About Us

Through leadership training, research, and initiatives to advance workplace equity, the BWLN develops New York University School of Law students’ leadership skills, supports the Law School as an environment that nurtures gender equity and women’s achievement, and engages the legal profession to better enable women lawyers to fulfill their potential. Read more about us and our work.

Job Opportunity

The Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network is seeking an Executive Director to lead the BWLN together with faculty director Melissa Murray, and to work with the faculty director and BWLN staff on all aspects of the BWLN’s programming, research, and strategy. For the the full job description and application instructions, please visit our Job Opportunities page.

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.

Recent Events

The Enduring Effects of #MeToo
Wednesday, April 27

Five years ago, #MeToo sparked a wave of high-profile resignations and conversations about sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. The Beyond #MeToo Working Group, Shearman & Sterling, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, and Alcalaw LLP held a discussion of the long-term effects of a viral moment: Have workplaces changed for women since #MeToo? Who has been held accountable? Why have women of color had to wait so long to see public accountability under the #MeToo movement? And is the continued prevalence of harassment complaints a sign of the success or the failure of the #MeToo movement?

Abortion is Essential to Democracy
Wednesday, April 20

The Brennan Center for Justice, the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network, and Ms. Magazine held a conversation on the importance of abortion rights to democracy.