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MoFo’s Diana Kruze Participates in Inaugural Women in Law Hackathon at Stanford Law School

Team Wins Third Place for Plan to Address Professional Barriers Faced by Women Lawyers

08 Jul 2016
On June 24, San Francisco partner Diana Kruze participated in the inaugural Women in Law Hackathon at Stanford Law School. Diana’s team — which including five practicing lawyers from other firms, a 2016 Stanford Law School graduate, and advisers from Negotiating Women, Inc. and the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), won third place for its “Five Year Moment” plan. The team won $5,000, which was granted to NAWL. 

The Five Year Moment plan addressed the challenges that impede the professional growth of women lawyers and offered solutions to overcoming these barriers, including sharing origination credit and exclusion from client contact. 

Created by the Diversity Lab, in collaboration with Stanford Law School and Bloomberg Law, the Women in Law Hackathon set out to identify solutions that go beyond talking about the problems experienced by women in the legal profession. 

Nine teams—comprised of 54 law firm partners, 18 expert advisers, and nine Stanford law students—took part in this year’s program.

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