2010 Leadership Boot Camp

Location: Texas Law, TNH 2.137

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The Center for Women in Law hosted a limited enrollment Leadership Boot Camp for 3rd year law students, law clerks, and deferred associates on Friday, April 9, 2010. The Leadership Boot Camp is an all-day training session on the essential skills for navigating a successful legal career. The day focuses on skills that women lawyers traditionally learn too late in their careers to have an impact – effective communication, self-promotion, and building internal and external networks.

The Leadership Boot Camp is the first of the Center’s planned leadership programs geared towards law students and lawyers at the beginning of their legal careers.

“Efforts to advance women in the profession have historically focused on women who have been practicing for a number of years,” says Linda Chanow, executive director of the Center. “To increase the number of women leaders, we need to start earlier to prepare law students to enter a profession that currently does not support their advancement.”

The day-long Leadership Boot Camp includes three presentations by professional trainers each to be followed by small group workshops. [Link to agenda] The interactive training sessions feature a faculty of more than 40 industry leaders from law firms, law departments, public interest, and government including:

Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP
Andrews Kurth LLP
Bill White for Texas
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Brown McCarroll LLP
Dell Inc.
Fulbright & Jaworski LLP
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
K&L Gates
Law Firm of Francés Jones
Law Offices of B. Dahlenburg Bonar
Lazar Law
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell LLP
Office of Speaker of the House Joe Straus
Office of Texas Senator Kirk Watson
Shell Oil
State Farm Insurance Companies
Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Texas Appleseed
Texas Attorney General
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
The Organic Center
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Winstead PC

For more information or to register, contact:

Trish Gilbert at 512-232-2292 or pgilbert@law.utexas.edu.

Event series: Women in Law Institute