Upcoming Law Women Events
Past Law Women Events
'A Day in the Life': Women in the District Attorney's Office
November 6, 2013
On November 6, 2013, Law Women launched its annual panel series 'A Day in the Life,' with a panel featuring women working inthe District Attorney's office. Two Assistant District Attorneys and one former Assistant District Attorney spoke to an intimate group of students about their experiences as prosecutors, their paths to the District Attorney's office, and what a typical day in their office is like. The panel discussion was followed by a lively Q&A session, where students had the opportunity to ask the women about specific aspects of their careers, including how they approach cases. This panel was made possible through the generous support of LexisNexis, and was co-sponsored by DVAP.
Gender and Diversity Mixer with OUTLaw
October 25, 2013
On October 25, Law Women and OUTLaw hosted our annual mixer at Amity Hall. Approximately 50 students from both Law Women and OUTLaw attendedthroughout the evening for an opportunity to de-stress and spend time together. There were also a number of 1Ls in attendance whocame to discuss gender and diversity issues at NYU with the upper-classmen in attendance at the event.
Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk
October 20, 2013
This year, Law Women sponsored an NYU Law team at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk that took place in Central Park on Sunday, October 20, 2013. The team included over 25 members of the NYU Law community who raised over $1,150, making the event a huge success!
Discussion with Helen Wan, Author of "The Partner Track"
October 14, 2013
On October 14, 2013, Law Women and APALSA co-sponsored a lunch book reading and discussion with author Helen Wan. Helen Wan, Associate General Counsel at the Time, Inc. division of Time Warner, spoke about her newly publicized novel (written while working full-time!) called "The Partner Track." It is a story about a young Asian-American woman up for a promotion to partner at a prestigious corporate law firm, and about how difference, diversity, and 'outsider' status complicate the journeys of smart, young people on their way up the corporate ladder.
A crowd of over 30 students gathered to meet with Helen for the lunchtime discussion. It was very interesting to hear Helen speak about her current and previous employers' positive reactions to the book, the challenges she faced throughout the twelve years it took her to write the book, and the process of getting published. Helen graciously answered student questions covering issues such as how to handle uncomfortable situations involving racial bias in the work place and how to best take advantage of law firm mentorship and diversity initiatives. Students in attendance commented that it was particularly interesting to learn about Helen's career progression from a large law firm to a boutique firm, and later, to a corporate in-house position. Overall, it was a fantastic event, and Law Women and APALSA are very grateful Helen was able to join us as part of her busy speaking schedule!
Breaking the Invisible Shackles: How to Attack Human Trafficking
October 9, 2013
Peer Mentor Match Mixer
October 1, 2013
On Tuesday, October 1, Law Women held its annual mentor match mixer. This year's mentor match was an unprecedented success with nearly 200 students signing up to be involved as either mentors or mentees. Mentors and mentees were matched based on similar interests, hometowns, undergraduate schools and other facts. Almost 100 students attended the wine and cheese reception where mentors and mentees met and mingled.
American Constitution Society President Caroline Fredrickson on Women's Rights, ACS, and the Progressive Legal Movement
September 23, 2013
12:30 PM, Vanderbilt Hall, Room 216
On September 23, ACS President Caroline Fredrickson came to the law school and spoke to a group of 30-40 students from American Constitution Society and Law Women. She discussed how to navigate the challenges faced by women in careers dedicated to advocacy and service and how she handled those challenges, encouraging women not to be afraid to “lean in” and to network as much as possible. She also spoke about what ACS’s more than 16,000 paying members and other supporters are doing to shape debate, build networks, and otherwise advance progressive law and policy, and answered questions from the audience.
1L Welcome Reception
September 3, 2013
6:00 PM, the Dove Parlour
On Tuesday, September 3rd, Law Women held its first event of the 2013-2014 school year, the annual 1L mixer. The mixer took place at Dove Parlour, the traditional location of our mixer. Over 100 students attended the event and enjoyed specialty cocktails provided by the bar. Board members and older members of Law Women were able to speak with first years about upcoming events for the year, and excitement was generated for the Law Women mentoring program.
EIW Diversity Reception
August 14, 2013
6:00 PM, Havana Central
Law Women was proud to continue to co-sponsor this annual event which provides a casual setting for firm representatives to network with diverse law students from NYU School of Law. The event is highly popular and a great way for students to learn more about firms, gain valuable perspective about life as an attorney, and receive candid advice about the law firm interview process.