ABOUT MS. JD
As the U.S.'s premier organization for early career lawyers and aspiring female lawyers, Ms. JD brings legal practitioners, law students, and aspiring lawyers together to drive the critical national conversation about gender issues in the legal sector.
To fulfill this mission, Ms. JD hosts and facilitates a number of programs throughout the year, including:
- The Fellowship program, which promotes mentoring and professional development for future female attorneys;
- The Writers in Residence guest blogger opportunity;
- The Reference Library on Women in Law;
- Annual Conferences—the most recent of which was the highly-regarded Eighth Annual Conference, Superwomen JDs, held February 19, 2016 in New York City, New York;
- Public Interest Scholarships; and
- The Global Education Fund.
With campus chapters throughout the nation, Ms. JD is also home to the National Women Law Students' Organization, which represents the specific interests and needs of women law students. In partnership with its sponsors, Ms. JD also organizes national and local NWLSO events throughout the year.
Founded in 2006 by a group of female law students, Ms. JD is a 501(c)(3) based in California that represents members from all over the country. Ms. JD operates without a central location; instead, its members connect through Ms. JD's website (ms-jd.org) and social media (Twitter and Facebook). Serving as a unique nexus between the profession and the pipeline of diverse attorneys, Ms. JD's online community provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers, law students, and those interested in the legal profession. Ms. JD's online and social media presence has garnered consistent praise, including being named to the ABA Journal's Annual Blawg 100 List on a regular basis and being recognized as one of Technologist's 50 Twitter Accounts Lawyers Should Follow Religiously.
Ms. JD relies on the generous support of its sponsors, individual donors, and volunteers to make its work possible. More information about Ms. JD and its extensive programs and events is available at ms-jd.org.
To share your experiences as a law student, aspiring lawyer, or legal professional or other relevant topics, please create an account or login to your existing account, then submit a blog post anytime. Articles are reviewed by Ms. JD editors before posting to the front page of the blog. If you would like to review submissions, edit, or write regularly for Ms. JD, please contact the editorial board. We welcome volunteers!