KatieDay

Ms. JD Chats: Carving a Path to In-House Counsel

Going in-house is a goal for many lawyers but the path to those coveted jobs is less than clear and young attorneys are often told that they need to "wait their turn" or that there's a perfect time to join the in-house ranks.  Others hear that in-house is more like a Pandora's box - and not the perfect place of work-life balance and job satisfaction that legal lore would have it be.  So how do you plot a course to in-house?  How do you know which in-house position is right for you?  What are you gaining and/or giving up by…

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KatieDay

2016 Ms. JD Fellows

Ms. JD has awarded Fellowships to 15 law students. Fellows were selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession.  The winners reflect a full range of diverse interests and backgrounds, with women pursuing opportunities in public interest, academia, and private sector in every region of the country.   The 2016 Ms. JD Fellowship Winners are: Céline Aka, Washington University School of Law Sarah June Benjamin, Washington College of Law Shoshana Brown, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Ally Chiu, Harvard Law School Marina Gatto, UCLA School of Law Hunter Glenn,…

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KatieDay

4 OCI Tips from Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins LLP’s Event “Recruiting 101”

On July 13th I was fortunate to be able to attend Ms. JD and Latham & Watkins LLP's OCI event in NYC. Attendees listened to a panel on OCI tips and then were able to sit down with Latham's summer associates and members of their recruiting team to talk about the OCI process and how to make a good impression. Below are four takeaways from this event that will help you as you start the OCI process. 1. Be prepared. I'm sure you've heard this before, but being prepared is key. Before your interview make sure you've done some research on…

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KatieDay

Do you want to be interviewed on the Ms. JD blog?

Calling all candidates! Ms. JD is looking for women to interview for our Attorneys Across America series, which features women and their areas of practice in their particular state. If you would like to nominate someone you know, or if you'd like to be interviewed for the series, please send an email to attorneysacrossamerica@gmail.com, reach out to us on social media, or comment below. Specifically, we're looking to interview attorneys in the following states: AR, DE, ID, IN, KS, KY, LA, MS, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, WY

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KatieDay

Recap: Ms. JD and White & Case: Intergenerational Relationships - Making Strong Connections

Couldn't join us for Ms. JD and White & Case LLP's event on 4/13? We've put together this recap so you can check out all of the words of wisdom from the amazing panelists!   [View the story "Recap: Ms. JD and White & Case: Intergenerational Relationships - Making Strong Connections" on Storify]  

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KatieDay

Recap: Ms. JD’s #SuperwomenJDs Conference

Ms. JD's Eighth Annual Conference on Women in Law took place on Friday, February 19, 2016 at NYU School of Law! If you couldn't make it to the event, check out the recap below. And stay tuned for some recap blogs!   [View the story "Recap: Ms. JD's #SuperwomenJDs Conference" on Storify]  

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KatieDay

You Could be Interviewed for Ms. JD’s Attorneys Across America Series!

Calling all candidates! Ms. JD is looking for women to interview for our Attorneys Across America series, which features women and their areas of practice in their particular state. If you would like to nominate someone you know, or if you'd like to be interviewed for the series, please send an email to attorneysacrossamerica@gmail.com. Specifically, we're looking to interview attorneys in the following states: AK, AR, CO, DE, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MT NE, NV, NH, NM, ND, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY.

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KatieDay

August 26th is Women’s Equality Day!

Hey Ms. JD readers! Women's Equality Day is coming up on August 26th. We at Ms. JD want to know your experiences with inequality and your stories of shattering the glass ceiling. Write a blog (and put #EqualityDay in the title), send us a tweet, or Facebook message us and let us know! We'll be making a compilation of your stories and sharing it on our blog!

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KatieDay

8 Back To School Must-Haves for Law Students

It’s almost back-to-school time again. (Can you believe summer went by so quickly?) There’s no doubt that you have a long list of books, notebooks, and other school supplies on your shopping list, but did you know you can support Ms. JD while you stock up on school essentials? Just head over to Amazon Smile and select Ms. JD as your charity! If you’re unsure of everything you’ll need this school year, check out the list below for some of my favorite back to school essentials, and Amazon Smile finds! 1. Black’s Law Dictionary: This dictionary is a must have for…

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KatieDay

Recap: Ms. JD and White & Case LLP’s OCI Prep Event: Cutting to the Front of the Line

On July 15th, Ms. JD and White & Case LLP presented an OCI Preparation event in NYC. If you couldn't make it out to the event, check out the recap below to get great advice to help you prepare for your interviews!     [View the story "Recap: Ms. JD and White & Case LLP's OCI Preparation Event" on Storify]  

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