Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:24 PM

Job Opportunities and Fellowships (CT, CO, DC, NJ, NY, TX), Alumnae Abramson L'06, Craven L'77, and Miller L'72 and more...

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Civil Rights Act of 1964 at 50: Looking Back and Looking Ahead (CLE discussion)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 4:30pm
Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law

Penn Law faculty members Sophia Z. Lee, Serena Mayeri, and Tobias Barrington Wolff, together with Dean Wendell Pritchett, will discuss the impact and future of the CRA and the ensuing Civil Rights movement.  Professor Ted Ruger will serve as moderator for the discussion.

Read more and register here.

Job Opportunities
Sidley Austin LLP, Associate (Dallas, TX and Houston, TX)
The firm is looking for mid to junior level associates with experience in finance, project finance, private equity/M&A, or litigation in both Houston and Dallas, and in IP (Dallas only).  If interested, please send a resume and transcript to the firm contacts listed below.
Contact for Dallas office: Robin Look (
Contact for Houston office: Amy Monroe (

Connecticut Bar Foundation, Executive Director (Hartford, CT)
For more details, please click here.

Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, Civil Team Supervising Attorney (New York, NY)
For more details, please click here.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Policy Attorney (Washington, DC)
For more details, please click here.

Towards Justice, Staff Attorney (Denver, CO)
For more details, please click here.

New York County District Attorney's Office, Multiple Positions Available (New York, NY)
Experienced attorneys are sought for positions in the following divisions: Trial Division, Investigation Division, Appeals Division, and the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. For more details, please click here.

Day Pitney LLP, Multiple Positions Available (CT, NJ, NY)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click on the position title.

Community Service Society of New York, Health Counselor (New York, NY)
Looking for a recent graduate who is bilingual in Spanish and interested in health rights. For more details, please click here.

Make the Road New York, Legal Director (New York, NY)
Read more here.

Office of the New York State Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau Fellowship - Volunteer Assistant Attorney General, Division of Social Justice
One year graduate fellowship focused on the enforcement of civil rights law.
For more details, please click here.

Alumnae Notes

Pamela Craven CW'74, L'77
Craven, the former Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Avaya Inc., recently gave a lecture to Penn Law 1Ls entitled "Legal Advice to Business Clients in Real Time" .
Read more here.

Leigh McMullan Abramson L'06
Abramson, a freelance writer and former BigLaw attorney, recently joined fellow Penn Law classmates Ed Sohn L'06 and Joe Borstein L'06 in authoring a column entitled "" on law blog Above the Law, which explores alternatives to being a lawyer.  Her first contribution to the column is called "From Esquire to Intern - My Life After Law" .
Read more here.

In Memoriam
Margery Miller L'72
Miller, an alumna from Penn Law's Class of 1972 and the first female partner at the law firm Reed Smith Shaw & McClay (now Reed Smith LLP) in Philadelphia, passed on December 6, 2014. 

In the News

Negotiate for Better Compensation (American Bar Association)
While a lot of factors related to compensation may be out of your control, one of the best ways you can influence your pay is to learn to negotiate for yourself.  The ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and its Task Force on Gender Equity have developed several tools to help you prepare for your next salary negotiation. 
Read more here.

Seven Pieces of Advice From Fortune's Best Businesswomen (Fortune 11/14/14)
The seven female execs on the list are finding big success at their respective companies—and can certainly teach their peers a thing or two. Read their business (and life) advice here.

Study Shows Women Law Professors Cited More Often (National Law Journal 12/10/14)
Research concludes that women are cited at a higher rate than men in law review articles and are more often represented among authors in the most cited papers in legal academia. 
Read more here.

Why the Gender Pay Gap is Larger for the Highest Paying Jobs (The Atlantic 12/17/14)
In exploring the various dimensions of the male-female earning gap, economists point to the "sticky floor theory" which notes that as men and women grow older and richer, men race ahead while women's wages stick to the floor.
Read more here.

Empowering Girls to Go Out and Lead (Penn Current 12/18/14)
Wharton senior Katlyn Grasso has set out to increase the number of women executive and women entrepreneurs by founding GenHERation ,a female empowerment network for high school girls that provides experiential learning and opportunities for young women to connect with female business leaders.
Read more here.

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