Leadership for Women in Law |
Despite the continual dialogue, research and engagement around gender equity in the legal profession, law schools, law firms and in-house legal departments continue to struggle to move the needle and see results. In this seminar, students will explore time-tested techniques and practical ideas which women can apply upon embarking in their legal careers that can help combat performance-limiting biases and expand their capacity to drive impact as leaders in the profession. This seminar will provide students with the knowledge, skills, tools, and real-time problem-solving needed to further the advancement of women in leadership roles in law. Topics will include identifying and developing your leadership identity and personal brand, leveraging your leadership style and skills to advance your career, implementing strategies for self-advocacy and self-promotion, using strategic communication tactics in diverse circumstances, evaluating and expanding your formal and informal networks, and identifying and interrupting implicit bias. Through a mixture of interactive exercises, workshops, and guest presentations, students will explore the real-world skills and mindsets that women apply to accelerate their legal careers.
Credit Hours: 2
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)