Leary Davis speaks at Santa Clara Law

For the second consecutive year, Leary Davis, founding dean and professor of law emeritus at Elon Law, spoke at the Santa Clara University School of Law Leadership Roundtable.

The roundtable, held March 30 in Santa Clara, Calif., focused on leadership education and professional development.

Davis spoke during an afternoon panel titled, “Perspectives on Leadership and Developing a Professional Identity.” He was joined by Nick Petrie of the Center for Creative Leadership. The two discussed how professional identity formation is affected by ways the legal profession is defined, the role of practitioners in helping form the professional identity of law students and what can be expected from the “next-generation” of lawyer-leaders.

Last year, Davis delivered a presentation titled, “Competence as Situationally Appropriate Conduct: An Overarching Concept for Lawyering, Leadership and Professionalism,” at the Leadership Roundtable in Santa Clara.

Davis is the author of “Building Legal Talent: Mentors, Coaches, Preceptors and Gurus in the Legal Profession,” published in 2011 in Professional Lawyer. 

Click here for information about the leadership program at Elon Law.

By Courtney Roller, L’13