Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Website Ms. JD to Explore Issues of Women in the Profession

Posted by Alan Childress

This notice is distributed generally now to various law student groups, and is a call for active participation in the new website devoted to issues of women in law practice, the profession, and the academy:

This past year, a group of women from law schools across the country met to discuss gender issues both at law school and in the legal profession. This conversation led to the idea to start an online community that law students and professionals across the country could use to explore and receive information about the state of women in the profession. At this time, the website, entitled Ms. JD, is ready to emerge as the only online forum of its kind.

Ms. JD is poised to unite female law students and professionals, and we would like to invite students from your school to join our efforts to promote gender equality in law school and the legal profession.  If you are interested in interviewing women legal professionals, writing about your own experience in law school, or assisting Ms. JD to gather content and promote its agenda of increasing the representation of women in law, then we invite you to visit our website,, to learn more about us, or to contact for more information.  In addition, Ms. JD and Yale Law Women are hosting a launch conference for Ms. JD on March 31 at Yale Law School entitled "Legally Female."  More information about the conference is available at  We hope that many of you will be able to attend!  Sincerely,  The Ms. JD Board of Directors
Elizabeth Pederson
Stanford Law School
Anna Nelson
Yale Law School
Karen Hernandez
UCLA Law School
Jill Russell
University of Michigan Law School
Becca Bell
Technology Chair
University of Chicago Law School
Renuka George
Policy Chair
Cornell Law School
Anna MacCormack
NYU Law School

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