Women's Law Student Association
President: Marissa Fitzpatrick
Vice President: Megan Philbin
Secretary: Samantha McGuire
Treasurer: Talitha Roberston
TWBA Rep: Kara Maruszak
SBA Rep: Katrin McBroom
Faculty Adviser: Professor Kara Bruce
Contact Us: Marissa.Fitzpatrick@rockets.utoledo.edu
Mission/Goals: The purpose of WLSA is to provide a great variety of activities and opportunities. WLSA offers a forum for law students to openly discuss current issues affecting women in law and society today. WLSA creates opportunities to connect and network with members of Northwest Ohio's legal community. WLSA is affiliated with the Toledo Women's bar Association (TWBA) and the Ohio Women's Bar Association (OWBA).
Toledo Women's Bar Association (TWBA): The purpose of the TWBA is to provide professional support to members through substantive monthly meetings, a quarterly newsletter, mentoring and continuing legal education seminars. Further, the Association will promote women in the law through networking activities, which include the annual Judicial Candidate Forum and collaborative activities with the women in the law school.
Ohio Women's Bar Association (OWBA): The purpose of the OWBA shall be to maintain in the honor and integrity of the legal profession; foster communication among women attorneys; promote and advance the position of and the opportunities available to women attorneys in order to more accurately reflect the role of women in a democratic society; ensure women attorneys' participation in bar associations; encourage participation in social and political areas affecting the community; monitor the legislation, policies and practices affecting the status of women and opportunities available to women and seek changes where necessary; promote and provide continuing legal education in areas of current interest to the community and, in particular, to the legal profession; and gather and disseminate information of interest to women.