The Women’s Leadership Network consciously and enthusiastically maintains relationships with various organizations that are committed to gender equity. Partnerships include:
Law Women exists to promote the success of females in the legal field, and to advocate for women’s rights locally and globally.
Law Women accomplishes its mission in a variety of way, both within the NYU Law community and more broadly:
- We provide educational support and advice to law students, including peer counseling and academic resources.
- We facilitate professional connections and mentorship opportunities with NYU alumnae and the broader legal community through networking events and professional development panels.
- We organize community service opportunities and collaborate with a variety of student groups.
- We advocate for women’s rights on the national and international stages, actively bringing attention on campus to important issues women face in the world today.
Law Women incorporates these elements into our yearly calendar of events. Some of last year's highlights include the continuation of our successful Peer Mentorship Program and our Alumnae Mentorship Program, a series of 'Day in the Life' Panels featuring successful women working in a variety of legal fields, and our fourth annual Law Women Summit that brought together experts from academia, government, and private practice to discuss economic equality.
Read "Law Women provides opportunities for students to pursue professional and advocacy interests" from the NYU Law website.
Women of Color Collective (WoCC)
The Women of Color Collective (WoCC) was created to provide a supportive space for women of color students at the NYU School of Law. Through supportive networking, public education, and collective initiatives, WoCC seeks to advance the needs of women of color and thereby enrich the educational experience at the law school.
We believe that WoCC can serve as a critical resource to the law school community in the following ways:
- Support/Mentorship: Facilitating monthly meetings for group discussion of critical issues and/or social events to promote interaction and mentorship between women of color at the law school; organizing events involving women of color alums/professionals to facilitate mentorship between students and current professionals
- Education: Planning annual or biannual symposia open to the Law School on current topics relevant to the experience of women of color—specific either to the legal community or to women of color generally
- Activism: Working with existing student groups to increase faculty of color recruitment and student of color admissions, to incorporate critical perspectives into class discussions, and to expand course offerings