About NAWL

    The mission of the National Association of Women Lawyers is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. Since 1899, NAWL has been empowering women in the legal profession, cultivating a diverse membership dedicated to equality, mutual support, and collective success.

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    November 7 - 8, 2019 | Fifteenth General Counsel Institute | New York, NY
    March 11-12, 2020 | Mid-Year Meeting | Chicago, IL

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    An epidemic of disbeliefBarbara Bradley Hagerty writes in The Atlantic, "Robert spada walked into the decrepit warehouse in Detroit and surveyed the chaos: Thousands of cardboard boxes and large plastic bags were piled haphazardly throughout the cavernous space. The air inside was hot and musty. Spada, an assistant prosecu
    Girls are better at reading than boys. That could be contributing to the gender gap in math jobs, study findsMichelle Lou writes in CNN, "Research has shown that boys and girls' math abilities are about the same at a young age, yet the math field is dominated by men.The numbers didn't seem to add up.But a study published Monday in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences of the United States of Am
    Gibbons’ Sostowski inducted as president of NAWLEmily Bader writes in ROI, "Gibbons P.C. announced Friday that Kristin D. Sostowski, a director in the firm’s Employment & Labor Law Department, was inducted as president of the National Association of Women Lawyers.NAWL appointed Sostowski at its Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon, held Thursday
    John Paul Stevens, Former Supreme Court Justice, Dies At 99Sam Levine and Jessica Schulberg write in Huffington Post, "Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who led the court’s effort to provide legal protections to prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, died in Florida on Tuesday. He was 99 years old. “On behalf of the Court
    Mississippi politician denies access to female reporter so as not to ‘insinuate’ an affairKaren Zraick writes in The New York Times, "Robert Foster, a state representative in Mississippi who is running for governor, blocked a female reporter from shadowing him on a campaign trip “to avoid any situation that may evoke suspicion or compromise” his marriage.The reporter, Larrison Campbell
    Halle Bailey cast as Ariel in Disney's live-action remake of 'The Little Mermaid'Doha Madani writes in NBC News, "Singer Halle Bailey has been cast in Disney's upcoming live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid," the first time the studio has cast a woman of color in the role of a traditionally white princess character for one of its new remakes.Walt Disney Studios announced t




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