The Women Law Students Association (WLSA) at the University of Georgia exists to serve the women within the law school by providing mentoring, networking, and other resources to its members and the law school community. Our members enjoy a great variety of activities and events that are especially created and tailored with their interests in mind. These include:
- Panels and Speakers
- Networking Opportunities
- Community Service Projects
- WLSA's Mentorship Program
- The Edith House Lecture Series
- The Wildly Successful Women Series
Advisor: Kristin Lowry
|Second Vice-President||Gracie Shepherdfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Public Relations Officer||Margaret Christieemail@example.com|
Student Organizations Fair - August 26th 12:30-1:20 pm
More events to come!
Thank you for joining WLSA at the 2014 Edith House Lecture:
The Edith House Committee was honored to host Ms. Teresa Wynn Roseborough, executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for The Home Depot. Mrs. Roseborough attended the School of Law on April 9, 2014 and shared her insights as a woman in the judiciary and a woman in the law generally.
Ms. Roseborough is responsible for all of Home Depot's legal functions worldwide ranging from securities to intellectual property in addition to overseeing the company's government relations and corporate security services. With more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Roseborough has also served as deputy general counsel for MetLife, deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice and as a judicial clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge James Dickson Phillip of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. In 2009, the Network Journal named her one of the 25 Influential Black Women in Business, and she was named one of America's top black attorneys by Black Enterprise in 2000.
2013 Diversity on the Bench Event
WLSA was pleased to cohost the Diversity on the Bench Event along with ACS, ALSA, and BLSA.
Judge Carla Wong McMillian was appointed to the GA Court of Appeals by Gov. Nathan Deal on January 24, 2013. Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, she is the first Asian Pacific American state appellate judge ever to be appointed in the Southeast. She is also a proud law dawg.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Justin Anand was appointed to the U.S. Magistrate Court for the N.D. GA in Feb. 2012, at the age of 39. A graduate of Harvard Law, he previously worked as an associate at the Wall Street firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan was appointed to the State Court of Fulton County by then-Gov. Zell Miller in 1992. Alongside her decorated career on the bench, which spans 29 years, are her examples of civic engagement as the President of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and Georgia Association of Black Women Attorney (GABWA)
Edith House Lecture Series
The Edith House Lecture Series in Law is named for Winder native, Ms. Edith House, co-valedictorian of the Class of 1925. Ms. House was one of the two women to graduate in the Class of 1925 – the first Class at the School of Law to graduate women. Ms. House practiced law for nearly forty years, retiring from her esteemed position as Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida in 1963. She lived in Jacksonville, Florida until her death in December 1987.
The Edith House Lecture Series seeks to extol the memory of Ms. House by paying tribute to her accomplishments each year by bringing a female legal mind to the School of Law to speak on her experiences being a woman in the law.
Plans for the 2015 Edith House Lecture are underway.
For more information, visit the law school's webpage dedicated to the Edith House Lecture Series.
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