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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 ...
 
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Comedian Alex Boardman and Barrister Chris Kehoe, discuss English Criminal Law whilst sat in a Ford Mondeo. A comedic look at some of the most famous criminal cases in English Law with legal expert and barrister Chris Kehoe, and comedian Alex Boardman. In every episode Chris will guide us through a famous area in English Criminal Law. He will explain the facts of the case, set out the legal principles the case raises and offer insight into the reasons behind the verdicts of the judges who pr ...
 
A podcast for junior lawyers, law students, and senior lawyers wanting to rethink the practice of law. Host Katie seeks out guests with a wide range of perspectives and interviews them about how they work, what works for them, and ways the industry might transform for the better. Warning: sometimes there will be jokes.
 
JDHD is the podcast for lawyers with ADHD (whether they know they have it or not). Hosted by Marshall Lichty—a lawyer, consultant, coach, and author with ADHD—this twice-weekly podcast shares Marshall's tips from his journey as a sometimes-struggling lawyer, always-creative thinker, usually-awesome dad, and passionate writer and consultant. JDHD brings you interviews with therapists, coaches, and healthcare professionals, productivity and time-management experts, and lawyers who live the ADD ...
 
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The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 65 featuring Samah ("Sam") T. Abukhodeir, Founder and Managing Partner at The Florida Probate & Family Law Firm based in Coral Gables, Florida. We discuss the importance of completing as many internships and clinics as possible and how it is key to figuring out what area of law to pursue. We also discuss how Sam g…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we talk about how to do your research when you first encounter difficulties at school or at work, and then how to approach your professor/TA/mentor if you are still stuck. While generally no one likes to ask for help, sometimes that's the only resource that will help prevent a poor ou…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 64 featuring Tremaine L. Hemans, Managing Attorney at the Hemans Law Firm based in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We discuss how Tremaine's personal experience in the immigration system, coming from Moneague, St. Ann, Jamaica, shaped her current day practice. We further talk about being a first-generation law…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an installment of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're tackling another Constitutional Law topic -- that is justiciability, or the issue of deciding whether a court can make a formal judgment on a legal matter. In this episode we discuss: What three requirements must a plaintiff meet in orde…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 63 featuring Alan Dershowitz, who has been called "The nation's most distinguished defender of individual rights," "The best-known criminal lawyer in the world," 'America's most public Jewish defender," and "Israel's single most visible defender - the Jewish state's lead attorney in the court of public opinion." L…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we share some tips that will help you be successful on your mid-term law school exams. Remember, this is a learning experience, so it's normal not to do things perfectly. But prepare for mid-terms well, and you'll be able to apply what you've learned later, when it matters more. In…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 62 featuring Pratik Shah, Chief Executive Officer at EsquireTek; Litigation Team Leader and Co-Founder of Shah D'Egidio APC in San Diego, CA. We discuss why Pratik went from working at the district attorney's office to starting his own personal injury law firm. We further detail Pratik's proclivity to be an entrep…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It's a good idea to start thinking about business development methods from the early days of law school, if you want to work in a law firm! Today we're chatting about this topic with our career expert, ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones. In this episode we discuss: How business development is relevant to…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 61 featuring Areva Martin, civil rights attorney and media expert. We discuss Areva's road to success, her time at Harvard Law, how she inspires and impacts the community and what it means to be "America's Advocate." See what advice for law students and entrepreneurs Areva shares in this episode.…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about adverse possession, which is a commonly-tested issue in Real Property questions on law school exams. In this episode we discuss: The elements of adverse possession Issues affecting the statutory period analysis The case of Howard v. Kunto Analyzing two hypos involving adverse…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 60 featuring Ian McFarren, Lawyer and Podcaster and Lockdown Law Podcast. We discuss Ian's podcast, LOCKDOWN LAW, and his love for interviewing lawyers and teaching others about the law. He has interviewed the first female president of the ACLU, law professors and historians amongst others. We also talk about Ian'…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's topic came from a listener question asking us to clarify how to find the black letter law in a case. Join us for this episode as we we share tips for reading cases efficiently in preparation for class and exams. In this episode we discuss: What to keep in mind when reading cases for class How …
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 59 featuring Jazz Hampton, General Counsel and CEO at TurnSignl, a Minnesota-based on-demand, real-time service that provides guidance from attorneys to drivers, all while their camera records the interaction. We discuss Jazz's transition from litigation to TurnSignl and how is work is no well-aligned with his per…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we discuss three hearsay exceptions (statements against interest, statements made for medical diagnosis or treatment, and statements of personal or family history), which all involve someone speaking or writing about him or herself. You can find more on the topic of hearsay exceptions in episod…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 58 featuring Deborah Tonelli, attorney and counselor at Christensen Law in Southfield, Michigan. We discuss the importance of having mentors and how Deb's have provided a positive influence on her life. Deb tells us about her decision to join Christensen Law and how she values the firm's commitment to clients. We …
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 57, featuring Robert McGirr Co-Founder & Director at Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell in Melbourne and Brisbane, Australia. We discuss Rob's journey to becoming a veteran in the field, as a Senior Partner responsible for commercial litigation and insurance legal teams. We talk about how after a sabbatical in 2019, R…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It looks like the COVID pandemic will continue to be a factor at the beginning of this school year. What can you do to get into the mindset for starting law school, considering the ongoing issues due to COVID? Join us for this episode as we share some tips for a successful 1L year. In this episode we …
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 56 featuring Dave Christensen, founder and trial attorney at Christensen Law in Southfield, Michigan. Dave tells us about a life changing incident that led him to become a personal injury attorney. he believes that communication and having a close relationship with clients is paramount to the volume of cases Chris…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about defamation -- a topic you might see on a Torts essay along with other intentional torts. In this episode we discuss: The five elements of defamation When is a statement of opinion actionable? The difference between defamation claims brought by private figures and public figu…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 55 featuring SaraEllen Hutchison, consumer rights trial lawyer in the Tacoma-Seattle area, life coach, and host of the Inner Peace for Busy Lawyers Podcast. We dive into SaraEllen's lawyer story and why she went from dancing on a cruise ship to consumer protection litigation. SaraEllen tells us about launching her…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are focusing on criminal law, specifically property crimes. These include robbery, larceny, embezzlement, extortion, burglary, receipt of stolen property, false pretenses, and arson. In this episode we discuss: How to approach open-ended questions and specific questions A summary of the rules…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 54 featuring Dustin Hoff, trial attorney at Christensen Law in Southfield, Michigan. We discussed Dustin's lawyer story and how he knew at five years old that he wanted to be an attorney. Dustin tells us that he grew up in a small working class town and made the move to practice personal injury at Christensen Law …
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 53 featuring Dennis Hernandez, Owner of Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA in Tampa, Florida. We discuss Dennis' deep family roots in Tampa, his mom's side of the family being "Crackers," and his dad's side migrating from Cuba. Dennis tells us that he always wanted to do something that would help people so he becam…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about getting comfortable with the Bluebook and writing citations. This is an important skill to develop if you're planning on doing legal writing or working on a law journal. In this episode we discuss: What is the Bluebook and why can it be intimidating to students? How the Blue…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 52 featuring Nicoletta Ranieri, founder and principal lawyer at Ranieri Law in Vaughan, Ontario. We discuss Nicoletta's determination and ambition to overcome comments from people telling her that the law was too competitive and that she'd never make it. Nicoletta shares with us that she enjoyed studying law in Ne…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Steve Schwartz from LSAT Unplugged back with us to share the latest updates on the Law School Admission Test. In this episode we discuss: The idea behind Steve's project, LSAT Unplugged The benefits of studying old exams What changes to the LSAT are coming down the pipeline? Technical g…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 51 featuring Sarah Stempky-Kime, trial attorney and managing attorney at Christensen Law. Sarah discussed with us how a personal experience led her to handle traumatic brain injury cases in more than 50% of her cases. We also discussed how Sarah's personal experience has guided her career with empathy and compassi…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have former BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about the basics of lateraling, or what other industries might refer to as "finding a new job that's not your first job." In this episode we discuss: In-house legal positions What options exist for litigation and transactional wor…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 50 featuring David Meyer, founding principal of Meyer Wilson in Columbus, Ohio. We discuss why David's national law firm was launched to represent fraud victims in their fight against deceptive brokers. David tell us about his new book, The Investor Protector: Stories of Triumph over Financial Advisors Who Lie, Ch…
 
Freedom isn't free, it costs folks like you and me... So sang Trey Parker in 2004 in one of the funniest films ever made; Team America World Police. This episode is a little bit funny but nowehere near as good as that. Chris Kehoe almost wasn't free either, as in court, a lay magistrate thought that he was - well, I'll let him tell you, it's a grea…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the Confrontation Clause. Confrontation Clause issues are commonly tested in Evidence questions in both law school exams and bar exams, almost always alongside hearsay issues. In this episode we discuss: Reviewing the rules of the Confrontatio…
 
The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 49 featuring Attorney Gregory D. Brenner, founder of Beverly Hills Defense in Los Angeles, California. Greg told us that a life-changing moment occurred when a well-respected Deputy Public Defender with the LA County Public Defender's Office told him that he was "Born to litigate." After six years of public servic…
 
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In our milestone 300th episode today, we reflect on things that we've learned over the years from doing the podcast and working with students, and we answer some listener question on topics that commonly show up. In this episode we discuss: How to start off strong in law school How to deal with not be…
 
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