Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11:38 AM

Job and Fellowship Opps (NY, CA, nationwide) + Alumnae Forsheit L'97 and Menkel-Meadow L'74 and More...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Events & Programs

Philadelphia, PA
Annual Meeting of the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF)
September 21-24, 2014
The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown | 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

The NAMWOLF Annual Meeting and Law Firm Expo is a unique networking opportunity that connects corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies and the nation's top minority and women owned law firms in a relaxed environment. Fran Griesing L'81 is co-chairing this year's conference, which includes several CLE panels and prominent keynote speakers and panelists, including Wendy White L'75, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine.

Please see the schedule of events for more information and click here to register for the three day conference.

New York, NY
Kilgore Society Co-Sponsoring the National Association of Women Lawyers' 10th Annual General Counsel Institute

November 6-7, 2014
InterContinental Times Square | 300 West 44th Street, New York City, NY 10036

Penn Law's Kilgore Society is proud to be co-sponsoring the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) 10th Annual General Counsel Institute (GCI). This event is open to all in-house counsel and provides a unique opportunity for in-house attorneys from across the nation and from diverse employers to share experiences.

Please click here for a schedule of events, a list of keynote speakers and panelists, and more information on how to register*.

*Kilgore Society members receive a 10% discount by using the code GCIPenn2014.

San Francisco, CA
Potential New SF Chapter of MAMAS
Penn Law alumnae in the San Francisco area are exploring starting a local chapter of he Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle (MAMAS), an organization founded in 2006 in an effort to empower attorney mothers and encourage them to succeed while celebrating their roles as attorneys and mothers. 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Alexis Yee-Garcia L'10 at aygarcia@orrick.com.   


Job Opportunities
Department of Justice - Executive Office for Immigration Review, Multiple Immigration Judge Positions Available (nationwide)
For a list of all 32 available positions and more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Office of the New York State Attorney General - Division of Economic Justice, Internet Bureau - Assistant Attorney General (New York, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, International Advocacy Officer (New York, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Wolfe Research, Multiple Positions Available (New York, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply for the following three (non-legal, research/finance) positions, please click here.

  • Associate, Institutional Equity Sales
  • Associate, Macro Research
  • Junior Research Associate

Legal Aid Society, Pro Bono Opportunities (New York, NY)
Pro Bono Counsel are needed to provide assistance with accelerated deportation hearings for unaccompanied children. For more details click here. If you would like to participate, please complete the participation form found here.  Live trainings will be held on a regular basis beginning August 26.


University of California - Hastings Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, together with the University of California - Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, Clinical Teaching Fellowship,  July 2015 - June 2017 
(San Francisco, CA)

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with a deadline of November 1, 2014. For more details on the fellowship and information on how to apply, please click here.

Alumnae Notes

Tanya Forsheit L'97
Forsheit recently joined the Los Angeles office of BakerHostetler, as a partner in the firm's Privacy and Data Protection team.  Previousy, she worked at the privacy and data security boutique law firm InfoLawGroup LLP, where she was a founding partner.


Carrie Menkel-Meadow L'74
Menkel-Meadow, a professor of law at the University of California - Irvine, recently contributed to a recent ABA Journal cover story  highlighting "movies with pivotal lessons featuring lawyers" .



In the News

Smashing a Ceiling and a Lot of Egos (New York Times 8/16/14)
Washington lawyer  Michele Roberts, the new Executive Director of the NBA Players Association (NBPA), will become the first woman to lead a major North American professional sports union. 


Becky Hammon was Born to Coach (ESPN.com 8/5/14)
With that simple news release -- headline: Spurs Name Becky Hammon Assistant Coach -- a very high, very thick glass wall was cracked.  A woman is coaching in the NBA.


Hedge Funds Run by Women Outperform Those Run by Men (The Atlantic, 8/4/14)
Barclays' Women in Leadership Total Return Index, which consists of American companies with a female CEO or whose proportion of female board members is at least 25 percent, is one of a number of new funds that aims to capitalize on the finding that companies with female leaders tend to outperform those where women are relatively absent.


Happy Birthday, 19th Amendment! (NCC blog,  8.18.14)
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.  Happy 94th birthday (yesterday)! 



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