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Assistant Director of Development, College of Law

The University of Iowa Foundation (UIF), a 501(c)(3) organization that raises private gift support for The University of Iowa (UI), seeks an Assistant Director of Development to assist with the philanthropy efforts for the College of Law.  The Assistant Director of Development, plans, initiates, manages, and implements fundraising for the College of Law (COL) and the Iowa Law School Foundation (ILSF), primarily developing strategies for increasing gift activity. The Assistant Director of Development works with the dean of the college to assure that the fundraising programs are operated in accordance with the procedures, goals, and needs of the college and have the full…

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Levo League: Office Hours with Paulette Brown, Nominee for the 2015 ABA Presidency

Levo League and Ms. JD have teamed up to present Office Hours with Paulette Brown, ABA presidential nominee and dear friend of the Ms. JD Community on January 21st, 2014 at 2pm! On January 17, 2014, Levo League featured "60 Seconds Spotlight with Paulette Brown". Take a look at some quick facts that you may or may not have known about this amazing woman in law. Who she is: Paulette Brown is an Attorney, Partner, and Chief Diversity Officer at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. She is a member of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Group.Why you should watch: This accomplished woman has…

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Thurgood Marshall Opportunity Program

The Office of the Attorney General is the largest law firm in the State of Maryland, with varied, complex legal work and a distinguished history of successful advocacy. Our 430 attorneys act as legal advisors and litigators for the agencies, boards, commissions, officials, and institutions of Maryland State Government. Our work ranges from advising the Maryland Legislature on the constitutionality of proposed legislation to representing State agencies and officials in State and federal courts including the Maryland Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. From protecting the Chesapeake…

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Through the Looking Glass—Observations from Five Years Out: Guidance

With freshly printed law degree in hand, I thought a mentor would be the source of all things good in my career—someone who would provide me both counsel and opportunity.  I was mistaken. We women attorneys are routinely told that guidance is the key to our success in the legal profession.  We’re told to seek out mentors, or better yet, sponsors, since mentors and sponsors are not one and the same.  Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor, describes a mentor as a “sounding board or shoulder to cry on” who offers advice, support, and guidance…

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NAWL-PRUDENTIAL 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The National Association of Women Lawyers is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2014 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential’s offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000. Internship positions will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area.Internship Responsibilities The summer intern will have the opportunity to work with attorneys who support the broad reach of the Prudential businesses. The summer intern will also participate in the summer…

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Write for Litigation News!

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation's national news magazine, Litigation News, is seeking excellent writers interested in joining the editorial board as contributing editors. Contributing editors write four articles per year and attend two ABA conferences. This is a great opportunity to get your name out there and connect with attorneys across the country! Litigation News is published quarterly in print, and adds stories at least weekly to its online version. Its print circulation exceeds 50,000. Interested? Send a resume and writing sample to LitNewsWriteOn@gmail.com by January 17, 2014.  Applicants selected to participate in the annual write-on competition will…

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Trading in the Expense Account: Transitioning from Big Law to Public Interest: Year in Review

It’s been a pretty incredible year, hasn’t it? We started the year off talking about what it would take to make the move from Big Law to a public interest job and we’ve learned so much along the way! Planning is clearly the key to making any transition work, but especially when the transition is one in which you suddenly earn 75% less money. Although the money situation can be tricky, the psychological reward of doing work that you really believe in can take the edge off living frugally.That doesn’t mean that you can’t have any fun while you’re doing…

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Meet the 2013-2014 Global Education Fund Scholars

Ed. Note: This is a previous entry highlighting two scholars funded by Ms. JDs' Global Education Fund.  In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two more young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University!  Ms. JD's Third Annual Global Education Fund (GEF) Benefit…

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Trading in the Expense Account: Transitioning from Big Law to Public Interest: Big Law is About More Than Just the Money

I split my 2L summer between a firm and government work. I thought that it would help me decide which route that I wanted to go, but it only made me more confused. I really enjoyed the people that I worked with at the firm, but felt more connected to the work that I did at the government and various non-profits. I was scared about making a bad decision, so I made the decision on the most objective criteria I could find – the money. The “show me the money” technique is not really a technique at all, though. It’s…

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Laura Bladow

Driven to Succeed: Women in Energy

There is no denying that the energy industry is an important part of the Texas economy.  But what does it take to succeed as a woman in energy?  What traits or skills should you develop to be primed success in the energy industry regardless of your practice area?   Please join Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins LLP on November 14, 2013, for an hour of networking followed by a dynamic panel discussion among successful professionals in energy. Our speakers will provide insight on the primary drivers to their success and what you can do to develop them yourself.  …

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