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Congratulations to the 2012 Winners of Ms. JD’s Summer Public Interest Scholarships!

Ms. JD is pleased to announce the winners of Ms. JD's 2012 Summer Public Interest Scholarships, Michelle Born and Judith A. Pond!Selected from over fifty applicants nationwide, the recipients demonstrate extraordinary commitment to promoting women in the law through public service careers. Michelle and Judith will each receive a $250 prize to support their continued commitment to public interest work.Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the award-winning essays of Michelle and Judith that answered the question: "What about law school presented an unexpected challenge? What have you done to successfully meet this challenge?" We'll also be featuring the outstanding…

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Apply to be Ms. JD’s DC-Based Conference Intern

Ms. JD is looking for an enthusiastic, DC-based individual to lead the planning, organizing, and executing of Ms. JD's Fifth Annual Conference on Women and the Law on a part-time basis. The conference will be held on October 5-6, 2012, at Washington College of Law at American University. Ms. JD's Annual Conference is a key deliverable of Ms. JD's mission because it provides an opportunity for Ms. JD's community to gather together, to learn actionable skills, and to network amongst one another thus building connections between women in the legal profession. Moreover, the conference is among Ms. JD's most visible…

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Tomorrow is the DEADLINE to Apply for Summer Public Interest Law Scholarships!

Ms. JD is proud to announce its 2012 Summer Public Interest Scholarships. Winners will receive a $250 prize to support their continued commitment to public interest work. Women law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2012 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization are eligible to apply. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2012. Recipients will be notified no later than April 10, 2012.To apply, please send us the…

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Ms. JD Wants to Know…

What's the best women's law school event you've ever been to?Your answer will help women law students across the country! Ms. JD is looking for great ideas that will help others start and run a successful women's law group.We're working on a publication that will serve as a resource to Ms. JDchapters, National Women's Law Student Organizations (NWLSOs) andwomen's law student groups. We will be launching the publication atour conference this March.So email us. We would love to hear your thoughts on:-The best kinds of women's law events and programs and why you think they worked-The best ideas for starting…

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Yale Law Women Announces 2010 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms

Yale Law Women has announced its 5th annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms List.  The firms, in alphabetical order, are:ARNOLD & PORTER DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTONDORSEY & WHITNEYKIRKLAND & ELLISMAYER BROWNMINTZ, LEVIN, COHN, FERRIS, GLOVSKY & POPEOPERKINS COIESIDLEY AUSTINSTEPTOE & JOHNSONWILMERHALEYLW congratulates these Top Ten Firms who are leaders in developing and practicing family friendly policies.In the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis, YLW believes that the focus on family friendly firm policies and policies designed for the retention of women remains more important and pressing than ever. As the prototypical law firm model adapts to accommodate new market demands,…

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Yale Law Women Releases Top Ten Family Friendly Firms

Yale Law Women (YLW) has announced its fourth annual Top Ten Family Friendly Firms List.The 2009 Top Ten Firms, in alphabetical order, are: Arnold & Porter Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Covington & Burling Jenner & Block Katten Muchin Rosenman Mayer Brown Munger, Tolles & Olson Patton Boggs Sidley Austin WilmerHale “The Top Ten List, and any discussion of family friendly policies, is even more salient in this recession than in previous years,” said Yale Law Women Chair, Noorain Khan. “We hope firms will take advantage of the current market shift to create new opportunities for flexible work arrangements and…

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