Leadership Institute

About the Leadership Institute

Texas General Counsel Forum Leadership Institute, formerly the Forum Institute for Leadership in the Law (FILL), returns to the SMU Cox School of Business this spring for our annual six-day program. The Leadership Institute was designed by general counsel for general counsel and provides a unique management program taught by SMU Cox School of Business faculty. Each three-day session provides an intensive study of leadership, management, and corporate finance in a classroom of 25-30 general counsel, managing counsel, and rising counsel from major companies and organizations.

Program Benefits

  • 41 hours of study over 6 days 
  • All study & classroom materials
  • Certificate of completion
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, & refreshments
  • 2 evening networking receptions
  • 2 networking dinners
  • Attendee directory

"The Institute greatly enhanced my in-house business effectiveness. The small, interactive classes, taught by top-notch MBA faculty, helped me focus on legal issues through both a business and leadership lens."

Chris Willis
Chief People & Administrative Officer at PrimeSource Building Products
Leadership Institute Class of 2006

Noteworthy Alumni Companies

  • 7-Eleven, Inc.
  • Austin Industries
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Ben E. Keith
  • Celanese
  • CenterPoint Energy
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.
  • Children’s Health System of Texas
  • CITGO Petroleum Corporation
  • Comerica Bank
  • Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Dell Technologies
  • FedEx Office & Print Services, Inc.
  • GM Financial
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Interstate Batteries
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kimberly Clark
  • Lennox International
  • LyondellBasell
  • Mattress Firm, Inc.
  • North Texas Tollway Authority 
  • NTA Life
  • ORIX Corporation USA
  • Orthofix Medical Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Rent-A-Center, Inc.
  • Ryan, LLC
  • Southwest Airlines Co.
  • Texas Instruments Inc.
  • The Weir Group PLC
  • Topgolf
  • Trinity Industries, Inc.
  • Varsity Brands, LLC
  • Vistra Energy