2019 Women in Law Institute (Los Angeles)
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. Participants can look forward to expert presentations on the essential skills for navigating a successful career in law: communicating with impact, communicating your value, and building strategic relationships. Following each of the first two lectures, students work in small groups led by distinguished practitioners (3:1 ratio) to practice these skills through practice and individualized critiques in a supportive environment. The day ends with a cocktail party where participants can work on their networking skills. More information on the focus of each workshop can be found in the Women in Law Institute – Session Objectives.
|9:30 am||Welcome and Introduction
Amber Crosby, Deputy Director, Center for Women in Law
|10:00 am||Communicate with Impact Lecture
Wendy Shiba, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, KB Home (ret.)
|11:00 am||Communicate with Impact Workshop|
|12:45 pm||Demonstrate Your Value Lecture
Holly Engelmann, Principal, McKool Smith
|1:45 pm||Demonstrate Your Value Workshop|
|3:00 pm||Build Strategic Relationships Lecture
Diane Darling, Founder and CEO, Effective Networking, Inc.
|4:00 pm||Build Strategic Relationships Workshop|
|5:00 pm||Closing Remarks/Reception|