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2019 PLEN: "Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy" Workshop

Undergraduates considering careers in law will explore the connections between legal careers and the legislative process in Washington, DC. This seminar exposes students to a range of professional opportunities in law, from issue-based advocacy to government service.

Dates of the conference and location: October 17-20, 2018 in D.C.

Application Due: September 5, 2018


Who is eligible for this grant?

Applications are open to all full-time undergraduates. Previous applicants may apply again. 

What is covered through the NCI grant?

The NCI grant covers flight reimbursement, lodging funding, and the PLEN registration fee if you attend the conference. You will be reimbursed for your flight usually within two weeks of submitting your paperwork after your trip.  In order to be reimbursed, you must book your flight during the PLEN orientation with NCI and provide NCI with a copy of your flight itinerary, pictures of all boarding passes, your name badge, your student ID, and required reimbursement paperwork.  You are responsible for additional fees if you book your flight for the incorrect day and/or location.

NCI funding will not cover the $125 non-refundable seminar fee, ground transportation and travel around the city, and miscellaneous expenses (such as meals not provided by PLEN); however, you can apply to PLEN for a scholarship to cover the $125 fee.  This is a separate application and can be found at on the seminar tab. 

Please note that if you do not attend the entire conference or you violate the Tulane Code of Conduct and PLEN's rules during the conference you will not be reimbursed for your flight and will be responsible for the PLEN fees.

What is expected of me if I am awarded the grant?

If you are awarded funding and accept, you are responsible for attending all of the PLEN events and for upholding Tulane’s student conduct code while you travel to and attend the workshop. We also need a receipt for your flight reimbursement, pictures of your boarding pass and name badge, and a picture of you at the conference.  After the workshop, we ask you to complete a website feature.

More about PLEN conferences: Students who attended PLEN have gained knowledge and insight to future career paths.  Students have met powerful women doing incredible work.  The conference offers a great mix of guest speakers, interactive activities, site visits, and career preparation sessions. For more information about the conference, go to and to learn about past students' experiences, please visit:

 For more information contact:
Anna Mahoney
Assistanat Professor of Women's Political Research
Director of Research

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