The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network works to advance women’s-focused leadership and ensure the success of women in public life and the law. We carry out our mission through three core pillars of service: we provide top-notch leadership development opportunities for NYU Law students; we create dynamic public programming and offer a robust line-up of live and virtual events; and we lend our voices and expertise to advocacy and media initiatives that elevate and promote gender equity.

Women’s Leadership Fellows Program 

In the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program (WLFP), participants build key leadership skills. Fellows work closely together as a cohort, and independently, as each participant develops their own individual, authentic leadership style. The WLFP begins with the Sara Moss Women’s Leadership Training Program, a rigorous co-curricular, week-long leadership development program for 1L. Students apply and are selected as Fellows in the fall of their 1L year and participate in programming throughout their time at NYU Law. The Fall 2023 application will open in early September.

Event Spotlight

On April 14, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network presented its annual symposium. This year’s event featured leading national and global scholars, advocates, and journalists discussing Women’s Rights and Backsliding Democracies. View videos from the day on the Law School’s YouTube page.

Women’s Rights and Backsliding Democracies: Fireside Chat with Professor Melissa Murray and Jessica Valenti