LAW Law, Leadership, and Social Change
Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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Law, Leadership, and Social Change
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] Civil Rights/Liberties: General
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[ Academia ] [ Litigation ] [ Regulatory & Policy ] [ Transactional ] as a Related Elective for those interested in Strategic Decision-Making : This is a useful course for students who hope to use their legal skills to make a difference, whether in the field of human rights or in other areas of public interest law. It offers a chance to sharpen your decision-making ability, as you examine the kinds of challenges faced by advocates for social change, and the way different leaders have responded to those challenges.
General course Description:
This course will examine the responsibilities and challenges for those who occupy leadership roles and for those seeking to use law as a vehicle for social change. Topics will include characteristics and styles of leadership, organizational dynamics, forms of influence, decision making, conflict management, innovation, diversity, ethical responsibilities, scandal, civil and human rights, and public interest law. . Materials will include cutting-edge research, case histories, problems, exercises, and media clips. Class sessions will include visitors who have occupied leadership roles. Requirements will include class participation, and either short written weekly reflection papers (2 to 3 pages and a short research paper (about 5 pages) or (2) a long paper (approximately 26-30 pages). After the term begins, students can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement. Elements used in grading: Class Participation, Attendance, Written Assignments, Final Paper.