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Ms. JD Announces Global Education Fund and 2010-2011 International Scholars

Grateful for the educational opportunities we have had in the U.S., Ms. JD created the Global Education Fund to enable women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who otherwise would not have access to further education.  This year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University in Uganda!Joaninne Nanyange wants to become a human rights activist for women and children after she earns her law degree from Makerere University.   Monica Athieno wants to be a judge who ensures…

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Women on Law Review: A Gender Diversity Report

Ms. JD is proud to announce publication of its 2011-2012 data on gender diversity on law journals at the Top 50 Law Schools as found by U.S. News and World Report.  The most recent study finds that women's membership on law reviews correlates strongly with the number of women graduating from law school.  However, the number of women in the editor-in-chief position is disproportionately male.  Moreover, women lost approximately five percentage points from the previous study in terms of the overall number of women EICs from 33% to 28.5% in 2011-2012.  All of the results are detailed in the full…

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The Best Advice I Never Got: You Have A Network, Now Use It!

Editor's Note: Julia Horwitz is a rising 2L at the University of Chicago School of Law and an intern at the Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. this summer.   Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there. Julia's answer has been selected for Honorable Mention. Many businesses do not block Facebook on their desktop computers. This seems counter-intuitive, since news outlets never stop telling us about the evils of social networking and the constant threat of the…

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Lost in the Land of Law: Reflections from a 3L

Editor's Note: Abigail Rury is a rising 3L at Michigan State University and an intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Grand Rapids this summer.   Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there. Abigail's answer has been selected for Honorable Mention. Law school is like a study abroad program in a foreign country. After arriving in the land of Law, you discover that all native Lawyers are fluent in the language of Law, which sounds like it…

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Hitting Her Stride: Reflections from a 3L on Rebuilding Confidence and Calm in Law School

Editor's Note:  Tiffany Ellis is a rising 3L at Washington University School of Law and an intern at the San Diego Public Defender's Office this summer.  Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there. Tiffany's answer has been selected for Honorable Mention. By the time I set foot into the law school for the first day of orientation I had completely psyched myself out. Yes, there was the voice of some confident woman inside my head reminding me…

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Summer Reading: Justice Older than the Law By Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree

Editor's Note: This review was written by Deborah Froling for NAWL's Women Lawyers Journal.  Deborah Froling is a partner with Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C.  She has been a member of the Executive Board of NAWL for the past four years and currently serves as its Treasurer-Elect and editor of the Women Lawyers Journal.Before reading “Justice Older than the Law,” I had never heard of Dovey JohnsonRoundtree. I find that astonishing since I’m a news junkie, have spent close to 25 years in the Washington, D.C. area and 23 of those years steeped in the D.C. legal profession. However,…

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Congratulations to Kara Franker, 2010’s Public Interest Scholarship Winner!

Kara Franker is a 3L at University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.  This summer Kara is working at Shared Hope International.  Scholarship applicants were asked to answer the following question: What's the best advice you never got? Choose a situation and three tips that would have made the biggest difference there.“Always carry a hammer in your purse, in case you need to shatter that glass ceiling” -Joan RiversAs I approach graduation, I find myself reflecting on my internship experiences in law school.  Some of those experiences include interning for a prosecutor, a criminal defense attorney, a non-profit organization and…

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3 Days Left to Apply for Ms. JD’s 2010 Summer Public Interest Scholarship

This year's Public Interest Scholarship essay topic is, "The Best Advice I Never Got."  Applicants are asked to choose a situation they've experienced (being a 1L, looking for an internship, asking for recommendations, starting a new job, being a new mom) and give the three most valuable tips for success they learned there.Winners will receive a $500 prize to support their continued commitment to public interest work. Female law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2010 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks…

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2010 Ms. JD Fellowship Winners & Mentors Announced!

Ms. JD has awarded Fellowships to 20 rising third year law students. Fellows were chosen from among over 300 applicants representing 75 law schools.  Fellows were selected based on their academic performance, leadership, and dedication to advancing the status of women in the profession.  Among the winners are law review editors-in-chief, published scholars, and future judicial clerks.  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.   More than half of the recipients come from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented in…

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Volunteer Your Spare Summer Hours for Ms. JD!

Is your summer program ending early? Are you working part time? Are you looking for that "something extra" for your resume? or a chance to build your professional network? Do you want to help women in law?Volunteer for Ms. JD! We have a variety of exciting new projects and we need your help to accomplish our goals.  Tell us what opportunity you're looking for and we'll find a way to make your work for Ms. JD work for you.Contact kornberg@ms-jd.org to apply.

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