Thursday, September 11, 2014 3:19 PM

Job Opps (NY, Philly, Chicago, Houston, and more), Volunteer Opps, and Alumnae Barsky L'84, Young L'95, Kroman L'94, Mokgoro GL'90, and White L'75

Thursday, September 11, 2014


All Cities
Live Webcast of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Constitution Day Lecture

September 12, 2014 @ 1:00pm EST

TOMORROW: Watch a live webcast of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Constitution Day Lecture here:

New York, NY
Board Service for Attorneys
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP | 450 Lexington Ave.

Hosted by the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest and The United Way.  Registration deadline is TOMORROW, Friday, September 12.

San Diego, CA
ABA Women Rainmakers Mid-Career Workshop
November 7-8, 2014
The US Grant  Hotel | 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101


Job Opportunities
New York State Court of Appeals, Associate Judge (Albany, NY)
Deadline: September 15, 2014. For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

University of Pennsylvania Law School, Associate Dean for International Programs (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

University of Pennsylvania, Program Associate, Perry World House (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

Temple University's James E. Beasley School of Law, Director of Advocacy (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here.

University of Chicago Law School, Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic (Chicago, IL)
For more details and information on how to apply, please click here and/or search for posting 02284.

Tahirih Justice Center (Houston, TX)
Please click on the position titles for more details and information on how to apply.

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Multiple Positions Available (NY, NV, CA, FL, VA, CT)
Please click here to read more about individual opportunities outlined below, and please send resumes to or

New York, NY

  • Asbestos/Toxic Tort Associate
  • Medical Malpractice Associate
  • Intellectual Property Associate
  • General Liability Defense Associate
  • Commercial/FINRA Associate

White Plains, NY

  • Medical Malpractice Associate
  • GL/Construction Defense Associate
  • GL/Product Liability Defense Associate
  • Tort Associate

Attorney positions also available in the following offices: Albany, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, McLean, and Stamford.  Click here for more details.

Law Firm - Name Withheld, Part-Time Associate (Philadelphia, PA)
Please see below for more details.

To apply, log into Penn Law CP&P's Symplicity, click on the "Jobs" tab, and search for Keyword: 13850. Click “Apply” to upload your resume.

A boutique firm in the Philadelphia region seeks a part-time associate to do primarily corporate and transactional work (M&A; private equity/venture capital/angel financing; loan documentation, operating agreements, distribution agreements, licensing agreements; etc.).   Also possibility for real estate and/or trust and estates work.   Very flexible arrangement possible, with hours in response to mutual need and interest.  Looking for someone who can spot issues well and get work done with little supervision.  Telecommuting possible with attendance at client meetings necessary from time to time.  Seeking top notch experience with 4-5 years of practice.

Volunteer Opportunities
Legal Outreach, Attorney Mentoring Program 2014-2015 (New York, NY)
Legal Outreach prepares urban youth from under served communities in NYC to compete at high academic levels by using intensive legal and educational programs as tools for fostering vision, developing skills, enhancing confidence, and facilitating the pursuit of higher education.

For more information about the mentoring program, click here.  Mentor Orientation begins Sept. 18.

Alumnae Notes

Leona Barsky L'84 and Keita Archie Young L'95

Congratulations to alumnae Leona Barsky L'84 and Keita Archie Young L'95 who were recently selected to participate in the JPMorgan Chase Legal ReEntry Program! 
The program is aimed at assisting experienced women and other professionals seeking a return to the practice of law after leaving for a period of time to focus on family or other priorities. 
Penn Law is proud to be partnering with JPMorgan Chase on this tremendous new initiative, and we hope to continue this partnership going forward.

Jennifer Kroman L'94

Kroman, the Director of Pro Bono at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, was recently recognized as a Lawyer who Leads by Example in the Pro Bono category by the New York Law Journal.  The award recognizes lawyers who have demonstrated an outstanding record of providing crucial legal services to poor or nearly poor New Yorkers.  Kroman's work has focused particularly on victims of human trafficking.

Yvonne Mokgoro GL'90

Mokgoro was recently elected as Chairwoman of the Council of the new South African university now called Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley, South Africa. 
This university, which was provisionally known as University of the Northern Cape, is the first new university in South Africa to be launched since 1994 with the end of apartheid, and as such, according to South African Minister of Higher Education and Training Blade Nzimande “is a powerful symbol of the country's democracy, inclusiveness, and growth.  It represents a new order of African intellect, with a firm focus on innovation and excellence.”  The university is named after Sol Plaatje, a South African activist and politician who spent much of his life in the struggle for enfranchisement and liberation of African people.
Mokgoro  is a former justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and was appointed to the bench in 1994.  She is a Board Member of the Centre for Human Rights at the University of the South African Law Reform Commission.


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Q&A With Wendy White L'75 (Penn Current 9/11/14)
White, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Pennsylvania, sits down with Penn Current author Maria Zankey to discuss her multi-faceted role as one of the chief legal advisors for the sprawling urban university that is Penn.

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