In October of 2012, the federal Legal Services Corporation published the Report of the Pro Bono Task Force and described the Pro Bono Collaborative as "one great example of how much can be accomplished through collaboration."
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Leadership
In celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth on February 12. 2009. This course will explore both the public and private Lincoln and his leadership as a lawyer and as president and commander-in-chief in the Civil War. It will examine Lincoln as the “lawyer in the White House” as well as the nature of American democracy. Using significant cases from his law career, Supreme Court decisions during the Civil War, and presidential decisions relating to civil liberties and the conduct of war, we will discuss leadership lessons for today, gleaned from Abraham Lincoln, the leader who spoke the enduring words at Gettysburg that students once memorized, the commander-in-chief who reunited the nation by winning the Civil War, and the chief executive who is continually ranked highest among all American presidents. This course will be taught by Chief Justice Frank J. Williams.