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Leadership Class

Preparing the Next Generation for Success

Each year DWLA selects approximately 12 law student applicants for its Leadership Class.  Applicants are chosen based on their demonstrated commitment to elevating the standing of women in the legal profession. The Leadership Class benefits 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.

2024 Leadership Class Application

Creating Programs to Enhance Skills

The Leadership Class meets for a mandatory Leadership Retreat to kick off their year. A series of two workshops occur during the class cycle (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. At the completion of the program, the class organizes a community-service project.


Giving Back to the Community

Each leadership class, upon completion of the program, organizes a community-service project. The 2017 class outreach projects included: 

Leadership Classes

2022 Class
2021 Class
2020 Class
2019 Class
2018 Class
2017 Class
2016 Class
2015 Class