Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending May 24, 2013

On June 13, 2013, seven bands of lawyers will compete on one stage for the Family Violece Appellate Project's (FVAP) event, Banding Together to End Domestic Violence.  The event will take place in San Francisco, CA, and it will include bands from Google Legal, Bingham McCutchen, Quinn Emanuel, Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, O'Melveny & Myers, and Morrison & Foerster.  As a bonus, Ms. JD President Katie Larkin-Wong will be emceeing!  Tickets are still available, so register today if you want to participate in a great cause this summer!

Forbes released its 2013 List of the World's Most Powerful Women!  The list highlights female change-agents in diverse professional roles, including politicians, CEOs, entreprenuers, musicians, designers, and movie stars.  Prepare to be inspired!

We all know the importance of having mentors in the legal profession, but is the gender of your mentors also significant?  The Glass Hammer is encouraging women to branch out and seek male mentors.  Read the article and tell us what you think: do women need male sponsors and mentors to succeed?

Latham & Watkins is currently accepting applications for its Diversity Scholars Program, which awards six second-year law students a $10,000 scholarship.  The application deadline is September 3, 2013, and you can find additional details about the program here!

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