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Congratulations to Kara Franker, 2010’s Public Interest Scholarship Winner!

Kara Franker is a 3L at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  This summer Kara is working at Shared Hope International.  Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there.“Always carry a hammer in your purse, in case you need to shatter that glass ceiling” -Joan RiversAs I approach graduation, I find myself reflecting on my internship experiences in law school.  Some of those experiences include interning for a prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney, a non-profit organization and…

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Ms. JD

3 Days Left to Apply for Ms. JD’s 2010 Summer Public Interest Scholarship

This year's Public Interest Scholarship essay topic is, "The Best Advice I Never Got."  Applicants are asked to choose a situation they've experienced (being a 1L, looking for an internship, asking for recommendations, starting a new job, being a new mom) and give the three most valuable tips for success they learned there.Winners will receive a $500 prize to support their continued commitment to public interest work. Female law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2010 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks…

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Ms. JD

Volunteer Your Spare Summer Hours for Ms. JD!

Is your summer program ending early? Are you working part time? Are you looking for that "something extra" for your resume? or a chance to build your professional network? Do you want to help women in law?Volunteer for Ms. JD! We have a variety of exciting new projects and we need your help to accomplish our goals.  Tell us what opportunity you're looking for and we'll find a way to make your work for Ms. JD work for you.Contact kornberg@ms-jd.org to apply.

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jessie

Future Judicial Clerkship Applicants: Use this Time Wisely

You're a rising 3L and you think you'd like to clerk? This summer is your last best chance to position yourself for success.  Your grades are in and there's no going back. But your recommendations, your writing sample, and your connections are still open to alteration. Recommendations: Choose your professors carefully. The best are those who've seen your writing, know you well, and know some judges. But let's be realistic: you're asking your 1L Con Law prof to write for you because you earned an A in that class and you don't have a better option.So take advantage of the summer…

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Ms. JD Staff

My First Year as…a District Court Law Clerk

This is the fourth "My First Year..." post. Each month we feature interviews with women as they begin putting their JDs to work in a variety of fields all over the country.  Today we bring you the interview of a federal district court clerk.How did you decide to pursue this position--was this something you envisioned yourself doing when you applied to law school, or was this something you learned about in school or during your summer? I had not planned on clerking, I had always envisioned going directly into private practice.  But after hearing the complaints of recent grads that they spent…

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jessie

Heads up D.C.: NAWJ hiring a fall intern

The National Association of Women Judges is looking for a fall intern. As in, they'd like a law student to spend some time every week working with judges around the country. As in, hello huge networking opportunity. Even if you're not looking for a clerkship - who doesn't want to hire someone recommended by a judge.... Don't miss out. More details here. 

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Janet

Ms. JD 2008 Fall Intern

Ms. JD is seeking responsible and self-motivated law students to intern for the remainder of the fall semester. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so apply today! A stipend of $300 will be offered for 30 hours of work. Duties will include: Copyright negotiations and compilation of a library of resource for women lawyers, including publications and studies on women in the law Data collection on statistics on women in the legal profession Content development, including soliciting contributions from practicing attorneys and judges Weekly updates and internet research on events and remarkable happenings related to women in the…

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katemort

Wrapping it Up- 7.28

Things have been somewhat wrapping up at work. I have a few more days and Tessa doesn’t want to give me any more projects. Plus, I’ve been so delved into the ones I’ve been working on. Writing heads of argument, which is the document that lays out all the basic legal arguments and something equivalent to the joint stipulation of facts, has been interesting. I was struggling through them as I had nothing but a sample on which TP informed me was written by the “best heads of argument writer in Durban.” He wrote the opposing ones for a case…

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katemort

7.18- Piece of PIE

This week has been quite busy at work, which is a nice change from last week. Tessa has Susan and me working on a few projects that are all interesting and have been very enlightening as to differences between our laws. Additionally, we had a lecture/ discussion this morning that I would also like to highlight as it was very interesting. Currently I am working on three different matters. One is an eviction issue centering on an act called PIE Act, a medical malpractice issue and a medical negligence claim. Susan and I have been working on the malpractice issue…

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katemort

Off to Wonderland…7.14

I have less to say about work this week as last week was kind of thin. TP gave us Friday off because it was Independence Day, which we celebrated with a an American pot luck, then we had Monday off because his fiancée was coming back from Taiwan, where she had been living for the past two years, then we worked Tuesday, Wednesday there was a national strike over petrol prices, we worked Thursday, and then left Thursday night for Lesotho so we didn’t work Friday. I will update soon about work- Susan and I are working on an interesting…

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