ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad is organising a webinar on Leadership and Career Skills for Law Students on 2nd January 2021.
About the Webinar
Educating law students for leadership roles and responsibilities is very important, this is the one genre that they will assume throughout their careers. While leadership education is relatively commonplace in American and Indian business schools, it is not a familiar part of the law school curriculum.
This Webinar by Mr. Potts will describe the new educational initiative and the fundamental reasons for this approach to preparing law students for the roles and responsibilities they will assume in their communities and in the legal profession. This webinar will discuss the components and purposes of the program and defines what is meant by education for leadership by lawyers.
It also attempts to make the case that leadership skills and attributes are fundamental lawyering skills and that educating law students for leadership roles and responsibilities advances efforts to expose our students to a broader array of fundamental lawyering skills and values. This Webinar will express the hope that legal educators and law firm professional development experts will build leadership training into their curricula and their programs.
Title: Leadership and Career Skills for Law Students
Mr. Brian H. Potts, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Business attorney, litigator, entrepreneur, and writer Brian Potts has advised a range of Fortune 100, 500, and smaller clients. Brian and his team have appeared in more than 50 administrative proceedings and dozens of federal and state court cases.
Brian is currently representing clients in three federal lawsuits―each of which involves claims or assets worth more than $100M. He has also been involved in billions of dollars’ worth of business transactions and has helped his clients obtain regulatory approvals to build more than $4 billion dollars’ worth of utility infrastructure in various states, including conventional power plants, transmission lines, wind farms, and solar facilities.
In 2002, as a second-year law student, Brian applied to work at every one of the Top 100 law firms in the country. He received form rejection letters from all of them. Less than a decade later, Brian was among the youngest to make equity partner at one of those firms. And today, he’s an equity partner at Perkins Coie―where his form rejection letter from the firm in 2002 hangs on his office wall.
In his free time, Brian likes to help startup companies get off the ground. A successful entrepreneur, himself, Brian invented the first and only computer keyboard designed by lawyers for lawyers (called the LegalBoard®) in 2016. And in 2017, Brian helped found his second startup, Goods Unite Us®, which is a nonpartisan, for-profit app and website focused on helping consumers align their purchases and investments with their political beliefs. On Election Day 2020, with Brian’s guidance, a Goods Unite Us subsidiary partnered with an investment advisory firm to launch the first political exchange-traded fund ever listed on NASDAQ.
Since 2013, Brian has been ranked by Chambers USA and listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Wisconsin Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers also named him “Lawyer of the Year” in the Energy Regulatory Law category in 2018 and 2020, and the firm named him co-chair of its 100-plus lawyer Energy Industry Group in 2020.
Brian credits much of his success to his never-ending focus on writing and public speaking. Since law school, Brian has published more than 100 articles and opinion pieces. Besides Forbes.com (where he is a contributor), his articles and opinion pieces have also been published in the Wall Street Journal, Politico, Bloomberg, the Wisconsin State Journal, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Weekly Standard, and in law journals published by Yale, Harvard, N.Y.U., and UC Berkeley. Brian is also a regular guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and he teaches a course on renewable energy project development and finance at Vermont Law School.
In his active pro bono practice, Brian serves as outside counsel to the Clean Lakes Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to the improvement and protection of Southern Wisconsin’s lakes, streams, and wetlands; he is also the lead counsel for the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, a small nonprofit aimed at preserving and restoring thousands of acres of prairie in South Central Wisconsin.
Faculty Co-Ordinator’s- Mr. Rishav Soni, Faculty Associate, The ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad: +918851572360, +1 412-999-9007
Mr. Hartej Singh Kochher, Assistant Professor, The ICFAI Law School, Hyderabad: +91 9650068877
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