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Elon law students launch Journal of Leadership and the Law

The first edition of the online Journal of Leadership and the Law was published as a special section of the Elon University School of Law website on October 21. The publication includes articles by lawyers and scholars of law, as well as interviews with attorneys in leadership positions, exploring various dimensions of leadership in the legal profession.

In a Letter from the Editor, Elon Law student Jeffrey Koehler ’12 writes, “We, the editorial staff, are pleased to offer a resource that further explores this increasingly important concept: the idea that leadership, like so many other skills a lawyer needs to possess in order to succeed in the courtroom, the firm, and the community, can be learned.

“This issue is the first of what will be two issues each year, fall and spring/summer. It is entirely student generated and edited, and it will be offered online. It was originally conceived as a project by the law school’s Leadership Fellows, currently a group of some 25 students from all three classes at Elon Law who are especially interested in the intersection of leadership and the law.”

Articles in the inaugural issue of the Journal examine the leadership legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice (ret.) John Paul Stevens and explore how the development of leadership skills and professionalism proficiencies can provide a competitive advantage for young attorneys entering into the new economy.

Leading lawyers interviewed in the Journal include former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina James G. Exum, Jr. and J. Gregory Hembree, Solicitor for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of South Carolina.

The “Leadership Speaker Series” section of the Journal includes excerpts from remarks made at Elon Law forums by Harold Ford, Jr., who represented Tennessee’s 9th Congressional District in the House of Representatives and led the Democratic Leadership Council, and Maureen O’Connor, current Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina.

Click here to read Koehler’s Letter from the Editor.

Click here for the home page to the inaugural edition of the Journal of Leadership in the Law.

Click here for information on the Leadership Program at Elon Law.


Philip Craft,
10/21/2011 5:40 PM