NWLSO Leadership Academy

On November 22-23, 2019, Ms. JD will host our second NWLSO Leadership Academy at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA!  

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. 

The Leadership Academy will take place on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, with an opening reception and Harvard WLA programming starting the afternoon of Friday, November 22nd.  This intensive workshop will feature attorneys, thought leaders, and professional development professionals speaking on their personal experiences of women in leadership positions and their advice on developing the professional skills required to become and support women in leadership.  Participation in the Leadership Academy will greatly enhance your national law school network, equip you with tools necessary for professional development, and will generally provide opportunities that would not have existed otherwise. 

Applicants will be chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. Ms. JD will select approximately thirty applicants to join the NWLSO Leadership Academy Class. 

To be eligible, the applicant must: (1) be entering her second or third year of law school; and (2) have served or desires to serve in a leadership role in her law school community.   

Those selected will be responsible for all expenses related to travel and lodging, as well as a $75 Program Tuition.

To apply, please submit this form, and email your resume and a letter of recommendation (from an employer, professor, peer, etc.) to Ms. JD's Programs Chair, Katie Day, at day@ms-jd.org.

Applications are due by October 19, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET.

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