Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending January 30, 2015

In her Confirmation Hearings this week, Loretta Lynch declared her plans to "be Loretta Lynch" if confirmed as Attorney General. If confirmed, Ms. Lynch will be the first black female attorney general. Her plan to be true to herself reflects the advice to young lawyers offered by Hon. Tiffany M. Williams: Be Yourself.

K&L Gates have launched their Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project to fight "revenge porn," with around 50 lawyers at the firm volunteering their time.

If you're getting ready for your first trial, check out these tips from the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Sometimes (all the time?), psychic powers to enable you to read that one partner’s mind would really come in handy. In the absence of mind-reading, these 20 veteran attorneys offer their advice on how to stand out and move up at your firm.

Amal Clooney gave a masterclass in dealing with frustrating questions this week after being questioned about her fashion choices at a press conference about her work representing Armenia in the European Court of Human Rights, while Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard were asked to “give a twirl” at a press conference rather than talk about their tennis.

One father shares his experiences teaching his daughters about sexism and his hopes for their futures, while Staci Zaretsky gives a compelling but depressing explanation for why she won't stop writing about sexism in the legal profession just yet. There are steps we, as adults, can take to help the young women in our lives stay assertive. Help your sisters, nieces, cousins, daughters, and friends keep their voices.

Law Review leadership positions are frequently a “preferred,” if not “required,” qualification for associate positions at top tier firms. Ms. JD will be hosting a kickoff event to announce our new Law Review Diversity Survey partnership on February 25, 2015 at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York City. Find out more about the event here, we hope to see you there! 

Calling all 2Ls! The 2015 Ms. JD Fellowship Application is now open! Being a Ms. JD Fellow is an incredible opportunity to meet other future women leaders in the law. Check out how to apply here and make sure to get your applications in by March 15 at 11:59pm.

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