Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week ending September 25, 2015

The White House will nominate deputy counsel Jennifer O’Connor to the top legal job at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Removing one word from your writing can make it sound stronger. The US government has a plain language mandate, and when they talk about omitting unnecessary words, they specifically call out prepositions as a potential problem.

Professor Rollag of Babson College discusses that often our nervousness and reluctance in new situations keeps us from putting ourselves out there and taking advantage of life’s opportunities.

There are lots of ways to keep stress at bay and maintain your cool. Here at 7 strategies that lawyers can utilize.

2015 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

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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