Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Round-up:  Week Ending January 18, 2008

Supreme Court First: A Female Special Master

Kristin Linsley Myles, a Justice Scalia's former law clerk, becomes the first woman to hold the position of Supreme Court special master.

The Coming American Matriarchy

According to projections by the National Center for Education Statistics, there is a "new educational gender gap . . . favoring women," with a "22 percent increase in female college enrollment between 2005 and 2016, compared with only a 10 percent increase for men."

Mother-Daughter Jurists: They're Part of a Nationwide Trend

After following her mother's footsteps to the bench, Phyllis Beck's daughter says that her mother, the first woman appointed to serve as a judge on Pennsylvania's Superior Court, taught her "the ability to go out and do something different, and not conform to what people are telling you."

Brewer to become first female CEO of major state law firm

Steptoe & Johnson names Susan S. Brewer the firm's managing member-elect; she will become CEO on January 1, 2009.

One Way of Looking at Clinton: Hillary, Esq.

A look at Hillary Clinton through her legal career.

Work-Life Balance Can Exist, Martin Tate's Keough Finds

Liz Landrigan Keough, a director and shareholder at a Memphis law firm, "knows a thing or two about balancing a busy career with a personal life."

Milberg Weiss & NYC Bar President Elect Pat Hynes

Patricia Hynes, nominated by the NYC Bar Association as its next president, is criticized by many for omitting her 24-year career at Milberg Weiss, a firm indicted shortly after Hynes left.

Bringing Up Babies, And Defying the Norm

Recent research shows that "the majority of college graduates in their 20s in metropolitan regions postpone having kids until at least their 30s or never have any," but some young couples are choosing to start families before their careers take off.

Bella's Way

Bella Azbug, "a lawyer, a Congresswoman, an organizer, a feminist, a civil rights worker and an environmental activist" is perhaps the only woman lawyer to have an oral history with the grandiose introduction: "How One Tough Broad From the Bronx Fought Jim Crow and Joe McCarthy, Pissed Off Jimmy Carter, Battled for the Rights of Women and Workers, Rallied Against War and for the Planet, and Shook Up Politics Along the Way."

Chairwoman says law firm post 'not a big deal'

This article profiles the 28-year legal career of Nina Gussack, who was recently named chairwoman of the law firm Pepper Hamilton.

Saidman elected president of W-B Law and Library Association

Sheila Saidman becomes the first female president of the Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association in its 157-year history.

Can Having Children Early Help Women’s Careers Later On?

Law-related reflections on the article cited above on young couples having children.

Candidates for prosecutor say: Status quo no!

Anita Alvarez is the only female candidate running to be the next Cook County (Chicago) State Attorney.

Pacman allegedly strikes lawyer at strip club

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones allegedly punched a female attorney . . . at an Atlanta strip club (the usual hangout for professional women lawyers).

Law Blog Q&A: Kirsten Wolf, Law School Naysayer

After experiencing the debt of law school, Kristen Wolf is "on a one-woman mission to talk people out of law school."

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