This course will provide an opportunity for students to achieve a theoretical grounding in the existing academic literature and empirical research in the area of women and leadership and to develop personal insight and skills for exercising leadership. Class readings and discussion will focus on the current theories and definitions of leadership, gender differences in leadership styles and the current research on the legal, social and structural barriers to women assuming leadership positions in their communities, non-profit organizations, law, legal education, business, the judiciary, government and related societal sectors. The course will use case studies of women who have been trained as lawyers and their experiences in moving into leadership positions in each of these sectors. This course is open to all students and is a prerequisite for students who wish to apply to be selected as Fellows in the Women, Leadership & Equality Program. Course requirements include a substantial research paper. This course is open to all students. Students who wish to apply to be selected as Fellows in the Women, Leadership & Equality Program must take the Gender and Leadership Seminar as a prerequisite to applying.
Second year day and third year evening students will receive enrollment preference so they may satisfy the prerequisite for Women, Leadership and Equality Fellowship.
|568D (CRN: 25883) Credits: 3|
Spring, 2014 (Day).