Studies in Leadership
Holmes and Hand
Patrick Ward '14
Patrick Ward is a member of the Class of 2014 at Elon University School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with concentrations in International Business Management and Foreign Policy, from Guilford College. During his tenure at Guilford College, Ward was the chairperson of the Guilford College Millennium Village Project, a micro-finance initiative for villages in Ghana, Africa. As a law student, he has accrued over one hundred and twenty hours of pro bono work within the juvenile justice system as an intern with the Guilford County Office of the Public Defender. He is also working as a legal research assistant, examinig aspects of North Carolina Civil Procedure for Professor of Law Peter Hoffman and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Catherine Dunham. Ward and his teammate Jennifer Bobowski '14 won “Best Brief” and second place overall in the Fifth Annual Intramrual Moot Court Competition at Elon Law, held in 2012.
Ward's article, entitled "Holmes and Hand," discusses the leadership trait of “receptivity” in the context of the interaction between two major figures in United States jurisprudence, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and Judge Learned Hand.