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2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition:  And the winners are…

Thank you to everyone who participated in Ms. JD’s 2016 Public Interest Scholarship search. This year we had an amazing turnout of essays. From stories of creating support programs to implementing legislation , your essays truly demonstrated how we can all support women in the law. Over the next few months we will share some of these stories on our blog.  While it was difficult to choose our five (no, really, look how long it took us!), we are proud to announce our winners. Without further ado, here are our 2016 Public interest scholarship receipients… Christine Mafnas Christine Mafnas hails from the…

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2016 Public Interest Scholarship Competition

Ms. JD is pleased to announce the opening of our 2016 Summer Public Interest Scholarship Competition! The winners of this year’s Public Interest Scholarship Competition will each receive a $500 scholarship to go towards their summer living expenses as they pursue careers in public interest law.  Ms. JD is thrilled to continue our annual support of women pursuing public interest careers, as part of our ongoing efforts to support mentoring and career development at home and abroad. Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2016 at least 35 hours…

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#MsJD10 Celebrating 10 years of Ms. JD

March 2016 will mark 10 years of twelve dynamic women coming together and forming an organization to advance the representation of women in the legal field. Since its inception the organization has created a writers-in-residence program, a fellowship program in partnership with the ABA, a global education fund, an annual conference and many more initiatives.  Ten years ago I was a high school senior filling out college applications and ready to conquer the world. I had it all figured out - or so I thought. Never would I have imagined the journey I would embark on or the bumps along the way.  I…

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We’ll Do Lunch: Interview with Hillary Kane, former General Counsel/VP of Development at Body Glove

Hometown: Adelanto, CA Law School: Southwestern Undergrad Degree: Theater and Psychology Swimming or bike riding:  Bike riding Chanel or Stella McCartney:  Chanel Attorney Hillary Kane believes you can have it all; in fact her life is a testament to that mantra. She is currently trademark counsel at NBC Universal and a professor at her alma mater, Southwestern teaching fashion law. Check out my interview with this west coast maven as she talks about her journey from associate to general counsel of a surfing fashion house. So how did you get started in fashion law?   During my second associate position at Berger…

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Congratulations to Ms. JD 2015 Public Interest Scholarship Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in Ms. JD’s Public Interest Scholarship search. This year we had an amazing turnout of essays. From stories of overcoming obstacles to assisting those in remote areas, your essays truly demonstrated that we are “stronger together”.  Over the next few months we will share some of these stories on our blog.  While it was difficult to choose our five (no, really, look how long it took us!), we are proud to announce our winners. Without further ado, here are our 2015 Public interest scholarship winners… Sarah Ann Siedlak Born and raised in Northeast Ohio,…

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