Each year Ms. JD gathers women from law schools and legal markets around the country for a summit on the progress made by and remaining challenges for women in the profession.
The conferences have previously been held in Austin, Washington D.C., New Haven, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Past speakers include former New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye, Allstate General Counsel Michele Mayes, Shell Oil General Counsel Catherine Lamboley, Slate.com's Dahlia Lithwick, and District Judge Joan Lefkow.
NWLSO Leadership Academy
Ms. JD's National Women's Law Students Organization (NWLSO) Leadership Academy is Ms. JD's initiative created to further its mission of supporting and improving the experiences of women law students. The Leadership Academy will build a national network of women's law association leaders empowered to lead their law student organizations, leveraging ideas and inspiration from their new connections with other law student leaders. Additionally, the leadership academy class will provide participants with tools to develop the professional skills to help them succeed and serve in leadership positions beyond law school.