2015 Writers in Residence Applications Due November 1st!

Do you feel your creative spirit fading as you work tirelessly to perfect your legal writing skills? Do you miss composing prose that is not in the passive voice or that does not require bluebooking? Would you like to contribute your thoughts and insights to a national legal blog which has been repeatedly featured on the ABA Journal Law Blawg 100 list? Then we may have just the opportunity for you!

Ms. JD is currently seeking pre-law and law school students, as well as legal professionals, to serve as its 2015 Writers in Residence. The Writers in Residence Program consists of a small, select group of columnists who contribute monthly articles over the course of one year on a specific topic. The Program launched in 2010 and has given rise to some of Ms. JD's most inspiring, hilarious, and provocative content to date. 

Perhaps you can share your insights on legal career planning, clerkship applications, balancing law and motherhood, studying for the bar, seeking employment, or practicing in a unique field. Or, maybe you would like to conduct interviews with female attorneys on those issues (what a fantastic networking opportunity!).

The Writers in Residence Program is a unique opportunity to:

·        Share your knowledge with women in law across the country;

·        Join an amazing network of women, from pre-law students to law students to practicing attorneys;

·        Unleash your inner Ann Landers, Carrie Bradshaw, or Emily Post; and

·        Add a distinguished position to your resume.

To apply for the Writers in Residence Program, please submit all of the following information and materials to wir@ms-jd.org by Saturday, November 1, 2014:          

·        Your name, email address, and telephone number;

·        The law school you attend or graduated from (or college/university for pre-law applicants);

·        Your current occupation (e.g., law student; judicial clerk; associate);

·        Proposed column title (approximately 50 characters or less);  

·        100-300 word description of your column idea;

·        List of any relevant writing experience; and

·        Short writing sample (it need not be legal!)

Applicants will be notified as to whether they have been selected to participate in the Writers in Residence Program by Monday, December 8, 2014.

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