Leadership Training Initiative
Columbia Law School is proud to present a professionalism and leadership program designed to prepare law students not only for their legal careers but for their roles as leaders in the community. Over the course of the year we will offer workshops for all our peer mentors allowing them to work on public speaking skills, reflect on their leadership skills, discuss cultural competency, role play various communication styles and discuss financial literacy. For additional information about this programming please contact Yadira Ramos-Herbert or contact Student Services at 212-854-2395.
Peer Mentors are trained to assist in an interactive workshop designed for 1Ls to help the 1Ls overcome fear and anxiety related not only to public speaking but to succeeding during the often fear cold call/Socratic Method.
What is Leadership? An interactive workshop where peer mentors will be able to discuss what is leadership, examine the strengths and weaknesses of their own leadership skills and also establish goals for themselves to improve their skills.
Learn Your Style: Students will have the opportunity to fill out a MBTI questionnaire and have their MBTI type determined. Students will also be guided on various exercises so they are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their MBTI type as well as ways to work with people who have different MBTI types.
Alumni Peer Mentor Dinner: Alumni who served as Peer Mentors during their time at Columbia Law School are invited to attend an informal dinner where alumni Peer Mentors, current Peer Mentors and members of the 1L class are able to talk about their experiences here as a student and hear about what life is like as a young alum of Columbia Law School.
Facing Stereotypes: An interactive workshop where students will have the opportunity to discuss cultural competence, as well as the impact of conscious and unconscious stereotypes.
Life as Young Alum in DC: Featuring Dinah Manning: We would like to connect our current students with young alum, especially those that live in different geographic areas. Dinah will join us via Skype and you will have the chance to hear what her experience has been like in DC as a young alum who is a public defender.
Throughout the course of the academic year, students will have the opportunity to pick the leadership skill(s) they would like to futher develop and based on this feedback we will present a program or workshop responsive to the request(s).