Monday, June 28, 2021
Earlier in the year, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Mike Madison at Pitt Law about my work, including my business law and leadership teaching and scholarship. Mike hosts and produces a nifty podcast called The Future Law. The subject matter of his podcasts ranges across a spectrum of law and innovation topics.
Last month, he posted the edited recording of our interview under the title: Joan Heminway, on Corporate Law and Leadership. It is about a half hour in length. Many readers already know me and my work pretty well (but if you want to know more in a quick fashion, feel free to read this campus Faculty Spotlight that was published earlier this spring). However, I thought those of you who teach in law schools might appreciate knowing about (and maybe even listening to) this podcast. Among other things, I walk through UT Law's leadership courses and explain their content and context and talk a bit about the natural overlap between business law and leadership (which I earlier wrote about here).
As Mike notes, we met as fellow presenters earlier this year at Santa Clara Law's symposium on Lawyers, Leadership, and Change: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in Unprecedented Times. My essay emanating from that presentation will be published by the Santa Clara Law Review later this year. (Some of you may recall that I presented an idea paper on teaching change leadership to law students at the 2021 Association of American Law Schools conference back in January. The Santa Clara Law Review essay is the long-playing version of that idea paper.)
As the Interim Director of UT Law's Institute for Professional Leadership, I am spending part of my summer reviewing and assessing the leadership curriculum at UT Law and connecting with other leadership educators across our campus. I also am working with an amazing rising 3L (my 2021-22 fellow at UT Law's Institute for Professional Leadership) to plan for the coming academic year. He and I are continuing to edit and publish our Leading as Lawyers blog throughout the summer. It is energizing to be working on all of this alongside my business law scholarship this summer--especially in a work environment that is free of emergency planning and lessons on hybrid and online teaching methods and technology, the use of personal protective equipment, and the institution of new public health precautions in our law schools. I hope to accomplish a few things over the course of the next six weeks and have more to write about on this topic as plans and initiatives progress.