Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending January 25, 2013

Another glass ceiling broken: This week the Pentagon announced it would abandon its ban on women in military combat positions.  This victory has been a long time coming and the incredible perseverance and prowess of our women in uniform cannot be overstated. NPR takes a look (in pictures) at the history of women in combat.

Congratulations to Mary Jo White, President Obama's nominee to lead the SEC!  We would be remiss not to note that Mary Jo has served as a mentor in the Ms. JD Fellowship Program - as if you needed one more reason to apply.

AmLaw has collected and analyzed the latest numbers on the wage and advancement gender gap in large firms.

A look inside the majority female leadership team in the Texas Governor's office.

Sheryl Sandberg's new project supporting professional women Lean In is hiring in the Bay Area.

Interesting news - total new case filings declined in FY 2012.  A sign of court crises across the nation or something else?  Tell us what you think in the comments!

Friday Feel Good Moment: A Kirkland & Ellis Records Clerk by day and hero by night!

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