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Letters from Uganda: Monica Athieno’s Second Semester

Most female law students are at least a little bit daunted by the fact that women are only 17% of equity partners and that women of color are only 3%. While we all know that we will work to change those numbers during our careers, the uphill battle is a bit intimidating. For women in Uganda, the horizon looks even more alarming. There, over 45% of women over 25 years old have no education at all. Enter the Ms.JD Global Education Fund. In the United States, where 99% of women over the age of 25 have had access to some education and…

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Letters from Uganda: Joaninne Nanyange’s Second Semester

Most female law students are at least a little bit daunted by the fact that women are only 17% of equity partners and that women of color are only 3%. While we all know that we will work to change those numbers during our careers, the uphill battle is a bit intimidating.  For women in Uganda, the horizon looks even more alarming. There, over 45% of women over 25 years old have no education at all. Enter the Ms.JD Global Education Fund. In the United States where 99% of women over the age of 25 have had access to some…

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Beyond the Books: Upcoming Opportunities for Law Students - October

The 2012 Sarah Weddington Prize forNew Student Scholarship in Reproductive Right is accepting submissions until March 5, 20121. The ACLU is looking for Spring and Summer legal interns. The Center for Reproductive Rights is looking for a legislative fellow, legal fellow, and legal intern. The National Partnership for Women and Families is hiring a senior policy advocate as well as a number of interns. Tickets are now onsale to network and celebrate at the Women's Law Project's Annual Party.  

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Ms.JD’s National Women Law Students’ Organization Chapter Handbook Now Available Online

Ms. JD is happy to announce the publication of our 2011-2012 National Women Law Students' Organization Chapter Handbook.  This resource,available free to law students, ia a guide to founding and running a successful student organization...and chaning the face of the legal profession. We are greatful to our generous sponsors for making this handbook, and projects like it, possible. Founded at Stanford Law School in 2006 by a group of female students from law schools across the country, Ms. JD remains close to her law school roots as home to the National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO). Last year, we discovered that…

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1L Tip of the Day: Start Thinking About the Exam on the First Day of Class

Editors Note: Ms. JD is pleased to be sharing some of our favorite posts about success in law school as part of our commitment to helping you start the school year off right.  If you're enjoying these tips, sign up for Ms. JD's National Women Law Students Organization by clicking here.  You'll get Ms. JD's top blog posts delivered to your inbox every Friday, special notification about Ms. JD events in your area, and a once-monthly newsletter designed specifically for law students all for free! To learn more about NWLSO, click here.This post was authored by Alison at The Girl's Guide to Law…

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Beyond the Books: Upcoming Opportunities for Law Students and Applicants

For People of Color, Inc.'s annual personal statement review for law school applicants is going on now. Statements must be submitted by 5pm PST Monday, Sept. 19th. San Francisco's Equal Justice Society is accepting applications for a a fall law clerk as well as it's 2012-2013 Motley Fellowship. Legal Voice, formerly the Northwest Women's Law Center, is looking for legal interns for fall 2011. Looking for free or low cost bar exam prep? Fall is the perfect time to look into becoming a campus representative for commercial bar prep companies. Information for Kaplan and Themis can be found online but students should check…

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Damages

Hello Ms. JD readers! My name is Marisa and I am a 2L at Michigan State University College of Law. This is my first post for Ms. JD and I am very excited to have the opportunity to be part of this powerful legal community of women.  I speak for so many law students, when I say that once the school year begins, so does the stress. Be it job searching, outlines, externships, whatever - it can be a trying time! My ultimate stress-remedy includes inspirational movies and various TV series. There is nothing like a good movie or show…

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Beyond the Books: Upcoming Opportunities for Law Students

The school year has officially begun, which means not only outlines and lectures but also job hunting and networking. Ms.JD is happy to pass along conference and fellowship opportunities for women law students. Law Students for Reproductive Justice is now accepting applications for their fellowship program. Deadline is November 1, 2011. Drowning in Debt? Learn How Government and Nonprofit Workers Can Earn Public Service Loan Forgiveness - An Equal Justice Works Webinar - Sept. 8, 2011. Registration is now open for the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair.It's Your Time: Women Taking Action - bipartisan event for women interested in running for office…

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So…My Mentor Hit On Me

When I was in my first year of law school my legal writing class assigned me a mentor. In fact, every first year law student received a mentor. Of course, both the mentors and the mentees had varying levels of interest in each other and the mentorship program had a wide range of success. My mentor, unlike most, was great! He took more of an interest in me than most other mentors seemed to take in their mentees, he returned emails within a day, and he paid for the coffee when we met at Starbucks.  And then…things got a little…

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Update from Uganda: Watch Ms. JD International Scholars Joaninne and Monica Talk about Their Studies

Editor's Note:  This is a previous update on Ms. JD's Global Education Fund. Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund (GEF) has made it possible for two young Ugandan women, to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University in Uganda.  Ms. JD's Third Annual Global Education Fund  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…

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