The legal sector offers unparalleled opportunity to affect policy. From nonprofits’ advocacy, to Congressional staffs crafting legislation, to the chambers of the Supreme Court, women are on the front lines of the great legal battles of our time.
At the three-day Law and Legal Advocacy seminar, students from across the U.S. considering a career in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, DC, see first-hand how to use a career in law to make a difference in their communities and the country, and gain access to a network of women ready to help them launch a legal career.
Our 2021 Law and Legal Advocacy seminar will be a virtual program due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19.
Seminar (Virtual): October 14-16, 2021
Scholarship: Sept 17, 2021
Registration: Sept 27, 2021
Build your professional network by learning how to effectively maintain professional relationships while connecting with women leaders in Washington, DC and in your seminar cohort.
Learn directly from women leaders about their recipes for success and return to campus with a better knowledge of available career paths to empower other women on your campus.
Contextualize the knowledge you're gaining in the university classroom, and learn how you can use it in a wide variety of meaningful policy careers after you graduate.
Establish your professional network in DC by attending our interactive Networking 101 workshop and practicing your new skills with PLEN mentors at the seminar networking reception.
Learn why it's imperative for you to negotiate your first (and every) salary, and receive tactical skills in order walking into a salary negotiation feeling prepared and empowered.
Work one-on-one with PLEN mentors to learn how to perfect your resume and make sure it always makes it to the top of the pile. You will also receive advice on creating an effective LinkedIn profile.
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2018 Keynote Speaker
Krish Vignarajah, Former Democratic Candidate for Governor of Maryland; Former Policy Director to First Lady Michelle Obama at The White House
Students spent a day at the Supreme Court and heard a panel with women clerks to Supreme Court justices on a panel and then met with them in small groups. They also got a tour of the Supreme Court.
Students participated in a simulation on coalition building, where they crafted and advocated for federal policy.
SEMINAR FEES & Scholarships
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The seminar fee includes a $125.00 non-refundable registration fee.
Ready to attend the seminar? If you attend a member institution, please contact your member representative for registration instructions and discounted rates.