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Kilgore Society Newsletter - January 20, 2015

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Washington, DC
Kilgore Networking Coffee Hour

This Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:30am
NPR | 1111 North Capital St., NE

Please join us for a networking coffee hour reception, hosted by NPR in its new NoMa office! There will also be an opportunity to meet and hear from attorney members of NPR's Office of the General Counsel (including our host, Michelle Shanahan L'91, Senior Associate General Counsel at NPR), and a chance to tour the NPR headquarters following the reception.

RSVP here.

Philadelphia, PA
The 14th Annual Penn Law APALSA Conference
Crescendo: Amplifying the Asian-American Voice

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
Fitts Auditorium, Penn Law

Alumnae Erica Lai L'08 (Covington & Burling LLP) and Sunni Yuen L'08 (Google) are featured panelists in the morning session "Peering Through the Glass Ceiling: An In-Depth Look at Firm Life for Minorities" (10:15am - 11:20am) moderated by Professor Christopher Yoo.

Read more about the conference and see a full schedule here.


Job Opportunities
Civil Court of the City of New York, Chambers of Hon. Jose A. Padilla, Jr. (New York, NY)
Deadline: 1/30/15.  For more details, click here.

Vera Institute of Justice, Two Positions (New York, NY)
For more details, please click on the position titles below

New York City Bar/City Bar Justice Center, Inc., Attorney - Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project (FEDPRO) (New York, NY)
This innovative pilot project will provide one-on-one legal assistance, free of charge, to non-prisoner, pro se litigants in the Eastern District of New York. 

For more details, click here.

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL)'s Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) Fellowship in Nonprofit Law
One year fellowship at the Vera Institute of Justice, working closely with the General Counsel to Vera and her staff.  The Fellow will also be deployed to various of Vera's projects and programs to address the legal, business, and organizational issues confronted by these projects and programs.

Deadline: 2/2/15.  For more details, please click here.

Alumnae Notes

Judge Alice Beck Dubow L'84
Dubow, who has presided in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas for seven years, is running for a spot on the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  Dubow's mother, the Hon. Phyllis Beck, made history in 1981 as the first woman appointed to the Pennsylvania Superior Court, following her time as Penn Law's Vice Dean.

Jill Darrow L'78
Darrow, a partner at Katten Muchin (NYC) and frequent presenter on tax law issues, will be speaking at the 7th annual PLI RE Tax forum in NYC on 2/5/15.
Read more here.

Beth Fenton L'98
Fenton recently joined Saul Ewing as a commercial litigation partner, resident in firm's Wilmington and Philadelphia offices.
Read more here.

Lydia Fayal L'14 and Stephanie Shyu L'14
Fayal and Shyu were recently written up by Forbes Magazine and included on Forbes' 2015 list of 30 Under 30 in Education for their work as co-founders of AdmitSee, a college and graduate school application advisory service.
Read more here.

Melanie Foreman L'13
Foreman was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division, and she will also begin serving this year as a Board Observer with Community Legal Services.

Tara Grigg Garlinghouse L'14
Garlinghouse has been named one of this year's Skadden Fellowship recipients.  The highly competitive two-year fellowships provide benefits to recent law graduates who want to pursue work in the public interest, particularly in service to the poor, elderly, homeless, and disabled.  Garlinghouse will represent  poor and disabled children at Medicaid Fair Hearings through Disability Rights Texas in Houston, where she'll work to keep children at home with their parents and advocate for children already in the foster care system.

Lois Kimbol L'76
Kimbol, of Counsel in the environmental law group at Dechert and Vice President of Programs for the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, was recently honored at the Rutgers-Camden Law's Black Law Students Association's Social Justice Awards Banquet.  She was the first chairperson of Dechert's Diversity Committee, she represents Dechert on the Board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group, and she was also recently named as an On Being Black Lawyer 2013 Power 100 Advocate, as 1 of 12 non-black lawyers honored for their efforts to help achieve significant advances for diversity.

Tess Wilkinson-Ryan L'05
A recent study undertaken by current Penn Law faculty member and alumna Tess Wilkinson-Ryan L'05, together with Penn Law Prof. Jill Fisch, was referenced in the Motley Fool article “3 Tips for New 401(k) Mutual Fund Investors”.
Read more here and here.


In the News

The Secret History of Women in the Senate (Politico Magazine January/Feburary 2015)
In the entire history of the United States Senate, a mere 44 women have served.  Ever.  Even today, the women of the Senate are confronted with a kind of floating, often subtle, but corrosive sexism, a sense of not belonging that is both pervasive and counter to the narrative of real, if stubbornly slow, progress that many are reluctant to acknowledge this persistent secret.
Read more here.

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad (The Atlantic 1/8/15)
A young lawyer puts his former boss's ideals into practice.
Read more here.

Philadelphia City Paper, Writer, and Others Join New Lawsuit Opposing Revictimization Relief Act/"Mumia" law (Metro 1/9/15)
Philadelphia City Paper and Staff Writer Daniel Denvir, together with alumna and Penn Law Prof. Regina Austin L'73 are some of the several co-plaintiffs in a suit challenging a law allowing victims of a crime to file a civil injunction to stop actions by an offender that create "severe mental anguish" . 
Read more here.


*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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