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What #PROPELS Ms. JD Board Member Jane Rosales

1. Three things that #PROPEL me are: (1) my family and friends  (2)  (3) My amazing family, friends, and partner Roy, who keep me grounded and remind me to find the fun in life. 2. I #PROPEL others by:  My personality type is INFJ ("the Advocate"), which means I'm idealistic, but also action-oriented. As an attorney, I like to think I ask the hard questions and know how to make a plan to take ideas and make them real.    3. I think Ms. JD #PROPELs others by:  Letting female law students and attorneys know they're not alone. The legal profession…

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Asian Food in Chicago

When I move to a new city, one of the first things I do is explore the Asian food scene. After a semester at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, I’ve discovered that Chicago has an amazing variety of restaurants that serve generous portions of delicious, authentic Asian food. I hope you get to try out some of these places when you visit Chicago in a few weeks for the Ms. JD Conference! Chi Cafe: When you’re in Chicago, you should definitely spend some time in Chinatown, which is easily accessible by the Metro Red Line. My go-to place in Chinatown…

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2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees Spotlight Series: 5 Q&A with Liani Balasuriya

Liani Balasuriya 2017 Ms. JD Student of Inspiration Award The following questions were formulated based on Liani's profile. 1. What made you want to be involved in the Northwestern's Women's Leadership Coalition? I’ve been interested in women’s leadership issues since high school. I was the only woman on the executive board of my high school newspaper, and I believe being a woman affected how my peers perceived my leadership. I was also surprised by how few women ran for Student Council President. After graduating high school, I went to college in D.C. and volunteered at Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign headquarters…

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2017 Ms. JD Honors Awardees Spotlight Series: 5 Q&A with NWLSO at the University of Puerto Rico

National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO) - University of Puerto Rico School of Law  2017 Ms. JD Law School Chapter Award The following questions were formulated based on the NWLSO's profile. 1. NWLSO was founded in 2014 at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. What was the unmet need behind the creation of such a wonderful organization? Our school has organizations for all sorts of interests and students are encouraged to propose and develop ideas for what they think will benefit communities or the student body. When we started, we had the vision of a network of support…

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What #PROPELS Ms. JD’s Vice President Liz Hague

1. Three things that #PROPEL me are: (1) Learning - Ever since I was a little kid, I've devoted my time to reading and learning about the world around me. I love that as a lawyer I find myself digging into diverse subjects, and using that knowledge to advocate on behalf of my clients; (2) Improving the world around me - through volunteering, my Board service, and trying to make my community a better place; (3) My amazing family, friends, and partner Roy, who keep me grounded and remind me to find the fun in life. 2. I #PROPEL others by: …

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Now through February 12th at 11:59 PM EST Ms. JD is offering an exclusive discount to #MsJDPROPEL for all students! Visit our Eventbrite page (HERE) and enter the code PROPELSTUDENTS when checking out to receive $20 off your student conference ticket! Remember, the discount code is only good until the 12th! Don't wait, get your tickets today! And don't forget to check out the conference agenda and learn more about our speakers by visiting the conference page!  

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Chicago Neighborhood Guide

Chicago is a wonderful city, made up of a variety of unique and vibrant neighborhoods. As the 2017 Ms. JD Conference approaches, I thought I would share some of my favorite places to go in the neighborhoods surrounding Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Specifically, this guide will include top spots to grab a coffee or drink as you explore the city. STREETERVILLE Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is located in Streeterville, home to many graduate students and professionals. For coffee, check out Dollop Coffee Co. at 345 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611. Dollop is a proven Northwestern student favorite,…

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Removing Legal Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment: UN Global Compact Spotlights Partnership

Few people within the United Nations (UN) system talk about the impact in 1982 when USA President Ronald Reagan pulled the economic plug on USA international relations by withdrawing funding from key international organizations within the UN System. The move was based upon the administration's political agenda, fully within the scope of powers of the USA Executive Branch, despite underlying treaty provisions. The move had three impacts: First, withdrawl of funds threatened to have a dominio effect, with large funders withdrawing their funding too. This never actually happened however, because of a second impact: small rich nations such as the…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Amazon’s Kelly Jo MacArthur and Lia Moeser will be the #MsJDPROPEL Keynote Speakers!

Ms. JD is excited to announce that Kelly Jo MacArthur, VP & Associate General Counsel at Amazon, and Lia Moeser, Corporate Counsel at Amazon, will be the keynote speakers for #MsJDPROPEL! The conference will be held on March 3, 2017 at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. To see the full conference schedule and purchase tickets, please click HERE. Read on to learn more about our keynote speakers! Kelly Jo MacArthur Kelly Jo MacArthur is VP & Associate General Counsel at Amazon. In her current role she wears two hats – she leads legal efforts for Amazon’s physical retail initiatives (Amazon Books…

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Chicago Guide

I am a 1L at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and have been calling Chicago home for a few years now. I am excited that so many of you are coming to visit in a few weeks for the annual Ms. JD Conference! In preparation, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite places in the city. Even if the temperature is very cold (don’t forget your coat!), Chicago is a gorgeous city with so many great places to eat and have a good time! Close to Campus: On Northwestern’s Streeterville campus, there are so many places within…

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