Women's Law Caucus News

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.

NAWL-PRUDENTIAL 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

NAWL-PRUDENTIAL 2014 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The National Association of Women Lawyers is pleased to partner with Prudential Financial, Inc. (Prudential) to provide a meaningful summer internship opportunity to a highly-motivated first-year law student. Through this partnership, NAWL will select a student to join the 2014 summer law intern class at Prudential for a 10-week internship at Prudential's offices, for a stipend of approximately $10,000. The internship position will be located in the New Jersey tri-state area.

All materials must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, January 24, 2014.  Visit http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102356594523-423/NAWL_Prudential+Internship+2014_FINAL.pdf for more information.

ORDERS ARE IN - Women's Law Caucus Fall Apparel Sales

The orders are in! We will doing payment/pickup TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 26th, from 11-1 in the Mosaic Lobby. Please bring cash or check. If you are unable to pickup tomorrow, please contact Megan Resch to meet individually megan.resch@louisville.edu or (502)432-5898. Otherwise, you will have to pick up after break. 

Good luck on finals!  

Fall Apparel Sales

The Women's Law Caucus will be offering apparel sales in late October. The WLC normally sells T-Shirts (long sleeved and short sleeved), sweatshirts (crewneck and hooded), and fleeces (full zip and half zip). This year we would like to ask the student body to assist in creating a design for our T-shirts and sweatshirts. We would love to see your creative side! Submit design ideas to Megan Resch at megan.resch@louisville.edu no later than Friday October 4th. Once we have received the submissions, we allow everyone to vote on their favorite design. We hope to take orders the third week of October.

Jail Tour and Panel

September 26, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Hall of Justice

The Women's Law Caucus is pleased to announce that we will again be sponsoring a jail tour and panel. This event is open to all students and will take place on September 26, 2013 at the Hall of Justice located at 600 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky.

 

We will start in Courtroom 204 beginning at 5:00 where we will hear from Jefferson County Attorney, Mike O'Connell, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Kristi Gray, and a representative from the public defender's office. After they speak the floor will open up for a Q&A session.

 

After the Q&A we will head over to the the jail for a tour.

Keep in mind that you should dress modestly for this event. Casual dress is fine, but not shorts or short skirts or dresses. We anticipate that the event will end at 7:00pm. Keep in mind that there is no food or drink allowed in the courtroom.

 

If you are interested in attending please email WLC president Megan Resch at megan.resch@louisville.edu no later than Monday, September 23.

Women's Law Caucus Interest Meeting

The Women's Law Caucus will be holding its first meeting on Monday, September 16 at 12:10pm in Room 275. Food will be provided on a first come, first served basis for those who attend. At this meeting we will  introduce officers, welcome new members and discuss dates for the upcoming Jail Tour, Fall T-Shirt sales, WLC luncheon and other events. Annual membership dues of $5 will be due at this time.