Women and Leadership Practicum (2 credits)
Students complete a research paper on a women's leadership, history, or professional development topic related to law or the legal profession and share their findings with external audiences, through oral presentations as well as bar journal-length articles.
Students also spend at least a day job-shadowing a prominent female judge or attorney to observe her leadership skills and how she handles some of the leadership challenges to which students were introduced during the Women in Leadership Workshop.
Being able to job shadow taught me several things about the profession and a work/life balance. I was able to observe real-life examples of things we discussed in the Women in Leadership Workshop. This emphasized the importance of the skills I have learned and intend to employ in the future.
~Shannon Crain, Class of 2011
Some of Our Job-Shadowing Partners
Stacey Aschemann, Equip for Equality, Carbondale
Melissa Day, Federal Public Defender, Benton
Cynthia Hagan, U.S. Bankruptcy Trustee, Carbondale
Jennifer Miller-Louw, Sandberg, Phoneix & Von Gontard, Carbondale
Deanna Litzenburg, Mathis Marifian Richter & Grandy, Belleville
Kit Morrissey, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Fairview Heights
Janet Proctor, State's Attorney, Pope County
Peggy Reiman, Reed Heller Mansfield & Gross, Murphysboro
Christine Zeman, Springfield Water Power & Light
To find out more information about the practicum contact:
Cindy G. Buys
Alice M. Noble-Allgire