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Karina Bihar is a third year law student at Michigan State College of Law, set to graduate in December 2020. While in law school, she participated in Moot Court, Civil Rights Clinic, and the school's Animal and Natural Resources Law Review. Currently, she is interested in criminal law or governmental work. She is also a mother of two children. Her son, who is 14 months old, was born during my second year of law school and my daughter is due on September 22, 2020. Becoming a mother while in law school was both a joy and a challenge that inspired her to invent a legal service that helps other pregnant and new mothers who are similarly situated. She believes that being a mother has made her a better student, worker, and person overall. She hope that more women can receive the support they need to fulfill their careers while being mothers.

Small Kicks, Big Waves – Serving Justice for Expectant Mothers in the Business World

Karina Bihar is student of Professor Dennis Kennedy at Michigan State College of Law. I am pleased to publish her timely and significant article. Bihar states: “…a higher number of mothers are entering the workforce than ever before…according the U.S. Department of Labor, 71.5% of mothers in the United States are working. However, there has been very little advancement made in society to help mothers maintain their working status. As a result, many mothers are forced into choosing lower paying jobs, part-time work, or leaving the workforce to care for young children, causing loss of earnings, gender pay gaps, and loss of valuable workers in the market.” Her struggles as an expectant mother in law school gave her greater awareness of the problems that career mothers need addressed and her article provides an actionable, innovative and well documented solution that merits the attention and tangible support of the legal education and professional communities.

Subjects: Economy, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Education, Legal Profession, Privacy, Recruiting, Social Media