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Join Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund for our national “netWORKING out” fundraising series!

This spring, Ms. JD's Global Education Fund brings you a national "netWORKING out" fundraising series! Come network and meet other people as we get "stronger together" while burning a few calories and donating back to a great cause.   Each 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. Currently, Ms. JD's GEF has eight law scholars in the program and two additional scholars who just graduated. Please check this page often as we add more events across…

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Tweet with the Ms. JD Global Education Fund for International Women’s Day!

Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and this years theme is "Make it Happen." Join the Ms. JD Global Education Fund for our 2nd Annual International Women's Day Twitter Chat on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. PST for a discussion on "making it happen" by encouraging effective action to advance and recognize women! The hashtag for the event will be #GEFIWD and GEF program councilmember, Sweta Maheshwari (@sweta585) will be moderating the event.  If your organization is interested in sponsoring a question, please reach out to GEF  at GEF@ms-jd.org.

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Ms. JD Global Education Fund Los Angeles Networking Event- Thursday, November 13!

Ms. JD's Global Education Fund Presents: Annual Los Angeles Networking Happy Hour Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6-9:00 p.m. Wolf and Crane, 366 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 On Thursday, November 13, 2014 Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund (GEF) will host a Annual Networking Cocktail  Hour in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will take place at the Wolf and Crane bar in the trendy Little Tokyo area of Downtown Los Angeles from 6 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Our goal with this event is to introduce GEF to Los Angeles and allow attendees to network with like-minded Los Angeles area legal professionals. The…

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Clean Out Your Closet for the Ms. JD Global Education Fund Fall Fundraiser with Fashion Project

As leaves start to fly, and the weather starts to get cooler, revisit your wardrobe and remove those summer dresses, beach wear, sandles, and hats to prepare for winter.  "Now what?" you ask. Donate them to help fundraise for Ms. JD's Global Education Fund!  We have  partnered with the Fashion Project to collect your donations of gently used items of clothing, shoes, and accessories to provide an alternative way of fundraising for our Global Education Fund scholars. Every time someone purchases your donation from our store on Fashion Project, partial proceeds are donated back to the Global Education Fund.  In addition…

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Call-for-Nominations: The Ms. JD Global Education Fund Woman of Excellence Award

TO NOMINATE for the Ms. JD Global Education Woman of Excellence Award Woman of Excellence Award - To a woman who, regardless of her profession, inspires others by her commitment and passion for women's rights to education.  (Need not be in legal practice) Nominations: To nominate an awardee, send all of the below information in a single email to gef@ms-jd.org. The subject line of your email should be “GEF Award Nominee- [insert name].”  Nomination materials should include: 1. Links to the person's or people's relevant webpages (e.g. LinkedIn, Blog, Article, Twitter, etc.) (up to ten links). 2. Up to five letters of…

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Save-the-Date: The Ms. JD Global Education Fund 2nd Annual Cocktail Benefit, August 21, 2014

Ms. JD's Global Education Fund Presents: The 2nd Annual Cocktail Benefit Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6-9:30 p.m. 111 Minna Art Gallery, 111 Minna St, San Francisco, CA 94105 Thursday, August 21, 2014 Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund will host its 2nd annual Cocktail Benefit to raise money for its eight women law scholars at Makerere University in Uganda. The event will take place at the trendy 111 Minna Art Gallery in San Francisco, CA from 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.  The Global Education Fund (GEF) enables women in developing countries to pursue legal educations who would otherwise lack access to higher education.  GEF partners with Makerere…

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Ms. JD Global Education Fund Call for Volunteers: Northern California, Bay Area

Looking to get involved with Ms. JD? The Ms. JD Global Education Fund is looking for volunteers to help with its 2nd Annual GEF cocktail fundraiser to be held this August 21, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. GEF needs volunteers to assist with event planning, sponsorships, logistics, and marketing/outreach. This requires an initial commitment of a couple hours a week, which will increase closer to the date of the event. Volunteering for Ms. JD is a great way to get involved with your local legal community while dedicating your time to a great cause! If you are interested please contact…

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Tweet With Us for International Women’s Day!

Saturday, March 8 is International Women's Day, and this years theme is "Inspiring Change." Join the Ms. JD Global Education Fund this Thursday, March 6 from 5 p.m.- 6 p.m. PST for a Twitter chat on inspiring change to celebrate women all across the world!We will be talking about inspiring change in the workplace, at school, and in all aspects of life.  The hashtag for the event will be #GEFIWD and GEF Director, Neha Shah (@NSh_23) will be moderating the event.  If your organization is interested in sponsoring a question, please reach out to Neha directly at GEF@ms-jd.org

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Purple Aura Jewels Trunk Show in Houston to benefit the Ms. JD Global Education Fund!

Join Langford Market West Ave for the Purple Aura Jewels Trunk Show! 15% of all sales of jewelry and clothing will be donated to Ms. JD Global Education Fund. Ms. JD strives to increase the representation of women in the legal profession. In addition to its focus on women law students and lawyers in the United States, 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. Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two young Ugandan women…

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Ms. JD Global Education Fund Scholar Update: Monica Athieno

Editor's Note: Monica Athieno is a 2010 Ms. JD International Scholar studying law at Makerere University in Uganda thanks to the Global Eduction Fund.  Monica reports:Last semester was really challenging in various aspects. I am honored to give an account accompanying my results of the previous semester.  I really set out a goal to achieve last semester and am glad I met it and I am further challenged to aim higher.I hope for even better this semester and in order to achieve this, I am really reading even harder and utilizing every resource available at my reach just to make sure I…

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