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Ms. JD Partners with Fashion Project!

Ms. JD is excited to announce our new partnership with Fashion Project, an online luxury boutique that lets you donate and shop the labels you love for the causes you choose. You donate designer clothing, shoes and handbags, and Fashion Project sells them to benefit Ms. JD - with 100 times the financial impact of a standard thrift store.  Support Ms. JD mission, and just a $100 donation to Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund would provide campus housing for 6 months to one scholar.  Donate now to make fashion a force for good!

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Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund Announces Partnership with Fashion Project

Ms. JD is excited to announce our new partnership with Fashion Project, an online luxury boutique that lets you donate and shop the labels you love for the causes you choose. You donate designer clothing, shoes and handbags, and Fashion Project sells them to benefit Ms. JD - with 100 times the financial impact of a standard thrift store. Donating is easy! Order the free donation packet (arrives in 3-7 business days), or print your own label at home.  Pack your items with care, then simply set your package out for your mail carrier or drop it off at your local post office for free delivery.  Just one pair…

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Laura Bladow

Ms. JD’s Passion Forward Awards

For the first time in Ms. JD history, Ms. JD will be honoring exceptional women in connection with our annual conference, Passion Forward, which will take place February 21-22nd, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  The Passion Forward Awards will celebrate women who have demonstrated passion for their careers and shared that passion with other men and women. There are six awards available. Consistent with Ms. JD’s mission of supporting law students and young lawyers, four of the awards will go to a woman or group of women who have been practicing law for ten years or less. One award will go to…

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Cruise Control: Passion Forward

To be perfectly honest, I’m still on the journey to find my passion.  As we all know, figuring it out is not easy, and for those who have figured it out, we don’t believe them or are incredibly envious.  One thing’s for sure – Ms. JD has directed me through this on-going journey.I became involved with Ms. JD in 2012 as the conference coordinator for She Leads,  Ms. JD’s Fifth Annual Conference on Women in the Law.  I took this position to earn some extra money over the summer.  I was my sister’s maid of honor and as you can…

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Interested in joining the Ms. JD Global Education Fund Team? Apply now to join the program council!

Ms. JD strives to increase the representation of women in the legal profession.  While our efforts focus on women law students and lawyers in the United States, Ms. JD wanted to support the  rise of women lawyers worldwide.  Grateful for the educational opportunities we have had in  the U.S., Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to  pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two young Ugandan  women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by…

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Fifteen Things You Didn’t Know About Ms. JD NWLSO Liaison Liz Hague

1. I grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine (current population: 9,015!); our claim to fame is having one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. Although I moved to Maine when I was 3, I’m still considered “from away” by many because I wasn't born in the state.2. I’ve been to more than 20 countries, including living in Morocco, Egypt, and South Africa. I love to travel and explore and consider myself incredibly lucky to have seen and experienced so much. My most recent trip was to Singapore, where an LLM friend proved to…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round Up For The Week of June 14, 2013

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. It was signed into law on June 10th, 1963 by John F. Kennedy. Laura Bellows, President of the ABA, sees this anniversary as an opportunity. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that human genes cannot be patented. The case involved a company called Myriad Genetics and its patent on the genes for breast cancer. The Court decided that, while Myriad made an important discovery, they did not actually create or invent anything since human genes occur in nature.  Much more to come on this. Read about the Supreme Court decision …

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Laura Bladow

Join us for the Ms. JD South Florida Kick Off Event!

As the Ms. JD community continues to spread across the country, we are pleased to announce the South Florida Kick Off Event! Law students and lawyers of all genders are welcome to join us for this informal wine and cheese networking event. With this initial meeting we aim to generate awareness and engagement of our local law schools and law professionals in South Florida.When: 06/19/2013 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm  Where: Planning Consultants Group, 2 Alhambra Plaza, Suite 100, Coral Gables, FL 33134Please RSVP here. We hope to see you there! 

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Mark Your Calendars Now!  Ms. JD’s 2014 Conference: Passion Forward is set for February 21-22, 2014 in Austin, Texas!

Ms. JD is proud to announce that our Sixth Annual Conference on Women and the Law will be February 21-22, 2014 at The University of Texas School of Law, in partnership with the Center for Women in the Law.  We anticipate that this year’s conference, themed Passion Forward, will prove to be one of our most exciting and successful events to date.  Last year at She Leads we provided attendees with the tools to identify and develop their leadership skills. Now, fueled by Ms. JD’s passion for helping law students and young lawyers thrive, we plan to help participants set…

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Laura Bladow

Join the Passion Forward Conference Planning Committee!

Are you passionate about changing the face of the legal profession? Do you enjoy event planning? Join the conference planning committee for Ms. JD’s 6th annual national conference, Passion Forward, taking place in February 2014! To apply, please complete this questionnaire by 11:59 pm PST on June 2nd. The Conference Planning Committee will work directly with Ms. JD's Board of Directors and Conference Coordinator to select speakers, design activities, and generally plan and promote our 2014 Conference.  Membership on the Committee is an excellent opportunity to take on a leadership role in a highly visible national organization. Conference Planning Committee Leaders will be regularly recognized…

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