Save the Date: 2020 Ms. JD Annual Conference

We’re pleased to invite you to save the date for Ms. JD’s 12th Annual Conference on Women in the Law. The conference will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in historic Chicago, Illinois. Last year’s conference featured a celebration of Ms. JD Honors recipients and panels on a diverse set of topics including alternative legal careers, personal branding, and strategies for career success. Conference attendees enjoyed ample time for networking and empowering breakout sessions. 

Ms. JD’s annual conferences present a unique opportunity to meet with fellow women in the law, network and learn to be a more effective advocate. The conference is suited for legal professionals, law students, and even legal aficionados.

For the last eleven years, Ms. JD has gathered women from law schools and legal markets around the country for a summit on the progress made by and remaining challenges for women in the profession. The conferences have previously been held in Austin, Washington D.C., New Haven, New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  Past speakers include former New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye, Allstate General Counsel Michele Mayes, Shell Oil General Counsel Catherine Lamboley, Slate.com's Dahlia Lithwick, and District Judge Joan Lefkow.

We hope you will join us!



i expect to be in Europe at the time of your conference but I could find the means to attend if you wish to invite me to speak. .. Dr Ilise L Feitshans JD and ScM and DIR is a bi-lingual lawyer with a Masters of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins University, Member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and Former Member of the Faculty, Columbia University School of Law NYC. She has worked in the Office of the Solicitor of the US Department of Labor for OSHA. Her experience in public health law and the law of occupational health spans from the local to the global—Ilise prepared successful internal memoranda justifying confidential testing for HIV AIDS among minors for the NYC Board of Health, and served at the United Nations Geneva Switzerland offices of the ILO. Former Coordinatrice for the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety,  Ilise was awarded a European Science Foundation grant for the University College of Dublin (UCD) in the spring of 2012, and the first ever Alice Hamilton Award for a woman studying international occupational health law at the Geneva School of Diplomacy (2011). Ilise served as a Visiting Scientist at the University of Lausanne and a Doctoral Candidate in International Relations “Forecasting Nano Law: Risk management Protecting Public Health Under International Law” at the Geneva School of Diplomacy, Geneva Switzerland where her pathbreaking thesis recieved highest honors and was awarded the prize for the best research in social medicine and prevention at the University of Lausanne. The theisis then became the basis of her book GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACTS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY LAW.. She prepared comments to NIOSH, for Public Comment regarding recommended exposure limits for carbon nanotubes and nanofibers.  the Author, DESIGNING AN EFFECTIVE OSHA COMPLIANCE PROGRAM (Westlaw) and Bringing Health to Work (Emalyn Press),and she is profiled in the ASSE WISE publication, 100 Women Making a Difference in the Safety, Health and Environmental Profession (ASSE 2011).

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