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Want Career Advice? Look Within First

Most likely, we are all familiar with Robert Frost’s famous opening stanza:             “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,             And sorry I could not travel both             And be one traveler, long I stood             And looked down one as far as I could             To where it bent in the undergrowth.” And most likely, we have been confronted by analysis paralysis at one point or another in our lives. It oftentimes casts a shadow on the plethora of career advice received from various sources – fellow students, professors, seasoned attorneys, mentors who…

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Exciting Volunteer Opportunity: Ms. JD Pre-Law Program Director

Ms. JD is seeking a Pre-Law Program Director for its series of pre-law programming, which aims to provide pre-law women with the resources they need to make an informed decision on attending law school and on navigating the law school application process. The pre-law program director will serve an important role by coordinating pre-law blog content, planning pre-law events, and establishing and maintaining relationships with Ms. JD's pre-law contacts.   This position is ideal for an undergraduate student or young professional who is considering law school and enjoys writing, event planning, and outreach. It also presents opportunities to grow within Ms. JD…

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Office Hours with Professor Elly Jordan

This week, take a look at Ms. JD's Q&A with Elly Jordan, a supervising attorney in the Immigration Law Clinic at Michigan State University College of Law. Office Hours What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professional. I never thought I would be a lawyer.  Frankly, it never occurred to me growing up and even through undergraduate school.  I wanted my career to be one that helped others and so I pursued macro-level social work and international development.  Indeed, it was not until after I had been working for a few years…

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Office Hours with Professor Angela P. Harris

This week, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Angela P. Harris, distinguished professor at the UC Davis School of Law, Boochever and Bird endowed chair for the Study and Teaching of Freedom of Equality, and director of Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies. A warm welcome and many thanks for her willingness to contribute to this series with the following interview: Office Hours What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professor. I went to law school for a terrible reason, but a terrible reason that was very common in the 1980s:…

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Office Hours with Professor Catherine Grosso

This week, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Catherine Grosso, associate professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law. A warm welcome and many thanks for her willingness to contribute to the Office Hours series with the following interview: Office Hours What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professor. I worked as a human rights worker in the Palestinian territories in the 1990s.  During that time I worked with lawyers who had trained all over the world.  These colleagues convinced me that I would find training as a lawyer useful…

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Book Review Opportunity!

Hello Ms. JD readers! If any of you are interested in reading a book that has been developed to help law students navigate law school + reviewing the book on Amazon, read on! Book title: Open Book Authors: Barry Friedman and John C.P. Goldberg  The first 15 people who write and agree to review the book on Amazon will receive a free electronic version of the book. The first 15 people who have finished the 1L year and agree to review the book on Amazon will receive a free $10 gift card to Starbucks.  Those interested in this offer should write to Claire Duleba at…

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LSAT Course Scholarship Opportunity through PowerScore

Hello Ms. JD readers! Summer is just around the corner. And for many pre-law students, this means LSAT preparation. For those of you in the Los Angeles area, PowerScore is offering scholarships for their two-day course in July. Simply click here to fill out a form to be eligible for the scholarship. When: July 9-10, 2016 Cost: Free! The course will be taught by Jon Denning, PowerScore's Vice President. Some of you may recall that Jon teamed up with Ms. JD to participate in a podcast about the LSAT, which can be found here. Jon Denning is PowerScore's VP of Development and Training,…

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Ms. JD’s Pre-Law Summer LSAT Course Giveaway with PowerScore!

To celebrate Ms. JD's pre-law programming, Ms. JD Pre-Law Sponsor, PowerScore, is giving away a LSAT prep course to one lucky Ms. JD reader. Enter to win a PowerScore Live Online Course using the widget below! Attend 12 comprehensive lessons in real-time from your computer or mobile device! Interact with an expert instrutor who has finished in the 99th percentile on the LSAT as you go over proven strategies and thousands of questions taken directly from past LSATs. In addition to 36 hours of live class time, you’ll have access to 45 hours of On Demand lessons, 30 full practice LSATs taken directly from…

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Pre-Law Internship Opportunity

Hello Ms. JD Pre-law!  If you are looking for an opportunity this summer to engage in a legal internship, read on: Pandora has two legal pre-law summer 2016 internships (Oakland & NYC) and is seeking ALL interested students to apply as soon as possible with the respective links below.  Please note: this internship opportunity is only available to currently enrolled undergraduates with a rising senior status (December 2016 or May/June 2017 graduation) interested in applying to law school. There is an opportunity to apply for a 2 year pre-law fellowship with the Pandora Legal team following your graduation. Legal Intern (Oakland) …

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Office Hours with Professor Alice Armitage

This week, it is my great pleasure to introduce you to Alice Armitage, associate professor of law at UC Hastings and director of Startup Legal Garage. A warm welcome and many thanks for her willingness to contribute to this series with the following interview:   Office Hours  What drew you to law school? First as a law student and then as a professor. My path to law school was more of a winding road than a direct path. In college, I never considered going to law school and, in my senior year, was planning to go directly to grad school in…

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