Unique among writing programs, Ms. JD's Writers in Residence program equips law students and attorneys with the platform and training to publish written work amplifying the voices, faces and concerns of women in the legal profession. Our past writers have provided some of our most thought-provoking, encouraging, and honest content.

In selecting the next Writers in Residence cohort, Ms. JD considers the quality of the candidate’s past writing, potential for growth, and ability to contribute to their peers. Ms. JD's Writers in Residence are diverse in style, experience, and education, with talent and focus as the true common denominators.

Writers in Residence will be expected to:

  • Commit to the Writers-In-Residence Program for 12 months (running July 2024-July 2025)
  • Write one blog post per month
  • Meet deadlines for topic and draft submissions as provided in advance by Ms. JD staff
  • Attend a Writers in Residence orientation which will take place in July of 2024


Interested in applying to the 2024 Ms. JD Writers in Residence program?

We're accepting applications to the 2024 cohort through May 31st at 11:59pm ET.

To apply, you'll need to submit a writing sample of no more than 2 pages and a few topics you'd like to write during your time as a Writer in Residence. Law students, practicing attorneys, legal professionals, or any individuals interested in the legal profession are eligible to apply.



Develop new skills.

  • Learn about the online editorial process and digital content creation
  • Build your research, peer-review, and editing skills

Build your network.

  • Build relationships with current and past Writers in Residence
  • Connect with other like-minded women who aspire to write and publish their work
  • Learn how to grow your online presence and social media following

Build your personal brand.

  • Have your work published on a national platform for women in the legal profession
  • Add a distinguished position to your resume and on LinkedIn
  • Grow your online presence and following


  • We do not require any degrees or tests.
  • Chronological age is not a consideration.
  • Be a member of the Ms. JD Online Community (Join here).
  • Law students, practicing attorneys, legal professionals, or any individuals interested in the legal profession are eligible to apply.


Can you help me choose which of my works to submit?

We encourage you to submit whatever writing sample you feel best represent your work as a writer and the work you want to produce for Ms. JD.

When will I hear about my application?

All applicants will be notified about our decision no later than June 28th.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

Do I need to send letters of recommendation or transcripts to Ms. JD?

No. Please do not have letters of recommendation or transcripts sent. All the information required will be asked for in the application form.

Can you add some information to my application after I have submitted it?

No, we cannot alter or add information to your application form.

How are applicants selected?

Applications are read thoroughly by a committee. The committee members then score applicants based on a rubric and then discuss the most promising applicants they consider the most suitable for the Writers in Residence program.