2009 Leadership Roundtable

Institute for Lawyer Leadership Education

On May 1, 2009 a select group of leading academics, law school administrators, professional development experts, and practicing lawyers gathered to share their views on educating law students and lawyers for leadership roles. The Roundtable kicked off with Barry Posner, dean of Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business and author of The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy. Dean Posner spoke on “Enduring Truth about Educating for Leadership”. Discussion topics included “Leadership is for Everyone “, “Scenes From the Classroom and Beyond”, and “Gaps, Lapses, and the Transition From Law School to Law Practice…” Holly Fujie, president of the California State Bar was featured at the lunch conversation about “Leadership, Professionalism and State Bar Associations”. Edited Roundtable proceedings will be available on this site at a later date.

Leadership Roundtable group – May 1, 2009

Leadership Roundtable, May 1, 2009

Agenda from 2009 Leadership Roundtable
Materials from 2009 Roundtable
List of Participants – 2009 Roundtable

2009 Leadership Roundtable Agenda

Continental Breakfast

Welcome, Introductions and Overview

Dean Barry Z. Posner, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University
Co-author, The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy
Keynote Address: Enduring Truths About Educating for Leadership

Discussion: "Leadership is for everyone…"

  • Why are leadership skills important for lawyers and law organizations?
  • What is the potential impact for law organizations of leadership education for all lawyers?
  • How can leadership education address the current sea change in the legal profession?

Discussion: "Scenes from the classroom and beyond…"

  • What are we doing to prepare law students and young lawyers for leadership responsibilities?
  • What activities or opportunities are important to the development of leadership skills?
  • How can we assess the acquisition of key leadership skills and values?


Small Group Discussion

Report from Small Groups

Lunch Conversation: “Leadership and professionalism and state bar associations”,
featuring Holly Fujie, President, State Bar of California

Discussion: “Gaps, lapses and the transition from law school to law practice…”

  • What are the gaps in leadership education for lawyers?
  • Who should do what, when?
  • What challenges do law schools, law organizations and the bar face in promoting leadership education?

Small Group Discussion:

  • Looking Ahead: What is our vision for leadership education in the next five years?
  • What’s next? What should this group accomplish in the next year?


Reports from Small Groups and Setting the Agenda for the Future

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2009 Leadership Roundtable Materials

Donald J. Polden Toledo Law Review Article

Linda Alepin – Leadership Practicum

Global Women’s Leadership Network, Santa Clara University

Funding Proposal, University of Maryland School of Law, Leadership & Professionalism Initiative

University of Maryland School of Law, Suggested Course of Study in Leadership and Law

Posner, B. (in press). From inside out: Beyond teaching about leadership. Journal of Leadership Education

Carl Zahner – Leadership in the Law (powerpoint)

Santa Clara Law Leadership for Lawyers class

Law and Leadership program – Moritz School of Law, Ohio State University

Law and Leadership – Ben W. Heineman. Jr.

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2009 Leadership Roundtable Participants

Linda T. Alepin
Dean’s Executive Professor
Santa Clara University School of Business

Sandra Magliozzi 
Director for Internships and Externships
Academic Professional Development
Santa Clara University School of Law

Mary Alexander 
Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C.

Scott A. Mangum
Ropes & Gray

Robert Cullen
Attorney at Law, The Cullen Group
and Lecturer in Law
Santa Clara University School of Law

William McCord
Center for Creative Leadership

Susan Daicoff
Florida Coastal School of Law

Kathryn K. Meier, Esq.
President and Managing Shareholder
Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.

Michael Dillon
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 
Sun Microsystems Inc.

Cynthia Mertens
Associate Dean and Professor of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law

Holly Fujie 
California State Bar

Katya Miller
Director of Professional Development 
Townsend and Townsend and Crew

Peter C. Goplerud
Florida Coastal School of Law

Terri Mottershead
Director of Professional Development

Peter T. Healy
Attorney at Law
O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Donald J. Polden
Santa Clara University School of Law

Diane E. Hoffmann
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland School of Law

Barry Z. Posner (keynote speaker)
Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

Amy D. Hogue 
State of California Superior Court
Los Angeles County

Dr. Larry R. Richard
Hildebrandt International

Marina Hsieh
Assistant Dean for Academic Professional Development and Senior Fellow
Santa Clara University School of Law

Roland B. Smith, Ph.D.
Senior Faculty and Lead Researcher
Center for Creative Leadership

Garry W. Jenkins
Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Stephanie Wildman
Santa Clara University School of Law

George R. Johnson, Jr.
Elon University School of Law

Julia Yaffee
Sr. Assistant Dean for External Affairs
Santa Clara University School of Law

Paul Lippe
Legal OnRamp
NASA Research Park

Carl J. Zahner
Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism
The Florida Bar

Alan Maeda
Legal and Business Development Consultant
Founder and Director
Eternaleds, Inc.

Amy Zinman
Director of Learning
Nixon Peabody LLP

Participants’ Bios

Linda Alepin
Robert Cullen
Susan Daicoff
Holly Fujie
C. Peter Goplerud III
Diane E. Hoffman
Marina Hsieh
Garry W. Jenkins
George Robert Johnson, Jr.
Alan K. Maeda
Sandee Magliozzi
Katya Miller
Terri Mottershead
Donald J. Polden
Julia Yaffee
Carl J. Zahner
Amy Zinman


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