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September 16, 2019
Today, we're talking about the importance of doing practice questions and getting feedback on your writing in preparation for exams.
September 9, 2019
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.
September 2, 2019
Today, we're talking about the idea of a capsule wardrobe, or how to choose staple pieces that will give you the versatility to easily create different outfits.
August 26, 2019
Today, we're discussing how mindfulness practices can positively influence your brain and help you perform at your best by combating procrastination, worry, anxiety, anger, and sleep issues.
August 19, 2019
Today, we're here with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to discuss the ins and outs of job searches involving moving to another city from where you attend (or attended) law school.
August 12, 2019
Today, we're talking about choosing the right hardware and software tools to streamline your life and keep you organized in law school.
August 5, 2019
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.
July 29, 2019
Today, we're sharing some unexpected things we experienced when we started as 1Ls, so you can adjust to law school culture faster.
July 22, 2019
Today, we're chatting with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to get some interview tips for non-traditional law students who are trying to start a legal career.
July 15, 2019
Today, we're talking about LLM programs, focusing on foreign students who don’t have a JD and are doing an LLM as their first exposure to the US legal system.
July 8, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about some of the most common issues and questions we see in the law student job search.
June 24, 2019
Today's episode is part of our Book Club series, and we're discussing some key takeaways from the book Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, by Dan Siegel.
June 17, 2019
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.
June 10, 2019
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.
June 3, 2019
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).
May 27, 2019
Today, we're talking about ways to minimize the hassle of moving and handling other life logistics as you get ready to start law school.
May 20, 2019
Today, we're talking with Rachel Gezerseh about how to find a legal job you'll actually like, and how to break into BigLaw if that's what you're looking for.
May 13, 2019
Today, we're talking about some creative, evidence-based ideas for remembering the material required for your law school exams.
May 6, 2019
Today, we're talking about what to do (and what not to do) over the summer to prepare for your 1L year.
April 29, 2019
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!
April 22, 2019
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!
April 15, 2019
Today we’re talking about some challenging scenarios you might encounter on law school exams.
April 8, 2019
Today, we're talking about what we learned about relationships at the Wisdom 2.0 conference we recently attended.
April 1, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to pass the dreaded interview "happy hour test."
March 25, 2019
Today, we're talking about what to focus on in class as a law student so that you can get the most out of the experience.
March 18, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about how to make people hate you at work, so that, basically, you can avoid doing these things.
March 11, 2019
Public speaking strategies for the classroom, courtroom, or workplace.
March 4, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones, about how to start thinking about your 2L job search when you're still a 1L.
February 18, 2019
Today we're talking with Lyssa Thaden of AccessLex Institute, a non-profit which works to increase accessibility and affordability for law students, about student loans and other financial topics.
February 11, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about when and how to change direction in your job search.
February 4, 2019
Today we're talking to Jennifer Warren about the realities of motherhood, and parenthood in general, in the legal profession.
January 28, 2019
Today, we're excited to be talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about negotiating job offers.
January 21, 2019
Today we're talking about setting yourself up to write a great seminar paper or journal note.
January 14, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about what to do if you don't have a summer job yet. It's too soon to panic!
January 7, 2019
Today we're talking about resolutions we suggest for the new year and new semester.
December 17, 2018
Today, we're talking with Travis Hornsby, founder and CEO of Student Loan Planner, about everyone's least favorite topic, law school debt.
December 10, 2018
Today, we're talking with Kelsey Russell, a writer for the Law School Toolbox and a recent federal judicial clerk, about clerkships.
December 3, 2018
Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, with us to discuss the most common questions we get about job interviewing as a law student.
November 26, 2018
Today, we're talking with Nathan Fox, LSAT expert and founder of Fox LSAT, about some changes coming soon to the LSAT.
November 19, 2018
Today, we're excited to have ex-recruiter Sadie Jones with us to answer the most common questions we've been getting about resumes and cover letters.
November 12, 2018
Today we're talking about some typical exam prep scenarios that you might find yourself tackling, so tune in and learn how to handle these common situations.
November 5, 2018
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.
October 29, 2018
Today, we're talking about the Bluebook. You might be wondering, can there actually be an entire episode on this podcast just about the Bluebook? Oh, yes, there can be.
October 22, 2018
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.
October 15, 2018
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.
October 8, 2018
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!
October 1, 2018
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.
September 24, 2018
Today we're talking about elevator pitches and whether you need one as a law student. Spoiler alert: Yes, you do! Find out how to put together a useful one here.
September 17, 2018
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about what to do if OCI didn't go as planned, and you didn't end up with a summer associate offer for your 2L summer. All is not lost!
September 10, 2018
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!
September 3, 2018
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.
August 27, 2018
Today, we're talking about using laptops and other technology in law school – when to use them and when to leave them at home – because this is not as straightforward as it might seem.
August 20, 2018
Today we're doing a recap of our top 10 law school survival episodes. Not necessarily the most popular ones on these topics, but the ones we think are the most useful!
August 13, 2018
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.
August 6, 2018
Today we're talking about law school fashion. What to wear (and maybe what not to wear) to law school classes, job interviews, and other law school events.
July 30, 2018
Today we're talking about OCI offers and how to handle them with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones. If you're hoping to be a summer associate, tune in!
July 23, 2018
Today, we're doing a recap of our top 10 academic episodes, plus a few bonus ones. These aren't necessarily the most popular episodes, but the ones we think are the most useful!
July 16, 2018
Today we're continuing our series of "What not to do" episodes with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, and we're talking about Callback Interviews.
July 9, 2018
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.
July 2, 2018
Today we're talking about public policy work and gun violence prevention with Allison Anderman, the managing attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
June 25, 2018
Today, we're talking with Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, about the top OCI mistakes to avoid – from the actual on-campus interviews through the callback process. This episode is chock full of good advice so you don’t want to miss it!
June 18, 2018
Today we're counting down our top ten episodes for incoming 1Ls. This list is good listening for anyone, but especially for those getting ready to start law school in the fall. If law school's coming up soon, here are some episodes we recommend you check out!
June 11, 2018
Today, we're talking with Visla Rudiger, a transgender attorney, about her experiences in the legal profession -- at work, in court, and more.
June 4, 2018
Today, we're talking about getting your finances in order for (and during) law school, because this can be a very challenging aspect of the law school experience. And thanks to Warby Parker, maker of extremely reasonably priced and convenient prescription glasses, for sponsoring this episode!
May 28, 2018
Today we're talking about handling toxicity in law school – whether it's bad behavior from your classmates or overbearing expectations from other people, including your parents, professors, friends, or even yourself.
May 21, 2018
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about the top mistakes summer associates make -- so you can avoid making them, or fix them if you happen to make them.
May 14, 2018
Today, we're back for the last episode in our series on different learning styles to talk about study tips for visual learners in law school.
May 7, 2018
This week, we're continuing our series on strategies for different learning styles, with tips for kinesthetic learners. Even if this isn't your preferred learning style, there's lots of advice you can use to mix things up a bit and make your studying even more effective!
April 30, 2018
For the next three episodes, we're talking about different approaches to law school learning, starting with strategies for auditory learners. There are different ways to study using each of the learning styles we’ll discuss over the next three episodes of the podcast, so you can try different things and see how to study most effectively for your exams.
April 23, 2018
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to make sure you're getting the information you need to do a good job on any assignment in a legal workplace. Tune in, and avoid disaster!
April 16, 2018
Today, we're talking with Whittney Beard, an ex-lawyer and career coach at Orrick, about how to really own and direct your career, even as a young lawyer.
April 9, 2018
Today, we’re talking with Law School Toolbox tutor Allison Pincus about experiential learning opportunities in law school and why you should make sure you’re engaging in some of them.
April 2, 2018
Today, we’re talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about OCI strategy. If you're not sure how or where to bid, what to put on your resume, or how to explain tricky parts of your background, this is the episode for you!
March 26, 2018
Today, we’re doing a live issue spotting exercise on a real exam question, to show you how to use the facts to identify legal issues. This is exactly what you need to do on exam day, so tune in!
March 19, 2018
Today, we have a special guest, Jennifer Warren, to talk about how to improve your public speaking skills – something most law students and lawyers need to work on. Tune in for our top 10 tips for public speaking success!
March 12, 2018
Today, we are pleased to welcome back Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, to talk about how to handle difficult situations at work. From bad grades to failing the bar exam to substance abuse issues and overwork, we talk about it all!
March 5, 2018
Today, we're talking about how to attack multiple choice questions on a law school exam - something we're seeing a lot more of these days!
February 26, 2018
Today, we're excited to be talking with Casey Berman, founder of Leave Law Behind, about why some attorneys are unhappy and what they can do to shift to a non-legal career.
February 19, 2018
Today, we're sharing personal productivity tips you can use to organize your life and get everything done. Working effectively isn’t just important for law school, but for life as a whole. In this podcast, we talk about different systems, strategies, and considerations you can explore to create a productivity plan that works for you.
February 12, 2018
Today, we're talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively manage your career from law school onwards. A former litigator, Liz works primarily with attorneys in the middle of their careers looking to make a switch and brings to the podcast her insights on decisions to make early on to help ensure job satisfaction and how to best position yourself for a mid-career move.
February 5, 2018
Today, we're talking about what it's actually like to work in BigLaw, with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones. It’s generally accepted that in BigLaw, you’re expected to bill a ton of hours and work long nights in exchange for a hefty paycheck, but is that all there is to it? Learn more of the nuanced ins-and-outs of life working in a large law firm.
January 29, 2018
Today, we're talking about thinking about the future and long-term goal setting in law school. Many people in their 30s and 40s look at their lives and wonder how they got there. Though it might seem far off when you’re in your 20s, it’s never too early to start thinking about what you might want your life to look like in the future, and to make the personal and career choices most likely to make that future a reality, or at least a possibility.
January 22, 2018
Today, we're talking about how to go about making difficult decisions in law school, because, let's be honest, you'll almost certainly have to make some. Now that the first semester is over, this is the time of year when many law students face a variety of choices about the direction their legal education and career. In this podcast, we talk about some of these dilemmas specifically, and offer suggestions for how to approach your decision-making process.
January 15, 2018
Today, we're talking about something that's incredibly important for everyone who's preparing for the bar exam, which is self-care. Because, let's face it, studying for the bar exam is stressful and, actually, so is legal practice. So, working on self-care during the bar exam study period is one thing that will probably help you pass and also help you in your career later.
January 8, 2018
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast and to a whole new year! Today, we're talking about taking stock, regrouping, and a few resolutions you might want to consider for the new school year. January can be a rough time in law school. The weather is terrible in lots of places, the holiday break is over, and of course, grades are coming in. However, the first few weeks of the spring semester are a great time to evaluate what worked for you – and what didn’t work – last semester.
December 18, 2017
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we have guest Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, here to talk about some resume no-gos: all those things that you should never do on your resume. Sadie has seen a lot of resumes, for different positions, from a variety of candidates, and in a diverse collection of law firms. She’s got lots of valuable insights on things to avoid in your resume, so before you apply for that job, tune in!
December 11, 2017
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter guest, Sadie Jones, about how to get people to help you with your job search and how to keep them happy when they do help. As the saying goes, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” so don’t be afraid to connect with your network for help. We’ll talk about the different people you can reach out to, and how to approach them based on the strength of your relationship.
December 4, 2017
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today, we're talking about how to maintain a professional profile in the digital age where so much of your life is online, for better or worse. Technology is omnipresent; we are connected now more than ever, and in ways we don’t even know about. If you want to maintain a professional image, it is important to be mindful of what you’re posting, where you’re posting it, who can see it (intentionally or not), and other activities that might put you at risk.
November 27, 2017
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking about how not to be a jerk in your law firm office environment with our special guest, Sadie Jones, who's a former BigLaw recruiter. True or not, lawyers have a terrible reputation when it comes to being nice and considerate in the office. Lawyers often have reputations of being jerks to other lawyers. Why is that? How true is it? How do you avoid being “that” person? Tune in to find out!
November 13, 2017
Welcome back! Today, we are talking about a very serious and important topic: mental health in the legal profession. The staggering statistics and heartbreaking stories of depression, substance abuse, and even suicide in law schools and in our legal profession have raised our concerns and the concerns of others. Because of this, we have reached out to attorney-turned-executive consultant and licensed psychotherapist, Sarah Weinstein, to talk about this topic.
November 3, 2017
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we're talking about transferring law schools after your 1L year. There are many different reasons why a law student might apply for a transfer, but in any case, you’ll have to go through the application process – again – and that takes thought and effort. Our special guest is Mihal Ansik, who graduated from Harvard Law School as a transfer student. She has great insight into the transfer process, so if you are considering transferring, tune in!
October 30, 2017
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we're talking about alternative bar prep options outside of the big commercial programs. Turns out, not everyone learns the same way, so you want to make sure your bar prep will work for you!
October 23, 2017
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about preparing for the 1L job hunt. We'll also talk about the impact your 1L job might, or might not, have on your future job prospects. There are many rules and restrictions on the 1L job application process and a lot of things to consider when deciding what you want to do with your 1L summer, so tune in for some great information and advice.
October 16, 2017
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we're discussing tips for applying to law school with two application experts: Doretta McGinnis, who is also a tutor for us at the Law School Toolbox and the Bar Exam Toolbox, and Ned Luce. Doretta and Ned are independent educational consultants with a focus on undergrad and law school admissions. Together, they founded Admission Logic.
October 9, 2017
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with Pamela Hart, Director of the Animal Law Program at the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Animal law is a growing practice area, and we’re excited to find out more about the work that is being done for animal rights and animal owners. Pamela also has some great general insights for people interested in pursuing public interest careers.
October 2, 2017
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking about a subject no one likes to think about: midterms. Law school midterms are becoming more and more common, especially for 1Ls. If you’re a 1L, this will be the first time you stare down the barrel of a law school exam – and get a grade, which can be intimidating! Tune in while Lee and Alison discuss what you need to know about law school midterms.
September 25, 2017
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking with Jeremy W. Richter, an attorney with Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo, in Birmingham, Alabama. Jeremy practices civil defense litigation and focuses on commercial auto/trucking litigation, premises liability, general business liability, and various other aspects of insurance defense litigation. He also writes an interesting blog, spanning a variety of topics, which you’ll find at jeremywrichter.com.
September 18, 2017
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're chatting about settling into law school after your first month. The first four or five weeks of class can be a really pivotal turning point for a lot of students, especially 1Ls. But there’s still plenty of adjusting that happens in your 2L and 3L years, too, with each year presenting unique challenges.
September 11, 2017
Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we are talking about a topic every law student needs to think about – Networking! Whether you are an extrovert or an introvert, this episode is for you. Networking is a “bad word” for some folks and can even cause anxiety. You may dread having to get dressed up and go to a networking event to meet new people, but in this job market, legal networking is critically important. So, we want to help you change your perspective!
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