Annual Conference on Women in Law
Since 2007, Ms. JD has hosted an annual conference for women in the legal profession of all stages: from pre-law applicant to seasoned attorney. We invite you to explore some of our past conference themes including "When Women Lead," "Speak Up," and "Her story," and keep up-to-date with Ms. JD to learn about our next conference.
LaddHer Up is a unique program for women law firm associates in the earlier stages of their careers to personally engage with women general counsel for transparent 2:1 career strategy discussions, as well as professional development on expanding personal networks, effectively pitching to potential clients, and building skills for a general counsel role in the future.
NWLSO Leadership Academy
Ms. JD's National Women's Law Students Organization (NWLSO) Leadership Academy is Ms. JD's initiative created to further its mission of supporting and improving the experiences of women law students. The Leadership Academy will build a national network of women's law association leaders empowered to lead their law student organizations, leveraging ideas and inspiration from their new connections with other law student leaders. Additionally, the leadership academy class will provide participants with tools to develop the professional skills to help them succeed and serve in leadership positions beyond law school.
Determined to Rise
Determined to Rise (formerly Ready to Rise) is a one-day academy in law and leadership for middle school girls, grades 6-8, with fun and engaging workshops, inspiring speakers, and great snacks! By providing opportunities for education and interaction with women law students and attorneys, Ms. JD’s Determined to Rise academy will allow girls to see themselves as future members of the legal profession advocating for clients, serving as members of the judiciary, running for political office, launching innovative businesses and reaching back to share their education with other girls in their communities.