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Clippings: Steinem on Hillary

Gloria Steinem's NYT column, "Women Are Never Front-Runners" completely blew me away. No matter what your political background I recommend her fresh analysis of the coverage of Obama and Clinton and the role of gender in this election. As Steinem writes,... what worries me is that he is seen as unifying by his race while she is seen as divisive by her sex. What worries me is that she is accused of “playing the gender card” when citing the old boys’ club, while he is seen as unifying by citing civil rights confrontations. What worries me is that male Iowa…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending December 7

The Lawyer Bride Who Sued Her Florist: She’s Back! Lawyer Elana Gatt sues her $27,435 wedding florist--read the complaint and answer Racinian is first female judge on District II Court of Appeals Lisa Neubauer set to become first female judge on the District II Court of Appeals in Wisconsin. Martz-Bowles is a Renaissance lawyerMichelle Martz-Bowles, a lawyer with the Maryland Public Defender's Office, launches the Amos Foundation to help those incarcerated who have innocence claims Wanna Master the Universe? First Master the Tax Code Erin Callan, former tax lawyer at Simpson Thacher, transitioned her legal skills into investment banking.Kate Brown…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 30

FdL County District Attorney's Office Hires 2 Female AttorneysThe Fond du Lac County District Attorney's Office has more female than male prosecutors for the first time ever. Female law-firm head: 'Not a big deal' Nina Gussack, chairwoman of Pepper Hamilton, is the only woman to head a large law firm in the Philadelphia region. Right Judge for Sex Case Investigation? Edith Jones, Chief Judge of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, heads up investigations into Judge Samuel Kent's "sexual harassment" of former case manager amid criticism that she is overly "lenient." Red Cross Ousts Its President; Chief Lawyer Steps In…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 22

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!Law Students Sue Authors of Online PostsTwo female Yale law students sue anonymous AutoAdmit postersOccidental President Decides to Step DownSusan Prager, former dean of UCLA Law School, resigns from her post as president of Occidental CollegeNC Bench Incumbent Will Face Law Prof in '08 SC VoteWake Forest Law Professor announces candidacy for contestable bench spot on North Carolina Supreme Court18-Year-Old Kathleen Holtz Passes the California BarProbably fresher at work the next morning than most other new associates who passed the bar, Kathleen Holtz becomes the youngest lawyer in California (and maybe the entire U.S.)Women…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 23

Law Students Sue Authors of Online Posts Two female Yale law students sue anonymous AutoAdmit posters. Occidental President Decides to Step Down Susan Prager, former dean of UCLA Law School, resigns from her post as president of Occidental College. NC Bench Incumbent Will Face Law Prof in '08 SC Vote Wake Forest Law Professor announces candidacy for contestable bench spot on North Carolina Supreme Court. 18-Year-Old Kathleen Holtz Passes the California Bar Probably fresher at work the next morning than most other new associates who passed the bar, Kathleen Holtz becomes the youngest lawyer in California (and maybe the entire…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 16

The Ms. JD Weekly Round-Up is moving to a new day! Enjoy the week's stories about female lawyers and issues affecting women in the law every Friday. Should Hillary Pretend to be a Flight Attendant? Is her status as a women lawyer hurting Hillary's campaign? Justice Ginsburg Remembers Her First Steps in the LawOne of nine women in her class at Harvard Law School in 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg became "the most powerful woman lawyer in the country." National Association of Women Lawyers Releases Results of Second National Survey NAWL's survey indicates there "is a growing income gap between men…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 11

Gender Gap Closing for JusticesPennsylvania voters elect women to fill four of five openings in the statewide appeals courts, making women a majority on the Pennsylvania Superior and Commonwealth courts as of January. Why Are Minority Female Associates Leaving Law Firms?Report finds that minority women "rank their firms lower in categories almost across the board" and are more likely to seek a new job than other firm lawyers. Scholar Lectures on Women and the Law in IranLouise Halper, Washington and Lee University law professor, speaks on "the changing roles of women in Iran." Levinson Named 'Athena'Rosalie Berger-Levinson, the first female…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending November 4

The Feminine CritiqueLisa Belkin illustrates what Ms. JD is calling the Goldilocks Phenomenon: women leaders will either be too much of this or too little of that—in every country, the only guarantee is that women are never perceived as just right. Lawyers Assail Head of Bar for Judge CritiqueTeresa Carr Deni, a judge in Philadelphia, is criticized for “reducing a rape charge to ‘theft of services’ because the victim was a prostitute” Celebs in a Mess Call on These Female Power LawyersGloria Allred, Blair Berk, and Laura Wasser are the go-to ladies when Hollywood faces legal woes.Religion, Culture Cannot Excuse…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending October 28

First Lady Favored in Argentine Presidential ElectionHilary's South American twin? Lawyer, former first lady, and former Senator a favorite in Argentina's presidential election. Women Take the Lead in Rotary Women--including lawyer Grace Connolly, president of Newburyport's Rotary Club--change the Rotary Club from a "good-old-boys club to a more-vibrant organization."Premier Event for Lawyers and Judges Raises $14,000 Tallahassee Women Lawyers honor judges to raise money for their organization Ball State Honors Achievements of Hoosier Women Michealle "Micki" Wilson, executive director of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for 30 years, one of six women honored for the 2007 Indiana Women of Achievement…

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Ms. JD Weekly Roundup

Ms. JD Weekly Roundup: Week Ending October 21

Law Blog (Almost) Lawyer of the Day: 18-Year-Old Kathleen Holtz If Doogie Howser were a woman JD... Student Group Grades Firms on Diversity, Pro Bono Work Report cards are in: see Law Students Building a Better Legal Profession's results on women in firms, now with cool charts. 10 Women on the Move Texas Executive Women honors ten women--four of them lawyers--who have made a difference in the Lonestar state. Civil Servant Works Quietly U.S. Attorney Michele Fox recovers "taxpayers' money from liars, cheats, and thieves." Women at the Top Deliver on the Bottom Line Companies make more money when women…

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