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Letters from Uganda: Joaninne Nanyange’s 1st Semester

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.  Joaninne Nanyange is one of the 2010-2011 Ms. JD International Scholars being supported by the GEF's inaugural grant to Makerere University in Uganda.  Here are her reflections on her first semester. My first semester at Makerere University as a law student was very eventful. It was an exciting experience finally being at campus, something every young person dreams about. It is even better when you are admitted to a prestigious faculty like…

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Letters from Uganda: Monica Athieno’s 1st Semester

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.  Monica Athieno is one of the 2010-2011 Ms. JD International Scholars being supported by the GEF's inaugural grant to Makerere University in Uganda.  Here are her reflections on her first semester. My first day in Makerere University and the School of Law in particular was a mixture of emotions. I was overjoyed to be admitted at Makerere University to pursue the Law Degree and yet deep down in my mind I was…

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Tanya and Neha

Partnering Up For Perspective : Interview with Ms. Karen Gebbia

Ms. Karen Gebbia practiced business reorganization and commercial transactions law with Nachman & Munitz and Winston & Strawn.  She left practice in 1993 to teach at the University of Hawai`i.  After, she “retired” in 2004 as a tenured full professor to raise her three children, who were at that time ages 1, 1 and 3. Ms. Gebbia currently teaches at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco.  She graduated Villanova undergrad magna cum laude and Georgetwon Law cum laude.  What are your hobbies/activities that you enjoy doing out of the office?  My children are still fairly young, so…

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jessie

An Interview with Marissa Román: Hollywood Dealmaker

Marissa Román is a a partner in the Los Angeles office of Akin, Gump Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Ms. Román's practice focuses on media finance and other entertainment transactions. In other words, Ms. Román has built a career representing the financial institutions that back movies and television shows. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well we got to chat with Ms. Román and find out: 1. The worlds of law, finance and film are known for being male-dominated. Your practice combines the those fields. Have those stereotypes been born out in your experience? In the same vein, how do you think your…

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The Employment Law Group® Law Firm Secures $466,000 Plus Verdict in Equal Pay Act Case

On December 22, 2008, The Employment Law Group® law firm obtained a verdict of $466,816 for a former female director of the National Transportation Safety Board ("NTSB") who alleged that the NTSB discriminated against her by paying her less than similarly-situated male directors at the NTSB. In her complaint, the former director also alleged that the NTSB ignored her complaints when she questioned the pay differential. Finding that the former director established a violation of the Equal Pay Act and that the NTSB failed to prove that the wage disparity between the former female director and her male counterparts was…

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Janet

The World’s Most Powerful Women

Forbes magazine released its list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women last week. The list includes several women with Juris Doctorates, including Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ranked at #72, and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, ranked at #28. Two female attorneys rank among the Top Ten, although both are now in executive roles--one is Chairman of the FDIC, the other is the CEO and President of WellPoint. Sheila C. Bair, the #2 most powerful woman according to Forbes, was sworn in at the 19th Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission in 2006. Forbes describes "Bair's domain" as "the last…

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Introducing Ms. JD’s National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO)

This past weekend, Ms. JD celebrated its first birthday by bringing together over 90 law students from 70 law schools in 33 states to create the Ms. JD National Women Law Students' Organization (NWLSO), a group that will bring together and represent the interests of women law students. Delegates elected regional leadership to establish a NWLSO presence at every law school campus in the country and to connect with practitioners and professional leaders in legal markets nationwide. Sponsored by Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and made possible by all of the founding sponsors who have supported Ms. JD through a…

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Anna

Profile & interview with Michelle Obama, lawyer and “super juggler” [Clippings]

Yesterday the Wall Street Journal profiled and interviewed Michelle Obama (J.D., Harvard Law School, 1988). Hat tip to John J. Edwards III at the WSJ Juggle Blog, who suggests reading the pieces for the perspective of a "super juggling" two-lawyer family with kids.

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Anna

Interviews with Fatima Goss Graves and Jill Morrison, Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center

The National Women's Law Center has started a weekly series interviewing bloggers at Womenstake, their blog. Most recently they interviewed Fatima Goss Graves, Senior Counsel with NWLC. She works for greater gender equality in education, through litigation, drafting legislative policy, and public education. Highlights...I come from a long legacy of civil rights activists. My father and aunt were the named plaintiffs in a significant post-Brown Supreme Court ruling that desegregated schools in Knoxville, Tennessee, during the height of the civil rights movement.... Q: Over the years, the civil rights movement and the women’s rights movement have coincided and sometimes clashed.…

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Video of Judges Ikuta and Fletcher

Click here to watch video of 9th Circuit judges Ikuta and Fletcher This post is cross-listed here

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