38th Annual Myra Bradwell Banquet - March 5, 2018 at 7pm
Join students, faculty, alumnae, and practitioners at the Myra Bradwell Banquet as we honor Anika Rahman. The Myra Bradwell Banquet is an annual dinner that brings together women and allies to celebrate and promote the advancement of women in the law. The event takes place on March 5th in beautiful Low Library and includes a keynote with our honoree, a cocktail hour, and a seated dinner. All are welcome! We hope to see you there.
CLWA Coffee Dates: A Mentorship Event - March 6, 2017
CLWA mentors and mentees joined for conversation and community over pastries and coffee!
Reading Group with Professor Maldonado: Performance of Race & Gender in the Legal Sector - March 2, 2017
CLWA and LaLSA joined Professor Solangel Maldonado for an intimate conversation on the article "The Fifth Black Woman" by Devon Carbado and Mitu Gulati.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Interview Workshop and Networking Event - March 1, 2017
CLWA joined Simpson Thacher attorneys for one-on-one practice interviews. The workshop was followed by light refreshments and networking, where participants met additional attorneys, and learned about different practice areas and life at the firm.
Women Working for Women's Rights - February 1, 2017
CLWA hosted a lunchtime panel discussion featuring women attorneys from the ACLU Reproductive Rights Project, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Her Justice, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, S.D.N.Y. Panelists discussed issues of gender justice, transitioning between the private and public sectors, and women’s leadership and professional development.
Post-Women's March Action Item: Letter-Writing Campaign - January 31, 2017
CLWA, LaLSA, APALSA, CLFS, and CLS Dems provided postcards, postage, and snacks for students to write postcards to their senators telling them of the policy issues they care about.
CLWA General Body Meeting - January 25, 2017
CLWA held a meeting for students to meet the leadership team, learn about upcoming professional development and social justice advocacy opportunities, and share their feedback on CLWA programming.
Post-Election Panel: Evaluating the Trump Administration - January 19, 2017
Professors Bulman-Pozen, Johnson, and Maldonado joined CLWA to discuss the implications of the election for women and minorities with special emphasis on methods of counter-mobilization and legal advocacy. The panel was moderated by Jennifer Rodgers from the Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.
CLWA Study Break with Donuts and Cider - November 17, 2016
CLWA hosted a study break with donuts and cider to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety of exam preparation.
Real World Advice: Women Lawyers Overcoming Challenges in the Workplace - November 15, 2016
CLWA and EWOC sponsored for a panel discussion with women from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Thank you to our panelists who discussed the structural challenges women lawyers in large law firms encounter.
Thanksgiving Potluck - November 10, 2016
CLWA invited all CLS members to join them for an evening of food and community. Thank you to everyone who helped prepare the delicious food!
1L Summer Jobs Panel - November 3, 2016
CLWA 2Ls discussed their 1L summer internship experiences and offered insights into the various application processes.
Outlining Panel with EWOC - November 1, 2016
Thank you to these lovely ladies from both EWOC and CLWA who offered their thoughts and advice on outlining and exam prepartion to a room full of 1Ls.
Wine and Cheese - October 6, 2016
1L Mentees bonded with their mentors at Wine and Cheese. Thank you to all of the 2Ls and 3Ls who volunteer to help and guide the incoming class!
Self-Defense and Sangria - September 7, 2016
Gabriella Belfiglio from the Center for Anti-Violence Education led a self-defense class, which was followed by a sangria happy hour.
Spring Break Pro Bono Caravan
CLWA would like to thank California Women's Law Center for hosting five CLWA members this year for the spring break pro bono caravan. Also a special thank you to Betsy Butler, the Executive Director of the California Women's Law Center, and Kamilah Willingham, the Program and Outreach Director. Lastly, thank you to this year's Caravan leader, Ashley Lhérisson, for coordinating!
Women in Firms - February 24, 2016
CLWA and CBLA hosted a panel discussion and reception in Case Lounge. The panelists discussed their experiences of working and succeeding in a large firm, with a particular focus on issues and concerns of interest to women. This was a great opportunity to learn from and network with attorneys in an informal setting.
The Women in Firms Panel featured associates and partners from:
- Cravath, Swaine & Moore
- Davis Polk
- Debevoise & Plimpton
- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Kirkland & Ellis
- Schulte Roth & Zabel
- Sullivan & Cromwell
Reading Group with Professor Ben Asher - February 17, 2016
Professor Ben-Asher led a reading group discussion on a recent case involving intersex surgery performed on infants. The group discussed not only the history of this practice but also recent developments.
Fireside Chat with Cleary Gottlieb - February 16, 2016
Cleary Gottlieb hosted a dinner and discussion for members of CLWA, CLFS, and EWOC at Kefi. This was a great opportunity for members to connect informally with attorneys at the firm.
Resume Workshop with Sullivan & Cromwell - January 21, 2016
Sullivan & Cromwell hosted a resume review workshop for CLWA members in their downtown office.
Tea Party - November 13, 2015
CLWA attended EWOC's annual Tea Party event, where students had an opportunity to engage with professors and administrators in an intimate setting over tea and delicious treats.
Thanksgiving Potluck - November 12, 2015
CLWA mentors and mentees attended the annual CLWA Thanksgiving Potluck.
Women in Investment Management - November 11, 2015
Stephanie Breslow and Jennifer Dunn, partners at Schulte, Roth & Zabel and CLS graduates, shared their insights about the Investment Management Practice with CLWA.
Town Hall - November 3, 2015
CLWA, CLFS, and EWOC held a Town Hall meeting to discuss issues related to gender on campus and in the law school classroom.
Reading with Dean Lester - November 2, 2015
CLWA held a discussion with Dean Lester on the challenges facing women and others with responsibility for children or other family members in the workplace.
1L Summer Panel - October 27, 2015
CLWA hosted a panel discussion on 1L summer jobs featuring 2L panelists who represented a variety of summer experiences, including non-profits, government, judicial internships, law firms, and HRIP.
Crime After Crime Showing - October 20, 2015
CLWA, DVP, EWOC, and CJAN hosted a screening of the powerful documentary "Crime After Crime," which tells the story of a domestic violence survivor in Southern California who was incarcerated for decades following the death of her abuser. The screening was followed by a discussion with Dorchen Leidholdt, Director of the Center for Battered Women's Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families in New York.
Wine and Cheese Mentorship Kickoff - October 8, 2015
CLWA hosted its annual Wine and Cheese Mentorship Program Kick-Off for mentors and mentees.
Pink Out - September 29, 2015
CLWA participated in PINK OUT! to show support for Planned Parenthood and women's health. CLWA co-sponsored an all-day "photo booth" with EWOC, CLFS, LSRJ, and DVP.
Summer Picnic - September 11, 2015
CLWA held a picnic in Riverside Park where students had a chance to get to know their fellow classmates and learn about CLWA while enjoying an afternoon in the park.
Women Working for Women's Rights - April 2, 2015
This panel discussion featured women who work for a variety of women's rights organization, providing legal services in a variety of capacities.
Women in Firms Panel - March 25, 2015
The Women in Firms Panel featured female partners from major law firms, who will address common concerns and issues facing women pursuing private-sector legal careers.
Fireside Chat - March 9, 2015
Women from Cleary Gottlieb joined CLWA to discuss work and life as associates.
"Dress for Success" Networking Event - February 27, 2015
CLWA held its first Alumnae Mentoring event of the year, hosted by Sullivan and Cromwell. The event kicked off with a short panel discussion for 1Ls followed by time to mingle and meet with all the mentors and mentees participating in CLWA this year as well as with women who work at Sullivan and Cromwell.
Building Confidence in the Workforce - February 16, 2015
Gail Cummings hosted a workshop providing students with skills to help them speak up and build confidence in a professional setting.
Cocktails for Caravans - February 12, 2015
Brittany Roehrs '16, Alexa Davis '16, Kathryn Roulett '15, Mario Ancic '15 and Kassandra Jordan '16 traveled to Los Angeles over Columbia's Spring Break for CLWA's first ever spring break caravan! CLWA partnered with the California Women's Law Center to provide pro bono legal services. At CWLC, the students worked on research memoranda and policy drafting for the center. They also had some downtime to explore Los Angeles. Check out their pictures below!