83 Tenn. L. Rev. 729 (2015-2016)
Educating Lawyer-Leaders: The Mechanics and Artistry of Case Study Teaching and Discussion Leadership

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           EDUCATING LAWYER-LEADERS:
        THE   MECHANICS AND ARTISTRY OF
    CASE STUDY TEACHING AND DISCUSSION
                       LEADERSHIP

                       GARRY W. JENKINS*

INTRODUCTION................................         ............729
I.    UNDERSTANDING,  DOING, BECOMING  ....................731
II.   TEACHING WITH  CASES...............................733
      A. What is a Case Study?   ..........................733
      B. The Case Study Classroom Exchange................................734
      C. The Benefits of Cases and Case Discussion Teaching ......738
          1. Application of Leadership Theories ....................739
          2. Presenting Models of Leadership Success ..................740
          3. Diversity     ............................ ......741
          4. Internalizing, Recalling, and Applying Lessons
            Learned ..................................742
          5. Using the Classroom as an Occasion for Learning and
            Practicing Leadership and Its Lessons ...... .....743
III.  GRADING  PARTICIPATION AND WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS   IN THE
      CASE METHOD  CLASS...................................745
CONCLUSION         ...................................................749

                         INTRODUCTION

    Leaders and leadership come in a variety of shapes, styles, and
 approaches. Although leadership is a widely  acknowledged  and
 accepted phenomenon, the teaching of the topic remains as varied as
 its multiple definitions.' For me, teaching law students about
 leadership is about helping students think critically about what
 leadership means, how people become  leaders, how they exercise



     * Dean and William S. Pattee Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law
 School. For helpful comments and suggestions, I thank Martha Chamallas, Amy
 Cohen, Brad Mayer, and Donald Tobin.
    1. See JOSEPH S. NYE, JR., THE POWERS TO LEAD 21 (2008) (internal quotation
 marks omitted) (There are no generally accepted definitions of what leadership is,
 no dominant paradigms for studying it, and little agreement about the best
 strategies for developing and exercising it.) (quoting J. Richard Hackman & Ruth
 Wageman, Asking the Right Questions About Leadership: Discussion and
 Conclusions, 62 AM. PSYCHOLOGIST 43, 43 (2007)).


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