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Ms. JD & Law School Podcaster Present: Exam Prep - Advice to Help You Make the Grade

For the second time this year, Ms. JD has partnered with Law School Podcaster to produce audio content for law students.  The result is this fantastic episode on law school exam prep, just in time for finals.Guests on the podcast include Ursula Furi-Perry, a Ms. JD 2010 Writer in Residence and Nicolle Kownacki and Epiphanie Marquez, both 2010 Ms. JD Fellowship winners from UCLA and UT, respectively. This Ms. JD all-stars are joined by Barbara Lasoff, Senior Series Editor for Emanuel Outlines. The guests discuss outlines, office hours, study groups, time management, stress management and more. The podcast is short, but…

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Last Chance: Conference Registration Closing Soon!

We're in the final countdown to Ms. JD's 4th Annual Conference for Women in Law. On April 1st & 2nd Southwestern Law School in sunny Los Angeles, California will be the site of the most exciting event of the year for women in the profession. Student, Junior attorney, or senior practitioner - we have something for you.Register Today!

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Letters from Uganda: Joaninne Nanyange’s 1st Semester

In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Joaninne Nanyange is one of the 2010-2011 Ms. JD International Scholars being supported by the GEF's inaugural grant to Makerere University in Uganda.  Here are her reflections on her first semester. My first semester at Makerere University as a law student was very eventful. It was an exciting experience finally being at campus, something every young person dreams about. It is even better when you are admitted to a prestigious faculty like…

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Letters from Uganda: Monica Athieno’s 1st Semester

In 2010 Ms. JD launched the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  Monica Athieno is one of the 2010-2011 Ms. JD International Scholars being supported by the GEF's inaugural grant to Makerere University in Uganda.  Here are her reflections on her first semester. My first day in Makerere University and the School of Law in particular was a mixture of emotions. I was overjoyed to be admitted at Makerere University to pursue the Law Degree and yet deep down in my mind I was…

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Register for the 2011 Conference today!

Time and space are running out. Don't miss Ms. JD's biggest event of the year. Register today for Ms. JD's 4th Annual Conference for Women in Law: Stand Up! Stand Out!Registration for the conference is limited to 175 students and 150 practitioners. Registration fees will be reduced to $50 for students and $150 for public interest attorneys (the regular registration fee is $180).  For those interested in attendingjust the Friday evening reception, registration is $50. ATTORNEY PROGRAMMING, Friday, April 1st:9:15 Registration10:00 Welcome Remarks - Debbie Epstein Henry10:30 Panel Session 1: Stand Up! Charting a Course through BigLaw Responding to Gender-Based…

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2011 Ms. JD Fellowship

We are thrilled to announce the opening of our 2011 Fellowship application period. Ms. JD's Fellowship offers 2L students a unique mentoring opportunity with an ABA Margaret Brent Award Winner.Fellowship winners will be flown to Toronto for this year's awards ceremony on August 7th. The 2011 Margaret Brent Award Winners are:Eleanor Dean Acheson, Vice President General Corporate Counsel & Corporate Secretary, National Railroad Passenger; in Washington DCPaulette Brown, Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP; in Madison, NJKaren J. Mathis, President & CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America; in Philadelphia, PAColonel Maritza Ryan, United States Military Academy; in West Point, NYThe Honorable Esther Tomljanovich,…

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A Special Leadership Opportunity at Ms. JD

Ms. JD is searching for a new Executive Director. Interested applicants should email Elizabeth Pederson at president@ms-jd.org. Ideal applicants will have a J.D., a demonstrated commitment to Ms. JD's mission, and be able to begin their tenure with Ms. JD in May 2011.We will review full-time, part-time and flex-time applicants from anywhere in the U.S. 

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This is Our Place

Written by Cari Simon, President, Harvard Women's Law Association, for the Harvard Law RecordAs president of the Harvard Women's Law Association, I occasionally am asked a question that sounds something like this: "Half of the student body at Harvard Law School are women; we have a female dean; indeed, our last female dean now sits on the United States Supreme Court. Do we really need a women's law association?" My short answer? Yes, hands-down. I'd like to share a story that happened earlier this month that demonstrates exactly how critical women's law associations remain. On Friday, Feb. 11th, the Harvard…

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First Woman: U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade

Ms. JD founding member Jill Russell interviewed Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, for our First Women series. Barbara L. McQuade is the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan.  She is the first woman to hold this position. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, McQuade served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years and as a professor of criminal law. She was Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit, where she prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, foreign agents, export violations, and threats. During her career as a federal prosecutor, McQuade has also…

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An Interview with Sandra Swirski: Lawyer, Lobbyist, and a Juggling Success Story

Sandra Swirski co-founded two public policy/government affairs companies, advised 2 senior U.S. Senators, was an executive at a Fortune 10 company and advised multinational clients at one of the largest professional services companies. At Urban Swirski & Associates, LLC, a public policy and government affairs firm in Washington, D.C., Ms. Swirski's practice focuses on advising Fortune 500 executives and leaders of non-profit organizations about public policy and government affairs issues.  Other private sector experience includes running the Washington government affairs office for Mobil Corporation, and advising multinational clients on economic and tax issues while at Ernst & Young. Ms. Swirski’s…

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