Generally, the Law Women's Caucus addresses the interests and concerns of the women of the Law School and beyond. LWC provides a forum for debate and discussion of issues pertaining to women and gender broadly defined; devotes resources to student support and professional development; advocates in service of women's interests in society; and cultivates relationships amongst the women of the University. We also sponsor the Big Sibling Program at the Law School, which matches each interested first year students with a second or third year who can offer advice and support.
New: LWC is now a Ms. JD National Women Law Students' Organization (NWLSO) affiliate. By becoming a NWLSO affiliate organization, members of the LWC have access to Ms. JD's strong national network and resources, including fellowship, networking, an annual conference, speakers, mentors, and more. Ms. JD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the success of women in law school and the legal profession. Learn more about Ms. JD, here.
Specifically, the following is an outline of the remaining and past LWC events for 2011-2012.
Spring Quarter 2012
May: Journal, Clinics, Clerkships, Internships Panel
Past Events - Fall Quarter 2011
September 28 at Coffee Mess: Big Sibling Program Kick-off - Part 1
1L Little Sibs met their upperclassmen Big Sibs for breakfast and conversation as we celebrated the beginning of this year-long program. Read about the Big Sibling Program here.
Details: 8:30am-10:30am in the Green Lounge
September 30: Student Organization Fair
Visit the Law Women's Caucus table in the Green Lounge for freebees and to sign up for the LWC listserv, the best way to stay informed about LWC events.
Details: 3:30-5:30pm in the Green Lounge
October 7 at Wine Mess: Big Sibling Program Kick-off - Part 2
1L Little Sibs met with their upperclassmen Big Sibs as we celebrated the beginning of this year-long program. Read about the Big Sibling Program here.
October 11: Law Women Welcome Lunch
As a welcome (back) to the Law School, the Law Women's Caucus held its annual introductory lunch. Students met the Board, learned about the LWC mission, heard about this year's events, and asked questions about adjusting to their first quarter (or another year) of law school.
November 18: 1L Summer Job Panel
Students got a head start on thinking about the 1L summer job search by attending this lunch talk. Panelists discussed their diverse experiences with securing a job and the benefits of different kinds of 1L summer employment.
Past Events - Winter Quarter 2012
January 12: Mentoring Across Lines with BLSA and LLSA
In celebration of the Law School's Diversity Month, students took part in a dialogue on the often undiscussed topic of mentoring across the lines that traditionally divide us. The panel included:
- Jon Beaupre-Partner, Brinks Hofer
- Ruben Chapa-Department of Labor
- Barack Echols-Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
- Diana White-Executive Director, Legal Assistance Foundation
January 30: Women in Real Estate Law with the Women's Mentoring Program
February 8: Women in Academica
Students joined us for a distinguished panel on womens' paths to and experiences in academia. Panelists included:
− Victoria Schwartz, Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law
− Herschella Conyers, Clinical Professor of Law
− Laura Weinrib, Assistant Professor Law
February 22: Big Sibling Program Breakfast