Leader-in- Residence Program

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Current C|M|LAW Leaders-in-Residence:

Robert Eckman, Technologist-in-Residence

 

Professor Howard Katz, Legal Educator-in-Residence

Steve Percy ’76, Leader-in-Residence

Kelly Tompkins '81, Leader-in-Residence

Professor Eric Tucker, Scholar-in-Residence

 

The C|M|LAW Leader-in Residence (LIR) program was launched in February 2017. Our first Leader-in-Residence was Steve Percy, a prominent C|M|LAW alumnus who volunteered his time and expertise in his latest of many acts of generosity to C|M|LAW.

The program also includes those with a particular specialty such as Technologist-in-Residence and Legal Educator-in- Residence.

Such in-residence programs are very common at graduate business schools, but far less common among law schools. CSU's Ahuja College of Business has eight Executives-in-Residence as of February 2018.


Purpose:

The LIR program is designed to more closely connect our students, staff, and faculty with key community leaders from whom we can learn and benefit.

While C|M|LAW hosts many lawyers and business practitioners as visiting lecturers, panelists, and conference participants each year, the LIRs maintain uniquely deep, long-term relationships with the law school.

Each LIR volunteers their time and talent, and works with the Dean and one or more designated faculty and staff to design a program customized to the mutual needs of the LIR and the law school.

LIR Qualifications:

Community leaders willing to devote time to the program on a regular basis throughout the term of their service. While most LIRs will be retired or semi-retired, the key commitment is a willingness and availability to be at the law school on a regular basis. While most LIRs will be lawyers and C|M|LAW alumni, it is not necessary that the LIR be an alumnus or a lawyer.

Activities:

Possible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Mentor, coach, and advise students on their prospective career choices
  • Work on specific projects related to the law school’s strategic priorities
  • Strengthen our relationships with employers and donors
  • Speak in classes
  • Design and/or participate in a workshop, seminar, or symposium
  • Participate in breakfasts, lunches, and/or informal gatherings with students, staff, and/or faculty
  • Judge competitions
  • Advise law student organizations
  • Participate in monthly Dean’s Cabinet meetings (non-voting)
  • Participate in faculty meetings (non-voting)

Logistics:

  • The Dean selects the LIR after consultation with the Associate Deans. Before any announcement, the Dean also consults the faculty.
  • The Dean works to ensure that LIRs reflect the diversity of the community.
  • The law school provides an office and/or conference room and computer access for the LIR’s use when they are at the law school.
  • The law school provides business cards for the LIR.
  • Each LIR has a lead faculty liaison.
  • The length of time of the LIR appointment varies from one semester to several years.

 

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