Welcome to the Women's Law Association
The Women's Law Association (WLA) is a student-run, SBA-approved organization with the goal of providing a diverse feminist forum for WCL students. WLA is concerned with the legal, social, cultural, educational, and political issues facing women on both the domestic and international levels and within the law school community. Our programs include activities such as panel discussions with professors, attorneys, government officials, and members of the NGO community, networking and volunteering opportunities, and mentoring programs for students.
Toiletry Drive (October to December 2016): The WLA hosted a toiletry drive in connection with the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. to benefit Bread for the City. Over 300 products were collected!
1L Mentor Program (2016-2017 academic year): A mentor program is in place that matches 1L students with 2L and 3L students with similar academic, professional, and social interests to help foster a safe, supportive connection early in the 1L students’ law school careers. As part of the mentor program, monthly social events are held to allow students in the program to meet and get to know one another off campus.
End of Semester Exam Study Break Breakfast (December 2016): A study break breakfast was held to give students a chance to get out of the library and have a break to relax in the midst of the stress of finals.
Brown Bag Lunch with Professors: Offered throughout the past few years, these lunchtime discussions provide an informal setting for students to get to meet with faculty members and talk about various topics, from career advice to current events.
One Love Foundation #ThatsNotLove Campaign: The WLA provided cards for members of the WCL community to design with phrases that are not positive examples of supportive statements of love. Students and faculty members could design a card with #ThatsNotLove and stick it to the wall of the Commons to help create awareness of domestic violence and relationship abuse that goes beyond physical abuse.