Wednesday, October 7, 2020
George J. Siedel (Michigan), Courses on Leadership for Lawyers: Two Models for Teaching Leadership Responsibilities:
Law school courses and programs on leadership development have proliferated in recent years. Although concern has been expressed over whether leadership development teaching is “squishy,” and also about challenges in teaching soft skills to lawyers and law students, research indicates that these soft skills are important for effective leadership. This article addresses additional concerns. Should teaching soft skills be complemented by an introduction to leadership responsibilities? And what framework is appropriate for teaching these responsibilities?