6 Reasons We’re Excited to have a Ms. JD Chapter in Our School

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When I attended Ms. JD’s Passion Forward this past February, I was reassured that women coming together are capable of doing great things. Listening to wonderful attorneys share their experiences, participating in challenging workshops, and meeting girls from all around the country inspired me to share my adventure with classmates back home in Puerto Rico. With great enthusiasm, we decided to start a National Women Law Students’ Organization (NWLSO) chapter. We thought it would be the best way to connect to Ms. JD’s wonderful resources and at the same time create a space for female students starting their career in the legal profession to network and share their experiences as women. So, if you feel your classmates have the potential of coming together, supporting one another, and making the law school experience more fun, consider opening a NWLSO chapter in your school! Here are 6 reasons we’re excited about starting our very own chapter:

  1. Our Student Mentorship Program – The program serves as a great way to meet new people and build great friendships. Law school can be intimidating at some times. Having a support group with people who are going through the same experience can not only make things easier but fun too!

  1. Raise awareness – We believe the experience of women in the law is unique. Through our activities we’ll have the opportunity to educate about gender issues and challenges we will encounter when entering the practice.

  2. Getting men involved – It’s important for men to engage in the conversation. Communicating and voicing our concerns as women in the profession is key to having good relationships with them as our future colleagues, partners, employees, or supervisors.

  3. Empower women – Our chapter believes in the power of support. For example, we want to see more women seeing litigation as their career choice and more women publishing in law reviews. Connecting students to Ms. JD’s resources is a great way to do this and more!

  4. Practice our English – We are constantly reading in Spanish and English but the majority of our tests and assignments are required in the former. We see the chapter and its activities as a way to improve our reading, writing, and oral skills in English. Being fluent in both languages and taking the time to practice each will definitely add value to our professional backgrounds.

  5. Put our leadership skills to test – Our Board of Members is composed of talented and remarkable women with different interests, academic backgrounds, and professional profiles. We have awesome ideas set on the table and are looking forward to work together as a team to make our chapter the best it can be.

We encourage you to be part of this new organization and share your ideas with us on how we can empower more women in law school! Check out our Facebook and Twitter page for more updates!

*For the updated version of this post please go to http://ms-jd.org/blog/article/7-reasons-were-excited-to-have-a-ms.-jd-chapter-in-our-school.*

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