The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession presents:
The Stanford Leadership Institute for Lawyers
July 18-20, 2012
Stanford Law School
We regret to inform you that we have had to cancel the Stanford Leadership Institute for Lawyers scheduled for July 18-20, 2012. We are extremely grateful for your interest in the program, and we are terribly sorry for the inconvenience. A full refund will be processed immediately. We will try to organize the event again next year, and if we do so, we will contact you with a code to receive a 50 percent discount off of the registration fee for yourself or a substitute participant from your company or firm.
Program: Stanford’s new Leadership Institute for Lawyers brings together leading academic experts, along with managing partners and general counsel, for a rigorous analysis of governance challenges in law firms and in-house counsel offices. The institute is designed primarily for partners in law firms or in-house attorneys with at least ten years of practice experience who are identified by their employers as having demonstrated interest and potential in developing leadership capabilities. This two-day program offers an intensive, interactive program, including case studies and role simulations, focusing on topics such as:
- developing the styles and characteristics of effective leadership,
- improving judgment and decision making,
- building motivation and commitment in organizations,
- exercising power effectively in communication,
- establishing and maintaining successful client and collegial relationships, and
- managing conflict, crisis, and change.
Nomination Requirement: Participants must be nominated by the managing partner, local managing partner, or practice group leader of their law firm; or by the general counsel of their company.
Faculty: The program’s faculty includes professors from Stanford Law School and other Stanford departments, along with leaders of law firms, corporate law departments, and nonprofit organizations, to provide an interdisciplinary instructional approach. This year’s faculty include: Dean Larry Kramer, Professor Deborah Rhode, and Professor George Triantis, Stanford Law School; Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Professor Carol Dweck, Stanford Psychology Department; Professor William Henderson, Director of the Center on the Global Legal Profession, Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and Paul Brest, President of The Hewlett Foundation. Click here for faculty bios.
Continuing Legal Education Credit: This program is currently pending approval from The State Bar of California.
About The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession: The Stanford Center on the Legal Profession promotes research, teaching, programs, and public policy initiatives on crucial issues facing the bar. In support of that mission, the Center supports research, lectures, panels, workshops, conferences, and continuing education programs. Through such efforts, the Center seeks to connect theory with practice and advance policies that address the challenges of a rapidly changing legal profession.
The Center is guided by a small Advisory Forum comprised of distinguished law firm leaders and corporate general counsel. The Forum members provide crucial insight and support for research and programming initiatives. The Advisory Forum’s founding members include: William F. Abrams, Bingham McCutchen; Ralph Baxter and Neel Chatterjee, Orrick; Mark Chandler, Cisco; Gordon K. Davidson, Fenwick & West; Robert M. Dell, Latham & Watkins; John C. Dwyer, Cooley Godward; Steven E. Fineman, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein; Michael J. Holston; Steven R. Lowenthal, Farella Braun & Martel; Jami Wintz McKeon, Morgan Lewis; R. Hewitt Pate, Chevron; Howard G. Pollack, Fish & Richardson; and Thomas S. Wisialowski, Paul Hastings.