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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Board Member Liz Vaysman

1.  My family immigrated to the US from the Soviet Union when I was two years old.  On the way to the US, we lived in Italy for 3 months because we were robbed by gypsies, forcing us to stay for a few months while my Dad painted houses to raise money.  Sometimes I imagine what my life would have been like if I grew up in Italy! 2.  We ended up settling in Reading, PA where I spent most of my life.  It is home of the Reading Railroad that is on the Monopoly board, even though the railroad…

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD CFO Sheila Forjuoh

1. I was born in Kumasi, Ghana. Most people don't know this but I didn't move to the US until I was three, and I didn't become a citizen until I was 17. 2. I have an unhealthy obsession with sweet potato fries. Ditto for dutch apple pie. If you're ever in Montreal, make sure to stop at Rockaberry for their awesome pies. It'll change your life. 3. I own way too many Longchamp bags, but I LOVE them. They are awesome for work, play, travel, and everything in between. And they last FOREVER. If you are in a the market for a new…

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Help Ms. JD Celebrate the Holiday Season With the Gift of Women’s Leadership

Happy December Ms. JD!  For our law student community, December brings with it the promise and dread of the end of the semester - the race to the finish line with finals and papers.  Take a deep breath and know that you're going to do great!  For our community of lawyers, December brings everything that goes with the close of another business year.  We hope you're all not just surviving but thriving! Here at Ms. JD, we're dedicating December to celebrating the gift of women's leadership.  As you know, this year has been all about leadership for us.  Since January, we've been…

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Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community Conference

Following the success of the last critical race theory conference held at Yale in 2009, Yale Law School is proud to host the Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community conference on Friday, February 8, 2013 and Saturday, February 9, 2013. The conference is sponsored by the Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen and Debevoise & Plimpton Student Fund at Yale Law School, the American Studies Department, the Public Humanities Initiative, and La Casa Cultural at Yale College. The conference will convene scholars, legal practitioners, and community leaders to examine the ways in which critical race theory can be applied…

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD President Katie Larkin-Wong

1.    I was born in South Louisiana but grew up in Missoula, Montana.  Both have had a profound influence on me.  Louisiana and my Cajun family gave me my passion for food.  Happy, sad, excited, nervous?  We feed it!  Montana keeps me grounded and I still feel most at home in the mountains.   2.    I had the pleasure of attending President Obama's inauguration and inaugural ball in 2009.  3.   I love to travel.  Road trips, plane trips, train trips up the East Coast, I love them all!  The second time I ever traveled abroad, I lived in New Delhi, India…

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Kellie Wingate Campbell

Let Women Vote: Attorney-Suffragettes

So many of us take for granted the simple voting privileges embodied in the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which came into existence in the fall of 1920. We seldom discuss or acknowledge the forty-year battle fought on many fronts by brave women (and men) who were imprisoned and assaulted on account of their efforts to gain women the right to vote. I highly recommend the riveting movie ‘Iron Jawed Angels’ in which Hilary Swank brings to life the historical figure Alice Paul, attorney and suffragist. It’s difficult to imagine a woman lawyer at the turn of the…

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Introducing Ms. JD 2012-2013 International Scholar Patience Winnie Apai

Editor's Note: This is a previous update on Ms. JD's Global Education Fund.  Ms. JD's Third Annual Global Education Fund (GEF) Benefit will be held on August 5, 2015 from 6:30-10 pm at Monarch SF in San Francisco.  The benefit will raise funds for GEF and include live entertainment, a silent auction (with items totaling over $20,000 in value) and great food and networking.  Please click here to purchase your ticket or donate to GEF.  Thank you for your support! In 2010 Ms. JD launched its Global Education Fund and awarded its first grant to the Gender Mainstreaming Division at…

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Introducing Ms. JD’s 2012-2013 International Scholar Brenda Abiria

Editor's Note: In 2010 Ms. JD launched its Global Education Fund and awarded its first grant to the Gender Mainstreaming Division at Makerere University in Uganda. Each year, Ms. JD has been able to raise additional funds to support two new students to attend the law school under this grant.  Brenda Abiria is one of two students chosen this year by the Division to attend law school at Makerere University.   Brenda writes:I was baptized ABIRIA Brenda, aged 21 years now and I was born on the 5th March 1991 in a small village called Bali-Kulea Robu Parish Aroi sub-county Ayivu county…

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Ms. JD International Scholar Update: Nakale Mary

Editor's Note: Nakale Mary is a 2011 Ms. JD International Scholar studying law at Makerere University in Uganda thanks to the Global Education Fund. Nakale Reports:                                     I am glad to inform you that I was able to complete year one. I had a long holiday.  I had training with foundation for human rights initiative. This is an organization in Uganda that protects people’s rights. This training has empowered me to help people of different communities learn to respect people’s rights.Am now in year two and offering five course units; nature and history of tort, administrative law2, law of evidence1, equity…

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Ms. JD International Scholar Update: Gracious Atuhaire

Editor's Note:  Gracious Atuhaire is a 2011  Ms. JD International Scholar studying law at Makerere University in Uganda thanks to the Global Education Fund. Gracious Reports:                                     This is Atuhaire Gracious at Makerere university school of law. I have reported back from the long holiday which was almost three months. This holiday I attended computer classes for seven weeks. This is because  lack of computer knowledge has affected me since I needed to access cases and academic material on internet. I now believe that since I have attained this knowledge I will be able to access this information.As per this first…

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