Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending October 14

Making Women a Priority
Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP works to advance women through networking and training

Cameo: Lawyer, mom, pitch-woman
Firms so eager to be family-friendly that managing partners babysit for associates in a pinch?

Law firms struggle to retain women

Women expecting to live it up like Ally McBeal are leaving disappointed...

Fenberg paved way for women lawyers
Matilda Fenberg, first woman to graduate from Columbia Law School, is remembered

Women Lawyers on Top
The number of women lawyers swells in Trinidad and Tobago

Alleged killer demands a female lawyer

Corporate clients aren't the only ones demanding diverse representation

Lawyer, woman's rights activist joins Miss Renaissance pageant
In Guyana, why can't you be the top female lawyer and the prettiest belle at the ball?

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jessie

This week also saw the story of a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law who agreed to take a leave of absence after showing a film clip of a thong-clad woman dancing suggestively and for also raising provocative questions about slavery during a class.
I'm glad that schools are attempting to be sensitive to the relatively recent addition fo women to law school classrooms, but I think we also get scapegoated for ruining the good old days.  To illustrate, I had a 1L professor bemoan the demise in popularity of cold calling, and then in the same breadth surmise that the trend was the result of too many professors not wanting to make girls cry.

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