Ethical Leadership for Lawyers (Wilkinson-Ryan)
F 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Gittis Hall 213
In this short course we will read and discuss empirical research in economics, psychology, and sociology in order to develop a richer understanding of decision-making in the legal profession. Attorneys have ethical obligations to their employers, their employees, their clients, and their profession. They also have material and personal goals: career advancement, professional success, and personal fulfillment. We will identify and discuss the social science evidence relevant to both practicing law and leading an organization. Specific topics include negotiation, social influence, hiring and interviewing, the psychology of discrimination, bias and debiasing, and evaluation. We will meet for three four-hour sessions, from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm on March 31, April 7, and April 14.
Skills Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of the individual course skill; Demonstrate the ability to receive and implement feedback; Demonstrate an understanding of how and when the individual course skill is employed in practice.
Professional Responsibility and Ethics Learning outcomes: Demonstrate an understanding of how the law affects, and is affected by, the individual course topic; Perform legal analysis in the context of the individual course topic; Communicate effectively on the legal and other aspects of the individual course topic; Demonstrate the ability to use other disciplines to analyze legal issues relevant to the individual course topic, including economics, philosophy, and sociology, as appropriate.
Equity and Inclusion Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of the varied legal aspects of equity and inclusion; Perform legal analysis in the context of topics related to equity and inclusion; Communicate effectively on the legal aspects of equity and inclusion; Demonstrate an understanding of how equity and inclusion are connected to and affected by a wide variety of legal and regulatory structures and doctrines.