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Alice Shih

Yale Law Study Insights on Classroom Dynamics

This is the second post in a series about Yale Law Women’s study, Yale Law School Faculty & Students Speak Up About Gender: Ten Years Later. One of three major data collection methods was observing 113 class sessions in 21 Yale Law courses for three one-week periods in September, October, and November 2011. The study recorded the gender of the professor, gender of the speaker, whether it was an initial or subsequent participation, and the origin of the contribution (called on, volunteered, offered a question or comment without professor prompt, interrupted professor or classmate). A total of 2,934 participation events…

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Alice Shih

Yale Law School Faculty & Students Speak Up About Gender: Ten Years Later

In 2002, Yale Law Women (YLW) published Yale Law School Faculty and Students Speak About Gender: A Report on Faculty-Student Relations at Yale Law School. Expanding on several earlier YLS studies of gender dynamics during the 1980s and 1990s, the report noted progress toward gender equality within the law school, identified areas for future improvement, and started a dialogue between faculty and students about these issues. In 2012, YLW launched Yale Law School Faculty & Students Speak Up About Gender: Ten Years Later, a follow-up report on how gender dynamics have changed at Yale Law School over the last decade.…

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alisonmonahan

What No One Tells You Before You Go to Law School: You’re Entering a Sexist Profession

Maybe I was hopelessly naive, but it really never occurred to me that I'd be treated differently in the legal profession because I was a woman. I spent the several years before law school in a heavily male-dominated profession (software), and never had any issues. I'd done a previous graduate degree, same thing. All my life, I'd been "one of the guys" and I'd never had much interest in stereotypically female pursuits such as shopping and talking on the phone. Frankly, I decided at a young age it was a better long-term plan to be smart than to be cute,…

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Emily Rock

Montessori 1L: Stop and Smell the Finger Paint

There are many unique aspects of studying at Yale Law—small classes, no letter grades, students get to pick their own courses after first semester—but even expecting an unconventional legal education, I was surprised at my 1L orientation to hear a professor call Yale “Montessori Law School.” We all laughed, but I’m sure I wasn’t the only one thinking, “Really? What does that mean?”   Montessori education emphasizes independence and freedom of choice, and describes learning as “purposeful activity.” As I reflect on my time so far as a 1L, I’m starting to see what the professor might have meant. This…

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editor

Introducing the Panelists for Ms. JD’s Miss Representation Screening

Ms. JD is pleased to announce the panelists for our discussion of Miss Representation following the screening at O'Melveny & Myers this Friday.  This event is sold out but if you would like to join the waitlist in case someone is unable to attend, please click here.  More importantly, read on about our incredible panelists including Dr. Bernice Sandler "The Godmother of Title IX," Heather Traeger, Partner at O'Melveny & Myers, and Judge Judith Macaluso of the DC Superior Court. We are excited to hear reflections from these incredible women on the ideas presented in Miss Representation!  Read more about them…

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editor

Ms. JD San Francisco Event: Young Professionals Mixer with AIF

We're always talking about the importance of expanding your network here at Ms. JD.  On April 19th, we're working with AIF Bay Area to give you an opportunity to meet new people and learn about two great organizations who are working to give students educational opportunities in Uganda and India.  Please join us!  For more information and to RSVP, click here.  To learn more about Ms. JD's Global Education Fund, click here.

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Ms. JD International

Ms. JD International: State Department, Part III: Foreign Service

Ms. JD International: State Department, Part III: Foreign Service The Foreign Service is the flagship arm of the State Department, and is an excellent career choice for Ms. JD Internationals seeking a career in the international sector. Ever dream about living an expat lifestyle? Attracted by the aura and mystery of diplomatic work? Want to represent the United States abroad? Then the Foreign Service may be for you. Whether you are straight out of law school or have been practicing for years, the Foreign Service is a great option to stoke your international interests and embark upon a diplomatic career.…

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watson28

Young Lawyers, Young Leaders Conference

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois invites all law students and attorneys to attend our spring law school event on Thursday, April 12, 2012, at Chicago-Kent College of Law. We will be hosting a panel event focused on leadership, and before the panel we are hosting a reception that will promote networking among law students and attorneys in attendance. The goal of this event is to provide law students and young attorneys with practical career advice and networking.5:30 - 6:30 PM ReceptionCocktail reception is open to law students and attorneys with complimentary food & drinks.6:30 - 8:30 PM Panel Discussion: Young Lawyers, Young LeadersPanel…

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Susan Smith Blakely

Best Friends at the Bar: Is Going to Law School Worth It?

Editor's Note:  Ms. JD is excited to announce that Susan Smith Blakely, author of Best Friends at the Bar, will be speaking at Ms. JD: She Leads on October 5, 2012. This post originally appeared on the Best Friends at the Bar blog on February 4, 2012.You probably have read the stuff that has been floating around the Internet for the last couple of years on the topic of whether going to law school is worth it.  Above the Law will keep you pretty well informed about graduate law students suing their alma maters because they cannot get jobs, law…

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Susan Smith Blakely

Best Friends at the Bar: Networking Your Way To Success As Women Law Students and Prelaw Students

Editor's Note:  Susan Smith Blakely, author of Best Friends at the Bar, will be speaking at Ms. JD: She Leads on October 5, 2012. This post originally appeared on the Best Friends at the Bar blog on March 12, 2011.I recently attended a Prelaw Advisors Conference in Las Vegas at UNLV Law School.  The conference was sponsored by the Western Association of PreLaw Advisors (WAPLA), a subgroup of the National Association of Prelaw Advisors (NAPLA).  Because my book includes so much information for undergraduate women who are considering law school, this is a great market that I am just beginning to tap.  Not only did…

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