Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy

2017 Seminar Dates | Thursday October 19 – Saturday October 21
Scholarship Application Deadline | September 7, 2017
Registration Deadline | September 14, 2017

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:

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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

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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 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):

$229 for a triple room
$328.50 for a double room

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.


SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  You can download a scholarship application here.

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


SPONSORSHIP

Scholarships for the 2016 Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy Seminar
were sponsored by K&L Gates LLP.

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Learn more about sponsoring a PLEN seminar.