NYU Law launches Institute for Executive Education

Professionals seeking to advance in today’s competitive global environment now have a new option: uniquely designed programs from NYU Law’s Institute for Executive Education (IEE)

Gerald Rosenfeld

Led by Faculty Director Gerald Rosenfeld and Executive Director Erin O’Brien, the institute will offer both open enrollment classes for individuals who are seeking to advance in their careers and custom classes for organizations looking to offer training to address specific organizational needs. “I am excited about this opportunity to advance our academic mission,” says Dean Trevor Morrison. “The IEE leverages the expertise of NYU Law’s faculty to help organizations address an increasingly complex challenge: how to navigate today’s global legal and business environments.”

Kevin Davis

Vice Dean and Beller Family Professor of Business Law Kevin Davis will lead the first open enrollment course, Essentials of Business Law, a program specially designed to introduce foreign-trained attorneys to crucial elements of the practice of business law in the United States. Leaders in the field will teach this intensive five-day course, which will include discussions of recent transactions and enforcement proceedings.

NYU Law faculty members including Norma Z. Paige Professor of Law Jennifer Arlen, Professor Ryan Bubb, and Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law Stephen Choi will join other top practitioners as instructors in the program. Participants will get a concentrated view of a range of complex topics, including corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and its enforcement, and corporate compliance.

José Alvarez

José Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, will lead the IEE’s first customized program, which will focus on the Law and Practice of the United Nations. Developed with the UN mission of the United Arab Emirates, the program will give UN diplomats an intensive briefing on the various legal issues that they may face at the UN. “It is a posting that involves a lot of law—and rather specialized law, because even people who have been trained in international law don’t necessarily know the law and practice of the United Nations,” says Alvarez.

The course will address a range of topics, such as the legal ramifications of sanctions implemented by the Security Council and the immunities and privileges of international organizations. In addition to Alvarez, NYU faculty instructors will include John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law Philip Alston, currently the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, and Murray and Ida Becker Professor of Law Benedict Kingsbury. Theodor Meron, president of the International Criminal for the Former Yugoslavia and Charles L. Denison Professor Law Emeritus, and David Malone, under-secretary general of the UN, rector of the United Nations University, and a longtime adjunct professor at NYU Law, will also give keynote addresses during the course of the program.

The IEE is also in discussions to develop courses on a variety of technology-related issues. Future programs in development include an introduction to US intellectual property law for foreign attorneys and an exploration of emerging issues in cybersecurity. 

Posted February 5, 2015