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5 Lessons For #SuperwomenJDs From The 2016 Ms. JD Conference

On February 19, 2016, I attended my first Ms. JD Conference as a Ms. JD Fellow. The eighth annual Ms. JD Conference at New York University School of Law offered a wonderful opportunity to network with inspirational attorneys, law students, and pre-law students. Additionally, I learned a wealth of information from the esteemed speakers, regarding topics such as intersectionality, social media presence, and the advancement of women in the profession. As I reflect on the Ms. JD Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, there are five lessons that I would like to share.   1) Strike your superhero pose. We…

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AlexandraSabater

The Woman of Color’s Burden: Reflections on the 2016 Ms. JD Conference

Her voice breaking and head held high, Noorain Khan, a Muslim woman and lawyer, shared the “microagressions” she faces every day and the underlying worries that persist in the back of her mind. Would they have hired me if I still wore a hijab? How do I find the time to pray during the workday? Khan, one of the participants in the first panel, aptly titled “With our Powers Combined: Intersectionality and the Law,” of the annual Ms. JD Conference, called on the two hundred and thirty-five attendees gathered at the NYU School of Law to prevent these wrongs. Her…

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KatieDay

Recap: Ms. JD’s #SuperwomenJDs Conference

Ms. JD's Eighth Annual Conference on Women in Law took place on Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law! If you couldn't make it to the event, check out the recap below. And stay tuned for some recap blogs!   [View the story "Recap: Ms. JD's #SuperwomenJDs Conference" on Storify]  

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Jeanne1408

Meet #Superman Joseph K. West

Each year, the Ms. JD Honors recognize exceptional members of our community in connection with our annual conference. This year, our Eighth Annual Conference, Superwomen JDs, took place at NYU School of Law on Friday, February 19. The Tim Initiative Award is given to a man who is an active champion for women’s advancement in the legal profession. Ms. JD launched The Incredible Men (“TIM”) Initiative in 2014 to celebrate men who not only value equality and diversity in the profession, but earnestly and enthusiastically support women and women’s initiatives. This year's awardee for this honor is Joseph K. West.  Joseph is a Partner…

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mlbrown

Meet #Superwoman Diane L. Rosenfeld

The Ms. JD Woman of Inspiration Award is given to a woman who inspires others by her commitment and passion to her work. Diane L. Rosenfeld, who has a long history of advocating for issues concerning violence against women, truly embodies the spirit of the Woman of Inspiration Award!  Previously, Ms. Rosenfeld served as an Executive Assistant Attorney General in Illinois where she provided legal policy advising on women’s rights, among other issues. She then moved on to serve as the Senior Counsel to the Violence Against Women Office (now the Office of Violence Against Women) of the U.S. Department…

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Meet #Superwoman Stephanie N. Morales

Stephanie N. Morales is a Ms. JD Women of Inspiration Award winner who inspires others through her commitment and passion to her career.  Ms. Morales grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, and she is now the first female Commonwealth’s Attorney in her hometown.  Ms. Morales’ dedication to her home, community, and the legal profession is inspiring to women everywhere. Since she was six years old, Ms. Morales envisioned herself as an attorney.  Her parents, who were not attorneys, would bring her to court to observe the justice system in play.  Ms. Morales attended Norfolk State University in Virginia.  She was on…

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Jeanne1408

Meet #Superwoman Denise Henning

Each year, the Ms. JD Honors recognize exceptional members of our community in connection with our annual conference. This year, our Eighth Annual Conference, Superwomen JDs, will take place at NYU School of Law on Friday, February 19, with the Awards Reception taking place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to network and meet extraordinary women and men from around the country. There's still time to register!  The Sharing Her Passion Award is given to a woman who has practiced for more than ten years and who inspires young career women lawyers through sponsorship, mentorship, and by sharing her passion…

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Meet #Superwoman Lesley Horton Campbell

I recently did a Q&A with our Women of Inspiration Award winner, Lesley Horton Campbell. She is currently the Associate General Counsel for Global Real Estate & Store Development at Tiffany & Co. Here are a few snippets about her life and her suggestions for young female attorneys! Q: Why did you go to law school? Did you wait until after college and pursue a career first, or did you go immediately into law school? How many schools did you apply to before choosing the one? Were you happy with your decision? A: I went to law school because I wanted to…

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Meet #Superwoman Rachel McKenna

Rachel McKenna is a third-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law and Ms. JD’s Student of Inspiration Award winner.  While Rachel may have grown up in the small town of Kingsville, Texas, her accomplishments are anything but small! Before law school, Rachel attended the University of Texas at Austin and completed a double major in History and Middle Eastern Studies.  During college, she was active in Texas Hillel, a Jewish student organization.  After graduating, Rachel entered the workforce for five years before starting her law school career.  Despite graduating during the height of the economic recession,…

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Heather Asher

The Top Five Reasons to Attend Ms. JD’s Superwomen JDs Conference on February 19!

Ms. JD looks forward to welcoming attendees from across the country to its 8th Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Superwomen JDs, on Friday, February 19th at NYU School of Law.  Registration and speaker information is available here.   For those that are wondering why people continue to travel each year to Ms. JD’s annual conference, below are the top five reasons that you HAVE to attend this year’s conference. 1.  Diversity: Ms. JD is focused on supporting women in the law, but recognizes that gender is only a part of what impacts women’s experiences.  At the conference, you will see…

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