In 2010, Ms. JD founded the Ms. JD Fellowship, a project in partnership with the ABA Commission in Women in the Profession. The Ms. JD Fellowship was created in order to promote mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys.

Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second-year law students as Fellowship recipients.  In addition to receiving invitations and financial support to attend ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellow is paired with a mentor chosen from among the Brent Award honorees, Spirit of Excellence Award recipients, and ABA Commission on Women in the Profession Commissioners.  Each Fellow must also write a blog entry for the Ms. JD website and work either on a group project with the other Fellows or an individual project at their respective law school.    

To read more about the experience of previous Ms. JD Fellows, click here and here.  To learn more about Ms. JD’s past Fellows, follow the links below or search our blog for articles written by the Fellows or about the Fellowship.  For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the Fellowship FAQs page.  

Fellowship applications are usually posted in January and finalists are selected in March or April.  information on the 2020 Ms. JD Fellowship is available here.  To inquire about the Fellowship program, contact Lauren R. Jackson at fellowship@ms-jd.org.

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