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Ms. JD Global Education Fund Virtual Clothing Drive December 1-31, 2013. Donate Now!!!

Ms. JD is excited to announce our new partnership with Fashion Project, an online luxury boutique that lets you donate and shop the labels you love for the causes you choose. You donate designer clothing, shoes and handbags, and Fashion Project sells them to benefit the Ms. JD Global Education Fund - with 100 times the financial impact of a standard thrift store. There are two ways you can support the Global Education Fund through Fashion Project:  1. Give a gift that gives back. Shop the SHAE boutique starting on 12/3 and help us to support and improve the experiences of Ugandan women law students.  20% of net proceeds…

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Meet the 2013-2014 Global Education Fund Scholars

Ed. Note: This is a previous entry highlighting two scholars funded by Ms. JDs' Global Education Fund.  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.  Ms. JD International Scholars are being supported by the GEF's grants to Makerere University in Uganda.  Each year, the Ms. JD Global Education Fund has made it possible for two more young Ugandan women to pursue their dreams of becoming lawyers by attending the law program at Makerere University!  Ms. JD's Third Annual Global Education Fund (GEF) Benefit…

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Ms. JD’s Global Education Fund Announces Partnership with Fashion Project

Ms. JD is excited to announce our new partnership with Fashion Project, an online luxury boutique that lets you donate and shop the labels you love for the causes you choose. You donate designer clothing, shoes and handbags, and Fashion Project sells them to benefit Ms. JD - with 100 times the financial impact of a standard thrift store. Donating is easy! Order the free donation packet (arrives in 3-7 business days), or print your own label at home.  Pack your items with care, then simply set your package out for your mail carrier or drop it off at your local post office for free delivery.  Just one pair…

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Ms. JD Global Education Fund San Francisco Fall Happy Hour

Join the GEF Council members and volunteers for our fall happy hour fundraiser! Let's raise a glass to eight amazing women in Uganda who are earning law degrees thanks to your support! From 6-9 pm on November 14th at Soda Popinskis - all tips will go straight to the 2013-14 tuition costs of these Ms. JD International Scholars. The GEF Council members and volunteers will be working hard for you behind the bar. As guest bartenders, we can't promise we will know all your favorite drinks, but we can promise service with a smile, a great group of people, and an…

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Interested in joining the Ms. JD Global Education Fund Team? Apply now to join the program council!

Ms. JD strives to increase the representation of women in the legal profession.  While our efforts focus on women law students and lawyers in the United States, Ms. JD wanted to support the  rise of women lawyers worldwide.  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.  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…

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Words of Wisdom: Advice from former SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Recently, on a flight to Chicago, Ms. JD Global Education Fund Director Neha Shah had the distinct pleasure of meeting former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. She was given the opportunity to do a quick interview on behalf of Ms. JD, and today she shares with you the words of wisdom provided by her lady justice. NS: After graduating the top of your class at Stanford law school, you worked for free in your first job until you were given a full-time paid position.  What advice can you offer to graduates and young attorneys who are looking…

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5 Reasons You Should Attend the Ms. JD Global Education Fund Happy Hour

Ms. JD warmly invites you to join us at the Press Club (20 Yerba Buena Lane), in San Francisco, on March 12th at 6:00pm for the Spring Global Education Fund Happy Hour! Why should you attend?1. Press Club will donate a portion of all bar (both food & drink) purchases back to the Global Education Fund. 2. To network with an amazing group of motivated and successful professionals and students. 3. To support a community, both here and abroad. 4. To advance the cause of women in the legal profession in Uganda, a country in dire need of female representation…

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Resolution Reminder: Live Like a Law Student

Not one day (or expenditure) goes by without the constant reminder of the debt I am racking up in pursuit of my education.   I may not be a financial advisor, however as a broke law student, I have done my fair share of research on savvy spending. The ideas I share with you today are beyond the taught methods of loan deterrence and management e.g. debt forgiveness and repayment programs or refinancing and loan consolidation.  My ideas are additional, but often overlooked, tactics to employ. Get Rewarded for Shopping (It is Like a Dream Come True!):   Get a credit…

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Practical Training v. Classroom Training

Last month I read an interesting article in The New York Times discussing the lack of practical skills training in law schools. I come from a school that heavily promotes practical training by encouraging pro bono work and requiring externship experience so it was a nice change to see an article about an issue that my school tackles head on,  especially after all the recent negative media around law school tuition and the lack of jobs in the legal market. By the end of our legal education, we will have mastered the art of time management, often juggling more activities…

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Are We Our Own Competition?

Last week I attended an awards celebration in which I had the honor of joining my mentor at his firm’s table.  The guest list was comprised of all the major movers and shakers in California, including the President of the 49ers football team, the entire Shorenstein executive team, and the former Mayor Willie Brown.     Almost everyone at our twelve-person table was a partner (not to mention male.)  It was the epitome of the “Old Boys Club,” as blogger K.M.L.H.  would  say.   So I am surrounded by handfuls of men, well into their fifties, and then you have me.   I…

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