business transactions is simply excellent. He distils out the most essential ingredients of the relevant laws and their implications in business transactions in a very user friendly way. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. Professor Abraham Atta Ogwu, Thin Film Centre, University of the West of Scotland, U.K.

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