Date Chartered: 11/9/2017


The purpose of this Section to promote scholarship, teaching, and related activities that will help prepare lawyers and law students to serve in leadership roles. The Section also will make recommendations to the Association on matters of interest with respect to the research and teaching concerning leadership development in the legal profession.

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Meet and Greet
Date: Monday, November 6, 2023 4:00 – 5:00 PM ET

Please join us for an open forum and opportunity for us to get to know one another. We will have a more informal meet and greet so we can hear from all of you!

Adaptive Leadership Conversation
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET

Kellye Testy, President and CEO, LSAC and Hillary Sale, Associate Dean for Strategy, Georgetown University Hillary Sale, will have an engaging conversation with Farayi Chipungu, who teaches adaptive leadership at both the Harvard Kennedy School and at Harvard Law School. She will talk with us about teaching adaptive leadership and how her experiences teaching graduate students at the Kennedy School are different from teaching JDs at the law school — and her adaptive approach to doing so.  

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Teaching Leadership Using the Case Study Method. 
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST

Lee Fisher, Dean Cleveland State University, Doris DelTosto Brogan, Professor and Harold Reuschlein Chair, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, and Mr. P. Kelly Tompkins, Leader-in-Residence, Cleveland State University College of Law discussed teaching leadership to law students using the case study method. The case study method is used often in business schools, but rarely in law schools. The case study approach grew out of the Langdellian case method, but instead of using established case law, case studies use real-life or hypothetical situations from the legal, business, political and government worlds to illustrate and then analyze leadership principles.

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AALS Leadership Session
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 12:00 pm EST

Joan Heminway, Interim Director, Institute for Professional Leadership, Rick Rose Distinguished Professor of Law, The University of Tennessee College of Law, and Martin Brinkley, Dean and Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina School of Law, will host a program that will focus on adjunct/full-time faculty collaborations on leadership curriculum and course design. Our two featured speakers are William (Bill) Johnson and Candice Reed, both adjunct instructors teaching leadership courses at our respective institutions. Each will be asked to offer about ten minutes of introduction of themselves, the course they teach, how they designed it and originally taught it, and how they may have redesigned and taught the course after teaching it one or two times.

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Leadership Teaching Session
Date: 6/26/23

Leah Teague, Associate Dean and Professor of Law, Baylor Law and Stephen Rispoli, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, Baylor Law

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Leadership Teaching Session
Date: 5/24/23

April Barton, Dean and Professor of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University, Arik Short, Professor of Law & Director of Professionalism and Leadership Program, Texas A&M University School of Law, and Tania Luma, Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Clinical Professor, Loyola Chicago Law School

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Leadership Lessons from COVID 19 to Black Lives Matter: A Discussion on Lawyers Leading in Crisis
Date: 7/15/20

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