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.

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf named executive director of BWLN

Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, a vice president at NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice, has been named the new executive director of the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network (BWLN). The BWLN, founded in 2017, utilizes trainings, networking events, and mentorship programming to develop students’ leadership skills and promote gender equity in the legal profession and beyond. Read more about Weiss-Wolf's new role.

Upcoming Events

Public Justice & Private Harmony: An Evening with Former Attorney General Eric Holder & Dr. Sharon Malone

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 6:00-7:15 p.m. EDT
In-Person Event
Vanderbilt Hall, Tishman Auditorium, 40 Washington Square South

Please join the Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network for a conversation with Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Dr. Sharon Malone, moderated by the BWLN’s Executive Director Jennifer Weiss-Wolf. This event is co-hosted by NYU’s John Brademas Center and NYU Law’s Brennan Center for Justice; the Meltzer Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging; and the Center on Race, Inequality, and the LawTroy McKenzie, Dean and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at NYU Law, will deliver opening remarks.

From their shared commitment to public service, to the distinct leadership and influence they’ve brought to the fight for democracy and justice, we look forward to a one-of-a-kind discussion with an extraordinary couple.

Kindly register via QualtricsIn accordance with NYU’s COVID safety protocols, attendees must provide photo ID at the door and have received a COVID vaccination and booster series in advance of attending. While this event is free and open to the public, registration is required. We are unfortunately unable to accept walk-ins.