This Year's Past Events

Gender and the Law Course Advising

Gender and the Law Course Advising

April 16-18th
Skadden Women of Washington

Skadden Women of Washington

April 12th 12:00pm

Skadden Associates, Jen Gindin (Georgetown University Law Center '14), and WCL alumnae, Jenna Godfrey and Sydney Sgambato discussed steps they have taken to get to where they are today, and what employment opportunities were important in assisting them in their journey to big law.

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Professional Development: Sustainability in the Legal Profession

Professional Development: Sustainability in the Legal Profession

April 11th 12:00-1:00pm

Becca O'Connor, Vice President of Public Policy at RAINN, and Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance, discussed effective strategies to promote self-care and avoid burnout in the commonly high-stress careers that follow law school. Panelists spoke to the helpfulness of finding and cultivating a mentor relationship, learning how to navigate hostile workplace environments and finding ways to incorporate self-care into long and hectic workweeks, strategies that help to ensure long-term professional success for female attorneys working in any area of law.

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Legal Responses to Lethal Violence Against Women: Preventing Honor Killing and Femicide

Legal Responses to Lethal Violence Against Women: Preventing Honor Killing and Femicide

April 4th, 2018

From birth to death, the assault on women’s lives is pervasive. The Women and the Law Program invited Lucas Martinez and Ghufran Alqahtani, two of WCL’s SJD candidates, to share their perspectives on preventing femicide and honor killing through legal remedies.

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Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Reproductive Injustice in DC

Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Reproductive Injustice in DC

March 26th 2018

Did you know that the US has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world? Did you know that black and brown mothers in the US are three and four times more likely to die during and immediately following childbirth? Safe childbirth experiences for women of color in the DC metro area is even more volatile. DC mothers are twice as likely to die because of pregnancy than the average American woman, and due to maternity ward closures, mothers living east of the Anacostia River are multiple bus rides away from the nearest hospital. This is one of the many reasons, babies in Southeast die at nearly 10 times the rate of those in Northwest.

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Gender and the Practice of Employment Law

Gender and the Practice of Employment Law

February 27, 2018

The Women and the Law Program hosted a conversation with student with special guests, Professor Sherley Cruz from WCL, Lisa Schnall, Senior Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Ellen Eardley from Mehri & Skalet about the intersection of gender justice and employment law.

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#MeToo: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Legal Workplace

#MeToo: Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Legal Workplace

February 19, 2018 6:00-8:00pm

#Metoo has catapulted sexual harassment into the public consciousness, but sex-based discrimination is not news to many lawyers. Women working in the legal profession have long endured inappropriate sexual comments, demands, and other forms of harassment. Join us for a conversation about legal and ethical reforms to prevent sexual harassment in the legal workplace, and how we can lead the way in demanding workplaces free from sex-based harassment, abuse, and discrimination for all women.

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Tickets to Sovereignty Play

Tickets to Sovereignty Play

February 6, 2018

The Women and the Law Program and the Office of Public Interest invited students, staff, and faculty to see Sovereignty, a play depicting the intersections of personal and political truths, historic and present struggles through the eyes of a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her Nation’s jurisdiction while fighting with ghosts of her past.

Gender and the Practice of Family Law

Gender and the Practice of Family Law

November 14, 2017
Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

Gender and Law Lunch and Learn: Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

November 7, 2017
Gender and Law Course Advising

Gender and Law Course Advising

November 1, 2017

Wondering what gender courses will be offered next semester? Stop by for the Commons one-on-one course advising.

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Gender and the Practice of Immigration Law

Gender and the Practice of Immigration Law

October 24, 2017 12:00-1:00pm

Get career advice from practitioners working at the intersection of gender and immigration law. Find out about academic, pro-bono, and volunteer opportunities that will prepare you for practice in this field.

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Gender and Law Resume Review

Gender and Law Resume Review

October 12, 2017 5:00-6:30
Seeing the Invisible: Spotting the Gender Issues in 1L Classes

Seeing the Invisible: Spotting the Gender Issues in 1L Classes

October 10, 2017 4:30-5:30
Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization: Professor Daphna Hacker (WCL LLM 96) Book Release

Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization: Professor Daphna Hacker (WCL LLM 96) Book Release

October 3rd, 2017
Orange is the New Black: Race, Class, Sexuality, Identity, and the Criminal Justice System in Popular Culture

Orange is the New Black: Race, Class, Sexuality, Identity, and the Criminal Justice System in Popular Culture

September 26, 2017
Writing a Successful Fellowship Application

Writing a Successful Fellowship Application

September 13, 2017

Women's Law and Public Policy and Reproductive Justice Fellowship Programs

Coffee with Dean Camille Nelson

Coffee with Dean Camille Nelson

September 6, 2017

For LLM students studying Gender and Law and Women's Human Rights

Gender and Law Welcome Reception

Gender and Law Welcome Reception

August 21, 2017
2017 Summer Intern Training: Making the Connections Between Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ Liberation

2017 Summer Intern Training: Making the Connections Between Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ Liberation

June 2, 2017
Lisa Dewey Accepts Women and the Law Leadership Award

Lisa Dewey Accepts Women and the Law Leadership Award

April 24, 2017

The Women and the Law Leadership Award recognizes the extraordinary accomplishments of alumnae who made significant contributions to the field of law and their service to the law school. This year, the program honored Lisa Dewey ’93 and her commitment to pro bono work and access to justice.

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Skadden: Women of Washington Panel

Skadden: Women of Washington Panel

April 13, 2017

Skagen, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP will be hosting panel discussion with female attorneys discussing the steps they take out to where they are today.

She Persisted: Women’s Rights in the Trump Era

She Persisted: Women’s Rights in the Trump Era

March 8, 2017

Are women’s rights under threat? What ’s really at stake? What do the Trump administration’s promises , proposals, and policies mean for women in the US and abroad ? How do we connect women’s rights with other justice movements?