The Commission co-sponsored a program for law students, Grit: The Latest Research and Practical Strategies, at George Washington University Law School on February 27. The students heard from successful women in government procurement law and learned strategies for building successful careers as lawyers. The program opened with remarks from researcher and Grit Project Committee Co-Chair Milana Hogan, followed by roundtable discussions of scenarios found in the Grit Project Toolkit (www.ambar.org/grit). Each student roundtable was led by a woman lawyer who provided real-life examples of managing the challenges students encounter in law school and in the legal profession.
The speakers included Dominique Casimir, partner, Arnold & Porter; Milana Hogan, chief professional development officer, Sullivan & Cromwell; Linda Maramba, senior litigation counsel, Northrop Grumman; Kara Sacilotto, partner, Wiley Rein; Judge Jeri Somers, chair, Civilian Board of Contract Appeals; and Maria Swaby, suspension and debarment and agency protest official, U.S. General Services Administration.