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Microsoft Diversity IP Law Summit

If you are or will be in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area on April 22, 2013, you are invited to attend the Microsoft Diversity IP Law Summit at Stanford from 1:30pm - 8:00pm.Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs,  the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and sponsoring law firms Merchant & Gould P.C. and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP are bringing together leading companies and firms from across the country to increase awareness of careers in Intellectual Property (IP), and to share best practices for pursuing a career in this dynamic field of law. The free event includes a career discussion with lawyers representing a broad…

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Ms. JD and Banana Republic Flagship present: The Equal Partners Fashion Event

Ms. JD and Banana Republic Flagship invite you to attend "The Equal Partners Fashion Event" on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:00pm, at 256 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94108 Ms. JD recognizes that achieving equality in the workplace requires creating equal partnerships - in the office and at home!  So we're celebrating Equal Pay Day with our partners, fashionably!  Come out with your partner or just a big group of friends, enjoy a fashion presentation, 40% one full-priced item and 25% off the rest of your purchase at Banana Republic Flagship (some exclusions may apply), a sweets…

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How Far Have We Come?

Editor's Note: We are pleased to share this fantastic event with the Ms. JD community. If you are in or around Chicago on March 8th, please join us in celebrating the achievements of women! In collaboration with the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women and the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, please join the Women's Affinity Group of Baker & McKenzie to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2013 in Baker & McKenzie’s Chicago office to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media…

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A Summary and Discussion of Building Her Power Base - A Talk by Laurel Bellows

On January 31, 2013, Laurel Bellows, President of the American Bar Association, gave a wide-ranging talk that should be mandatory viewing for all practicing attorneys. Mrs. Bellows discussed her past, gave career advice and analyzed gender-equity problems with uncanny passion, candor and clarity. It is almost needless to say that a blog post is an unworthy scaffold to bring forth so great a presentation. Therefore, I ask you, the reader, to put your imaginary forces to work. Suppose within the borders of this screen rests a conference room high above the streets of Chicago. The room is at capacity as…

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Happy New Year Ms. JDs!  We’re celebrating 2012 and Looking Ahead to 2013. (Post 1 of 2!)

To Our Ms. JD Community:Happy New Year!  Over the next two posts, we'll be celebrating some of our favorite moments of 2012 and looking forward to 2013.  Most importantly, we want your help in determining what we're going to deliver for you this year!  We thought we'd start by looking back over some of our best moments of 2012:1. In January, Ms. JD hosted our first ever Ms. JD regional event, bringing together women from law schools around the Bay Area to watch the hit documentary Miss Representation.  We had so much fun that we repeated the event in DC and then…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About NWLSO Liaison Connie Lam

1.  I am terrified of balloons.  Love them in theory, but when I see them in person I am in dread fear of them popping.2.  I make a killer red velvet cupcake that actually tastes like chocolate.  Cream cheese frosting, of course.  Anything else is sacrilege.3.  I studied classical piano under the same teacher for 11 years, but was dropped from tennis class for being an uncoordinated menace.  4.  If I could do anything other than practice law, I would own and operate a neighborhood bakery and cafe called Lady Lamalot.  Okay, maybe the name could use some work.5.  My…

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD Board Member Liz Vaysman

1.  My family immigrated to the US from the Soviet Union when I was two years old.  On the way to the US, we lived in Italy for 3 months because we were robbed by gypsies, forcing us to stay for a few months while my Dad painted houses to raise money.  Sometimes I imagine what my life would have been like if I grew up in Italy! 2.  We ended up settling in Reading, PA where I spent most of my life.  It is home of the Reading Railroad that is on the Monopoly board, even though the railroad…

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD CFO Sheila Forjuoh

1. I was born in Kumasi, Ghana. Most people don't know this but I didn't move to the US until I was three, and I didn't become a citizen until I was 17. 2. I have an unhealthy obsession with sweet potato fries. Ditto for dutch apple pie. If you're ever in Montreal, make sure to stop at Rockaberry for their awesome pies. It'll change your life. 3. I own way too many Longchamp bags, but I LOVE them. They are awesome for work, play, travel, and everything in between. And they last FOREVER. If you are in a the market for a new…

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Help Ms. JD Celebrate the Holiday Season With the Gift of Women’s Leadership

Happy December Ms. JD!  For our law student community, December brings with it the promise and dread of the end of the semester - the race to the finish line with finals and papers.  Take a deep breath and know that you're going to do great!  For our community of lawyers, December brings everything that goes with the close of another business year.  We hope you're all not just surviving but thriving! Here at Ms. JD, we're dedicating December to celebrating the gift of women's leadership.  As you know, this year has been all about leadership for us.  Since January, we've been…

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Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community Conference

Following the success of the last critical race theory conference held at Yale in 2009, Yale Law School is proud to host the Critical Race Theory: From the Academy to the Community conference on Friday, February 8, 2013 and Saturday, February 9, 2013. The conference is sponsored by the Zelia & Oscar Ruebhausen and Debevoise & Plimpton Student Fund at Yale Law School, the American Studies Department, the Public Humanities Initiative, and La Casa Cultural at Yale College. The conference will convene scholars, legal practitioners, and community leaders to examine the ways in which critical race theory can be applied…

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