William and Mary Law School

McGlothlin Leadership Forum Launches at Business and Law Schools

  • McGlothlin Leadership Forum
    McGlothlin Leadership Forum
    The inaugural forum will feature a series of discussions between pre-eminent leaders in their fields and students from the Mason School of Business and William & Mary Law School. A public Plenary Session, titled "Is America's Economic Engine Off Track?," will be held Nov. 2 from 2-3:30PM at the Mason School of Business.

The Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary and William & Mary Law School announce the launch of the McGlothlin Leadership Forum.  Named in honor of James W. McGlothlin, Chairman and CEO of The United Company, the Forum’s inaugural run will be November 1-3, 2011.

The Forum will feature a series of discussions between and among the McGlothlin Leadership Forum Fellows -- pre-eminent leaders in their fields -- and students and faculty of the business and law schools, culminating in a plenary session of open exchange, active debate, and analysis of the challenges of the global economy and the political, legal, and free enterprise systems that comprise it. The Forum Fellows will be chosen annually and exemplify the pinnacle of leadership, vision, integrity, and revolutionary thinking.

The McGlothlin Forum Fellows for 2011 are:

David Boies -- Chairman and Managing Partner of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP 
The Honorable John Snow -- 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury and former CEO of CSX Corporation
William C. Weldon – Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Conceived and designed by McGlothlin, a 1962 graduate of the College, a 1964 graduate of the law school, and honored by the College in 2000 with a Doctor of Laws honorary degree, the Forum intends to prepare students to make a difference in the world by expanding their understanding of the vital roles of leadership and accountability in global political, legal, and economic systems.

"The Leadership Forum will bring William & Mary students in touch with the highest caliber leaders in business and law in our nation. This highly personal program is intended to inspire our students to the highest level of achievement possible," said McGlothlin.

On November 2, Forum Fellows will meet with students of the business and law schools throughout the day and then convene a plenary session on the state of the economy and the free enterprise system. The plenary session is open to the public and will be in the Brinkley Commons Room in Alan B. Miller Hall at 2 p.m.

The Forum will be an annual event sponsored by McGlothlin and cohosted by the business and law schools.