2010 Leadership Roundtable

Institute for Lawyer Leadership Education

Education Leadership Roundtable II:
Now More Than Ever

Santa Clara University School of Law
April 15 – 16, 2010

With speed few anticipated, and permanence even fewer were willing to predict, the legal industry has changed.” – Steve Gibson, COO, NITA

On April 15-16, 2010, 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. Edited Roundtable proceedings will be available on this site at a later date.

Roundtable List of Participants
Roundtable Participants’ Bios
Write-up of 2010 Leadership Roundtable
Roundtable Agenda
Roundtable Materials


2010 Leadership Roundtable Participants

Ida Abbott, Director
Hastings Leadership
UC Hastings College of Law
6114 LaSalle Avenue
Box 634
Oakland, CA 94611

Paula A. Monopoli, Professor of Law
The University of Maryland
School of Law
500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD  21201-1786
410-706-2184 pmonopoli@law.umaryland.edu

Linda T. Alepin
Dean’s Executive Professor
Santa Clara University School of Business
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Terri Mottershead
Director of Professional Development
DLA Piper LLP (US)
555 Mission Street
Suite 2400
San Francisco, CA  94105-2933

Mary Alexander
Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C.
44 Montgomery Street
Suite 1303
San Francisco, CA  94104-4612

Michele Benedetto Neitz
Associate Professor of Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94150-2968

Robert Cullen, Attorney at Law
JSI Logistics
1535 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA  94010

Donald J. Polden, Dean
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Peter T. Healy, Esq.
O’Melveny & Myers LLP
Two Embarcadero Center
28th Floor
San Francisco, CA  94111

Larry R. Richard, Vice President and Chair
of the Leadership & Organization
Development Practice
Hildebrandt Baker Robbins
200 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ  08873
800-223-0937 ex 410

Marina Hsieh, Assistant Dean
for Academic Professional Development
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Faith Rivers, Associate Professor
Elon University School of Law
201 North Greene Street
Greenboro, NC  27401

Vicki Huebner, Assistant Dean for
Law Career Services
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Shauvi Rogers, 3L Student
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Jim G. Leipold, Executive Director
National Association for Law Placement, Inc. (NALP)
1025 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1110
Washington, DC 20036-5413
Phone: (202) 835-1001 – main office
Fax: (202) 835-1112

Roland B. Smith, Ph.D., Senior Faculty and Lead Researcher
Center for Creative Leadership
One Leadership Place
Greenboro, NC  27410-9427

Paul Lippe, CEO
Legal OnRamp
NASA Research Park
Building 18, Suite 202 MS 18-3
Moffett Field, CA  94035

Dr. Georgia Sorenson
Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law
500 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD  21201-1786

Alan Maeda, Consultant
Legal & Business Development
Founder and Director
Eternaleds, Inc.
11901 Santa Monica Blvd #636
Los Angeles, CA  90025

Stephanie Allen West, JD
Denver, CO USA

Sandra Magliozzi, Director
Professional Development and Externships
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Julia Yaffee
Sr. Assistant Dean for External Affairs
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Scott A. Mangum, Associate
Sweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth
A Professional Corporation
983 University Avenue
Suite 104C
Los Gatos, CA  95032

Gordon Yamate, Attorney at Law
Lecturer in Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Cynthia Mertens, Associate Dean and Professor of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

Daniel Zazueta, 3L Student
Santa Clara University School of Law
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053

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Roundtable Participants’ Bios

Linda Alepin
Mary Alexander
Robert Cullen
Marina Hsieh
Vicki Huebner
Jim Leipold
Paul Lippe
Alan K. Maeda
Sandee Magliozzi
Cynthia Mertens
Terri Mottershead
Donald J. Polden
Faith Rivers
Dr. Georgia Sorenson
Julia Yaffee
Gordon Yamate

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Roundtable Agenda

Thursday, April 15, 2010

6:00 p.m. Informal dinner for conference participants Mio Vicino, 1290 Benton Street, Santa Clara (408) 241-9414

Friday, April 16, 2010

Executive Conference Room, St. Joseph’s Hall, Santa Clara University

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome, introductions and overview
9:00 a.m. Leadership Education: Now More Than Ever

This panel will discuss what has driven the many recent changes in the legal profession and how those drivers are influencing emerging new law firm models in hiring and training new attorneys. There is increasing demand for new attorneys and law students to enter practice armed with a broader array of professional skills, including leadership skills that give them the agility to navigate change and to succeed under the emerging models of practice.

Moderator: Sandee Magliozzi, Director, SCU Law Professional Development and Externships

  • James G. Leipold, Executive Director, National Association of Legal Professionals
  • Terri Mottershead, Director of Professional Development, DLA Piper LLP (U.S.)
10:15 a.m. Educating Leaders: Other Perspectives

Leadership is a cluster of identified skills that can be learned. Law schools can benefit from professionals who have been engaged in developing leadership skills in various arenas. This panel will bring together national experts who will share their perspectives on leadership development.

Moderator: Marina Hsieh, Assistant Dean, SCU Law Academic & Professional Development

  • Larry Richard, Vice President and Chair of the Leadership & Organization Development Practice, Hildebrandt Baker Robbins
  • Linda Alepin, Founding Director Global Women’s Leadership Network
    & Professor, SCU School of Business
  • Roland Smith, Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership
11:30 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. “The New Normal”: Paul Lippe, CEO, Legal OnRamp Systems, Inc.
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Law School Leadership Education Initiatives

This panel will identify and discuss leadership education initiatives at law schools and how the law schools are contributing to knowledge of leadership by lawyers. The speakers will link initiatives at their schools to imparting and developing leadership competencies in law students.

Moderator: Don Polden, Dean, SCU Law

  • Bob Cullen, Lecturer, SCU Law
  • Peter Goplerud, Dean, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Faith Rivers, Professor, Elon University Law School
  • Georgia Sorenson, Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
2:15 p.m. Break: Relocate to Adobe Lodge, Santa Clara University
2:30 p.m. Leadership Education: Moving Forward
Small group discussions on issues involved in moving leadership education forward.

Facilitator: Julia Yaffee

  • Getting buy in by faculty and others to build a comprehensive leadership education program
  • Building leadership education into the curriculum through scholarship and case studies
  • Developing a meaningful student leadership education
  • Building bridges to the legal profession through leadership education
  • Developing leadership education resources
  • Creating a consortium in support of leadership education for lawyers
4:00 p.m. Plenary summation and reception
Reporting back from breakout groups and next steps.

Facilitator: Marina Hsieh

4:45 p.m. Adjourn


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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

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.

Welcome to the Future: Time for Law School 4.0 – Paul Lippe

Welcome to the Future: Law School 4.0, Part Two – Paul Lippe

’08 Jobs JDs Bimodal Curve

Perspectives on Fall ’09

The Future of Legal Education: A Skills Continuum, White Paper Prepared by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, October 20, 2009 – Terri Mottershead


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