Institute for Professional Leadership
Preparing tomorrow’s leaders today
About the Institute
The Institute for Professional Leadership focuses on helping students identify and develop their leadership skills, professional values, and career path through interdisciplinary programming beyond a strictly legal context.
The Institute builds on the College of Law’s pro bono and mentoring offerings through academic programming in public service and leadership. The Institute also offers extracurricular programming in leadership and professional development, including extensive collaboration with the college’s Bettye B. Lewis Career Center.
The purpose of the Institute is clear. Leaders today face challenges of incredible breadth and complexity, and the problems we face as a society can only be solved by trained and committed leaders. While law schools have provided leadership education, it has been indirect and fairly inefficient. The University of Tennessee College of Law has committed to being intentional about training our students.
We offer future lawyers the guidance and encouragement to develop values, skills, and knowledge essential to success in the practice of law.
The Leading as Lawyers blog is a product of the Institute for Professional Leadership that connects academic work to the public. We invite you to view our website and subscribe to updates via the link below.
The Six-Pack Series
The Six-Pack Series, produced by the Institute for Professional Leadership, features prominent leaders answering questions about leadership and sharing their philosophies about leadership and service.