150: A Conversation with Visla Rudiger, a Transgender Attorney

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Visla Rudiger, a transgender attorney, about her experiences in the legal profession -- at work, in court, and more.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Some of the key challenges and obstacles when coming out as a transgender professional
  • Advice for coming out as a transgender person to your boss, your family, and your friends
  • How and where people can learn the basics of respectful terminology
  • The protections, or lack thereof, for transgender individuals, particularly in the current political climate
  • Things to consider before coming out as a law student
  • What to think about when deciding where to take the bar exam
  • How to be a useful ally

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Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/LST-Ep-150-Conversation-w-Visla-Rudiger-Trans-Attorney.pdf)

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