Leadership for Lawyers

Law 514






Leadership for Lawyers is a transition to practice course that empowers students to serve effectively in professional and personal leadership roles. This is preparation that is becoming increasingly important as part of hiring and promotion decisions at law firms and other legal organizations. Students will learn about leadership and management theories and the practical implementation of those theories in the legal context, through a combination of readings, case studies, discussions, and short writing assignments.

Additionally, students will develop practical skills necessary for leadership in the legal profession through oral presentations, reflective written assignments, and a group project. Skills covered will include adjusting leadership styles based on context, seeking and providing mentorship, cultivating and managing diverse teams, resolving conflict, strategic planning and goal setting, delegating tasks, and managing programs, projects and events. Learning will also be supported by guest speakers with expertise in course topic real-world implementation.

None; although some of what will be covered will be tangentially related to Interviewing and Counseling.


None. However, enrollment will require permission to ensure that students have relevant and significant student leadership roles from which to contextualize the course concepts.

J. Kasprzak, J. Smith (Adjunct)

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