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A Woman of Wine and Business: An Interview with Bottle Rush Founder Tamara Lover

This week, I interviewed my dear friend Tamara Lover about her company Bottle Rush, which she founded when she was pregnant with her first child and launched while she was pregnant with her second. The idea for Bottle Rush was born out of necessity.   When Tamara, the co-founder, graduated from wine school her friends discovered they had their own personal sommelier on speed dial.   As word spread, requests for the perfect wine pairing and gifts increased. A lot. Tamara quickly realized she needed to figure out a way to automate her services so that everyone could have their own wine expert at their…

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Recommended Video Podcast Series with Professor Nancy Leong: The RightsCast

On Wednesday, January 28 at 2 p.m. ET, University of Denver Sturm College of Law professor Nancy Leong – a specialist in civil rights, constitutional law and civil procedure – will launch an innovative video podcast series about civil rights called The RightsCast. The first episode will feature a discussion with UC Hastings professor of law Scott Dodson on his new book about United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  You can preview their discussion here:  Each week, Professor Leong will speak to a different scholar about his or her research via Google Hangout. That video will then be…

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What “Stronger Together” Means to Ms.JD Board Member Julie Silverbrook

Ms.JD is hosting its Seventh Annual Conference on Women in the Law: Stronger Together on March 5 & 6, 2015 at UC Hastings College of the Law. In the lead up to our annual conference, Ms.JD board members, staff, and annual conference participants will share what our conference theme “Stronger Together” means to them. To me, stronger together means . . . That we work together to not only improve the culture of the legal profession as a whole, but also to devote some time to helping other individuals within our ever-growing networks achieve professional fulfillment. Self-empowerment is the key…

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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ms.JD Board Member and Academic Committee Chair Julie Silverbrook

1. I am an identical twin. My twin sister Cheryl is an incredibly intelligent and talented OB/GYN resident at the George Washington University Hospital. 2. I always carry with me at least two pocket Constitutions and am known to give them to people I meet in DC and the cities I visit for work. 3. I was only 24 years old when I became the Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource). ConSource is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization devoted to increasing understanding, facilitating research, and encouraging discussion of the U.S. Constitution by connecting individuals with the documentary history of…

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Law Review Editors: Participate in the Ms.JD - NYLS Fourth Annual Law Review Diversity Study

Ms. JD and New York Law School (NYLS) invite law review editors to participate in our 2013-2014 Law Review Diversity Survey. Now in its fourth year, the NYLS/Ms.JD survey measures gender and racial diversity on the flagship law reviews or law journals of each American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law school. This year, we are asking that law review faculty advisors, working in conjunction with law review and law journal editors, submit the data for our Diversity Survey by September 28, 2014.​ Please click here to participate and provide information about your 2013-2014 law review/law journal staff. All responses are confidential and…

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Ms.JD-NYLS Report Shows Improvement In Women and Minority Representation on Law Reviews

A new report out from Ms.JD and the New York Law School Law Review (NYLS) offers some positive news about women in the legal profession.  The 2012-2013 Ms. JD and NYLS Law Review Diversity Report shows that women and minorities are gaining ground in both participation and leadership on law reviews at the nation’s ABA-accredited law schools.  To measure diversity on law reviews for the 2012-13 academic year, Ms. JD and NYLS surveyed the flagship law review or law journal at each American Bar Association (ABA) approved law school, asking each law review or journal to self-report data about its…

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Building Her Power Base: Improving Diversity on Law Reviews

Building Her Power Base: Improving Diversity on Law Reviews On April 3, Ms.JD and New York Law School will host a special program on the 2012-13 Law Review Diversity Report. The Law Review Diversity Report, a collaborative project between Ms.JD and New York Law School, examines how women and minorities are represented on law reviews nationwide. Building Her Power Base: Improving Diversity on Law Reviews will include a discussion of the Law Review Diversity Report’s findings by Paula Edgar, Chief Diversity Officer, New York Law School, as well as a panel discussion on the significance of law review membership and leadership…

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Financial Planning for Law Students and Lawyers: An Interview with Tracy Shackelford from Northwestern Mutual

The average law school graduate will begin his or her career with more than $100,000 in debt, and, yet, many of us leave law school without thinking much about short- or long-term financial planning.   Last week, I sat down with Tracy Shackelford from Northwestern Mutual to discuss the importance of financial planning for law students and lawyers.   Tracy, tell me a bit about yourself and your work with Northwestern Mutual. My name is Tracy Shackelford and I have been associated with Northwestern Mutual, first as a client when I moved back from Europe to the States with my…

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Before You Head to Austin for Passion Forward, Learn More About Prominent Women in Texas History

Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place this weekend in Austin, Texas. The link between women and Texas history is as old as the place itself. Highlighted here are a number of prominent women leaders in Texas’s History. We hope you’ll join us as we seek to cultivate the next generation of women legal leaders in Texas by attending our Passion Forward Conference, which you can register for here. Marie del Carmen Calvillo, 1765-1856 Marie del Carmen Calvillo was an early ranch owner. During the Mexican War of Independence, her husband joined the short-lived Casas revolt of 1811 and…

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Living Passion Forward: How John Grimley Lives His Passion

Editor's Note: Ms. JD's Annual Conference, Passion Forward, will take place February 21st-22nd in Austin, Texas.  In the months before the conference, we are pleased to be bringing you posts from our conference speakers.  To learn more about Passion Forward or to register for the conference yourself, click here. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!My Top Five Passions Are: Physical and mental health and wellness Seeking a balanced life Seeing others as fellow human beings with the same dreams, desires, worries and concerns as myself Seeking joy in my work Learning every day about the world around me, whether through experiences…

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