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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  • Gretchen Larsen I: Tort/civil law useful review, however criminal aspects, DoJ perspective, and insider trading discussions absolutely au courant.

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  • Christy F: The instructor was quite eloquent and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the class and would highly recommend it to others.

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  • Bertrand L: The course was entirely taught by John Akula, a former practicing attorney with experience in a variety of different areas of law. Course readings were provided, which were of excellent quality, including those items written and edited by Mr. Akula himself. These were important teaching tools, creating a framework for analysis and discussion. There was a significant time dedicated to these cases initially (first day), and at times, an excess of discussion; indeed, we did not get to all of the cases assigned. This was a shame since they had been edited specifically for use by non-legal personnel teaching purposes. It might be suggested that better time management could be used to cover all of the material which had been carefully prepared for pedagogic sessions. Nonetheless, there was significant engagement amongst the students and Mr. Akula, and it was clear his passion for teaching and the law.

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  • Bing L: great instructor and great lecture! I really learned a lot from his two days training.

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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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  • Jeffrey B: John is excellent. My moderate rating is because I do not work on an area where compliance is a major concern.

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  • Robert B: I highly recommend this class for anyone who is in management, regardless of your industry or function. It hghlights the legal considerations of issues that we all face in the course of our business, and provides an important perspective for decision making.

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  • Fahad A: Perfect.

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  • Maria S: Who would think that Law was a subject of interest to those of us in technology and management careers? I came out with a whole new perspective as to what to do, not to do, negotiations, behaviors, and as to how to make the right management decisions to ensure that my actions and those of the people I am responsible for, those I report to, do not hurt the public, the company, my coworkers and specially me and my family. John Akula is an excellent teacher. He makes you think really well as to how you would have acted if you were involved in any of the cases studied in the course. Before you know it, your mind is transported to situations in the real world and the right course of action during those situations.

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