DWLA Leadership Class – Now Accepting Applications

Application deadline extended to April 23rd!!

Applications for DWLA’s 2018 Leadership Class are now available. The deadline for submission is April 16th by 5pm (now April 23rd).

DWLA Leadership Class is a DWLA initiative created to further its mission of elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. The leadership class will benefit women law students by providing students with the tools to develop the professional skills necessary for success and leadership positions in law, business, government, the nonprofit sector, and the judiciary.

Applicants will be chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. Each year, DWLA selects approximately 12 (twelve) applicants to join its Leadership Class.


Application Deadline: April 16, 2018 by 5 p.m.
Mandatory Retreat: May 12, 2018, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mandatory summer workshops (2): one lunch, one evening (date TBD–will consider participants schedules)

Eligibility requirements:
1. Available to attend retreat and summer workshops;
2. Commitment to attend class meetings (scheduled by participants);
3. Commitment to work with class participants on a service project (project and project completion date chosen by participants);
4. Currently enrolled in law school and J.D. expected after May 2018; and
5. Attends SMU, TAMU, or UNT Dallas law school, OR provides a demonstrated commitment to work in the legal profession in the Dallas community during the summer of 2018.

DWLA Leadership Class is a DWLA initiative created to further its mission of elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. The leadership class will benefit women law students by providing students with the tools to develop the professional skills necessary for success and leadership positions in law, business, government, the nonprofit sector, and the judiciary.

The 2018 Leadership Class will meet for a mandatory Leadership Retreat from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018. A series of two workshops will follow (one lunch and one evening workshop), featuring local and state leaders speaking on their personal experiences of women in leadership positions and their advice on developing the professional skills required to become and support women in leadership. Participation in the Leadership Class will greatly enhance your business contacts, equip you with the tools necessary for professional development, and will generally provide opportunities that would not have existed otherwise. At the completion of the program, the class will organize a community service project that achieves the purpose of elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. Applicants who attend school outside Dallas-Fort Worth understand that signing this application represents a commitment to assist the Class members with the planning and preparation of the service project and to return to DFW for completion of the service project before or during the Fall semester of 2018.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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