Women in Law
Law School Resources
Law Women's Caucus: 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. LWC also sponsors the Big Sibling Program at the Law School, which matches interested first year students with a second or third year who can offer advice and support.
Women's Advocacy Project: During the 2017-2018 school year, LWC has been proud to support and partner with the Women's Advocacy Project, a organization formed to conduct a one-year study of women's experiences at the Law School. WAP's findings and recommendations can be found here.
Women's Mentoring Program: The Women's Mentoring Program facilitates mentoring relationships by pairing first year law students who identify as female with alumnae mentors in the Chicago area. The program was founded in the Fall of 1991 by three 1L women to connect first-year women with practicing attorneys and encourage the development of professional relationships. Today, our mentors come from many career paths, including law firms, public interest organizations, government, and business endeavors, providing 1Ls with exposure to a wide array of viewpoints. The program encourages discussion of issues relevant to women both during law school and as they begin their careers. The WMP enables participants to develop meaningful mentoring relationships, hear different perspectives on the Law School and practice of law, and learn about the many available career options.