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July 6, 2020
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.
June 22, 2020
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.
June 15, 2020
Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about working from home in a summer legal job, which is a common scenario given the current pandemic.
June 8, 2020
Today, for our 250th episode milestone, we have special guest Sadie Jones helping us review our favorite career-related podcasts.
June 1, 2020
Today, we're chatting with guest Steve Schwartz -- founder of the LSAT Blog -- about changes happening to the LSAT because of COVID-19.
May 25, 2020
This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about homicide.
May 18, 2020
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about what behavioral interviews are and how you can prepare to handle them if you encounter one.
May 11, 2020
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.
May 4, 2020
This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about promissory estoppel.
April 27, 2020
This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about negligence per se.
April 20, 2020
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about the prospect of on-campus interviewing moving to the winter of 2021, rather than being held in the summer, as it typically has been.
April 16, 2020
Today, we're talking about how potential 1Ls can think through whether to start law school in the fall, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19.
April 13, 2020
Today, we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about best practices when it comes to handling virtual job interviews, which you may be experiencing more frequently for the foreseeable future.
April 9, 2020
Today, we're talking about how to make a smooth transition to open book take-home exams, since law schools are likely to use them this semester.
April 6, 2020
Today, we're welcoming back Sadie Jones to talk about the impact the coronavirus might have on the legal job market, based on some historical context.
April 2, 2020
Today, we're talking about what different law schools are doing about grades in light of the COVID-19 new reality.
March 30, 2020
Today, we're excited to have former BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about difficulties you might be wondering how to handle on your resume and cover letter.
March 23, 2020
Today, we're sharing some ideas for ways to cope with the challenges that COVID-19 poses for law schools and life in general.
March 16, 2020
Today, we're talking about the reasons why it's a struggle to stay motivated in the second semester, and things you can do to get your focus back.
March 9, 2020
Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones here with us to talk about the career aspects of transferring law schools.
March 2, 2020
Today, we're talking with guest Stephanie Everett -- President at Lawyerist and co-author of the recent book The Small Firm Roadmap -- about the process of starting and growing a law practice.
February 24, 2020
Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about the process of finding a 1L summer job in the spring.
February 10, 2020
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.
February 3, 2020
In today's episode, we dive into some intriguing research on how we learn from failures and making mistakes.
January 27, 2020
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.
January 20, 2020
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.
January 13, 2020
Today, we’re talking with Hafsa Mansoor -- one of the creators of FirstGenJD -- about thriving in law school as a first-generation law student.
January 6, 2020
Today, we're talking about formulating a new action plan for the second semester if things didn't go your way in the first semester.
December 16, 2019
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."
December 9, 2019
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.
December 2, 2019
Today, we are welcoming guest Carla Luna -- currently a 2L at Harvard -- to discuss adjusting to law school as a 1L, and the different activities and programs available to Harvard Law students.
November 18, 2019
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.
November 11, 2019
Today, we're sharing our top 5 last-minute exam tips that will help you see the big picture and fill in some of the details of law school exam prep.
November 4, 2019
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.
October 28, 2019
Today, we're talking with special guest Stephanie Hanna -- Founder of The Other 85 -- about mastering the non-substantive skills that make up 85% of career success for lawyers.
October 21, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
Today, we're discussing some warning signs suggesting you might need extra help in law school, and talk about why seeking help is a sign of strength and not a weakness.
September 30, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to find a job if you struck out at OCI, or never tried it to begin with.
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.
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