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1.29 Kapnick Leadership and Professionalism Initiative

Launched in autumn 2014, the Kapnick Leadership Development Initiative introduces systematic leadership development and training to first year law students. The Law School partnered with the Booth School of Business to implement the program, which is modeled on Booth’s very successful Leadership Effectiveness and Development class. This program is customized for law students to give them the tools to respond to the legal profession’s unique challenges. All first year J.D. law students participate in the Kapnick Initiative, which begins at an off-site retreat before classes begin and continues throughout orientation. During the program, students participate in a number of modules related to specific areas of leadership development. Second year law students who want to continue to develop their leadership skills may apply to serve as facilitators for the Kapnick Initiative during their third year.