From J.D. to Sen.: Using a Law Degree to Launch a Career in Politics

February 29, 2016 • 12:30 PM • Law School 3037

From state senates to the White House, many political offices are occupied by people who earned law degrees long before they hit the campaign trail. Join the Woman Law Students Association to learn from female attorneys-turned-lawmakers about how their legal educations helped prepare them for a life in politics, what they've learned in their various roles, and how they're using their positions to advocate for policies that will improve the lives of women. Panelists include Pricey Harrison (NC House of Representatives), Jennifer Weiss (Former member of NC House of Representatives), Carol Teal (Executive Director Lillian's List), and Susan Bysiewicz (Former Secretary of State for Connecticut). Panelists will discuss how their own careers evolved and offer advice for students who are interested in running for office about how they can position themselves to be successful in politics. Moderated by Professor Bartlett. Sponsored by WLSA. For more information, please contact Allegra Flamm at