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Ms. JD International Scholar Update: Joannine Nayange

 Editor's Note: Joannine Nayange is a 2010  Ms. JD International Scholar studying law at Makerere University in Uganda thanks to the Global Eduction Fund. Joannine Nanyange reports: The second semester of my second academic year begun on 28th February 2012. Like every other student at Makerere University, I was reluctant to report back to campus. This was because as a result of the lecturer’s strike at the beginning of last semester, we had a holiday of just two weeks. I did not do much last holiday because it was really short. Anyhow I reported back and classes have started. These are the…

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Ms. JD International Scholar Update: Monica Athieno

 Editor's Note: Monica Athieno is a 2010  Ms. JD International Scholar studying law at Makerere University in Uganda thanks to the Global Eduction Fund. Monica Athieno reports: The second semester of second year started on 28th January 2012 and it was not exciting reporting back since we barely had holiday. It was a two week’s break since last semester had been extended due to the duration we spent at home while the lecturer’s strike was going on. Otherwise we are now settled and lectures have started off on a serious note and we hope for the best during the course of…

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Ms. JD International: State Department, Part II: Civil Service Careers

Office of the Legal Adviser Naturally, ladies holding JDs interested in a career in international law will look at the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, “L.” The attorneys in L advise the Secretary of State, and all State bureaus and personnel on legal matters that arise in the pursuit of the Department’s mission, the development and execution of US foreign policy. As I described in my last post, L is divided into regional and functional bureaus that loosely correlate to the main bureaus at State. The Office of East Asian/Pacific Affairs in L counsels diplomats and civil servants…

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Ms. JD Screening of Miss Representation in Washington, DC!

Ms. JD's National Women Law Students Organization, in partnership with BarBri, Ms. JD Sponsor O'Melveny & Myers LLP, the DC Women's Law Student Initiative, the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Catholic Women's Law Caucus, and W&M Women's Law Society is proud to present a Washington, DC screening of the hit documentary Miss Representation Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, chronicles the media’s treatment of women and questions whether the media's treatment of women contributes to women's representation in the top positions of political power.  For more about the movie, see Miss Representation's website. We invite you to join…

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What No One Tells You Before You Go to Law School: This Might Be a Bad Financial Decision

What No One Tells You Before You Go to Law School: This Might Be a Bad Financial Decision Thankfully, word’s starting to get out that law school might not be the way to make the big bucks (or even to make enough to eat while paying back your student loans). But let’s break it down. If you’re a prelaw getting ready to accept an offer of admission, what do you need to consider? The school might be cooking the books. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that a bunch of law schools have been sued over their supposedly misleading…

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Montessori 1L: Second Semester Report

I’m happy to report that I survived my first semester finals. There’s not a lot of suspense about getting them back, because a) professors have until March to turn in grades, and more importantly, b) those “grades” consist of either “pass” or “no pass.” And everyone passes. Depending on how studious you are, you might be either comforted or aggravated to know that your transcript will look exactly the same as everyone else’s, including that guy who only came to Torts twice all semester. Me, I’m pretty glad to just be done with exams and on to second semester. Which…

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Ms. JD International: State Department, Part I

State Department, Part I: Student Opportunities The State Department, perhaps the pinnacle of all things international, has fantastic professional opportunities for internationally-minded law students. The three core opportunities for students are: the Student Internship Program, STEP (Student Temporary Employment Program), and SCEP (Student Career Experience Program). Law students can extern during the semester in at State headquarters in DC for credit or intern at an embassy abroad. The Office of the Legal Adviser, otherwise known as “L,” offers a very small number of externships and paid summer internships specifically for law students, but law students interested in international law should…

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Resolution Reminder: Live Like a Law Student

Not one day (or expenditure) goes by without the constant reminder of the debt I am racking up in pursuit of my education.   I may not be a financial advisor, however as a broke law student, I have done my fair share of research on savvy spending. The ideas I share with you today are beyond the taught methods of loan deterrence and management e.g. debt forgiveness and repayment programs or refinancing and loan consolidation.  My ideas are additional, but often overlooked, tactics to employ. Get Rewarded for Shopping (It is Like a Dream Come True!):   Get a credit…

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Apply for the 2012-2013 Ms. JD Fellowship!

The Ms. JD Fellowship, one of our most popular programs, is 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 Commissioners. To…

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Hosting an Event?  Promote it on Ms. JD!

Here at Ms. JD, we often hear from students and attorneys that they struggle to fill events that they plan.  Often filling the events that you plan is just about making sure you reach the right and the broadest audience possible.  We can help you!Did you know that you can promote your events on Ms. JD?  Ms. JD maintains a calendar that we use to promote events going on at schools, non-profits, and law firms throughout the country.  You can add your own events too. To add an event:1. You have to be a registered user of Ms. JD.  If you're…

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