A range of societal pressures and cultural forces have converged to create many challenges for the legal profession. In spring 2008, the Fetzer Institute made a three-year $1.6 million funding commitment to the School of Law to help it respond to these challenges and create a Leadership, Ethics and Democracy program ("LEAD").
Through this initiative, the School of Law seeks to help its students realize their leadership potential, develop good ethical and moral judgment and develop the cross-cultural competence they will need to practice law in today's global arena. Along the way, the students will discover how the law can be used to reinforce democracy and achieve justice.
The LEAD Initiative has three primary components: