Corporate Counsel Institute

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Mark your calendars to join Northwestern Law September 23-25, 2020 for a newly created and reformatted three-day Institute in Chicago!

New this year, we are more than excited to unveil a three-day, dual event combining two of our nationally recognized Institutes: the Corporate Counsel Institute and the Ray Garrett Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute.

The Garrett Institute will kick off the three-day event on Wednesday, September 23*, with relevant topics in securities law. On Thursday, September 24, we will introduce dual programming that both in-house counsel and and securities law professionals will find useful and educational in their day-to-day business. To wrap up the event on Friday, September 25, programming will be geared solely toward our Corporate Counsel Institute attendees.

*Corporate Counsel Institute attendees are welcome to register for and attend Wednesday's program as well.

The Corporate Counsel Institute planning committee will be actively coordinating details over the coming months to determine programming and participation for this unique event. Although we will actively reach out to our loyal attendees, affiliates, and sponsors with updates, please feel free to contact us with questions at any time.

We look forward to seeing you in September!


Every fall, Northwestern Law hosts the Corporate Counsel Institute, focusing on the specific continuing educational needs of the corporate counsel community. 300 participants gathered for the 58th Institute, September 26-27, 2019 at the Law School. Highlights included:

  • Sessions on Corporate Governance, Legal Pitfalls in Social Media, Implicit Bias, Mindfulness, and Implications of AI
  • An Ethics session on lessons learned from the book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
  • Panels on Employment Law, Litigation, Crisis Management, and M&A

For information on becoming a sponsor or affiliate, contact peter.skrabacz@law.northwestern.edu. For other inquiries, contact us at professional-ed@law.northwestern.edu.

View our photo gallery from this year's event.