Law Women's Caucus

Law Women’s Caucus’ mission is to promote the interests of women and discussion of issues pertaining to women and gender broadly defined. In a spirit of intersectionality, we commit to empowering students and alumni who are women and underrepresented genders of all orientations, ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, nationalities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and religious beliefs in every sphere of legal study or practice that they should strive to occupy. To this end, Law Women’s Caucus, on its own and in collaboration with other student organizations, provides a forum for discussing issues concerning women and gender broadly defined; devotes resources to student support and professional development; cultivates relationships among students and alumni of the Law School; and amplifies the richly diverse voices of women and underrepresented genders in the legal profession.

Contact

Join the email listserv to stay connected with the Law Women's Caucus.

Sponsors

Law Women's Caucus could not produce meaningful programming without contributions from our sponsors. We are grateful to them for their generous support of women in the Law School. 

Kirkland & Ellis LLP • Latham & Watkins LLP • Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP • Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP • Bartlit Beck LLP • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP • Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP  Jenner & Block LLP  McGuireWoods LLP  Sullivan & Cromwell LLP  Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP 

Women's Advocacy Project

During the 2017-2018 school year, we proudly partnered with the Women's Advocacy Project, which was formed to conduct a one-year study of women's experiences at the Law School. Their findings and recommendations can be found here.

2021-2022 Leadership

  • President: Ursula Poole
  • Vice Presidents: Lauren Dunn and Paige Petrashko
  • Directors of Law Firm/In-House Programming: Cheridan Christnacht, Danyang Li, and Jane Ninivaggi
  • Directors of Public Interest/Government Programming: Jordan Jenkins, Molly Stepchuk, and Sarah Tanner
  • Director of Professional Development: Laura Geary
  • Women's Initiatives Committee: Brynne Follman, Oyinlola Isiaka, Miriam Kohn, and Jacqueline Pecaro
  • Outreach & Mentorship Committee: Tori Keller, Katie Koza, and Marin Murdock
  • Social & Wellness Committee: Avery Broome and Angela Peterson

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I sign up for the mentor program that matches women law students with women alumni?

A. The Women's Mentoring Program, not the Law Women's Caucus, facilitates the mentoring program with alumnae in the Chicago area. The Dean of Students Office facilitates the Big Sibling Program, which connects 1L Little Sibs with 2L/3L Big Sibs.

Q. What's the difference between the Women's Mentoring Program and the Law Women's Caucus?

A. Both organizations make important contributions to the Law School community, but they produce different programming. The Law Women's Caucus hosts lots of events relevant to being a woman who studies or practices law, and the Women's Mentoring Program facilitates the pairing of law students with women alumni.

Upcoming events

10/18
Add to Calendar 2021-10-18 12:15:00 2021-10-18 13:20:00 LWC Presents: Christine Raffaele Speaks on Domestic Violence Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/lwc-christine-raffaele-speaks-domestic-violence - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room D

10/21
Add to Calendar 2021-10-21 12:15:00 2021-10-21 13:20:00 Labor and Employment Law Society & Law Women’s Caucus Present: The Purple Campaign Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/labor-and-employment-law-society-law-womens-caucus-present-purple-campaign - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room B

10/28
Add to Calendar 2021-10-28 12:15:00 2021-10-28 13:20:00 LWC Presents: Kara Ingelhart (Lambda Legal) Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/lwc-kara-ingelhart-lambda-legal - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room D

11/9
Add to Calendar 2021-11-09 12:15:00 2021-11-09 13:20:00 LWC Presents: 1L Summer Job Search Student Panel Event details: https://www.law.uchicago.edu/events/lwc-1l-summer-job-search-student-panel - University of Chicago Law School web@law.uchicago.edu America/Chicago public


Room I