Who We Are
The Women of Color Collective (WoCC) was created to provide a supportive space that centers the experiences and perspectives of women, gender non-conforming and non-binary students of color at the NYU School of Law. Through supportive networking, public education, and collective initiatives, WoCC seeks to promote gender and racial equity and thereby enrich the educational and social experience at the law school.
We believe that WoCC can serve as a critical resource to the law school community in the following ways:
Mentorship and Support: Our formal student mentorship program for incoming students coupled with informal mentorship which develops from our programing provides guidance for our members. We also provide a formal private professional mentorship program where our members are paired with practitioners from firms that sponsor WoCC. Additionally, we facilitate monthly meetings for group discussion of critical issues as well as social events to promote interaction and mentorship at the law school.
Professional Development: Events featuring attorneys working in the private or public sector allow WoCC to prepare our members for their post-graduate careers. We also host an annual panel of 2L and 3L law students to discuss summer internships with 1Ls that is endorsed and co-hosted by various affinity groups within NYU Law.
Service: Our annual community service event, Mx. WoCC, allows law students and outside vendors to participate in fundraising efforts with all of the proceeds going to nonprofits benefiting women of color. This year, the proceeds raised from Mx. WoCC will go to support the Women's Community Justice Association, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and gender expansive New Yorkers affected by mass incarceration. If you're interested in donating or contributing in any way, please reach out to us at WoCC.NYULaw@gmail.com