Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy

2018 Seminar Dates | Thursday October 18 – Saturday October 20
Scholarship Application Deadline | September 6, 2018
Registration Deadline | September 13, 2018

College women considering careers in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, D.C. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in law, from issue-based advocacy to government service.

Seminar Highlights:

2017 Seminar Photos 2017 Seminar Agenda • Student Experiences

Create a professional network: In three days, students considering a legal career will learn the potential benefits of attending law school from women who work in policy every day. Students will participate in a Networking Reception, in which they have the opportunity to jump-start their professional development by meeting with distinguished women.

Develop your professional skills: Perfect your résumé during our résumé workshop breakout session, learn insider tips on finding a job or internship in Washington, and create a winning strategy for acing your next interview.

Become a leader: Learn about leadership skills, goal-setting, and work-life balance from women who excel in the legal and policy fields. Make connections with student leaders from across the country who will become your future colleagues in Washington, D.C.

Seminar Registration & Preparation

Ready to attend the seminar?  Check out the student portal for important resources and necessary documents to fill out and submit before you arrive in D.C. Seminar registration will open in August 2018.

Seminar Fees

$325 for Students from PLEN Member Institutions (See if your school is a PLEN Member)
$525 for Students from Non-PLEN Schools

The seminar fee includes the $125.00 non-refundable registration fee and some meals, indicated on the seminar schedule that you will receive. Students are expected to pay for all other additional costs associated with attending the seminar, including travel, housing, and meals outside of the ones indicated.

Housing Costs (optional):

$239.00 for a triple room for 3 nights (Wednesday-Saturday)

$343.50 for a double room for 3 nights (Wednesday-Saturday)

PLEN has negotiated a discount rate with the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel in Washington, D.C. Please do not contact the hotel to make a reservation; PLEN will make the reservation for you.


PLEN scholarships will assist students in funding a portion and/or all of program and registration fees associated with attending the seminar. Student(s) awarded any level of scholarship will be responsible for funding their own transportation, meals and any remaining dues for program and registration fees not covered by the scholarship award. Preference will be given to currently enrolled undergraduate women, but current students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

The application window will open in August 2018.  Learn more about applying for a scholarship here.

Further questions about the PLEN scholarship can be directed to plen.scholarship@gmail.com


Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

Learn more about sponsoring a PLEN seminar.