Women in Politics

This year, Yale Law Women launched the inaugural Women in Politics series, through which we bring women from all areas of the political arena to YLS to speak about their career paths and accomplishments. The goal of the series is to offer YLS students insight into the challenges and rewards of a career in politics, as well as to provide practical advice for launching careers in the political arena. We also aim to bring attention to the underrepresentation of women in politics and to the valuable perspective that our female elected officials and political influencers bring to shaping our nation’s public policy.

This semester, we have thus far organized three Women in Politics events.

  • On February 25, we were joined by Hannah Fried, who served as an attorney with the Democratic National Committee and as the Director of Voter Protection in Florida for the 2012 Obama campaign.
  • On March 2, we were joined by Laurie Rubiner, Chief of Staff to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and healthcare expert. You can read more about Laurie’s path at http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/21/nyregion/21lives.html.
  • On April 4, we were joined by Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, who was elected in 2012 to represent Connecticut’s 5th District, and who previously served in state and local office.

We have received rave reviews from members of the Yale Law School Community who have attended these first three events.

Are you a woman in politics? Know someone who is? Contact us about a future Women in Politics event!