The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society

This is a Pre-Law Society geared towards the advancement of Women in the Legal Field. Join today, and take advantage of all we have to offer! :)

WIPS is a unique pre-law organization to FSU, because it guarantees student access to legal professionals at every event. Our goal is "interaction through experience", with numerous internship opportunities, and chances to network with real attorneys and judges. Members are rewarded for their participation at our end of the year reception.

Operating as usual

Photos from The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society's post 07/15/2022

WIPS Summer Interns are calling!! 📞

Congratulations to several WIPS members on securing summer internship positions! Swipe to learn more about where these amazing women are interning this summer.

Stay tuned to our story today and Monday to meet more WIPS exec members and follow them along on their days at work!

06/27/2022

Last week we posted about networking opportunities within WIPS and highlighted some of our past guest speakers! Now for round two! Keep reading to learn about more of our past guest speakers! Thanks to their dedication to giving back to the future generation of attorneys, our members are able to gain valuable insight and build meaningful connections! Visit our website (link in bio!) for more information about all of our past guest speakers!

⚖️Katherine Isted was a speaker in the Spring of 2022. She is currently a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Attorney at Holland and Knight, in Tallahassee, Florida. Isted attended Florida State University for her undergrad and Florida State University College of Law for her Juris Doctor.

⚖️Nancy Benavides (Dean B) has been a speaker multiple times during the past few semesters. She is the current Dean of Students at Florida State University School of Law and our amazing WIPS advisor! Dean B attended the University of Maryland for her undergrad and the University of Maryland School of Law for her Juris Doctor. She is a member of numerous national and state higher education committees, as well as a great resource for the law school application process. Dean B is the best and we are so grateful for her!🥰🥰

⚖️Elena Komsky was a speaker in the Spring of 2022. She is currently an attorney at Marie A. Mattox, PA in Tallahassee, Florida. Komsky was born in Ukraine and her first language is Russian. She gave us amazing insight from a lawyer’s perspective into the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. Komsky earned her undergraduate degree at the Georgia Institute of Technology and attended law school at Florida State University College of Law.

Photos from The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society's post 06/27/2022

Reproductive rights are healthcare rights. Period.

As an organization built by women, we’re saddened and outraged by the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This decision will have a drastic effect on women across the country, specifically marginalized women. We stand for equality. Having the freedom to make safe choices for our bodies/having access to resources and medical care is fundamental.

Swipe for a list of resources❕

To ensure that we protect the right to choose the best health care decisions for our own bodies:

- Visit our story to donate to 📩

- AND make your voice heard by registering to vote 🗳

06/22/2022

Thank you to everyone for coming to hang out with us on campus this afternoon at the Summer Involvement Fair! We are so happy & excited to see so many new faces interested in joining WIPS!😊

Stay tuned to our Instagram for information about upcoming interest meetings during the first few weeks of the fall semester in August! We will be offering multiple sessions for potential new members to learn more in-depth information about WIPS & how to join!

In the mean time, turn on our post notifications🔔 & feel free to DM us with any potential questions about fall recruitment! 💗⚖️

Photos from The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society's post 06/17/2022

💌 Postcards from WIPS 💌

Swipe to follow along with what our members are up to this summer! ✈️

06/17/2022

Want to learn more about networking opportunities within WIPS? Keep reading to learn more about our past guest speakers! Thanks to their dedication to giving back to the future generation of attorneys, our members are able to gain valuable insight and build meaningful connections! Visit our website (womeninprelaw.com) for more information about all of our past guest speakers!

⚖️ Ellaretha Coleman was a speaker at the Spring 2022 Atlanta Retreat. She is the Founding Attorney of Atlanta Family Law Group. We were given the opportunity to tour her firm in Downtown Atlanta. We were also able to hear from the managing attorney of her firm, Nish*t Patel. Coleman received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and went on to get her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law. She is passionate about helping people through some of the most difficult experiences of their life, which is why she chooses to focus her firm on insurance and family law.

⚖️Rachael Reese was a speaker in the Spring of 2022. She provided us with amazing insight on being a woman in a male dominated field, the importance of mental health, social justice, and more! Reese is a Criminal Defense Attorney in Tampa, Florida, and a partner at O’Brien Hartfield Reese, PA. She specializes in appeals and post-conviction motions. Reese attended Florida State University for her undergrad and Stetson University College of Law for her Juris Doctor. She is a well known member of with over 800k followers on Tik Tok!

⚖️Ahmad R. Crews was a speaker at the Spring 2022 Atlanta Retreat. We had the opportunity to visit and hear from him at his law firm in Downtown Atlanta. Crews is a top-rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Georgia. He is a Howard University School of Law Graduate. His focus is on cases of criminal law, and he is passionate that every person who is accused of committing a crime has quality legal representation as they navigate a particularly distressing time in their lives.

Photos from The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society's post 05/31/2022

Interested in law school? Looking to make professional connections and form relationships with like-minded women who have similar career goals? Join FSU Women in Pre-Law Society this Fall!

We can’t wait to welcome new women into our organization in the fall! Stay tuned to our Instagram this summer for more information regarding fall recruitment, upcoming events, and meetings!

Swipe to see why we love WIPS! 💗⚖️

01/14/2020

We can't wait to see everyone back this Spring 2020 Semester! Our Informational Meeting to kick off this new year will be held TOMORROW, January 15th, at 7pm in the Student Services Building (SSB) Room 218 on the FSU Campus! If you're interested in joining us or returning to WIPS this semester, please take a minute to fill out our Member Application that we have linked below.

https://www.womeninprelaw.com/application

Photos from The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society's post 12/10/2019

Sadly the semester is coming to an end, but as the Women in Pre-Law Society looks back on Fall 2019 we want to thank all of our new and returning members for being so involved in everything we have done!

To end the year together, we hosted a Winter Mixer with Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity at Township Tallahassee. We had so much fun socializing and handing out fun Superlatives to our members.

We can't wait to see you all again next semester and share all we have in store!

From the Women in Pre-Law Society here at Florida State, Happy Holidays and good look with finals!!

09/04/2019

Hi Ladies!! We would love for you to come out to tonight’s meeting in Roberts Hall Room 101 at the Law School! This meeting will consist of some exciting plans we have for the semester, a chance to meet all of the Exec Board, how the NEW Points System works, etc. ALL MEMBERS are welcome to attend! FREE FOOD FROM CHICK FIL A

08/11/2019

Your new executive board is so excited for this year! We will be at the Fall Involvement Fair on Tuesday, August 27th and we will be having an Informational Meeting on Wednesday, September 4th at the FSU Law School (room TBA) at 7pm. We hope to see you there! Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions.

04/11/2019

Congratulations to the new Executive and Leadership Board for the 2019-2020 year! We are so excited to have you lead this organization and can’t wait to see the amazing things you do this upcoming year! Madeline Jatczak Sarai E. Palacio Sidney Johnson Ashley Schrader

04/10/2019

Who’s excited for the Tampa Law Retreat this weekend??
Reminder that for those attending there is a mandatory meeting tonight at 6:30pm!

Photos from The Florida State University Women in Pre-Law Society's post 04/07/2019

Are you interested in serving on Women in Pre-Law's Executive Board for the 2019-2020 term?
Elections are tomorrow, Monday April 8th at 6:30pm (room TBA).
We highly encourage everyone to run for a position. The current executive board can say it has been an amazing experience!
We hope to see you all tomorrow!
*not featured: Legal & Networking Coordinator Chair*

04/01/2019

Our next GBM is tonight, Monday, April 1st at 6:30pm at the Law School. We will be explaining the new election process, so anyone who is interested in running for the 2019-2020 Executive Board needs to be in attendance. April 8th will be elections.
In addition, if you are attending the retreat please come with questions!
Lastly, we have a share-it-night at 3 Natives all day on April 2nd! Please stop by and encourage others to support Women in Pre-Law as well!

03/25/2019

Less than two week left to apply for this year’s ABA award-winning four-week summer law program that provides students with an in-depth look at law school and the legal profession. Sixty undergraduate students from across the country will be invited to participate in our 2019 program which will take place at the FSU College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida from June 12-July 10th.

All application materials are due Monday, April 1st, however, we are admitting on a rolling basis.

Additional information, including the online application, is available on our website at www.law.fsu.edu/slp. If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Advancement at FSU College of Law at 850-644-7338

03/13/2019

The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as students, faculty, and staff come together for one day on March 30th to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community. The Big Event is the largest, one-day, student-run service project in Tallahassee. If you are interested please reach out to us or visit thebigevent.fsu.edu

03/10/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Florida Supreme Court Tour!
Our next GBM will be tomorrow Monday, March 11th at 6:30pm in Roberts 102!
Tomorrow is also the last day to sign up for the Tampa Retreat! If you have any questions please reach out ASAP.
Don't forget free headshots at 6:00pm before our meeting tomorrow at the law school! See all of you then!

03/08/2019

Happy International Women’s Day! This is a photo of Arabella Mansfield. The first woman to become a lawyer in the United States in 1869. This day is for all of us. All of us women who work hard. For there is no limit as to what we can do, what we can accomplish because we are the future. Today we are thankful for each other, especially the Women in Pre-Law Society here at Florida State University.

03/07/2019

Hello ladies!
It is getting close to the registration deadline for our FIRST EVER retreat! Only a few spots are left now and the date is fast approaching. Click the Google Form link below to reserve your spot!

www.docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1vlv5DIMmNRitDWjifqc_UBx7ahmiqV35sAGNRlXR0GG_7g/viewform?usp=sf_link

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On Friday April 12th, we will be leaving Florida State’s campus by 8 AM, putting us in downtown Tampa no later than 12 PM. We will be having lunch together after checking into our hotel (The Hilton Tampa Downtown), touring several law firms throughout the day, and ending with dinner and some downtown Tampa nightlife. On Saturday morning we will be driving to the Stetson University College of Law and given a private student ambassador-led tour of the campus. We will be leaving Tampa on Sunday morning and should be back to Tallahassee by mid afternoon. This trip will offer a weekend of networking in Tampa and bonding among women pursuing a future in the legal field for all attendees. We hope you decide to join us!

03/04/2019

Thank you to everyone who came to our last meeting with Dean O'Connor of FSU College of Law.
Our next GBM will be Monday, March 11th at 6:30pm (room TBA). This will be a mandatory meeting so please send excuses no later than Friday, March 8th.
This meeting will be the last meeting to sign up for the Tampa Retreat!
In addition, before the meeting there will be free headshots! If you are interested please arrive at 6pm in business casual attire. See you all there!

02/26/2019

The Women in Pre-Law Society is hosting a Tampa Law Retreat!
When? April 12-14th
We are providing an interactive opportunity for our members to explore their futures in legal affairs. Some activities include: exclusive tour at Stetson University College of Law, advisory sessions with with practicing FSU College of Law Alumni at Holland & Knight, Greenberg Traurig, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick.
Spots are limited! If you are interested please email [email protected]
The deadline to sign up is March 11th!

02/25/2019

The basketball game is making parking difficult, so park away from the Civic Center! There is parking behind Pi Phi & near SAE as well!

02/25/2019

REMINDER!!
Today we are having a very special GBM with guest speaker Dean O'Connor of FSU College of Law. She will be offering important insights into FSU's Law School and answering any questions.
Hope to see you all at 6:30pm Roberts Hall Room 101!

02/22/2019

Our next GBM will be this Monday February 25th in Roberts Hall 101 at 6:30pm!
Our guest speaker will be Dean O’Connor of FSU College of Law. Get excited and make sure to come with questions!

Timeline photos 02/20/2019

We have teamed up with the Women Student Union of Florida State University to co-host this awesome event for all FSU Students: Let’s Talk Law. This year’s topic of conversation brings together a panel of legal students and professionals that are eager to share with you.

Be there tomorrow and represent WIPS with your member t-shirts! Find your E-Board ladies and let us know you made it

02/11/2019

Today is the day!!!

Women in Pre-Law Society and TestMasters will be hosting a free LSAT Workshop from 6:30-8pm in Roberts Hall, College of Law Room 310. There will be chick-fil-a and attire is casual!

This workshop will be conducted by Wesley Thorp, a TestMasters Instructor. Those attending will be challenged with a series of difficult LSAT questions and Wesley will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them. Wesley will also be discussing the upcoming transition to the new digital LSAT.

If you are interested, please make sure to sign up with the link below!

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__fsulsatworkshop211.splashthat.com_&d=DwMFaQ&c=MNHwOqQ8N1u91SoMLfIblwuGXKgp50OPUXjl8uRAbak&r=xiqE9y3KZ-BqLqWS9UbTdQ&m=oB9Yxv_uoBFC1GyvOxRxLAardjrjEHySWldW9dltAwY&s=2VUI1Z8TK6kvhMJ8-D2nFXs03joN7ipuuT2idoOioPM&e=

02/08/2019

WIPS t-shirts are now for sale!!
Contact Allie Burroughs at [email protected] for more info!!

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