Best Lawschool podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top legal scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
 
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 ...
 
This show will give you the secrets to success in law school so that you can graduate at the top of your class and land the job of your dreams.
 
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: Things to avoid, such as being late on your first day of work! How to make a good impression at social events (an ...…
 
In this episode of Case in Point, Distinguished Policy Fellow Richard Cordray, the Inaugural Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), sat down with Penn Law's Cary Coglianese, the Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, to discuss consumer protection.
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about thinking on your feet when you're on the spot. In this episode we discuss: How practicing mindfulness when you aren’t stressed can help you cope when you’re on the spot Why it is not just okay, but important, to take a breath, pause, and think before answering questions ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. Today we're talking about Becoming, by Michelle Obama. In this episode we discuss: The new autobiography, Becomi ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: What your priority should be at this point in your 1L year How to get organized and set yourself up for success Why you should engage ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: Student debt, and what you need to consider before you choose law school ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about when and how to change direction in your job search. In this episode we discuss: How you know it’s time to change direction in your job hunt How to best use your time, energy, and network Why you need to be realistic and honest with ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we're talking to Jennifer Warren about the realities of motherhood, and parenthood in general, in the legal profession. In this episode we discuss: How you know it is the “right” time for children What to consider about your job and career when thinking about having children How to balance y ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about negotiating job offers. In this episode we discuss: The difference between a BigLaw offer and other job offers What you can negotiate – it’s not just about the salary! How to figure out what salary to shoot for when nego ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about setting yourself up to write a great seminar paper or journal note. In this episode we discuss: Why selecting the right topic is probably the most important step in the writing process How to productively engage with your professors, your mentors, and even your law librar ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode we discuss: The difference between the 1L and 2L summer job hunt Why it’s not time to panic, but it is time to take action Why networking is key ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about resolutions we suggest for the new year and new semester. In this episode we discuss: Being organized, and why multitasking is a trap Finding the tools to make your life work better The importance of self-care, especially during stressful seasons How to set yourself up fo ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Travis Hornsby, founder and CEO of Student Loan Planner, about everyone's least favorite topic, law school debt. In this episode we discuss: What people should be thinking about regarding debt before starting law school What programs are available to make your debt work f ...…
 
In this episode of the Case in Point podcast, Penn Law’s Kermit Roosevelt explains the legal underpinnings of birthright citizenship in the U.S. and evaluates threats to end the practice by executive order. For more information and for additional viewing/listening options, go to www.caseinpoint.org. Case in Point podcast provides smart, informa ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Kelsey Russell, a writer for the Law School Toolbox and a recent federal judicial clerk, about clerkships. In this episode we discuss: The day-to-day experiences of a law clerk Who should clerk? When should you clerk? What will you learn? The intangible benefits of clerki ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: The research you must do before any job interview and how to use it What to wear What to bring (and what not to br ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Nathan Fox, LSAT expert and founder of Fox LSAT, about some changes coming soon to the LSAT. In this episode we discuss: The upcoming changes to the LSAT in July and September of 2019 Why you should basically never cancel your LSAT score The economics of taking the LSAT W ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: Why you should almost always stick to a one-page resume How and why it’s important to insert some personality into your ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: Common scenarios that law students face while preparing for exams What to do if you haven’t started preparing fo ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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 sch ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: What the Bluebook is and why proper citations matter How to cite a case – we walk through a case cit ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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 get the most important stuff done. In this episode, we d ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we ...…
 
On today’s episode, we’re going to talk about time and how to master it. I’m going to talk about how you can become aware of how you spend your time and then how you can learn to maximize it through a process I’ve coined “Task-Classing.” Nothing fancy, just a way to use neuroscience to your advantage to squeeze one more hour (maybe more, maybe ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode, we discuss: The law school mythology ...…
 
In this non-traditional episode we will focus on how a person can use his or her JD in the business context to help build the career their dreams. Wes Cooler crushed law school and business school, crushed the Georgia Bar Exam, and landed a fantastic job with Coca-Cola right after school. Tune in to hear how the JD and the JD/MBA can help you t ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: What do we mean by your “job search ...…
 
Elliot Condon shares how she graduated #1 in her class, earned 11 CALI awards, and scored a clerkship at the US District Court for the District of South Carolina after law school. Tune in to get Elliot’s secrets to success in law school!
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about elevator pitches and whether you need one as a law student. Spoiler alert: Yes, you do! In this episode, we discuss: What exactly is an elevator pitch and when might you need to have one? Whether you must know exactly what you want to do with your legal career to craft an ...…
 
Caroline Gimenez shares how she finished 1L year #1 in her class and graduated in the top 2%, all while maintaining a happy and positive attitude throughout the process. Caroline is a former judicial law clerk for the South Carolina Supreme Court and a current associate at one of the biggest law firms in SC. Tune in to discover Caroline’s secre ...…
 
In this special edition of Case in Point, Penn Law’s William Burke-White contextualizes National Security Adviser Bolton's anti-ICC comments, explaining the United States' historically uneasy relationship with the institution. For more information and for additional viewing/listening options, go to www.caseinpoint.org. Case in Point podcast pro ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode, we discuss: Whether you can get a BigLaw summer associate position if you don’t get on ...…
 
Tune in to hear how Jeffrey earned 7 CALI awards and graduated at the top of his class while serving on Law Review, Moot Court, Mock Trial, and the Pro Bono Board. He also worked full time in law school and worked as a tutor, and he landed a clerkship with the federal district court after law school. Since starting law school in 2012, he’s been ...…
 
Tune in for this special BONUS episode with Nick Spetsas from ABC’s The Bachelorette. Nick is going to talk to you about mastering the interview process, using LinkedIn, hustling hard and putting yourself out there so that you can land top-tier summer gigs for your 1L, 2L, and 3L years.
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode, we discuss: Common mistake number 1: Not systematically laying o ...…
 
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals law clerk and former US District Court clerk, Cate Cardinale, shares her secrets to success in law school and discusses how she managed to land a clerkship with the US District Court directly after law school and a clerkship with the Fourth Circuit after that.
 
In this special edition of Case in Point, Penn Law’s Serena Mayeri describes the movement that led to Judge Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, and where conservatives and progressives may go from here. For more information and for additional viewing/listening options, go to www.caseinpoint.org. Case in Point podcast provides smart, informati ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: CLE requirements and the different ways you can fu ...…
 
Tune in for an interview with South Carolina Senator, Vincent Sheheen, as he discusses his secrets to success in law school and how he graduated #2 in his class, CALI’d multiple subjects, and landed a federal clerkship.
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: Some of the “Pros” associated with note-taking on a laptop and why these don’t actua ...…
 
Tune in for this interview podcast where I interview 2 in-house counsels for Michelin: Matt Staab and Jessica Fisher. Hear about how these two amazing people crushed it at law school and landed their dream jobs.
 
This is the introduction episode of the Elite Lawschooler Podcast. Tune in to meet the author, learn about the format of the podcast, and get familiar with the show.
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode, we discuss: The best episodes for time and life management skills and strategies for productivity Tips for avoidi ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: The unique work culture of large law firm ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: Do you need to even worry about what to wear to class? Balancing your professional self and your authentic self W ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode, we discuss: A full breakdown of the offer process and what you can expect Your responsibilities in the offer process – for example ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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! In this episode, we discuss: Top podcasts for understanding the law school process How law school differs from other dis ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: Tips for handling the “lunch” interview including what NOT to do Key things to prepare for in callback interviews that are ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: Mistakes y ...…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode, we discuss: What Allison does as a gun violence prevention public policy expert How her career path lead her to ...…
 
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