56th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute

September 28 - 29, 2017 • Chicago


Registrations must be made in advance. On-site registration is only available as space permits and requires an additional $100 fee. Registration is for both days of the program for one individual. Shared registration is not available. If you have not received an e-mail confirmation prior to the start of the program, you are not considered registered. Please contact our office to verify.

If you have any questions about the registration process or would prefer to register by fax or mail, please call 312-503-8932 or e-mail us.


The Corporate Counsel Institute is held in Thorne Auditorium, 375 East Chicago Avenue, on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University and not on the Evanston campus.

Questions? Contact us.


Regular tuition for in-house counsel is $425 per person. Regular tuition for firm attorneys or service providers is $900 per person.

Tuition includes all sessions (with the exception of the final breakout session, which is reserved for in-house counsel only), continental breakfast, lunches, coffee breaks, a reception, and extensive program materials.

Group Discounts

In-house Counsel: $325 each when you register 3 or more from the same company.

Firm Attorneys: Our firm affiliate package offers 8 registrations to extend to your clients or firm colleagues as well as marketing benefits prior to, during, and after the institute. For more information please visit our affiliate page or contact for more information.

Course Materials

For registered participants, course materials will be available for download approximately one week prior to the event. Registrants will also receive a set of course materials on USB drive upon check-in. Registrants and non-registrants may purchase additional copies of the materials for $100. You may bring your laptop to the program - power strips and WiFi will be available in the plenary sessions.

Cancellation Policy

Full-tuition refunds will be made for all written cancellations received by September 14. A $250 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds on written cancellations received after September 14. No refunds will be given for cancellations made after September 21, 2017.


Please visit our accommodations page to view a list of hotels near Northwestern Law. Some of the area hotels offer discounted NU rates, so please inquire when making your reservation.

Continuing Legal Education Credit

As a program sponsored by Northwestern University School of Law, the Corporate Counsel Institute is recognized for mandatory continuing legal education credits in most states. Northwestern Law is an accredited CLE provider in the state of Illinois.

Estimated credit hours are over 10 including 1.0 for ethics for states with a 60-minute credit hour, or over 11 including 1.2 for ethics for those with a 50-minute credit hour. Questions about MCLE should be directed to the Office of Professional and Continuing Legal Education at or by phone 312-503-8932.

Affiliate Program

Affiliates of the Corporate Counsel Institute are law firms and corporations that wish to better understand the issues impacting business today in a shared educational experience with colleagues, clients, and friends. This package includes discounted registrations and marketing benefits. For more information contact Peter Skrabacz.