Women in Public Policy

Seminar Dates | January 3 – 7, 2017

Hear from women working on a variety of policy issues and again advocacy skills lobbying on the Hill

Law 13 Scholarship Students

The public policy arena offers endless career opportunities, from government service to issue-based advocacy for nonprofit and for-profit organizations. College women will explore how to influence the policy issues they are passionate about and learn the range of professional opportunities and skills required to be successful.  Over the course of the seminar, students will network and learn from female leaders on Capitol Hill, the executive branch, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private corporations. See the 2016 Women in Public Policy seminar agendaSee the infographic on the 2014 Women in Public Policy seminar students.

Discuss current issues: Learn about the policy issues that make our nation’s headlines from the women who work to advance policy every day.

Launch your career: Coaching sessions on topics such as networking, resume writing, and informational interviews offer extraordinary advantages for finding jobs and fellowships. Learn how to network successfully and then practice your networking skills with policy leaders from a variety backgrounds at our Networking Reception.

Discover new policy issues: Seminar speakers have worked on issues ranging from finance to sustainability to social justice, and come from the private, public, and government sectors. Find a policy issue that moves you and get advice on how to start your career in that field.


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