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J-Term in Jordan

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By Asseret Frausto During January Term,  the three-week session between Fall and Spring semesters at Harvard Law School, students have the option of traveling abroad to work at companies, firms, nonprofits, or organizations across the world. One Women’s Law Association member, Niku Jafarnia, talked to us all the way from Amman, Jordan, where she was spending her J-Term working for the …

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Two HLS Women Awarded Ms. JD Fellowships

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Harvard Law School students Melissa Mikail and Lulu Wang were among 12 female law students awarded 2017 Ms. JD Fellowships. Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession. The purpose of the Ms. JD Fellowship is “to promote mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys.” Ms. JD …

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Class of 2019 Women Make History on Harvard Law Review

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By Laura Stelianou and Ali Szemanski, on behalf of the Shatter the Ceiling Committee of the Women’s Law Association This year marks the first year in the history of the Harvard Law Review (Law Review) that the number of female editors exceeds the number of male editors.[1] Twenty-two men and twenty-four women joined the newest class of editors this summer. …

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WLA Lunch Talk: Women Leaders in Government

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The WLA was pleased to host Antonia M. Apps and Katherine R. Goldstein for a lunch talk on women leaders in government. Ms. Apps and Ms. Goldstein are both currently partners at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and both women also previously served as Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Southern District of New York. The panelists discussed their career paths, …

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WLA Summer Internship Spotlight: Rights Watch (UK)

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The WLA will be highlighting some of the legal internships our members had over the summer. In this post, rising 2L Hayley Evans details her experience in London this summer interning with Rights Watch. This summer I am working at Rights Watch (UK), a London-based non-governmental organization. Rights Watch (UK) works to promote just and accountable security through ensuring that the measures …

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Sign Up for the WLA Big Sister-Little Sister Program

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Women starting at Harvard Law School in Fall 2017: sign up for the Women’s Law Association Big Sister-Little Sister Mentoring Program! The Women’s Law Association is devoted to providing support for the women of HLS in law school and beyond. The WLA Incoming Students Committee invites all incoming HLS women to sign up for its mentorship program, the Big Sister-Little Sister program! …

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Kirkland & Ellis NYC Success Talk

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Members of the WLA working in NYC this summer were lucky enough to spend the evening with two incredibly accomplished women, one a partner at a prestigious law firm, and the other working in finance & strategy at one of the most successful fitness chains in the nation, Equinox. Kathryn Leonard (pictured center), a corporate partner whose practice focuses on …

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WLA Summer Internship Spotlight: U.S. Navy JAG Corps

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The WLA will be highlighting some of the legal internships our members had over the summer. In this post, rising 2L Casey Connolly talks about her time with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps in Naples, Italy.  This summer, I had the opportunity to serve our nation alongside the amazing women and men of the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. I spent …

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Cocktails and Conversation: WLA Reception with HLS Women’s Alliance

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The New York chapter of the Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance (the WLA equivalent for HLS alumnae) brought together incoming, current, and graduated HLS women for a lovely night of food, drinks, and networking. The event was held at Cleary Gottlieb’s downtown NYC office, delighting attendees with beautiful views of Manhattan. Speakers included alumnae as well as WLA President Paavani Garg. …

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Women Who Write On: Law Review Study Break

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The WLA 1L Committee hosted a bagels-and-muffins study break for rising 2L women participating in the Harvard Law Review write-on competition. The competition lasts for a full week and is known for being extremely challenging, especially because the competition begins right after 1L finals end. Current female members of HLR surprised the competition participants who attended the study break with …