Women's Law Caucus News

JD's In Action: Advocating for Gender Equality

Please note, there are changes to this event! 

The Women's Law Caucus and Professor Abrams are proud to sponsor an event this Friday focusing on gender advocacy and how you can get involved in community outreach. This presentation will include several local organizations in a discussion about volunteer opportunities, unmet legal needs, and ways give back to the community.

 

The speakers are: 

 

Shelley Santry, U of L Law Clinic

Paul Troy, Center for Women and Families

Karina Barillas, La Casita

Holly Houston, CEDAW Initiative

 

The presentation will be held in room 275 this Friday, October 25, from 10:25-12:05 .Bagels, donuts and juice will be provided.

We hope you will come, enjoy the discussion and discover new ways you can be a fairness advocate within your community!! 

JD's In Action: Advocating for Gender Equality

 The Women's Law Caucus and Professor Abrams are proud to sponsor an event this Friday focusing on gender advocacy and how you can get involved in community outreach. This presentation will include several local organizations in a discussion about volunteer opportunities, unmet legal needs, and ways give back to the community.

The speakers are:  

Shelley Santry, U of L Law Clinic

Paul Troy, Center for Women and Families

Karina Barillas, La Casita

Holly Houston, CEDAW Initiative

The presentation will be held in the Cox Lounge this Friday, October 25, from 10:25-12:05. Breakfast and refreshments will be provided.

We hope you will come, enjoy the discussion and discover new ways you can be a fairness advocate within your community!

WLC Dinner and Jail Tour

Remeber this Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the Women's Law Caucus, Jail Tour which is happening next Wednesday the 8th at 5pm.  So make sure to RSVP to sahuff01@louisville.edu ASAP if you want to go.  You do not need to be a member of Women's Law Caucus or even a woman to attend this event.  If you have an interest in criminal law and/or in prisoner's rights you don't want to miss our fabulous speaker Laura Landenwich.  As an extra bonus we will feed you Fazolis while she talks.  But we have to have confirmed guests for this special event so that we can order enough food and so that the jail can have enough staff on hand to insure your saftey during the tour.

Women's Law Caucus Jail Tour

Remeber this Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the Women's Law Caucus, Jail Tour which is happening next Wednesday the 8th at 5pm.  So make sure to RSVP to sahuff01@louisville.edu ASAP if you want to go.  You do not need to be a member of Women's Law Caucus or even a woman to attend this event.  If you have an interest in criminal law and/or in prisoner's rights you don't want to miss our fabulous speaker Laura Landenwich.  As an extra bonus we will feed you Fazolis while she talks.  But we have to have confirmed guests for this special event so that we can order enough food and so that the jail can have enough staff on hand to insure your saftey during the tour.

Women's Law Caucus Jail Tour

Just a reminder that you must RSVP for the Women's Law Caucus speaker and jail tour no later than Sunday the 5th of October so that we can insure we have sufficient food ordered and the jail has sufficient staff to conduct the tour.  The event will start at Legal Aid downtown at 5pm with the tour to begin at 6:30.   Legal Aid is on Muhammad Ali between 4th and 5th street. Public parking is available on the street or at the corner of 5th and Muhammad Ali.  If you would like to carpool we will be meeting in front of the law school at 4:30 to drive down.  Please note that in your RSVP so we can coordinate sufficient vehicles.

Dinner will be Fazoli's and our wonderful speaker Laura Landenwich will be discussing local jail conditions and the strip search cases in which she has been involved.

You do not have to be a woman or a member of the Women's Law Caucus to attend this event.  If you have any interest in criminal law and/or prisoner's rights you don't want to miss this event.  Please RSVP ASAP to sahuff01@louisville.edu. 

Women's Law Caucus Dinner and Jail Tour

Attention all students! The Women's Law Caucus Jail Tour and Dinner will be held on Wednesday, October 8th at 5:00pm. We will carpool to Legal Aid downtown and hear from guest speaker Laura Landenwich, the attorney working on the case involving a woman who was arrested and stripped naked in a Floyd County jail. Dinner will be served while Ms. Landenwich shares about conditions for women in jails. Afterwards, we will walk over to Metro Corrections for a tour of the jail at 6:30pm. This will be a spectacular event that you will not want to miss! 

To ensure that we have enough food, we ask that all students planning to attend please RSVP to Shannon Huffer, shannon.huffer@louisville.edu, by SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5TH. 

We hope to see you there! 

Women's Law Caucus Charity Drive!

Being a stupendous person is great. Purging your life of useless baggage is equally great. Now, thanks to the Women’s Law Caucus, you can do them both at the same time! Amazing! The WLC is hosting a charity drive collecting clothes, shoes, small household items, books, etc. that are clean and in good condition. Whatever we collect will be sold at a massive yard sale hosted by the Crescent Moon Lodge. That’s the purging part, here’s the stupendous part. Proceeds will go to the VA Hospital Psychology Ward and towards sponsoring a University of Louisville Scholar House Family. You’d be making a genuine difference in a fellow student’s life, not to mention actively supporting our Veterans.

            Over the next two weeks you can bring any unwanted items to the Student Lounge, next to the Offices of Professional Development.  If you do, you will be stupendous. Plus you’ll have room for all that stuff you haven’t bought yet!

 

For any questions about the drive, the yard sale or how you can get involved, please contact Megan McDonald at Mcmcdo02@louisville.edu.

Women's Law Caucus Interest Meeting- Sept. 8th, 12:15pm Room 175, FREE LUNCH

Please join the Women's Law Caucus for our first meeting of the year! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy some FREE LUNCH and learn about all the exciting events the WLC will be hosting this year! We will be introducing new events as well as our classic events, such as the Mentor Jet program and Apparel Sales.  Please bring $5 for dues in the form of cash or check (checks made payable to Women's Law Caucus).  Dues are a one-time payment; if you paid dues last year, you do not have to pay again!  We look forward to meeting you all MONDAY, Sept. 8th at 12:15pm, in room 175!  See you there!

Women's Law Caucus Interest Meeting- Sept. 8th, 12:15pm Room 175, FREE LUNCH

Please join the Women's Law Caucus for our first meeting of the year! Everyone is invited to come and enjoy some FREE LUNCH and learn about all the exciting events the WLC will be hosting this year! We will be introducing new events as well as our classic events, such as the Mentor Jet program and Apparel Sales.  Please bring $5 for dues in the form of cash or check (checks made payable to Women's Law Caucus).  Dues are a one-time payment; if you paid dues last year, you do not have to pay again!  We look forward to meeting you all MONDAY, Sept. 8th at 12:15pm, in room 175!  See you there!

2Ls: Apply for the 2014 Ms. JD Fellowship - Deadline March 1

In 2010, Ms. JD partnered with the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession to found the Ms. JD Fellowship. The Fellowship is Ms. JD's program to promote mentoring and professional development. Each spring, Ms. JD selects a group of outstanding second year law students as Fellowship recipients. In addition to receiving financial support and invitations to ABA and Ms. JD events, each Fellowship recipient 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. 

Here's what you'll need to submit to apply for the fellowship:

1. Resume (Must include a link to your LinkedIn Profile)

2. Unofficial Law School Transcripts

3. One paragraph (250 words) answering the question, “There are many mentorship programs for law students; why would you like to participate in the Ms. JD Fellowship?”

4. One paragraph (250 words) answering the question, “Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability, both in and out of law school.”

5. One paragraph (250 words) answering the question, “If you had to contribute to the Ms. JD community by writing a blog post, what would you discuss and why?”

6. One paragraph (250 words) answering the question “Describe in detail an event that you would like to organize at your law school that promotes women in the law.”

Submit your application to fellowship@ms-jd.org. Applications are due March 1, 2014, at 11:59pm. Ms. JD will announce Fellowship finalists in March. Finalists will complete interviews with two Ms. JD board members by the end of March and the Ms. JD Fellows and their mentors will be announced at the end of April.