The Power of a Strong Twitter Tribe

**UPDATE**Febraury 8, 2017 -- Please visit my new blog post for event details or you can head straight to the Facebook event or the live-stream link. (Note: There will be nothing on the live-stream link until 5 minutes before 12:00pm on 2/14.)**   Thank you to my Twitter tribe! As my fellowship project for Ms. JD, I wanted to plan an access to justice panel focusing on the use of legal technology to help marginalized and low-income individuals on a large scale. When I started planning the event last week, I had my sights set on a date for the last week of March.…

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NYC Bar presents the Center for Women in Law Institute (yes, you CAN wear high heels to boot camp!)

The New York City Bar Committee on Women in the Legal Profession is producing a leadership institute on Friday, March 3rd, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the NYC Bar at 42 West 44th Street, NYC, to be presented by the Center for Women in Law at the University of Texas. This is the second time it will presented in NYC and we want to connect to all local area students so that 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs, judicial clerks and recent grads (not yet admitted) can attend. Here is a video which explains it best: The short link to register for the program is…

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Chicago Guide

I am a 1L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and have been calling Chicago home for a few years now. I am excited that so many of you are coming to visit in a few weeks for the annual Ms. JD Conference! In preparation, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite places in the city. Even if the temperature is very cold (don’t forget your coat!), Chicago is a gorgeous city with so many great places to eat and have a good time! Close to Campus: On Northwestern’s Streeterville campus, there are so many places within…

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It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

First, let me check my privilege at the door.  I am a college-educated, white, married suburbanite.  I was lucky enough to have been born to parents who value education and who could afford to pay for mine.  I live in a golf course community in a beachside town.  I drive my European SUV to the law school where I teach.  No, I do not consider myself to be disadvantaged by any definition of the word.  But in the view of many, I am not just disadvantaged.  I am less than equal simply because of my gender.  When I entered the…

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Exciting Volunteer Opportunity: Ms. JD Pre-Law Program Director

Ms. JD is seeking a Pre-Law Program Director for its series of pre-law programming, which aims to provide pre-law women with the resources they need to make an informed decision on attending law school and on navigating the law school application process. The pre-law program director will serve an important role by coordinating pre-law blog content, planning pre-law events, and establishing and maintaining relationships with Ms. JD's pre-law contacts.   This position is ideal for an undergraduate student or young professional who is considering law school and enjoys writing, event planning, and outreach. It also presents opportunities to grow within Ms. JD…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Amazon’s Kelly Jo MacArthur and Lia Moeser will be the #MsJDPROPEL Keynote Speakers!

Ms. JD is excited to announce that Kelly Jo MacArthur, VP & Associate General Counsel at Amazon, and Lia Moeser, Corporate Counsel at Amazon, will be the keynote speakers for #MsJDPROPEL! The conference will be held on March 3, 2017 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. To see the full conference schedule and purchase tickets, please click HERE. Read on to learn more about our keynote speakers! Kelly Jo MacArthur Kelly Jo MacArthur is VP & Associate General Counsel at Amazon. In her current role she wears two hats – she leads legal efforts for Amazon’s physical retail initiatives (Amazon Books…

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Sparking a Change: Women in IP Law feat. Biana Borukhovich

When I started law school I knew I wanted to be involved in Intellectual Property law, but I'd be lying if I said the thought of entering a male-dominated industry wasn't intimidating. The more I got involved with IP law, the more I realized that there were amazing women in the field who had achieved great successes and paved a way for women to follow. They served as an inspiration to me, and I hope through this Sparking a Change series, they can serve as an inspiration to you. I'm excited to introduce Biana Borukhovich, an attorney from New York who focuses…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About NWLSO Leadership Council Member Jovani Monexil

1. My favorite color is green.  2. I love watching movies, and my favorite movies of all time are: Pretty Woman, Wedding Crashers, Apocalypto, 300, Coming to America.  3. I love the beach. A relaxing day at the beach is my favorite getaway. My favorite beaches are in Burmuda and Providenciales.   4. I love exploring museums. I believe that some of the most fascinating and fun finds are in museums. 5. Some of my favorite cities in the U.S.A. are: San Fransico, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.  6. My current favorite television show is Family Fued.  7. I love Thai food and Haitian food.…

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“So You want to be An International Lawyer… Domestic Violence Should Not be A Spectator Sport”

One sad truth remains haunting across many exciting travels. Women are physically hurt by men in their households in every nation. No nation is immune to the ancient plague of domestic violence, and, disproportionately greater numbers of the victims are women harmed by men. Few accidents are more capable of disabling the worklife balance of working women, lawyers, domestic or traveling abroad compared to the domestic violence phenomenon. Our beloved First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt had six children, was married to a President famous for his wheelchair and his mistresses. Mrs Roosevelt helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in…

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What #PROPELS Ms. JD’s Immediate Past President: Katie Larkin-Wong

1. Three things that #PROPEL me are: I can only choose three?  :)  There are a million things that #PROPEL my life but #1 has always been my family.  Pictured below is my husband, Jono, my Mom, Sister, Jono, and I hiking in Montana, and my rescue pup, Wes, with his favorite (no longer squeaky!) toy Alligator.    Other things that #PROPEL me include:  (2) a deep commitment to justice and empowerment, things that I try to work toward, in some small way, every day and (3) a passion for learning that means that even when I make mistakes (which we…

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