Past Conferences

Ms. JD's Annual Conference on Women in Law

Ms. JD's 7th Annual Conference on Women in Law: Stronger Together

San Francisco, CA
March 5-6, 2015

Sponsored by Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp, Army Jag Corps, Arnold & Porter LLP, Fish & Richardson, Latham & Watkins LLP, Lieff Cabraser Heimann Berstein, Merrill Corporation, Microsoft, Morrison Foerster, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, O'Melveney & Myers LLP, Sidley Austin, U.S. Navy Jag Corps, U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corp, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

At Ms. JD, we believe that we can be #StrongerTogether. This conference focuses on mentors, sponsors, champions, community...and how we can all rise together in the profession. 

Ms. JD's 6th Annual Conference on Women in Law: Passion Forward

Austin, TX
February 21–22, 2014

Sponsored by Arnold & Porter LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Passion is critical part of the legal field, and Ms. JD shared knowledge and practical tools to display your passions! Passion Forward provided students and early-career attorneys with new ways to show off what they are passionate about, and ultimately give them an edge in the marketplace. Programming helped students and young lawyers use their passions to achieve success!

Ms. JD's 5th Annual Conference on Women in Law: She Leads

Washington, D.C.
October 5, 2012

Sponsored by LexisNexis, Haynes Boone LLP, Baker Botts, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Ms. JD doesn't just want you IN the law, we want you to LEAD the law!  She Leads helped prepare students and early career attorneys with the skills they need to be a successful.  The conference was designed to help identify the skills needed to hone now to be ready to lead tomorrow.

Ms. JD's 4th Annual Conference on Women in Law: Stand Up! Stand Out!

Los Angeles, California
March 31-April 2, 2011

Sponsored by Irell & Manella LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, McCarter English LLP, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Paul Weiss and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stand Up! Stand Out! was a conference for law students and junior attorneys focusing on the skills and knowledge these new lawyers need to distinguish themselves and succeed in the profession.

Ms. JD's Third Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Avenues to Advancement

Chicago, Illinois
November 20-21, 2009

Ms. JD’s Third Annual Conference on Women in Law highlighted the different career paths available in the legal profession, the changing definitions of success, and the personal and professional infrastructure that best promotes retention and advancement of female attorneys. The conference fetaured more than 20 panels and workshops on topics as broad-ranging as effective mentorship, navigating the economic downturn, and avoiding a "mommy track."

2008 Ms. JD Student Leadership Summit

New York, New York
April 4-5, 2008

Sponsored by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Ms. JD held a Leadership Summit on April 4-5, 2008, in New York City to found a national organization of women law students. At that time there was no national organization that represented women law students across the country, despite reports that women are now less likely than men to apply to law school and continuing statistics that women are less likely than men to reach the highest echelons of the legal profession.


Legally Female: What Does It Mean to Be Ms. JD?

Yale Law School
March 31, 2007

Co-sponsored by Yale Law Women

Legally Female: What Does It Mean To Be “Ms. JD”? was a collaboration between Yale Law Women and the national blog, Ms. JD, that explored the status of women in the legal profession. The conference sparked collaboration to improve the standing of women in legal careers and law schools.

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