Upcoming Events

  1. Join us to hear Chief Justice Rebeca Martinez, Chief Justice of the Fourth Court of Appeals for the State of Texas, and Dolores Atencio, former co-chair of the HNBA Latina Commission and creator of the Luminarias de la Ley Project, speak about their career journeys as Latinas in the legal profession.
  2. As part of its Ginsburg Initiative, the Center for Women in Law will host a virtual panel discussion to discuss building successful coalitions ot advance gender equality in the workplace.
  3. Join us for an Ex Libris series with Sherry Boschert, Author of 37 words: Title IX and Fifty Years of Fighting Sex Discrimination
  4. Join us for the Center for Women in Law’s Award Luncheon where supporters and allies come together to celebrate the Center's mission to advance all women in the legal profession.

Previous Events

  1. This Perspectives Series addressed issues facing the legal profession and society. Attorney David Gerger and Ashlee Martin, with Cheryl Scarboro as the moderator, discussed the acquittal they obtained on behalf of Mark Forkner, a former Boeing pilot who faced charges in connection with manipulating and deceiving federal regulators in connection with the Boeing 737 Max passenger jets.
  2. This Ascend Session featured Ashley Whillans, author of Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life.
  3. Our first Pathways event was held on September 8, 2022. This event included four government and non-profit panelists.
  4. The Center for Women in Law hosted a Back to School Reception for Faculty and Students on August 30, 2022.
  5. Perspectives Series Collaboration with the Center for Women in Law and If/How/When: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
  6. Becoming TIME SMART with Ashley Whillans, a two-session program.
  7. Ex Libris panel discussion with four of the authors from the book Women in Law: Discovering the True Meaning of Success.
  8. The Center's 2022 Women’s Power Summit™ was held on April 6-8 2022.
  9. Our first CWIL intern-initiated program “Coffee with the Court” featured three distinguished Judges.
  10. A workshop with Associate Dean and Professor Hillary Sale from Georgetown University focused on boosting your career with a strategic plan.
  11. In 4-5 plenary virtual sessions, Accelerate Career Start aims at first-year associates wanting to practice skills that will accelerate the transition from law student to lawyer.
  12. The Center for Women in Law held an Ex Libris event, A Discussion with Linda Greenhouse, the author of Justice on the Brink: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Rise of Amy Coney Barrett, and Twelve Months That Transformed the Supreme Court.
  13. The Center presented a Perspectives Series event: A Conversation with Arleas Upton Kea, ’82, Deputy to the Chairman for External Affairs, FDIC and the Center for Women in Law's Executive Director, Veronica Vargas Stidvent.
  14. The Center presented a Susan Blount Power Lunch Series event: A Conversation with Erin Nealy Cox
  15. The Center hosted a Ginsburg Initiative panel discussion, "Innovations in Equality: Advancing the Legal Workplace."
  16. The Consortium for Women Lawyers held their annual meeting virtually on Friday, July 16, 2021.
  17. This Perspectives series panel discussion addressed how women can rejoin the workforce after an extended “gap” in their professional timeline. This virtual event was presented in partnership with Mother Attorney Mentoring Association (MAMAs) of Austin.
  18. The Center of Women in Law hosted a virtual discussion with Eve Rodsky, author of the book Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live).
  19. The Center’s Biennial Award Luncheon was held on April 23, 2021 featuring keynote speaker Emmy-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, and Patricia Diaz Dennis, recipient of the 2020 Hortense Ward Courageous Leader Award.
  20. The Center for Women in Law is excited to have partnered with Take The Lead to provide an impactful live virtual workshop aimed at women lawyers five to ten years out of law school.
  21. The Center hosted a virtual panel discussion on the legacy of Justice Ginsburg on February 2 at 12:00 CT. A panel of Justice Ginsburg’s clerks shared stories of her impact on their personal lives and the lasting impact of her jurisprudence.
  22. The Susan L. Blount Power Lunch Series spotlights remarkable lawyers from diverse backgrounds and careers to share their experiences with students and Center guests.  To launch the 2020's event series, The Center for Women of Law presented The Susan L. Blount Power Lunch Series: A Conversation with Mary Jo White: Counselor to Boards of Directors, former Chair of the SEC and former US Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
  23. As the Court kicked off its new term on October 5th, we explored the inspirational and previously untold history of the nine women considered--but not selected--for the United States Supreme Court. Authors Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson shared insights from their fascinating research.
  24. On September 16th, The Center for Women in Law hosted Finding Humanity and Peace in Justice, a discussion that featured Vera Bumpers, Chief of the Houston Metro Police; Danielle Outlaw, Chief of the Philadelphia Police Department, and UT Law Professor Jennifer Laurin.
  25. The Consortium for Women Lawyers held their annual meeting virtually on July 17, 2020.
  26. The Center for Women in Law and Take The Lead hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion on June 3, 2020 at 2 PM ET/1PM CT.
  27. Accelerate: First-Year Associates created a unique opportunity for women associates to practice key skills that will accelerate the transition from law student to lawyer while developing strong and diverse networks outside of the law firm.
  28. Brigadier General Susan Escallier is a career Army officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. She has decades of experience practicing law in deployed settings, advising commanders, coalition partners, host nation governments, and working in conjunction with international organizations and interagency partners.
  29. Described by one partner at a top law firm as “the most practical tool I’ve encountered in my 20 years of practicing,” the Women in Law Institute is an all-day, intensive workshop for law students, judicial clerks, and LL.M.’s.
  30. CWIL’s Deputy Director, Amber Hackett Crosby, discussed fixed mindset versus growth mindset as they relate to attorneys, and provided steps that each of us can take to grow our own mindsets at the State Bar of Texas Tax Section’s 2018-2019 Leadership Academy.
  31. Described by one partner at a top law firm as “the most practical tool I’ve encountered in my 20 years of practicing,” the Women in Law Institute is an all-day, intensive workshop for law students, judicial clerks, and LL.M.’s.
  32. Accelerate: First-Year Associates creates a unique opportunity for women associates to practice key skills that will accelerate the transition from law student to lawyer while developing strong and diverse networks outside of the law firm.
  33. Sunu Chandy of the National Women’s Law Center discussed current litigation, in which the NWLC has a leadership role, challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back civil rights protections in education, healthcare, and the workplace.
  34. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Elsa Alcala, judge of the Texas Court of Appeals.
  35. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Karen Popp, Partner and Global Co-Chair of White Collar & Compliance Group at Sidley Austin LLP.
  36. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Mandy Price, Co-Founder and the CEO of Kanarys.
  37. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Denise Davis, Partner of Denise Kaufman LLP.
  38. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Juanita Harris, the Assistant Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel to Human Resources at AT&T.
  39. CWIL hosted a conversation on sex and gender in sports with distinguished California sports lawyer Ron Katz.
  40. The Center for Women in Law hosted a panel discussion among five distinguished women lawyers in M&A.
  41. The Center for Women in Law and The NALP Foundation joined forces to examine the experiences of women of color in law school.
  42. CWIL hosted its 9th annual Women in Law Institute at Texas Law.
  43. CWIL hosted lunch with one of Texas Law's most distinguished alums and the first woman to serve as Chief Judge in the Seventh Circuit.
  44. Accelerate: First-Year Associates goes beyond the traditional orientation training offered at law firms to dig deeper into the questions surrounding retention of women associates and the pipeline to partnership.
  45. CWIL hosted a discussion on having a career in finance with a degree in law.
  46. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Angela Styles, the former chair of Crowell & Moring and a partner in the Government Contracts Group.
  47. Deputy Director Courtney Chavez partnered with the New York City Bar to host the Center for Women in Law for law students in New York and New Jersey.
  48. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Kim Lubel, former Chairman and CEO of CST Brands, Inc., and one of Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in 2013 and 2015.
  49. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of the Hon. Hilda Tagle, the first Hispanic female in Texas to become a federal judge.
  50. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Jenny Yang, former vice chair and current commission of the EEOC.
  51. Deputy Director Courtney Chavez participated in a panel discussion at the National Bar Association's 92nd Annual Convention on how women can work across cultural lines to create a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.
  52. Member organizations of the Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers met to discuss the latest strategies and initiatives for advancing all women in the legal profession.
  53. Deputy Director Courtney Chavez and CWIL Founder Lisa Genecov discussed why it is important to increase the number of women in leadership roles and the steps to take to get there.
  54. Deputy Director Courtney Chavez joined 40 other young lawyers from non-profits, in-house counsel, government, and law firms to create a new generation of diversity thought leaders in the legal profession and generate new ideas to address social impact challenges in the legal profession.
  55. Described as “a veritable Who’s Who of influential women in the legal profession,” the Women’s Power Summit™ is one of the most significant gatherings of women lawyers in the country.
  56. CWIL hosted its 8th annual Women in Law Institute at Texas Law on March 31, 2017.
  57. Executive Director Chanow joined other thought-leaders at the for the Closing Plenary session, Meet the Challenge: What’s Next for Women Lawyers, at the NAWL Mid-Year Conference.
  58. Executive Director Chanow led a discussion on gender and leadership.
  59. Executive Director Chanow gave the opening keynote presentation at the Women Leading in Law, Business & Philanthropy Conference.
  60. CWIL partnered with the New York City Bar Association to run the Women in Law Institute, one of CWIL's signature programs.
  61. Texas Women Lawyers has hosted its Annual Meeting and CLE for more than 20 years, and put on another powerful program on March 3, 2017 at SMU Dedman School of Law.
  62. Executive Director Chanow presented lead a discussion on mindset at The Florida Bar Gender Bias Committee Strategy Session.
  63. Leaders in the legal profession -- from litigators to in-house counsel to members of the bench -- discussed the need for more women at the table and how everyone can take a part in advancing women to lead counsel roles.
  64. Deputy Director Chavez presented on grit and growth mindset for LEAD Academy participants.
  65. Deputy Director Chavez led a discussion on mindset at the Tax Law Leadership Academy.
  66. Accelerate the first-year associate transition of high-achieving women law students to high-performing lawyers.
  67. Executive Director Chanow participated in the Women’s Leadership Workshop at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention.
  68. CWIL hosted brunch and conversation about the challenges and opportunities related to being a queer woman in the legal field.
  69. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Hilda Galvan, a nationally recognized trial lawyer, recognized as a global IP leaders, and named one of "The Most Powerful Business Leaders" in Dallas-Forth Worth.
  70. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Nina Cortell, the top appellate lawyer in Texas and one of the top 10 lawyers in Texas.
  71. Deputy Director Courtney Chavez led CWIL's Women in Law Institute in Los Angeles.
  72. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Elizabeth Moore, who was honored as one of the "25 Influential Black Women in Business" and recognized as a "Leader for a New Century" by the Association of Black Women Attorneys.
  73. Students, faculty and staff were invited to attend the Power Lunch Series showcasing the career of Hon. Nancy Atlas, who began her career as an Assistant United States Attorney in New York before making her way to Houston, Texas.
  74. Deputy Director of CWIL and Hispanic National Bar Association Latina Commissioner Courtney Chavez joined other Latina Commissioners to run the 2016 Latina Leadership Academy.
  75. Texas Women Lawyers gathered together members of women’s bar organizations from around the state for a weekend retreat in Houston.
  76. The Center for Women in Law convened leaders from across the country who are leading initiatives to advance women in the legal profession in New York, New York.
  77. The Women in Law Hackathon is a Shark Tank style pitch competition created by the Diversity Lab in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law. It is one of most innovative and solution-orientated events ever launched with the purpose of advancing women in the legal profession.
  78. On May 12th, CWIL Executive Director Linda Chanow participated in the Women’s Track Panel hosted by the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section. Additionally, CWIL Founder Marcy Greer moderated a panel on the US Supreme Court update.
  79. On April 1, 2016, the KBH Energy Center and the Law School’s Center for Women in Law hosted a Women in Energy Panel as part of the KBH Energy Center’s Spring 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series.
  80. A panel featuring prominent women attorneys discussed the intersectionality of gender and race in the legal profession.
  81. Described by one partner at a top law firm as “the most practical tool I’ve encountered in my 20 years of practicing,” the Women in Law Institute is an all-day, intensive workshop for law students, judicial clerks, and LL.M.’s.
  82. The Center for Women in Law and Texas Law Student Affairs hosted a panel about lawyers navigating and balancing children and careers.
  83. VIDEO – THRIVE: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom and Wonder
  84. The Center for Women in Law proudly hosted Ms. JD’s Sixth Annual Conference on Women and the Law: Passion Forward. Passion Forward included two days of workshops, speakers, and networking opportunities that will enhance your ability to pursue your passion and lead in the profession.
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  86. Capture Your Power: Your Role in Advancing Yourself and Other Women in the Legal Profession