2012 Journal of Leadership and the Law published

The second edition of the online Journal of Leadership and the Law, published October 17, includes interviews with accomplished lawyers about leadership in the judiciary and in immigration law, as well as student articles about the Conference on Law and Leadership and the value of interdisciplinary work, multilingualism and receptiveness to effective leadership in the law.

In a Letter from the Editor, Elon Law student Pamela Boeka L’13 introduces each section of the publication, focusing attention on issues in immigration law raised in an interview with Jessica Yañez L’11, an attorney with Chapman Law Firm in Greensboro, N.C.

“Jessica reminds us that the need for immigration reform is not unique to any one demographic group,” Boeka writes. “Broken and outdated immigration laws and procedures, if not addressed, will continue to torment and cripple our legal system, global humanitarian efforts, and foreign policy for years to come.”

The second edition of the Journal of Leadership and the Law includes video excerpts from an interview with Judge James L. Gale, Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases, North Carolina Business Court. In the interview, Gale comments on the importance of integrity and preparedness as a lawyer, the difficulty of decision-making when decisions impact the lives of others and the leadership opportunities available at Elon Law.

Student articles, notes and reflections in the publication were authored by Boeka, Caroline Johnson L’14, Andrew Realon L’14, and Patrick Ward L’14.

The Journal of Leadership and the Law is entirely law student produced. It was conceived by the law school’s Leadership Fellows.

Read the 2012 edition of the Journal of Law and Leadership here.