S. Lawyers and Leaders

Course Information

Course Number
L7989
Curriculum Level
Upperclass
Areas of Study
Legal Profession and Professional Responsibility
Type
Seminar
Additional Attributes
New Course

Section 001 Information

Instructors

James Comey Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of Law and Lecturer in Law

Section Description

The central question of this course is: “As a lawyer and leader, how do you make sound decisions in difficult situations?” The answer has nothing to do with particular decisions a lawyer makes, or that she advises a client-leader to make. Reasonable people can always disagree about a decision. Rather, the answer is entirely about how those decisions are made. Who is involved? How do they grapple with the problem? What process, what considerations, what principles? What makes for a high-quality decision? This course is intended to benefit lawyers who will someday lead, and those who will advise decisionmakers. It is intended to challenge students to think critically about the role of lawyers and leaders, the sources of authority for decision-making, and the challenges and opportunities in making decisions within institutions inhabited by people, in all their wonderful and frustrating complexity. Students should send a CV, transcript and statement of interest to Kim Holder at [email protected] by December 4th.

School Year & Semester
Spring 2021
Location
TBA TBA
Schedule
Class meets on
  • Thursday
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Points
2
Method of Evaluation
Paper
J.D Writing Credit?
No

Learning Outcomes

Primary
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in use of other disciplines in the analysis of legal problems and institutions, e.g., philosophy; economics,other social sciences; and cultural studies
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired understanding of and/or facility in ethical and professional issues

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None
Instructor Co-Requisites
None
Recommended Courses
None
Other Limitations
Students should send a CV, transcript and statement of interest to Kim Holder at [email protected] by December 4th.