Women's Law Caucus
The Women's Law Caucus of New England Law | Boston is an established school organization committed to promoting social justice and equality for women and men. The Women's Law Caucus will seek to educate, inform, and provide services both informational and practical to the whole community at New England Law. This caucus shall be non-profit, non-commercial, non-sectarian, and non-partisan.
The group meets in person once every other month, and there are smaller specialty meetings designed for the planning of events for those interested. The Women’s Law Caucus has a TWEN page, as well as a blog where our meeting minutes, contact information, and event descriptions may be found.
- Anna Hirsch Lecture Series – This is an annual event held in honor of the former president of our law school. In 2010-2011 the lecture featured Professor June Carbone of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, co-author of Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture. In 2009-2010 we featured three speakers, including our own Professor Dina Haynes, and the topic was Gender and Post-Conflict Reconstruction.
- Breast Cancer Awareness Week – This is also an annual event, which the Women’s Law Caucus participates in with PDP and PAD, the two academic fraternities on campus. In 2009-10 we were able to reach our donation goals and enjoyed ourselves participating in the week long bake-sale, Sweetwater Event, and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Boston.
- Human Trafficking Awareness 2010 – This event was held to bring awareness to human trafficking issues on a micro, macro, and global level. The event was held over two days and included several films and speaking panels.
- WBA Panel – Each year, the Women’s Law Caucus teams up with the Women’s Bar Association in Boston and holds a panel event where women working within the legal profession come to speak about their experiences in the traditionally male-dominated field.
- The Follies – The follies is by far the Women’s Law Caucus’ largest and more successful event. It is held to raise money for the Mary Jo Frug Grant, which gives money to 2-3 students who will be working in the Public Interest field in unpaid internships. (Please visit the WLC TWEN page to access Mary Jo Frug’s manifesto.) The 2010 event included live music, intermittent comedy acts, a teacup auction, a silent auction, cash bar, and complimentary appetizers.
WLC Executive Board 2012-2013:
Contact any of the executive board members above, join the WLC TWEN page, or stay up-to-date with WLC on the WLC Blog. The WLC blog provides information about upcoming events and projects to alumni and third parties who do not have access to the TWEN page! Visit http://www.neslwomen.blogspot.com/ today and tell your friends, colleagues, and family!