Thursday, October 6, 2016


Philadelphia, PA
American Constitution Society Northeast Convening

October 14-15, 2016
Penn Law
3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA 19104

On Friday, October 14th and Saturday, October 15th, the Penn Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) will host the ACS Northeast Convening. The Convening is a great opportunity to learn about various topics from some of the nation’s foremost experts and meet progressive attorneys from across the Northeast. Panels include discussions on women in politics, the lack of diversity on the PA bench, religious freedom, and police reform. An agenda is attached. The event has been approved for 7.0 total CLE credits (5.5 substantive, 1.5 ethics) for Pennsylvania lawyers. For more information, please click here.
Tokyo, Japan
Women in Leadership Luncheon
October 17, 2016
Tokyo American Club
106-0041 Tokyo, 港区Azabudai, 
Manhattan Room (B2F)

The ABA Section of International Law will host a "Women in Leadership Luncheon" on October 17th. Linda Klein, President of the ABA and shareholder in one of the United States’ largest law firms, will speak on the effects of women taking on increasingly significant leadership roles in the non-profit and profit worlds. For more information, please click here. 

Philadelphia, PA
Kilgore Society Wine Tasting and Networking Night
October 26, 2016

Pinot Boutique
227 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Expand your wine knowledge and get to know your fellow Penn Law alumnae at our private wine tasting and networking event. This event, hosted at Pinot Boutique in Old City, will include a sampling of a variety of premium local wines as well as light appetizers. For more information and to register, pleaseclick here.

Job Opportunities
Human Rights First, Chubb Rule of Law Fellowship
With support from the Chubb Charitable Foundation, Penn Law is providing a fully-paid one-year fellowship at Human Rights First in either their New York or Washington, D.C. office. This opportunity is exclusively for 3Ls and Penn Law alumni from the classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016. **Deadline – October 16th.  Please apply via Symplicity # 19799.**

NBC, Legal Law Clerk(New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Staff Attorney (New York, NY)For more details, click here.
** Deadline - October 11th**

The Innocence Project, Special Counsel for New Initiatives (New York, NY)
For more details, click here.

Center for Community Alternatives: Innovative Solutions for Justice, Student Advocate (Syracuse, NY)
For more details, click here.

Community Legal Services, Staff Attorney in Energy Unit (Philadelphia, PA)
For more details, click here.

Regional Public Defender/Capital Cases, Assistant Public Defender (Burnet, TX)
For more details, click here.

Alumnae Notes

Elizabeth Diffley L'04, Ana Cecilia Montalbán C'04 L'09, and Meredith Slawe L'05
The Legal Intelligencer named three Penn Law alumnae among this year's Top 25 Women in Law. This honor illuminates the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across Pennsylvania who are making strides to push the legal profession forward for women via their notable achievements. Montalbán is an associate at Greenberg Traurig, and Diffley and Slawe are both partners at Drinker, Biddle & Reath.

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan L'95

Ferzan, a University of Virginia School of Law professor, recently co-edited Legal, Moral, and Metaphysical Truths, which honors the scholarship of law and philosophy giant Michael S. Moore, while also expanding upon his transformative theories.

Susan C. Harris L'81
Harris received a Letter of Recognition from CEO Ken Berlin on behalf of himself and Al Gore for her policy work as a Climate Reality Leader over the past four years. From the writing and blogging to the networking, The Climate Reality Project kept
Susan ahead of the curve trying to keep the world ahead of the curve. She also authored two mysteries with climate tags during this time.

Carol Mattey G'83, L'83
Mattey was awarded the 2016 Federal Communications Bar Association Excellence in Government Service Award. Mattey is the Deputy Bureau Chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau.

Katherine Minarik C'98, L'06
Minarik was awarded the Top Women Leaders in the Law Award from the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Katherine is a long-time champion of women and diversity in the legal profession and is being honored in particular for her work within the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, a network of more than 70 law firms and 40 companies in the Chicago and New York areas.

Patricia Rogowski L'87
Rogowski recently was named the Best Lawyers Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year for 2017 in the Philadelphia metro area. Rogowski has nearly 30 years of experience in patent, trademark and copyright prosecution and counseling, and in intellectual property litigation in federal district courts and appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

In the News

Penn Law Establishes Fellowships with UN Women and UN Global Compact (Penn Law, 9/28/2016)
Read more here about Penn Law's collaboration with UN Women and the UN Global Compact to work on issues of gender equality and the law and on human rights and decent work!

Law School Hit By the EEOC With Gender Discrimination Case (Above the Law, 10/5/2016) 
Gender discrimination lawsuits: they’re not just for Biglaw firms! The University of Denver Sturm College of Law was sued last week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for underpaying at least eight of the women on its faculty. Read more here.

As the presidential election approaches, consider participating in a CLE titled "America Votes! Challenges Facing Modern Election Law and Voting Rights" on 10/17/16. This CLE is free for ABA members. More information can be found here.
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