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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: Get the Scoop: Going Directly to the Source

Editor's Note: Each week, at Ms. JD and Levo League, Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara and Bridget Sheehan will take you step-by-step through the law school application process. This is the third installment of the Pre-Law Prep Guide. To read the second post, click HERE. To be or not to be … a lawyer?OK, so maybe Shakespeare didn’t use those words exactly but, in all seriousness: do YOU want to go to law school?  Our intention was not to scare you last week, but to shed some light on the realities of the legal market to help you make…

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Located in Austin or Seattle? Attend Ms. JD’s Largest Event Ever!

Ms. JD and Kirkland & Ellis cordially invite you to attend: Building Her Power Base: A Conversation with ABA President Laurel Bellows on Leadership & EntrepreneurshipOn Thursday, January 31st, Laurel Bellows will be speaking on Leadership and Entrepreneurship and will be answering questions from young women attorneys and law students nationwide.  Laurel's presentation is an unsurpassed opportunity for law students and junior attorneys to get tips and tricks for tackling leadership and entrepreneurship in the law! Austin, TX at the University of Texas, Francis Auditorium, 727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX at 12:00 pm Central.  Click here to register for the Austin event.Seattle, WA at Foster…

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Located in California? Attend the Largest Ms. JD Event Ever!

Ms. JD and Kirkland & Ellis cordially invite you to attend: Building Her Power Base: A Conversation with ABA President Laurel Bellows on Leadership & EntrepreneurshipLaurel Bellows will be speaking on Leadership and Entrepreneurship and will be answering questions from young women attorneys and law students nationwide.  Laurel's presentation is an unsurpassed opportunity for law students and junior attorneys to get tips and tricks for tackling leadership and entrepreneurship in the law! Los Angeles, CA at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 333 Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA at 10:00 am Pacific.  A continental breakfast will be served.Palo Alto, CA at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 3330 Hillview…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: So You Want to Go to Law School; What Law & Order Doesn’t Tell You

Editor's Note: Each week, at Ms. JD and at Levo League, Ms. JD Board Member Courtney Gabbara and Bridget Sheehan are take you step-by-step through the law school application process. This is the second installment of the Pre-Law Prep Guide. To read the first post, click HERE.“You’re out of order! You’re out of order! The whole trial is out of order!”--And Justice for All “You want the truth? You can’t handle the truth!” -- A Few Good Men Sound familiar? It never ceases to amaze us how the media, TV shows, movies, and literature portray lawyers; however, the everyday person,…

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The 2013 Ms. JD Fellowship Application is now open!

The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is now open for applications! In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote mentoring and professional development. Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship winners. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship winner is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award Winners and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Prep Guide: An Insider’s Perspective to the Law School Admissions Process

Happy New Year from Ms. JD! We’re making a resolution at Ms. JD to help more women get into the law school of their dreams.  How? Each week, at Ms. JD and at Levo League, we are going to take you step-by-step through the law school application process from deciding whether law school is right for you to deciding which school best fits your needs and everything in between! Every Thursday, you should expect a post that will explore different phases of the pre-law process.  We will begin by going over steps you can take to familiarize yourself with what…

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National Association of Women Lawyers® 2012-13 Selma Moidel Smith Law Student Writing Competition

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is a national voluntary legal professional organization whose mission is the advancement of women in the legal profession and women’s rights. Since 1899, NAWL has served as an educational forum and active voice for the concerns of women lawyers in this country and abroad. NAWL continues to support and advance the interests of women in and under the law, and in so doing, supports and advances the social, political, and professional empowerment of women. Through its programs and networks, NAWL provides the tools for women in the profession to advance, prosper and enrich…

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Win Your NWLSO A Viewing Party Of ABA President Laurel Bellows’s Ms. JD Webcast!

Ms. JD is very excited to be working with Kirkland & Ellis LLP to bring you the opportunity to webcast one of the top women in the law, ABA President Laurel Bellows, into your school!  In addition to being the ABA President, Laurel runs her own firm, The Bellows Law Group.  In short, she's a woman we look up to and think you will too!  On January 31, 2013, Laurel Bellows will answer your questions about how to become a women leader and entrepreneur in the law in her presentation Building Her Power Base: A Conversation With ABA President Laurel…

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Thinking Ahead for the Bar: the New York Bar’s Pro Bono Requirement

On September 14, 2012, the New York State Court of Appeals adopted a new rule that establishes a pro bono requirement for those applying to the New York State Bar.  Applicants who are admitted to the NY Bar after January 1, 2015 are required to complete fifty qualified pro bono hours.  This applies to you if you are graduating May 2014 or later, and plan to take the NY Bar.  Even if you do not plan to take the NY Bar, other states are considering implementing a similar requirement. WHO?  Applicants admitted to the bar after January 15, 2015; so…

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Montessori 1L: Halfway Through Law School

I’m very close to the midway point of law school.  It seems like a good time for some reflection, and so I’m trying to tally the lessons I’ve learned and reminders about how I want to live my law school life. This fall, I dealt with the worst clinical depression I've ever experienced. Law school didn’t cause that, but keeping up with law school while trying to manage the depression was tough.  And it made me realize some things:Some things will always be more important than school.  Health is one of those things.  Some days I couldn’t get myself out…

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