Several Illinois Law JD and LLM students recently participated in the Professional Responsibility Strategy Competition. The annual event is sponsored by the College of Business, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, and supported by BP. Teams comprised of juniors, seniors, and graduate students from business, engineering, law and related disciplines had the unique opportunity to observe the BP trading floor and hear presentations from BP managers.
The competition is designed to challenge students to consider how ethical and professional responsibility issues are influenced by stakeholder perspectives. Isaac Dickson (LLM '18) was a member of the winning team, which also included students from engineering, economics, and business.
"It was very challenging and consumed a lot of time, but it afforded me the opportunity to work with a very diverse group of people as a team, appreciating individual uniqueness and efficiently working with a team of students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. We had an opportunity to address a real world business problem focusing on ethical and professional responsibility strategies and business ethics. It is indeed my best experience in the United States so far," said Isaac.
"I chose to participate in the competition just to have the experience and improve my communication skills. I did not set out to get to the top at the initial stage, but as we progressed, I began to contemplate that it may be important to win. So, we worked even harder and we got to the finals and emerged second runner up."
The College of Law congratulates Isaac and all of the other student participants.