Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending June 28, 2013
Congratulations, summer associates! You are probably halfway through the summer program, and by now, you've learned a lot about the firm and different practice areas. But it's still not too late to take some advice! Ms. JD President Katie Larkin-Wong recently co-wrote an article about the ten things every summer associate needs to know. You still have time to make a great impression, so take a look today!
There's also a lot of guidance for people at earlier stages in their careers. The Careerist is describing the (un)importance of practical training in the law firm hiring process. In addition, U.S. News and World Report is helping pre-law students answer an important question: should I even go to law school in the first place?
Slate Magazine is going inside the Ivory Tower to shine a light on the challenges faced by female academics. Take a look at how the decision to have children can have a particularly devastating impact on women in academia. And while you're on the website, don't forget to check out this article about Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' 10 hour filibuster to delay the passage of an anti-abortion bill.
Does your company need a women's network? The Harvard Business Review has a surprising answer. Read the article and discover why internal women's networks might do more harm than good.
Are you looking for a good summer book? Katie McGuinness' novel, Terminal Ambition, will be available as a free Amazon Kindle from June 30 to July 2. McGuinness wrote the novel to educate women about their right to be free of sexual harassment and discrimination, and she also had a few things to say about BigLaw! Check out her book and help support a female author today!
How would you like to win $1,000? Well, the ABA Task Force on Gender Equity has an opportunity for you! All you have to do is share your vision of equity in the legal profession for a chance to win!
Finally, congratulations to everyone in the Ms. JD community! Our blog was recently included on the list of the Top 100 Career Blogs to Follow in 2013!