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251.79 sec. 001 - Leadership Laboratory (Fall 2024)

Instructor: Adam B Sterling  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


Th 3:35 PM - 5:25 PM
Location: Law 12
From August 22, 2024
To November 21, 2024

Course Start: August 22, 2024
Course End: November 21, 2024

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 10
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 24
As of: 07/18 03:48 AM

Students will identify public or private sector challenges (with a nexus to the legal profession), interview key stakeholders, and work in teams to develop real-world solutions to those challenges. The course will be taught similarly to a business school entrepreneurship course and will include lectures on topics such as public speaking, time management, behavioral science, and design thinking.

The Leadership Laboratory will see students research issues/challenges in the law that they are passionate about addressing and exploring/experimenting leadership opportunities (e.g., creating a non-profit or startup, drafting model legislation, running for office). Students who are interested in the class should send a short (approximately 300 words) statement of interest to

J.D. applications will be due on April 8th. Students will be notified by April 12th if they have been admitted to the course. LLM applications will be due July 15th, with a response by August 1st. After these deadlines pass, late applications will be considered on a rolling basis as space permits.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Requirements Satisfaction:

Units from this class count towards the J.D. Experiential Requirement.

Exam Notes: (T) Course ends in a final practice trial, arguments, or other presentation (e.g. Powerpoint)
Course Category: Business Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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