In 2010, Ms. JD founded a project in partnership with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, the Ms. JD Fellowship. Ms. JD created the Ms. JD Fellowship in order to promote mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys.
Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second-year law students as Fellowship winners. In addition to receiving financial support to attend ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship winner is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners. The Fellows also each write a blog entry for the Ms. JD website and work together on a group project.
To read more about the experience of previous Ms. JD Fellows, click here and here. To learn more about Ms. JD’s past Fellows, follow the links below or search our blog for articles written by the Fellows or about the Fellowship. For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Fellowship FAQs page.
Fellowship applications are usually posted in January and finalists are selected in March or April. Information on the 2016 Ms. JD Fellowship is available here. To inquire about the Fellows program, contact Katherine Zhao at firstname.lastname@example.org.