Leadership and the Law

Discussion - 2 hours. This course will help prepare students for responsible leadership and service in the many roles that lawyers perform both in and out of legal practice, and in their roles as social change agents.  Lawyers are frequently asked to take on leadership roles in law firms, government, non-profit and business settings, and political, social and educational organizations.  Yet many of our law students graduate from law school without studying methods of effective leadership or assessing their own leadership traits and capabilities.  This course allows students to study and apply methods of leadership, conflict resolution and ethical decision-making to their current work at King Hall and in their future practice areas in the law and government.  Students are introduced to the basic principles of leadership, conflict resolution and ethics in the legal profession and explore leadership methods more generally.  Students will assess their own leadership skills and abilities and critically examine the leadership traits, styles and decision-making processes of prominent leaders who are lawyers.   Fall 2021 course taught by Senior Assistant Dean Emily Scivoletto.

Accelerated Schedule/Meets on Saturday: This course will have one Saturday meeting on October 16, 2021.  Last class will be held on Tuesday (Thursday classes meet), November 9, 2021.

Final Assessment: Paper

Advanced Writing
Professional Skills
Course Number



Unit 16