Levin College of Law
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Ethics in Public Leadership

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 2

This course will evaluate what constitutes public leadership and what are the ethical duties of public leaders. We will analyze the responsibilities and privileges of public leaders in a variety of settings, including governments, public interest organizations, and businesses. We will also look at how lawyers act as public leaders and consider whether lawyers are subject to any special ethical considerations when engaged in public leadership. This course will draw upon law, scholarly articles, and case studies as well as guest speakers who will share public leadership insights based upon their experience and expertise. Students will participate in class discussions, engage in in-class exercises, prepare group presentations, and write a paper on public leadership.