The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess. You might not always agree with us, but we guarantee you won’t be bored listening! Our goal is to impart useful, actionable advice in an entertaining manner. Join us! And, if you have an opinion on the show, please drop by and offer a review. We’re here to help, and we’d love to hear from you!
Today, we're combining two hot topics -- networking and the coronavirus -- and discussing with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones how to stay on the radar of potential employers over the next several months, until Winter OCI begins.
In today's episode, we're talking with admissions consultant Anna Ivey about what could change for incoming 1Ls this year because of COVID-19 concerns, and how the pandemic might impact the future of law school admissions.
Today, we have special guest Dr. Shirag Shemmassian of Shemmassian Academic Consulting back with us to talk about how the LSAT's influence over the admission process has changed recently and why some schools are now accepting the GRE.
Today, we're talking about something a bit different -- our experiences as poll workers. Yes, Lee and Alison both worked at a polling station in the last election! It's a unique experience, and one you might even be interested in trying out.
Today, we have special guest Steven Arango with us -- a Marine officer and lawyer -- to talk about how he combined his military career with the law, as well as offer some useful tips on getting a clerkship and being published.
Today, we are welcoming guest Kate McGuinness -- author of the book Confidence Lost / Confidence Found: How to Reclaim the Unstoppable You -- to talk about the importance of feeling confident in yourself and your abilities.
Today, we're chatting with special guest Friday Apaliski -- the Sustainability Concierge -- about things you can do that will put you in harmony with the environment, if you are wondering where to start on the road to living "greener."
In today's episode, we are welcoming back ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to discuss how much responsibility you should take for your future career -- starting as a law student -- and what resources are available to help.
Today, we're welcoming back ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to talk about how to use winter break productively to move your career forward, make new connections, take care of personal chores, and of course, get some rest.
Today, we're welcoming back disability consultant Elizabeth Knox to discuss the process of applying for accommodations in law school to level the playing field in cases of disability, pregnancy, anxiety, and other conditions.
This is the second episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about civil procedure -- in particular, supplemental jurisdiction.
Today, we're talking with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian -- a law school admissions expert who has been featured on The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and NBC -- about the process of deciding which law schools to apply to, and choosing the one to attend.
Today, we're introducing a new series of podcast episodes called "Listen and Learn," where we're going to review substantive areas of the law and apply some of that law to facts. In this episode, we're talking about the Commerce Clause.
Today, we're talking about how to bounce back after making a significant mistake -- one of those school, career, or personal screw ups that sometimes can be a major headache -- and what steps to take to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about networking nuts and bolts – what you need to know to feel comfortable mingling with strangers at cocktail parties, formal dinners, and more.
Today, we are chatting with Douglas Hand -- an attorney, author, and podcast host -- about his book The Laws of Style, working as a fashion lawyer, and "what to wear" tips for men in the legal profession.
Today, in our special 200th episode, we are focusing on the importance of developing "soft skills" that seem like they wouldn't matter that much (in law school and in life), but turn out to be really critical for success and happiness.
Today, we're chatting with special guest Molly Bowen -- lawyer and author of the children’s book, Mommy Lawyer -- about the challenges involved in balancing parenthood and a career (and how to explain a demanding job to your kids).
Today, we're talking about what to do if you're graduating (or have graduated from law school) and you find yourself without a job, not wanting to practice law, and not sure how to figure out what to do next!
Today, we’re talking about books related to the legal system that you might want to read during the summer before starting law school. These books are interesting, and you might even learn something in the process!
Today, we're kicking off a new series: The Law School Toolbox Book Club. This is a chance for us to chat with you about the books we're reading and why you might want to check them out. And today we're talking about Becoming, by Michelle Obama.
Today we're excited to be talking with Vikram Savkar, vice president and general manager of the education and training business for Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory US, one of the largest publishers of legal casebooks, supplements, and other law related materials in the world, about how law school casebooks are changing in the digital era.
Today we’re talking about setting your priorities in law school when you're overwhelmed by your to-do list. This is the time in the semester when things get really busy and overwhelming, so tune in to find out how to tame your to-do list and the the most important stuff done.
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about ways to handle rejection in a professional manner. While some law students may not have already experienced rejection or failure, it will happen and that's ok - so tune in to learn how to respond professionally.
Today, we're talking about law school study groups and how to make the most of them (or if it's okay to skip them entirely). This topic came from a listener question so don’t be shy. Send us your questions – they might end up being an episode!
Today, ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, joins us to talk about how to frame your job search story. You may be thinking that you don’t have a story, but we all have a story! So we're exploring how to make sure your story makes sense.
Today, we're talking about some common problems that we see in the analysis section of legal essays, whether from 1Ls or all the way to the bar exam. Conveniently, we have some suggestions for solving these problems!
Today, we're talking about professional development for new lawyers with former BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones. Tune in and find out how to take control of your career development, from the earliest days of your career.
Today we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about the secret life of large law firms. If you think you want to work in a large law firm someday, don’t miss this episode as we dive into the unique culture of BigLaw.
Today, we're excited to welcome back Jeremy Richter, attorney and author of the new book, Building A Better Law Practice, recently published by the ABA. He has some practical tips for young lawyers, to help you build a successful and satisfying law practice.