NIFTEP Fall 2015 Workshop
Lawyers as Leaders
5:00-5:30 – Welcome Reception
5:30-7:00 Group Sharing and Conversation on Leadership Experiences
7:00-9:00 Cocktail reception
9:00-10:30 -- Group Conversation and Discussion
- What do our shared experiences tell us about the contexts in which our graduates will be leaders?
- What do our shared experiences tell us about the concepts/ideas that have informed our understanding of leadership?
- What do our shared experiences tell us about the ways in which we learned about leadership and ourselves as leaders and the extent to which some of that was grounded in our legal education?
11:00 - 12:00 Deborah Rhode: Developing Leadership
12:00-2:30 – Lunch and Free Time
2:30-3:30 – Hidden Curriculum and “Modeling” Regarding Leadership
Group Discussion of the messages we likely are communicating to our law students regarding “leadership.” Participants will be asked to reflect critically on ways in which the curriculum, the administrative structure and management of law school, and the culture of law school send messages to our students about the importance (or lack of importance) of leadership and about styles of leadership.
3:30-3:45 - Break
3:45-5:15 – Descriptions of Leadership Courses/Programs
- Garry Jenkins – Ohio State (Video)
- Faith Rivers James – Elon (Video)
- Jerry Organ – University of St. Thomas (Video)
- Jacina Haston – Leadership Academy, The Florida Bar
Group discussion of courses/programs and of extent to which law schools should consider developing courses/programs or “requiring” courses/programs for all graduates
5:15-6:30 – Break – Free Time
6:30 – Dinner – Social Time
8:00-10:00- Cocktail Reception
9:30-11:00 –What Might Learning Outcomes and Associated Competencies for “Leadership” Look Like? How Might They be Assessed?
9:30 – 9:45 Start in large group
9:45 – 10:30 Small group discussions
10:30 – 11:00 Report back to large group
Given the scope of the conversation over the last 36 hours, can we develop sample “leadership” learning outcomes for law students and identify associated competencies or objectives or developmental stages for the learning outcomes?
11:00-1:30 – Free Time & Lunch from 12:15-1:30
1:30-2:45 – Relationship of Leadership to Mission and Vision
Examples from the Army: Ben Grimes (Video)
3:00-4:30 – Work on group discussion of “implementing” “leadership” learning outcomes.
4:30 – 5:30 – Free Time
5:30 –6:30 – Dinner
6:30-7:15 – Lori Berman: Leadership Development and Assessment in the Law Firm Context, application to Georgetown’s two-day Law Firm Leadership course Group discussion looks at what law schools can learn from leadership development programs designed for law firms. (No video available)
8:00-10:00 – Cocktail reception, NIFTEP Hospitality Suite