Women's Law Caucus Newsletter

Women's Law Caucus

January/February 2006– Issue 2

WLC hopes that everyone had a restful break! We look forward to hosting many events and social activities during the Spring 2006 semester!

MSU College of Law students, please sign up for the Women’s Law Caucus TWEN site for more recent information on what the Women’s Law Caucus is up to!

President: Keri VanNorman (vannorm3@msu.edu)
Vice President: vacant
Treasurer: Michelle Isherwood (isherwo2@msu.edu)
Secretary: Kara Covert (covertka@msu.edu)

Also, any new members can e-mail the Treasurer, Michelle Isherwood, about paying dues. Dues are $20 and checks should be made out to "Women’s Law Caucus."

The Executive Board is trying to establish a meeting time that can accommodate as many members’ schedules as possible. To help us attain this goal, please either post a message on TWEN, e-mail a board member, or of course, let one of the board members know in person. We will try to accommodate as many schedules as possible! Right now, we are looking at Thursday afternoons at 4 on the second Thursday of every month.

Upcoming Events & Projects:

  1. Carol Jacobsen’s International Institute Presentation

    Those of you who attended the Michigan Women’s Clemency Project presentation last semester will recognize Carol Jacobsen as the women who came to speak about the project. Carol Jacobsen will be giving another presentation at the University of Michigan. She will be speaking on Tuesday, January 31st at 4:30 p.m. at the International Institute (corner of N. University and S. University in the School of Social Work building). She will be presenting her fellowship lecture entitled “Representing Human Rights: Women’s Criminalization and Torture.” This lecture will be open and free to the public.

  2. Women in the Law Panel, March 2006

    Every year the Women’s Law Caucus hosts a panel of women practitioners. This year’s annual Women in the Law Panel will be held Thursday, March 23rd in the Castle Boardroom from 7-9 p.m. Female practitioners will talk about their experiences as women practicing the law and the special challenges they face. Generally, the Women’s Law Caucus strives to provide a variety of practitioners from family law to criminal law to corporate law. Food will be provided. If you have any suggestions, please contact Keri VanNorman at vannorm3@msu.edu.

  3. Law Day, April 2006

    Every year the Women’s Law Caucus assists the Public Interest Law Society (PILS) in hosting Law Day. Law Day is where local practitioners from many different areas of the law donate their time and come into a designated spot to help out area residents obtain answers to all kinds of legal questions. Advice ranges from rental housing issues to tax advice and more! PILS and WLC also strive to have food donated for all who attend. Any help in finding food donors or practitioners to donate their time is greatly appreciated. Feel free to contact Keri VanNorman at vannorm3@msu.edu with any suggestions.

If you have any suggestions on topics you would like to see covered in this newsletter, please contact Keri VanNorman at vannorm3@msu.edu.