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#Ms.Cyberlaw: Updates for the Legal Tech Enthusiast

Spring signifies renewal and recharging. It is also an apt time to retune and make sure you are able to catch up with the ever-changing landscape of legal tech topics. The following serves as a mini guide on how best to not only learn about tech+law but also to remain in the loop on new discussions and job prospects.  Read Up There are various news pages, blogs, and websites that offer you the opportunity to be knowledgeable when it comes to developments in the tech sphere. Certain apps such as Feedly serve to aggregate news based on the subjects that…

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#Ms.Cyberlaw: Q+A with Amanda Levendowski

Today’s interview is with Amanda Levendowski, who is currently a clinical teaching fellow with the Technology Law and Policy Clinic at New York University School of Law. She is a graduate of NYU, where she completed both her undergraduate studies and her law degree. Before returning to NYU Law, she worked as an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Cooley LLP focusing on copyright, trademark, Internet and privacy Law. She is also a Wikipedia editor. Hello Amanda! Before we enter law territory, my inner bookish nerd cannot refrain from asking you about your Dystopian Book Group. How did this…

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#Ms.Cyberlaw: Spotlighting the Supreme Court’s United States v. Microsoft Case

The Supreme Court of the United States began hearing arguments for United States v. Microsoft on February 27, 2018. In case you run into tech nerds from Silicon Valley on the elevator or want to impress your friends over dinner tonight, read on for a short brief outlining the key points needed to familiarize yourself with the case. FACTS: U.S. law enforcement handed Microsoft a search warrant about five years ago while investigating U.S. drug trafficking. Microsoft responded by refusing to hand over the contents of a certain individual’s emails on grounds that the information was stored in a Microsoft…

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#Ms.Cyberlaw: What is Cyberlaw?

Happy 2018, Ms. JD! I would like to start this beautiful blank page with a heartfelt sentiment of gratitude. Last year was a difficult one (Why? Well, because law school.), but one lifelong lesson I gained was how important perspective is. In the midst of all the interviewing anxiety and scheduling and inner monologues that went something like “I am so not cut out for this cutthroat competition,” for example, an interviewer over the summer asked me about my time with Ms. JD. My worries suddenly vanished from the room, and I was reminded of what mattered to me, why…

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Want Career Advice? Look Within First

Most likely, we are all familiar with Robert Frost’s famous opening stanza:             “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,             And sorry I could not travel both             And be one traveler, long I stood             And looked down one as far as I could             To where it bent in the undergrowth.” And most likely, we have been confronted by analysis paralysis at one point or another in our lives. It oftentimes casts a shadow on the plethora of career advice received from various sources – fellow students, professors, seasoned attorneys, mentors who…

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Exciting Volunteer Opportunity: Ms. JD Pre-Law Program Director

Ms. JD is seeking a Pre-Law Program Director for its series of pre-law programming, which aims to provide pre-law women with the resources they need to make an informed decision on attending law school and on navigating the law school application process. The pre-law program director will serve an important role by coordinating pre-law blog content, planning pre-law events, and establishing and maintaining relationships with Ms. JD's pre-law contacts.   This position is ideal for an undergraduate student or young professional who is considering law school and enjoys writing, event planning, and outreach. It also presents opportunities to grow within Ms. JD…

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Office Hours with Professor Elly Jordan

This week, take a look at Ms. JD's Q&A with Elly Jordan, a supervising attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law. Office Hours What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professional. I never thought I would be a lawyer.  Frankly, it never occurred to me growing up and even through undergraduate school.  I wanted my career to be one that helped others and so I pursued macro-level social work and international development.  Indeed, it was not until after I had been working for a few years…

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Office Hours with Professor Angela P. Harris

This week, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Angela P. Harris, distinguished professor at the UC Davis School of Law, Boochever and Bird endowed chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom of Equality, and director of Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies. A warm welcome and many thanks for her willingness to contribute to this series with the following interview: Office Hours What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professor. I went to law school for a terrible reason, but a terrible reason that was very common in the 1980s:…

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Office Hours with Professor Catherine Grosso

This week, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Catherine Grosso, associate professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law. A warm welcome and many thanks for her willingness to contribute to the Office Hours series with the following interview: Office Hours What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professor. I worked as a human rights worker in the Palestinian territories in the 1990s.  During that time I worked with lawyers who had trained all over the world.  These colleagues convinced me that I would find training as a lawyer useful…

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Book Review Opportunity!

Hello Ms. JD readers! If any of you are interested in reading a book that has been developed to help law students navigate law school + reviewing the book on Amazon, read on! Book title: Open Book Authors: Barry Friedman and John C.P. Goldberg  The first 15 people who write and agree to review the book on Amazon will receive a free electronic version of the book. The first 15 people who have finished the 1L year and agree to review the book on Amazon will receive a free $10 gift card to Starbucks.  Those interested in this offer should write to Claire Duleba at…

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