Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending February 12, 2016

Paulette Brown, American Bar Association President, laments law as 'Least Diverse' Profession.

After dismal finishes in the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, Carly Fiorina is no longer in the 2016 presidential race. When announcing her decision on Facebook she specifically addressed her female readers, stating in part, "to young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you’re a woman."

Raquel Baldelomar discusses, "nearly twice as many women than men ages 18 to 44 reported feeling “very tired” or “exhausted” (15.7% vs. 8.7%), according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study." She expresses that it is important to reevaluate how women handle conflict at work.

What is the Secret to a Killer Networking Meeting? Treat it Like an Interview

Ashley Fletcher is a 2L student at Seton Hall University School of Law. During the summer of 2015, Ms. Fletcher interned at Bristol Myers Squibb in the Research and Development legal group. As an undergraduate student at Emory University, Ms. Fletcher was an English major. Prior to attending law school she completed her Master of Arts in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Fletcher’s Graduate Capstone Project focused on the intersections between Public Health and the Law and how the two fields can inform one another. After completing her Master’s program, Ms. Fletcher worked in the field of aging for three years both on policy oriented issues, and directly with Medicare beneficiaries. She is a member of the National Black Law Students Association, American Bar Association, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association.

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