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To me, stronger together means… supporting each other as we define our own success.

Like many of my fellow 1Ls, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed already. And it’s only been a month since the semester began! Not only are we thrown back into the lions’ den of challenging academic courses, but also we have to suffer through the intimidating process of applying and interviewing for summer jobs. When you spend so much time with your classmates, it is difficult not to compare yourself to others who may have more job opportunities or who already know exactly what career they want to pursue. I find myself struggling with this on a daily basis. Events…

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Dining in San Francisco—Town Favorites and Hidden Gems

San Francisco is an eater’s paradise. The first part of this post includes a variety of options within one mile of UC Hastings. Several of these places are known throughout the city as “must try.” Others are not as well-known, but just as tasty. The second part of this post is for those that want to step away from the area surrounding campus and explore the rest of the City. These are the places I choose for dinner with friends, a special occasion, or just a break from the books. Bon Appétit! I. Top picks near UC Hastings: Coffee Sightglass…

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5 Local Favorites Within Walking Distance of the Ms. JD Conference

Philz Consider yourself a coffee connoisseur? Go here! Voted best coffee in the city by SF Weekly, each cup is made to order… and delicious! My personal favorite is the Ginger Snap Iced Coffee. Five stars! Saigon Sandwich This place often has a line because of its popular banh mi, but it’s worth the wait. Also very affordable! Get it to go and walk over to the park on Turk and Gough for a picnic-style meal. Tommy’s Joint A true local favorite, Tommy’s Joint has been featured in numerous foodie magazines, as well as TV specials. Great ambiance, great BBQ,…

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Stronger Together: The Best Teams Aren’t Born, They are Thrown Together in a Panic

The clicking of macBook keyboards was maddening. My collar was much too tight. I looked to our brave leader, as she chugged another Red Bull, then turned her attention back to her screen. I checked my battery - low again. I took someone's charger with a nod of understanding. The job had to get done. The notes had to be answered.  About two years ago, one of my best friends begged me to help her with NYU's Model U.N. Conference. Sympathetic to her dispair of being thrown into a team leader position two weeks before the competition, and with assurance that…

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2015 Ms. JD Honors: And The Honorees Are…

Ms. JD will be honoring exceptional attorneys in connection with our annual Conference, Stronger Together, which will take place March 5-6, 2015 in San Francisco, California. You can purchase tickets for the conference and the cocktail awards reception here.  We were overwhelmed by this year’s nominees. The Conference Committee had a difficult time deciding which amazing women and men to honor. On that note, we are pleased to announce the Ms. JD Conference Award Honorees and give you a preview of their stories. Women of Inspiration Award - The Woman of Inspiration Award was designed to go to a woman…

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SF: Read all about it! 3 Must-read books about The City.

Before I moved to SF, I lived in Berlin, Germany for a study-abroad semester and traveled throughout Europe. My experiences as an international traveler (10/10 would do again) strongly influenced and informed the way that I wanted to approach SF as a new home, a new city, and a new adventure. Though SF was not entirely new -- I grew up in the South Bay, so I did the SF weekend trips -- I never felt like it was my city. I'm working to change that, and through my blog posts I am going to share with you the different…

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Welcome to San Francisco! 3 basic tips.

I am very excited that the annual Ms. JD Conference is going to be held in San Francisco, at UC Hastings! I am a 1L at UC Hastings and I hope that I can help some of our lovely out-of-towners prepare for San Francisco. --- BOOKMARK THIS WEBSITE: ^Literally every single museum, office, park, historical site, SF event that you can think of is listed here. Use it!!! --- First off: Yes, even though we are in California, San Francisco can get pretty chilly, especially in the evening. I would bring light to medium weight outerwear, with an emphasis on…

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Walk This Way: 20 Places to Eat and Drink Near UC Hastings’ “Campus”

One of the best things about UC Hastings is that San Francisco is our campus! The Tenderloin, as well as nearby thoroughfare Market Street, present a hodge-podge of no frills and semi-upscale hip restaurants great for a quick bite or a business lunch, coffeehouses for a strong pick-me-up, and bars for a stiff happy hour drink or pint of a local microbrew.   Elmira Rosticceria – 154 McAllister Street (between Hyde and Leavenworth) Casual industrial-chic Italian café with what I hear are awesome Brussels sprouts. 300 feet from UC Hastings   Soluna Café – 272 McAllister Street (between Larkin and…

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Welcome to San Francisco!

As the Stronger Together Conference approaches, UC Hastings’ NWLSO chapter would like to share some helpful hints to make your trip more enjoyable. 1. Go to a museum. From the Exploratorium (just as much for adults as it is for kids!), to the De Young and other Golden Gate Park staples, to the Palace of Fine Arts in the Presidio, San Francisco has it all. 2. Tour Alcatraz or Angel Island. These spots are classic tourist destinations for their rich histories and amazing views. 3. Take the ferry to Marin County. Enjoy a beautiful, relaxing ferry ride – you can even…

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Laura Bladow

Stronger Together Happy Hour in Houston

Ms. JD President, Katie Larkin-Wong, wants to be Stronger Together with Houston during the ABA Mid-Year Meeting. Join Katie and local host, Sheila Forjuoh (UT '12, Latham & Watkins Houston Associate, former Ms. JD Board Member), for a night of networking and connecting about how we can support one another in 2015!   Join the Ms. JD community on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the The Springbok in downtown Houston from 4 - 6 pm for a happy hour fundraiser. 10% of food and drink purchases will be donated to support Ms. JD's 2015 programming! RSVP Here Friday, February 6, 2015 4 - 6 pm…

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