Tuesday, April 29, 2014 2:54 PM

5 Job Opps and 1 Fellowship (NY, VT, PA, OH); 2 Events (Boston, Philly), and Alumnae Preate Havey L'97, Liu L'08, Jamshidi L'07, Pabon Lopez L'89, and Shdaimah GL'98

Tuesday, April 28, 2014

Upcoming Events

Boston, MA
Kilgore Coffee Hour
Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:30 - 10:00am
K&L Gates LLP, State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street

Our Kilgore Society Coffee Hours are coming to Boston! This is a wonderful opportunity to socialize and network with local Boston-area alumnae.  Many thanks to our host firm, K&L Gates, and thanks to Jennifer Janeira Nagle L'07, for facilitating.

Please click here to RSVP.

Philadelphia, PA
Kilgore CLE: Entertainment Everywhere: Licensing and Lawyering in the New Media Age
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
The University of Pennsylvania Law School (Room TBD)

This year's Kilgore CLE Panel will feature the following panelists: Stephanie Abrutyn L'91, Julie Fenster L'83, Priscilla "Sally" Mattison L'97, Marni Pedorella L'94, and Michelle Shanahan L'91.

Visit our Reunion CLE Discussions page for speaker bios and for more information on all of our CLE offerings during Reunion Weekend.

Please click here to register for our Kilgore CLE Panel Discussion and any of our other Reunion CLEs panels.

Job Opportunities and Fellowships

2014-2015 Women & Justice Fellow, Avon Global Center for Women & Justice at Cornell Law School (Ithaca, New York)
DEADLINE: Thursday, May 1st.  This one year position begins in August 2014 and offers varied experience in the areas of international human rights and gender justice. For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

Legal Director, Human Rights First (New York, NY)
DEADLINE: Friday, May 2nd.  For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

Deputy Director, Vermont Legal Aid (Burlington, VT)
DEADLINE: Friday, May 2nd. For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

Legal Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (New York, NY)
DEADLINE: Friday, May 23rd. For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

Director, Business and Legal Affairs, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (New York, NY)
For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here and choose 4252 in the Requisition Number drop-down menu.

Senior Attorney, Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services (Pittsburgh, PA and Kent, OH)
For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

Alumnae Notes

Elizabeth Preate Havey L'97: The Pennsylvania Senate recently confirmed Governor Tom Corbett's nomination of Preate Havey (currently Counsel at Dilworth Paxson LLP) to the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA) Board. Click here for more information about Preate Havey's new role within the Board and the Board's mission.

B.B. Liu L'08: Liu, currently a Staff Attorney at the Children's Law Center in New York, is this year's recipient of the Doris S. Hoffman Outstanding New Lawyer Award. This award is presented by the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York to a young attorney who has been a member of the bar for less than five years and has made outstanding achievements within the profession, outstanding contributions within the WBASNY member's community, or both. 

Maryam Jamshidi L'07, Maria Pabon Lopez L'89, and Corey Sdhaimah GL'98: The above-named alumnae have been selected to showcase their recently published works at this year's Penn Law Alumni Author Book Signing on May 17th at 12pm.

Jamshidi, a Senior Associate in the DC office of Miller Chevalier and founder of Muftah.org, a digital magazine focusing on issues affecting countries in the Middle East and North Africa, will feature The Future of the Arab Spring: Civic Entrepreneurship in Politics, Art, and Technology Startups.

Pabon Lopez, currently Dean and Judge Adrian G. Duplantier Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, will feature Persistent Inequality: Contemporary Realities in the Education of Undocumented Latina/o Student.

And Sdhaimah, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator for the MSW/JD Dual Degree Program at the University of Maryland, will feature Negotiating Justice: Progressive Lawyering, Low-Income Clients, and the Quest for Social Change.

Click here for more information about the book signing and their books.

In the News

Leaning In Without Falling Over
Sunday Book Review: "What Works for Women at Work" (The New York Times, 4/11/14)
According to the NYT, authors Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey offer "unabashedly straightforward advice in a how-to primer for ambitious women." In their book, Williams, founding director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California's Hastings College of the Law, and her daughter Dempsey address the four major obstacles women face and offer advice on how to achieve success in the workplace.

*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  kilgoresociety@law.upenn.edu.*

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