Baylor Law's Director of Business Law Programs and Leadership Development, Professor Leah Teague, was recently interviewed by Dean Patricia Roberts of St. Mary's Law School for the EdUp Legal Podcast. The duo discussed Professor Teague's work in creating a national movement of intentional leadership development in law schools.
Dean Roberts, who currently teaches a leadership course at St. Mary's Law, using the textbook, Fundamentals of Lawyer Leadership, co-authored by three Baylor Law professors, Teague, Elizabeth Fraley, and Stephen Rispoli, spoke with Prof. Teague about the book's approach to the training lawyers as leaders, and Teague’s work in promoting leadership development in legal education.
Dean Roberts and Prof. Teague share a commitment to preparing law students for their important roles as leaders in society. Prof. Teague sees the mission of values-based leadership development for law students as having four components:
Prof. Teague created Baylor Law's Leadership Development Program in 2014, one of the first of its kind in an American law school. She was one of the driving forces behind the creation of the Section on Leadership of the American Association of Law Schools. She continues to promote the need for leadership development in law schools and blogs regularly at the Training Lawyers as Leaders blog.
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