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Law and Leadership

Course Number: LAW 6930 Credits: 2

This course will consider the role of lawyers as leaders in a variety of settings, including law firms, public interest organizations, bar associations, businesses, government, and social movements.  We will learn from College of Law alumni and other lawyers occupying leadership positions, while also considering social science literature and case studies analyzing styles of leadership, organizational dynamics, forms of influence, collaboration and teamwork, conflict management, innovation and the dynamics of change, diversity, and ethical dilemmas.  Students will write short papers preparing for our discussions with leaders and then revise those papers in light of the discussions.  Student participation in the discussions will also be required.  Optional receptions will be held with guests after some of the class meetings, providing students with opportunities to strengthen communication and networking skills.