Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending December 21, 2012
Last week's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut has launched a national debate about gun control and mental health policy in the United States. Sadly, this editorial from National Review Online injected an ugly gender thread into the conversation. Our take: The editorial is both unfortunate and inaccurate. However, it cannot undermine the bravery and heroism of women like Victoria Soto, Dawn Hochsprung, and Mary Scherlach who died protecting their students. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.
In other news, South Korea elected its first woman president this week - Park Geun Hye. And speaking of first women, congratulations to Senator Barbara Mikulski, the first female chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
One woman lit up Twitter this week to ensure reporters stopped ignoring the women in their stories about the Obama "game changers" from the campaign! The outcome is pretty amazing and may surprise you. (As an added bonus, the story is a who's who of twitter handles to follow if you think of yourself as a Politico!)
There seems to always be a little drama around final exams and this year is no different. Check out this story from Brooklyn Law School.
Are you an in-house woman or do you know one? This is a game-changer for women in-house! Cathy Lamboley offers six small group coaching sessions through the Center for Women and the Law.
Forbes announced the Law & Policy 30 Under 30 List. Check them out and let us know who would be on your list!