Catholic University law school Professor Lisa Lerman was among the panelists invited to address a three-day seminar for college women from schools around the United States who may someday seek careers in law.
Sponsored by the D.C.-based Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN), the Nov. 15-17 program was titled “Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy.” PLEN’s mission is to help groom young women for future leadership positions in society.
“Most of the participants this year are considering law school. I participated in the program last year, and it was a great experience. I was very pleased to be doing it again,” said Lerman.
Forty-six female college students attended the sessions, which were hosted at the downtown offices of Skadden.
Lerman’s 90-minute panel, “Now What? Preparing for a Policy Career,” also included speakers who discussed legal careers with the U.S. State Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Lerman focused her remarks on what current undergraduates should be doing to prepare for law school. The panel also took questions.
The future leaders also heard lectures about policy and politics, as well as careers working on Capitol Hill.