THE SHACKLETON METHOD IN LEGAL EDUCATION <ul><li>By Frederick Price </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Lecturer, College of Law </li...
Law Degree GDL   LPC   Training Contract BVC Pupillage Solicitor Barrister Non Law Degree
Team model at the College <ul><li>Collegiate approach </li></ul><ul><li>Enablement </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul...
Leadership: Sir Ernest Shackleton 1874 - 1922
The  Endurance  in pack ice
Map :  Endurance  expedition
Surviving on ice
Shackleton’s methods <ul><li>Selective information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Shepherding </li...
Shackleton’s methods <ul><li>Dealing with dissenters </li></ul><ul><li>Decision management </li></ul><ul><li>Mental streng...
Application of Shackleton
<ul><li>The student at the College </li></ul>Law The working world Societal context
Shackletonian concepts <ul><li>Information sharing – ponder detail </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation – colleagues </li></ul><ul...
Shackletonian concepts <ul><li>Dissenting voices – challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Decision management </li></ul><ul><li>Ment...
Well known team models: Belbin <ul><li>Action orientation </li></ul><ul><li>People orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Thought o...
Well known team models: Tuckman <ul><li>Forming </li></ul><ul><li>Storming </li></ul><ul><li>Norming </li></ul><ul><li>Per...
Key tasks of a team leader in the law <ul><li>Agenda setting </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making...
Key tasks of a team leader in the law (continued) <ul><li>Consensus building </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li...
A leadership template? <ul><li>Clients first! </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><l...
Future challenges? <ul><li>Ethical meltdown </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding borders </li></ul><ul><li>Changing technology </li...
Conclusion
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    1. 1. THE SHACKLETON METHOD IN LEGAL EDUCATION <ul><li>By Frederick Price </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Lecturer, College of Law </li></ul><ul><li>frederick.price @lawcol.co.uk </li></ul>
    2. 2. Law Degree GDL LPC Training Contract BVC Pupillage Solicitor Barrister Non Law Degree
    3. 3. Team model at the College <ul><li>Collegiate approach </li></ul><ul><li>Enablement </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Upward management </li></ul>
    4. 4. Leadership: Sir Ernest Shackleton 1874 - 1922
    5. 5. The Endurance in pack ice
    6. 6. Map : Endurance expedition
    7. 7. Surviving on ice
    8. 8. Shackleton’s methods <ul><li>Selective information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Shepherding </li></ul><ul><li>Short term planning </li></ul>
    9. 9. Shackleton’s methods <ul><li>Dealing with dissenters </li></ul><ul><li>Decision management </li></ul><ul><li>Mental strength </li></ul>
    10. 10. Application of Shackleton
    11. 11. <ul><li>The student at the College </li></ul>Law The working world Societal context
    12. 12. Shackletonian concepts <ul><li>Information sharing – ponder detail </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation – colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Shepherding – collectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Short term planning – encourage teamwork </li></ul>
    13. 13. Shackletonian concepts <ul><li>Dissenting voices – challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Decision management </li></ul><ul><li>Mental strength </li></ul>
    14. 14. Well known team models: Belbin <ul><li>Action orientation </li></ul><ul><li>People orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Thought orientation </li></ul>
    15. 15. Well known team models: Tuckman <ul><li>Forming </li></ul><ul><li>Storming </li></ul><ul><li>Norming </li></ul><ul><li>Performing </li></ul><ul><li>(Adjourning) </li></ul>
    16. 16. Key tasks of a team leader in the law <ul><li>Agenda setting </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Delegation </li></ul><ul><li>Upward management </li></ul>
    17. 17. Key tasks of a team leader in the law (continued) <ul><li>Consensus building </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining morale </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder relations </li></ul>
    18. 18. A leadership template? <ul><li>Clients first! </li></ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Fairness </li></ul>
    19. 19. Future challenges? <ul><li>Ethical meltdown </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding borders </li></ul><ul><li>Changing technology </li></ul><ul><li>The R word </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle choices </li></ul>
    20. 20. Conclusion

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