Monday, January 27, 2014 5:09 PM

Job Opps (DC, NJ, PA), Women Lawyers/Alumnae in the News, PI Week events feat. Women's Rights panels/Alumnae Speakers, and DC Coffee Hour!

Attachments:                          Clerk of Court - U.S. Dist. Ct.  (Scranton, PA).doc; DC Kilgore Coffee Hour Invite (1.31.14).pdf

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone within the polar vortex is staying warm, and for those of you outside of it, hope you are appreciating your good luck in choosing your geographic location wisely...

Please see below for job opportunities, several recent articles on women lawyers (including the recent nomination of Farah Jimenez L'96 to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission), information on the law school's upcoming Public Interest Week (focusing on women rights and featuring alumnae Marcia Greenberger L'70, Penny Ellison L'89, and Christina Swarns L'93), and more.

Job Opportunities

1. U.S. District Court - Clerk of Court (Scranton, PA)

Apply by February 14, 2014. Please see the attached word document for more details.

2. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - Assistant Staff Director for Civil Rights Evaluation (Washington D.C.)

Applications accepted from Monday, January 27, 2014 – Monday, February 17, 2014. Click here to apply.

3. Rising Tide Capital, Inc. (Jersey City, NJ)

Rising Tide Capital, Inc., a non-profit focused on revitalizing local communities through entrepreneurship, is seeking business lawyers to work with entrepreneurs who attend their 12 week business boot camp program. While these will not be pro-bono engagements, it is envisioned that counsel would be amenable to reduced hourly fee and flat fee arrangements. Click here for more information about the organization and its mission.

Must be admitted to the New Jersey Bar to apply. If interested, please contact Jennifer Lupo at

In the News

Nomination of Farah Jimenez to SRC Draws Praise (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Farah Jimenez, L'96,was recently nominated by Governor Tom Corbett to serve on the School Reform Commission of Philadelphia. Jimenez is currently the President and CEO of People's Emergency Center and has built a reputation as a community advocate.

New Fellowship Program Targets Returning Women Lawyers (The American Lawyer)

A new program designed to help women lawyers who have taken time away from their careers transition back into the legal profession has confirmed its first four participating firms.

Older Blokes Can Help Younger Women (Lawyers Weekly)

Can cross-gender mentoring programs help to increase diversity in the workplace?

Penn Law Public Interest Week Events (highlighting panels focusing on women and the law, and/or featuring Penn Law alumnae)

Monday, 2/17 (4:30-6:30pm)

·                SAGE Presents: “Protection of Native American Women in the 2013 Violence Against Women Act”

Tuesday, 2/18 (12:00-1:30pm and 4:00-6:00pm)

·                Animal Law Project and Environmental Law Project Pre“Factory Farming Impacts Panel: How CAFO's Affect Our Food and Environment”

·                Featuring: Penny Ellison L'89 (Adjunct Professor of Law, Penn Law; Circuit Mediator for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Cir.; and Executive Director of Hand2Paw)

·                Reproductive Rights Law Project Presents: “Paths to Access: Reproductive Healthcare and Choice”

Wednesday, 2/19 (12:00-1:30pm)

·                Civil Rights Law Project Presents: “Eliminating Rape in University Settings”

Thursday, 2/20 (12:00-1:30pm)

·                Women's Legal Assistance Project Presents: “Prison: A Woman's Perspective”

Friday, 2/21 (9:00-5:00pm)

·                33rd Annual Edward Sparer Symposium: Gender and Social Inequality: Why Women's Rights Still Matter

·                Featuring keynote speaker Marcia Greenberger, L'70 (Co-President, National Women's Law Center)

·                Find more information on the Sparer Symposium, click here.

·                A reception (5:00 pm) and Penn Law Public Interest Alumni dinner (6:30 pm) will follow the symposium. Click here to RSVP for both by Friday, 2/7.  

Monday, 2/24 – Wednesday, 2/26

·                Public Interest Week Closing

·                Honorary Fellow-in-Residence Christina Swarns, L'93 (Director of the Criminal Justice Practice, NAACP-LDF) will be visiting Penn Law for the culmination of the 6th Annual Public Interest Week.

DC Kilgore Coffee Hour

Friday, 1/31 (8:00-9:30am)

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our 3rd coffee hour (and first ever Kilgore Society Coffee Hour for the local alumnae in the Washington D.C. area)!  This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize and network and will be facilitated by fellow alumna Jennifer Driscoll-Chippendale L'00. Please see the attached invitation for more details. We hope to see you there!  Click here to RSVP.

*As always, please send job opportunities, updates regarding promotions, awards received, or other accomplishments of Penn Law women, and any other relevant news items to*

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