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Congratulations, Announcing the 2018-19 WLA Board, and More!

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See the below letter from incoming WLA President Isabel Finley, announcing the new WLA Board for 2018-19! Our website and blog will be updated over the course of the summer to reflect the new Board and other WLA changes and updates, so stay tuned. Dear WLA, Congratulations to all our members on finishing another year of HLS! Whether you’re finally …

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WLA Lunch Talk: #ZoesPack – Using Social Media to Educate and Drive Change

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By Lyndsey Pere On Monday, March 19th the WLA hosted HLS alumna Kristin Fleschner to speak about being an advocate for people with disabilities and how she uses socials media to get her message across. Kristin emphasized the importance of working intersectionally between marginalized groups and of using social media and visual tools to advocate for the disabled community, as …

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Professor Profile: Pat K. Chew

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1L Malorie Frayssinet profiles Professor Pat K. Chew, who is the Sullivan & Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School this semester from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Professor Chew’s curiosity for the law developed when she was working at the Career Counseling Center for the University of Texas. During her time counseling individuals, she realized that …

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HLS Needs to Hire More Women

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By Lexi Jenkins The past few years have seen some big moments for gender equity at law schools nationwide. In 2016, women outnumbered men at accredited law schools for the first time. At HLS specifically, women made up 50 percent of the student body for the first time with the class of 2017. In the HLS class of 2019, women …

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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! …