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Friday, April 13, 2007

Online Forum Fosters Dialogue About Women in the Law

Ms. JD, an online forum for women in all arenas of the legal
profession, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community "dedicated
to reinforcing and expanding the representation of women in
law school and the legal profession." The site is coordinated by
law students and administered by an advisory board of women
law students who represent schools nationwide.

From the Mission Statement:

"Ms. JD fosters dialogue about women in the law. It does so with
an appreciation of the interconnection between gender and race,
ethnicity, sexuality, class, disability, religion, nationality, physical
appearance, and age. Ms. JD provides a space for conversations about
these complex issues and their possible solutions. Ms. JD explores the
work of female attorneys and provides networking opportunities,
critical analysis of relevant news, and thoughtful discussions for women
about their chosen fields of law. Ms. JD also spotlights women in the law
and explores women-friendly practices across a spectrum of legal