611.13 Readings: Leadership in Law and Politics

This one-unit readings course will meet on Thursdays from 4-5:50 PM during the first half of the spring semester. Students will have the opportunity to study and discuss ideas about leadership in a number of settings and law-related fields. Topics will include: (1) leadership within a law school (the respective roles of the Dean, administration, faculty, and student leaders); (2) the need for legal education to train future leaders (and ways to do it); (3) leadership in the judiciary; (4) leadership in the corporate law firm; (5) leadership in governmental institutions; and (6) leadership (or its absence) in American politics.
This one-unit readings course will meet on Thursdays from 4-5:50 PM during the first half of the spring semester. Students will have the opportunity to study and discuss ideas about leadership in a number of settings and law-related fields. Topics will include: (1) leadership within a law school (the respective roles of the Dean, administration, faculty, and student leaders); (2) the need for legal education to train future leaders (and ways to do it); (3) leadership in the judiciary; (4) leadership in the corporate law firm; (5) leadership in governmental institutions; and (6) leadership (or its absence) in American politics.

Readings will likely include excerpts from Deborah Rhode’s 2013 book Lawyers as Leaders; excerpts from Jean Edward Smith’s biography of Chief Justice John Marshall; contributions to a recent Stanford Law Review symposium on Lawyers and Leadership; academic work on judicial statesmanship; news articles about relevant current events; and an article Professor Siegel is writing that seeks to develop a restraining role morality for presidents and members of Congress that is similar to what constitutional law scholars have come to expect of federal judges (even if they are frequently disappointed).

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Spring 2018

Course NumberCourse CreditsEvaluation MethodInstructorMeeting Day/TimesRoom
611.13
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Neil S. Siegel
Th
4:00-5:50 PM
3000
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