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LAWS 8035 Leadership, Communication and Social Justice for the Public Interest Practitioner (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This interdisciplinary course develops public interest practitioners who have an understanding of the dynamics of leadership and change and the ways in which lawyers and other professionals work with and in groups and systems to pursue social justice. Drawing from critical communication theory, law and social justice literature, and group relations training for leadership, students study their own leadership and group dynamics as a way to learn about the larger dynamics that exist in more complex systems in the world. Students form and work in teams, and teamwork and course work culminates in a change project. The course is open to students in the Law School, the Graduate School of Social Work and qualified juniors and seniors in the Communication Department. Note: Additional all-day class sessions will be scheduled on two Saturdays (February 4 and April 8 or 22).


Instructor(s): Evangeline Sarda and Marcus Breen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Satisfies Perspectives on Justice and the Law Requirement Satisfies 3 credits of the Experiential Course Requirement


Last Updated: 19-Oct-16