OCP Law symposium: Character, Culture and Leadership in UK Law Firms

Past event

A symposium bringing together leading academics and senior industry professionals

Law featured

The Oxford Character Project is delighted to convene our industry partners and academic colleagues at this symposium on Character, Culture, and Leadership in UK Law firms, scheduled to be held on 17th February 2023.

Over the last two years, OCP researchers have been undertaking a major research project investigating the role of character, culture, and leadership in shaping law firms for the future. The symposium will provide an opportunity for academics and industry leaders to exchange perspectives and research findings and discuss how legal education and law firms might foster character and purpose in practice.

At the symposium, we will discuss: How can law firms, as private institutions competing to achieve their commercial goals, remain connected with the values and goals of society that the law is intended to uphold? How can they enable people to develop and maintain character qualities that are important for professional practice and leadership?

There will be a number of interactive sessions on "Sustaining the Social Licence of Legal Practice", "Good Leadership in Law", "Intellectual Virtues and the Practice of Law" and "Character and Culture". We look forward to welcoming partners from across the globe, including:

David Rouch, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Prof. Iris van Domselaar,
University of Amsterdam
Susie Babar,
Simmons & Simmons
Prof. Amalia Amaya,
University of Edinburgh
Robert Halton,
Burgess Salmon
Krishna Anand,
Womble Bond Dickinson
Adam Grodecki, Forward Institute
Dr. Ananthi Al Ramiah, Wake Forest University

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact us at info@oxfordcharacter.org.