Law Students Discuss How to Start Their Career with U.S. Attorney

Last Updated: 4 March 2015


Date: 1 January 1970 - 1 January 1970



On 3 March 2015, the Women in Justice Initiative of USAID’s Justice for All (JFA) Program organized an Experience Sharing Session for law students of Dhaka University, Northern University, Jagannath University, the Bangladesh University of Business and Technology, and ASHA University. A total of 17 students participated in the session organized at the Liberation War Museum in Dhaka. During the session, students had the opportunity to interact with U.S. volunteer attorney Amy Beckstead who shared her experiences as a woman law student and attorney in the United States. Ms. Beckstead discussed various topics of interest to students including equality of rights for female and male workers, differences between in-house lawyers and general lawyers, and how female lawyers can identify good women mentors. Ms. Beckstead advised students to build strong networks as these can help secure opportunities in the future and to seek experience in law chambers to learn about law in practice.

The Experience Sharing Session was organized by USAID’s Justice for All (JFA) Programthrough the Women in Justice Initiative implemented by sub-grantee partner BLAST as part of a series of events to mobilize women professionals in celebration of International Women’s Day.