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2011 Ms.JD Fellowship

In 2010, Ms. JD awarded Fellowships to 20 rising third-year law students. Fellows were chosen from among over 300 applicants representing 75 law schools. Fellows were selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession. Last year's fellowship recipients included law review editors-in-chief, published scholars, and future judicial clerks. For the 2011 Ms. JD Fellowship, we have found an equally impressive group of aspiring lawyers:Elizabeth Bailey, Harvard UniversityAngela Cunningham, Northwestern UniversityTanya Falleiro, Golden Gate UniversitySarah Ferguson, New York Law SchoolCarla Laroche, Columbia UniversityRebecca Levine, University of WashingtonSarah Martin, University of California,…

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Ms. JD

The Best Advice I Never Got: Write Your Own Story

Editor's Note: this essay was submitted by Danielle, in response to the 2010 Ms. JD Scholarship prompt: What's the best advice you never got? The best advice I never got prior to my first year of law school was, "Write your own story."  So often as aspiring lawyers, and especially as aspiring female attorneys, we are told of a clear trajectory of success.  You must get all A's, you apply and accept only prestigious internships and clerkships, you must be on Moot Court Board AND A.D.R. and Editor of the Law Review if you want a job after law school.  If I could…

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reconstructinglawschool

Law School’s Final Act of Inclusiveness

I graduated this weekend. Law school is over. It feels good. But, in true law school form, my legal education got one final jab in. This, my friends, is the instruction sheet for how to wear my academic hood during graduation. Oh wait, it's not how to wear my hood...it's how a man should wear his hood. You know, because all people who graduate from law school are men.  The instruction sheet tells me to do the following:"1. Put hood on over your head with velvet side up and with small tapered end in front."Great! I'm on board. "2. Before closing gown, loop cord…

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Join Ms. JD to Support the Global Education Fund - Tickets Available Now

Ms. JD and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP are excited to invite you to celebrate the launch of the Ms. JD Global Education Fund and its inaugural scholars, Ugandan law students Joaninne Nanyange and Monica Athieno.On June 21, we'll be hosting a reception featuring remarks by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana.In addition to our core mission to increase the representation of women in the legal profession in the United States, Ms. JD aims to support the rise of women…

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Amanda

Law Schools and Law School Applicants Need to Have a Better Dialogue Regarding Scholarships

Jeff Thomas is the director of pre-law programs for Kaplan Test Prep, managing the company’s LSAT business, including marketing, program development and delivery.  A veteran Kaplan LSAT instructor, Jeff helped develop Kaplan’s new suite of 2010 LSAT products. A successful entrepreneur, Jeff received a BS in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a JD, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School.Yup, I’m the one: the one guy under thirty keeping dying sports (or at least what some contend are dying) alive.  Two of my favorites?  Boxing and horse racing.  So what a terrific Saturday it was with both the Pacquiao…

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reconstructinglawschool

What’s a “Girl” to do?

I recently participating in a business case competition at my institution. Depending on what team you were assigned to, the challenge was to create a diversity plan for a local bank, alcohol distributor, or energy company. During the introduction meeting a business school professor gave a short talk on presentation best practices. I was buying in until it came to the close of her talk, at which point she said, "Now, five years ago I wouldn't have had to say this but I find that I do need to say it these days. Now, men, when I say 'Dress professionally'…

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reconstructinglawschool

This is What a Feminist Looks Like

I spent approximately half of my undergraduate career in a shirt that said "This is What a Feminist Looks Like". Ok, lets be honest, it was shirts...plural. I had at least four shirts and one hoody that announced that I was a feminist. I may or may not still have two of them. I spent the other half of undergrad in shirts with various plays on the word vagina, but that's another story. I've interned at the Feminist Majority Foundation, volunteered with HRC, been a fundraiser for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and run a college women's center... and…

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KMLW

Breaking Chains to Build New Links - Networking within the Law School!

For the last several months, I've been looking at how networking varies in different legal fields.  This month, however, I'm going to take a hiatus and post on something slightly different.  I’m posting on law school networking because of a couple personal experiences I’ve had in the last few weeks.       Now, for some of you Law School Networking means attending bar review on Thursday nights, making friends among your classmates, or spending some extra time with a professor.  I think all of those things are important parts of law school networking.  (Indeed, you can hear me and many other…

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noorain

Ms. JD Wants to Know…

What's the best women's law school event you've ever been to?Your answer will help women law students across the country! Ms. JD is looking for great ideas that will help others start and run a successful women's law group.We're working on a publication that will serve as a resource to Ms. JDchapters, National Women's Law Student Organizations (NWLSOs) andwomen's law student groups. We will be launching the publication atour conference this March.So email us. We would love to hear your thoughts on:-The best kinds of women's law events and programs and why you think they worked-The best ideas for starting…

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jessie

How to Get Involved in the Global Education Fund and Ms. JD’s Fundraising Efforts

As you've no doubt gathered from all the posts, emails, and tweets (yes Ms. JD tweets), we're pretty excited about the launch of the Global Education Fund and the announcement of Makerere University's Gender Mainstreaming Division's Ms. JD International Scholars.We plan to celebrate this great new program and raise money to support future efforts to support women in law school at regional events around the country.  Stay tuned for details on events in New York City this December, with Yale Law Women this fall, in Washington, D.C. and Chicago in early spring, and of course in Los Angeles at our…

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