Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending August 19, 2016

Teresa Wynn Roseborough, General Counsel for Home Depot, decided that in order to increase diversity in the legal field she needed to be innovative. Specifically she decided to make it a priority for Home Depot to choose outside law firms that valued diversity. Starting law school can be a scary thing. The Law School Toolbox's newest podcast discusses, "Tips for Surviving Law School Orientation." Dina Gerdeman details, "How To Respond To Workplace Adversity With Resilience." Miss Black USA, a Howard University Law School student, discusses Activism and Embracing Black Beauty Yara Shahidi, Blackish star, Interviews Attorney General Loretta Lynch, For…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending July 29, 2016

History was made this week as Hillary Clinton officially became the first female presidential candidate for a major U.S. political party. The Washington Post identified three ways Hillary Clinton's nomination may affect the representation of women in politics while elsewhere commentators noted the questionable decision to run photos of Bill Clinton -- instead of the nominee herself -- alongside news stories reporting the historic moment. Michelle Obama gave a powerful speech reminding us all of the historic times we live in and the hope we should all have for the future. Her speech was so powerful, it lead to more than one call…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending June 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton Has Clinched Democratic Nomination, Survey Reports. Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Dean of the N.C. Central University law school, was recently tapped by President Barack Obama to serve on an advisory board for historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs. LinkedIn can make or break your chances of getting an interview. Here are 5 things that may make a recruiter glance at your page and never return. BET Chairman and CEO Debra Lee has been appointed to serve on Twitter’s board. It can be good to turn down work projects. However, it is still possible to lend a helping hand. Ashley…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending May 20, 2016

Katie Slater, lawyer-turned-career-coach gives her best job hunting tips for recent graduates. Reviewers will find more spelling errors in your writing if they think you're black. David Lat discusses four concrete ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Biglaw and the overall legal profession. The Washington Bar Association awards Attorney General Loretta Lynch the Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit. Amy Elisa Jackson discusses "7 Things to Do With a Mentor That *Don’t* Include Coffee or Lunch." Ashley Fletcher is a Class of 2018 student at Seton Hall University School of Law. During the summer of 2015, Ms. Fletcher interned…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending April 22, 2016

African-American abolitionist, Harriet Tubman, will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the $20 Bill. Law 360 recently released their 2016 list of the 100 Best Law Firms for women. 5 Types of Networking Events That Are Actually Worth Your Time During interviews candidates are generally asked, "What Are You Looking for in a New Position?" Here are 4 steps for answering this common question. Law students are often encouraged to try taking notes by hand. New studies show that students who take notes by hand outperform those who type. Ashley Fletcher is a Class of 2018 student at Seton…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending April 8, 2016

Claudia Gordon is the first deaf African-American female attorney in the United States. Currently, Ms. Gordon works at the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and has held a previous post as a policy adviser for the Department of Homeland Security. The Girl's Guide to Law School discusses, "Exam Prep in a Nutshell." When Sarah Kauss came up with the idea for a high-end water bottle company, S'well, little did she know that the company would become the fastest-growing women-owned business in the U.S., according to an annual ranking by the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO). The Career Advice Lawyers Wish…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending March 25, 2016

Melissa Murray Named Interim Dean of UC Berkeley School of Law Muse details three common resume phrases that should be avoided at all costs. The 2016 Ms. JD Fellowship applications are due April 1, 2016, at 11:59 pm. The National Law Review discusses, "How to Succeed at Setting — and Achieving — Your Law Firm Goals." Above the Law discusses, the curse of competence and the importance of employees speaking up to ensure that they are utilizing all of their skills, rather than only the ones that are attracting attention. Ashley Fletcher is a Class of 2018 student at Seton…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending March 11, 2016

Elizabeth Garrett, First Female President Of Cornell University, Dies Of Colon Cancer Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the under-secretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of UN Women, discusses the significance of International Women's Day, the UN’s goals for women around the world, and what both businesses and individuals can do to make an impact. Ambassador Susan Schwab discusses her experience being a woman in international trade negotiations, and says "the field is a good fit for women." 7 Ways Introverts Can Become Master Minglers Since taking office in January, Ms. Clark, the new Bronx District Attorney, has created a prosecution bureau that…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 26, 2016

Minority women are disappearing from BigLaw--and here's why There has always been a focus on the importance of mentoring. In this video, three successful executives at Comcast discuss what types of relationships have helped them the most. At the 2016 Makers Conference Carla Harris states "All of the important decisions about your career will be made when you're not in the room." Linkedin gives people the opportunity to connect with individuals both within and outside of their professional networks, however rather than racing to 500 connections, individauls should focus on building connections that matter. In law school there oftentimes is…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 12, 2016

Paulette Brown, American Bar Association President, laments law as 'Least Diverse' Profession. After dismal finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Carly Fiorina is no longer in the 2016 presidential race. When announcing her decision on Facebook she specifically addressed her female readers, stating in part, "to young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman." Raquel Baldelomar discusses, "nearly twice as many women than men ages 18 to…

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