Instructor(s)Vande Zande, Dan
Lawyers provide critical leadership in every aspect of society, not only through the practice of law, but also in leading business, governmental, and other organizations. In this course we will examine leadership in the broad context of history, theory, and practice concerning transformational, transactional and passive-avoidant forms of leadership influence, as components of the full range leadership model. We will apply leadership principles to common situations facing lawyers such as decision making in the face of uncertainty or dilemma, and resolving toxic or crisis situations. We will place significant emphasis on developing our professional identity as a means of understanding ethical responsibilities to clients, courts, opposing counsel, and our legal system. We will also apply leadership principles to complex issues facing our society.