Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats Recap: Law Firm 1L Programs

On December 15th, Ms. JD sat down with a panel of esteemed lawyers and diversity professionals for a discussion of their law firm's 1L hiring programs, including their specific diversity programs. Watch the recording below for the inside scoop on the hiring process, making your application stand out, and much more! Learn more about the participating firms and their 1L programs! Fish & Richardson Latham & Watkins Munger, Tolles & Olsen White & Case

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats: Law Firm 1L Programs

First year hiring is open! Join Ms. JD and our panel of esteemed lawyers and diversity professionals on Thursday, December 15th at 3:00 PM ET for a discussion of their law firm's 1L hiring programs, including their specific diversity programs. Wondering if you've got a shot at a law firm job as a 1L student? Don't know anything about 1L hiring? Ms. JD and our panel of experts from firms with 1L Summer Programs are here to help!  They'll give you the tips and tricks for making your application stand out and tell you more about their successful programs.  Have…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats: Leveraging Mindfulness to Survive a Sometimes Stressful Season

Join Ms. JD and our experts on Friday, November 18th at 4:00 PM ET to learn more about how leveraging mindfulness can help you thrive. Whether you're a practicing attorney adding the holiday season to your busy days or a student headed into finals, November and December can be a stressful time of year.  Ms. JD is here to help with a set of experts in mindfulness practice.  They'll give you tips and tricks for leveraging mindfulness to help you increase focus and calm, reduce stress, and improve your overall performance!   We will livestream the panel on Ms. JD's YouTube channel. Meet…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats Recap: So you think you want a clerkship?

On October 10th Ms. JD sat down with a panel of current and former judicial clerks for a conversation about their experiences behind the bench. Watch the recording below for the inside scoop on the hiring process, the benefits and potential pitfalls of clerking, the way to excel as a clerk for your judge, and so much more. In essence, the good, the bad, and the never ugly of being a clerk!   

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats: So you think you want a clerkship?

Join Ms. JD and our panel of current and former judicial clerks on Monday, October 10th at 5:00 PM ET for a conversation about their experiences behind the bench. They will talk you through the hiring process, the benefits and potential pitfalls of clerking, the way to excel as a clerk for your judge, and so much more. In essence, the good, the bad, and the never ugly of being a clerk!  Our panelists will include lawyers who have clerked for:  The Supreme Court The DC Circuit Two different Federal District Courts  A Federal Bankruptcy Court The Delaware Chancery Court…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD Chats Recap: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel

On September 12th Ms. JD sat down with a talented group of attorneys who work for companies of various sizes and name brands - each of whom has taken a different route to land in-house.  Our panel of experts shared how they went in-house, tips for determining if an in-house position is right for you, and valuable insight on getting yourself there!  

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Kristen Geyer

In December, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Kristen Geyer, a Partner at Culhane Meadows PLLC. Kristen began her career in the securities practice group of a large Wall Street firm. When she decided to move from New York to D.C., she leveraged the computer skills from her journalism background to find work in the emerging practice area of computer law. With her background in securities, Kristen represented corporate clients and their interests in the new technologies of online trading and automated trading before the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She further developed her international legal expertise when…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Kimberly Gahan

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Kimberly Gahan, an Attorney Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. Her work at the State Department focuses on nonproliferation and arms control issues. Prior to joining the State Department, Kimberly clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Kimberly currently works in the legal office for non-proliferation and arms control issues where she handles a range of non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) issues. The type of work and law an attorney in the State Department’s Office of the…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Lisa Savitt

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Lisa Savitt, a Partner in The Axelrod Firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Lisa’s practice focuses on international and domestic litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution, representing foreign and domestic companies in matters involving complex legal, regulatory and technical issues. She is also Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law. Albeit unexpected, Lisa’s legal work for the aviation industry launched her career in international law. Today, she encourages aspiring international attorneys to keep an open mind about their future career paths and to join the Section of International…

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Laura Bladow

No Layover: The Ins & Outs of International Careers in Law - An Interview with Bobbi Liebenberg

I recently had the distinct pleasure of speaking with Roberta “Bobbi” Liebenberg regarding her career and relentless support of advancing women in the legal profession. Bobbi is a senior partner at Fine, Kaplan, and Black in Philadelphia. Her practice focuses on class actions, antitrust and complex commercial litigation, and white collar criminal defense. Bobbi’s robust career as a litigator and her leadership of numerous efforts to advance women in the legal profession are both fueled by her passion and grit.   Bobbi’s journey to selecting her practice area is “a great story about grit. I had clerked on the United…

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