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Ms. JD Summer Reading: Pinstripes & Pearls by Judith Richards Hope

Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old-Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future Generations by Judith Richards Hope is not a new book, but it holds up.  And believe it or not I actually found this legal memoir hard to put down.Hope follows the 14 women who graduated with her from Harvard Law School in 1964 from the moments in their childhood that shaped their path to law school, through those three tough years, and then on to the triumphs and road bumps of their careers.  The stories are compelling…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Presumed Equal, by: Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira

Presumed Equal: What America's Top Women Lawyers Really Think About Their Firms, by: Lindsay Blohm and Ashley Riveira The book featured this week in the Ms. JD Summer Book Series is slightly different than most others. Presumed Equal has been published based on anonymous responses from female associates and partners at 105 of America's top law firms. The purpose of the book itself is to provide current, first-hand observations of 'women at the top' in America's law firms. The topics covered in this book include everything from work-life balance, advancement and mentoring, to gender discrimination and firm leadership. Because the…

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Ms. JD Weekly Round-up: Week Ending July 4, 2008

Trailblazing Litigator, Judy Hamilton Morse, Looks Back on Women's Trials in the Legal World Law School Network, led by Isabel S. Marcus and Suzanne E. Tompkins, Fights Domestic Violence Attleboro Area Lawyers Offer Facts Every Woman Should Know in Seminar "What Every Woman Should Know About the Law" Uganda Association of Women Lawyers Urges Women to Fight for their Rights Shelby County Court Dress Code Awaits Judicial Approval Northern Regional Coordinator of the International Federation of Women Lawyers has Asserted that Ghana Will Not Achieve the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 if Issues on Violence Against Women and Children Were…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona Harrington

Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules, by: Mona HarringtonMona Harrington, a lawyer, tackles issues that face women lawyers head on in 'Women Lawyers: Rewriting the Rules.' According to Harrington, women lawyers "are on dangerous ground," in that they are connected with the the male legal establishment and to women as a larger group, but are not at ease within either group. This is an interesting premise on which to base her writing, and Harrington expands on this idea through the compilation anecdotes and experiences taken from interviews with more than 100 female attorneys. Harrington gives a great deal of attention to…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Flux, by: Peggy Orenstein

Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, & Life in a Half-Changed World One of the great discussions that women today have, not only on the Ms. JD forum, but also among friends, at work and with their families is how they are going to "have it all." And, perhaps more importantly, what "having it all" means for them. In 'Flux', Peggy Orenstein explores these questions and more, through a narrative based on a compilation of conversations she has had with over two hundred women, at varying stages of life. Ranging in age from twenty-five to forty-five, these women have…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Young Lawyer’s Jungle Book

Ed. Note: KHernan881, a regular contributor to Ms. JD, has agreed to sub-in for the regular Ms. JD Summer Book Series writer this week with the following review of The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book. Ms. JD's regular series should be back next week.The Young Lawyer's Jungle Book: A Survival Guide, 2nd Edition by Thane Josef Messinger is the subject of this week's book review -- a little off track of what we've been reading so far this summer but hopefully, you'll find it useful nevertheless!There are a bunch of advice books for new lawyers out there. This one came highly…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Sandra Day O’Connor, By: Joan Biskupic

Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice, By: Joan BiskupicIn this biography of Sandra Day O'Connor, author Joan Biskupic takes the reader through the life of O'Connor, from her early days on the Lazy B Ranch through her time on the Supreme Court. Biskupic portrays O'Connor as a sharp-witted, intelligent, and lively member of the Supreme Court. As a longtime court observer and journalist, Biskpuic is able to reveal much about O'Connor's life due to the use of the justices' once private papers. The author specifically pays attention to O'Connor as…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, by: Carol Off

The Lion, the Fox & the Eagle, By: Carol OffAfter the failure of peacekeeping missions in both Sarajevo and Rwanda in the 1990s, Louise Arbour, a Canadian judge, was tasked with the mission of bringing the perpetrators of these international crimes to justice. She was appointed to the position of Chief Prosecutor for War Crimes in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia and undertook the tremendous task of prosecuting international criminals in the United Nations Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. Carol Off's book consists of three parts. The first two parts deal with two Canadian generals: Lewis MacKenzie, who…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: The Majesty of the Law, By: Sandra Day O’Connor

The Majesty of the Law: Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice, By: Sandra Day O'ConnorIn this book, former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor employs anecdotes, personal advice and Supreme Court cases to analyze the evolution of the law, the functioning of the Court, and her life as a Justice. This work is as a much a historical narrative of the American legal tradition, as it is the story of the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.While O'Connor does not focus exclusively on the history of women in the law, she devotes much attention in this book…

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Ms. JD Summer Book Series: Pinstripes & Pearls, By: Judith Richards Hope

Pinstripes & Pearls: The Women of the Harvard Law Class of '64 Who Forged an Old Girl Network and Paved the Way for Future GenerationsAuthor Judith Richards Hope, a member of the Harvard Law Class of '64, states in the introduction to her book:"[W]e didn't fully understand what we were getting into - what obstacles we would encounter, what trails we would blaze.... We just knew, from an early age, that we wanted both to serve our country, help make our world a little better and a little safer - and to marry; rear honest, happy children; and lead fulfilling…

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