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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.

 

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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
cbuys@law.siu.edu
618.453.8743

or

Alice M. Noble-Allgire
nobleall@law.siu.edu
618.453.8751