On Wednesday, October 12, the WLA hosted its first mixer for social justice-oriented 2Ls and 3Ls to get together for drinks, appetizers, and job search strategies. We recruited a fantastic group of helpful 3Ls from a wide variety of backgrounds including non-profit and government internships, domestic and international positions, and full and split summers. Add in the experiences of the 2L attendees, and there was something for everyone!
As the pinot and risotto spoons flowed, so did the advice, networking contacts, and moral support. The mixer also allowed members of the HLS public interest community to forge new friendships with one another; I know I had the chance to chat with some amazing (and fun!) women I might not have met otherwise.
All in all, the event was a great success. For those of us who missed out on firm dinners, the opportunity to bask in the sophistication of Temple Bar was much appreciated and the tuition certificates we were able to give away thanks to a co-sponsorship from BarBri were just icing on the proverbial cake.
I’m already looking forward to attending this event again next year!
– Maia Levenson, Public Interest Committee Co-Chair