Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:50 AM

Jobs, Fellowships, and New Events (Chicago, DC, NYC); Alumnae Beetlestone L'93, Burnham L'69, Chutkan L'87, Evans Stacey L'89, Kelly L'87, and Visser Adjoian L'10, and more...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Upcoming Events

New York, NY
Law & Reorder Quarterly Event: "Happiness for Lawyers" with Special Guest Gretchen Rubin
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 12:00 - 2:00pm (note: webcast also available)
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 601 Lexington Avenue, New York NY

Deborah Epstein Henry (a former litigator and now president of FlexTime Lawyers LLC and an internationally recognized expert, consultant and public speaker on workplace restructuring, talent management, work/life balance, and the retention and promotion of lawyers with a focus on women) will be speaking on the topic of happiness for lawyers together with former lawyer and bestselling author of The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin.  Lunch and an autographed copy of Rubin's Happiness at Home will be provided for all in-person attendees.  Due to anticipated oversubscription of the live event,  a webcast will also be made available.

Please click here to learn more and to RSVP for this event.

Chicago, IL
Kilgore Coffee Hour
Friday, July 18, 2014, 8:30am - 10:00am
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP
54 West Hubbard St., Suite 300, Chicago, IL

We're coming to the Windy City!  A special thanks to Katherine Minarik L'06 for facilitating and to Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP for hosting.  Invite and agenda to come shortly please keep an eye out and help spread the word in the Chicagoland area!

Potential next stops for Kilgore coffee hours across the country: San Francisco and Miami - please let us know if you are interested in attending or hosting.

Online - anywhere!
True Grit and a Growth Mindset: The Secrets of Success for Women Lawyers

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST

The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession presents this online panel program educating participants on the science behind two characteristics - grit and a growth mindset - that many successful women attorneys have in common, often above other  measures such as IQ or class rank. 

Click here for more information and to register.

Job Opportunities

Legal Momentum, The Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund, Legal Director (New York, NY)
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through June 30, 2014.  For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here

Accountability Counsel, Policy Director (Washington, D.C.)
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with an estimated start date of August 2014. For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

AXA Equitable, Senior Director & Counsel - Technology and Intellectual Property (New York, NY)
For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Attorney-in-Charge (Yonkers, NY)
For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.


Penn Law/Human Rights First, Ace Rule of Law Fellowship (New York, NY or Washington, D.C.)
Deadline: September 30, 2014. Fellowship open to Penn Law alumni from the Classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014. For more details about this position and information on how to apply, click here.


We are pleased to announce that the Kilgore Society is now on Twitter!  Follow us and share items on Twitter
@PennLawKilgore. (We also have a few photos up on Twitter from our recent Kilgore Career Challenges & Changes Panel here at Penn Law an excellent program with terrific panelists and guests!)

OnRamp 2014-2015 Fellows
The inaugural 2014-2015 fellows for the OnRamp Fellowship fellows have been selected. Read more about these returning female attorneys here.   

Kilgore/Penn Law Women's Association Mentoring Program
Thank you to all who took the time to complete a survey and participate!  Hopefully you and your student mentees have had a chance to connect - and don't forget that all alumni, current students, and admitted students are invited to our upcoming all-Penn Law summer happy hours across the country, a good opportunity to get together or meet up in person with assigned mentees in your region!

L.A.W.S. - Law Admissions Workshop Series
Admissions deans from the country's top law schools, including our own Randi Garnick L'90, Director of Admissions here at Penn Law, will be participating in this new series focused on providing prospective applicants with information about legal education, the legal profession, and preparing for the process of applying to law school.  Workshops will be held in DC, NYC, Chicago, and LA from mid- July through early August.  Please feel free to share with your networks!  Click here for more information.

Alumnae Notes

Wendy Beetlestone L'93:  Beetlestone, currently a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller, where she is Chair of the firm's Education Law Group, was recently nominated by President Obama to serve as a U.S. District Court judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  Read more here.

Margaret Burnham L'69: Burnham, a member of the faculty and founder of the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern Law, was recognized by Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy in his speech at Northeastern Law's commencement.  Prof. Kennedy urged young law graduates to find inspiration from her distinguished career.  Read more here.

Tanya Chutkan L'87:  More news from the federal bench!  Chutkan, currently a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, was unanimously confirmed as a federal judge by the U.S. Senate on June 4, 2014.  She will serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  Read more here.

Jennifer Evans Stacey L'89:  Evans Stacey was recently appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources and Secretary at Antares Pharma, Inc. Read more here.

Joanna Visser Adjoian L'10:  Visser Adjoian, currently the Associate Director and Staff Attorney for Penn Law's Toll Public Interest Center, will be moving onto exciting new challenges outside of the law school.  She was recently awarded a fellowship from Echoing Green's Black Male Achievement Program (in partnership with the Open Society Institute) to launch the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project in Philadelphia, a new non-profit that she co-founded.  Read more about her new role and nonprofit here.

Congratulations to all!

In the News

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women's Rights: A Daughter (New York Times, 6.16.14)
Judges with daughters are 7% more likely to support women's rights than judges with only sons.  According to a new study, this effect is most pronounced among male judges appointed by Republican presidents.

GoDaddy Prepares to Go Ahead with IPO (, 6.16.14)
In its earlier days, Internet hosting and web domain company GoDaddy Inc. raised its profile with ads featuring attractive women; now several women attorneys - including Penn Law's own Nima Kelly L'87
, General Counsel for GoDaddy - are playing key roles in making sure the company is attractive to stockholders as GoDaddy prepares to go public.

Do Race or Gender Matter More to Your Paycheck? (Harvard Business Review, 6.10.14)
Dr. Deborah Ashton, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Novant Health, sets out to explore the wage gaps and find out.


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