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The importance of legal tech and continued education

Law school provides many young attorneys with the critical thinking and analysis skills necessary to be a successful lawyer in today’s legal marketplace. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, hosts Chris Morgan and Sandy Gallant-Jones speak with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) Executive Director Kelly Lake

Law Student Podcast

Law Student Podcasts: Here’s what you’re missing

Even busy law students need entertainment sometimes. Don’t miss out on some really interesting discussions—be sure to check out the ABA Law Student Division podcast. Not only does it have new hosts, but the podcast also has new guests on unique topics. The most recent podcast featured an interview with Gen.

Death Penalty Podcast

The challenges of trying death penalty cases

The process of trying criminal cases can be complex. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, hosts Chris Morgan and Sandy Gallant-Jones speak with Washington state trial attorney Mark Vovos about his journey toward trying death penalty cases and the difficulties and challenges these cases can present. Mark Vovos

Gender Bias

Podcast: Communication Tips that Combat Gender Bias

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Sandy Gallant-Jones speaks with McDermott Will & Emery partner Andrea Kramer about her new book, "Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work," and gender equality in the workplace. Andrea recalls the life experiences and occupational observations that

Law Student Podcast

Podcast: Finding Alternative Careers in the Law

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Sandy Gallant-Jones talks with Above the Law Editor Joe Patrice, CuroLegal CEO Chad Burton, LegalZoom General Counsel Chas Rampenthal, Clio Lawyer in Residence Joshua Lenon, and Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti about alternative careers in law. Joe opens the

Mic Clark

Podcast: Courtroom Appropriate Fashion Tips for New Attorneys

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, hosts Sandy Gallant-Jones and Kareem Aref chat with Brooks Brothers District Manager Mic Clark about courtroom appropriate fashion and wardrobe elements that every lawyer should have. Mic acknowledges that most law students are operating on a budget, but emphasizes that the goal

New Leaders

Podcast: The Challenges of Law School and Finding Your First Job

In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref speaks with Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP partner Anna Romanskaya about her journey through law school and her struggles finding work as a legal practitioner. Anna shares that she never aspired to become a lawyer, had no family members that

Law Student Podcast

Law Student Podcast: On the road at Annual Meeting

The new hosts of the Law Student Podcast dove right in to their jobs behind the microphone during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco as part of Legal Talk Network's On the Road series. Sandy Gallant-Jones and Chris Morgan, the 7th Circuit Governor and 12th Circuit Governor in the Law Student

Black Lives Matter

Podcast: Pairing legal activism with restorative justice

Even though research shows that African American males are no more likely to use or sell drugs than Caucasian males, in at least 15 states they are admitted to prison on drug charges at rates 20 to 57 times higher. Some law students are drawn to pursue legal careers with

Podcast: Restorative Justice

Podcast double feature: Restorative justice

Today, our Law Student Podcast team brings you twice the information on restorative justice with two segments, two guest hosts, and three panelists. Ending Mass Incarceration Through Restorative Justice A big motivator for some individuals to attend law school is the ability to positively influence the communities from which they come. However,

Law Student Podcast

Podcast: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in the Legal Profession

Between 21% and 36% of practicing attorneys exhibit drinking behaviors that could be considered hazardous, harmful, or possibly alcohol dependent. 28% of licensed and employed attorneys are struggling with either mild, moderate, or severe depression, and 19% are battling with clinically significant levels of anxiety. How prevalent are mental health

Marcia Clark

Podcast: Marcia Clark on 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson,' her latest book

Marcia Clark is best known for being the lead prosecutor for the O.J. Simpson murder trial. The former Heisman Trophy Winner was accused and found not guilty of the June 1994 death of Nicole Brown Simpson and waiter Ronald Lyle Goldman in a trial that captivated the country. Thrust back

Law Student Podcast

Podcast: Law School and Depression

Fact: 20% of lawyers suffer from depression, more than double that of the general population. Beyond that, 60,000 law students suffer from depression by the end of their second year. What resources are available for lawyers who find themselves battling the rigors of the profession and the struggles of depression? In

Law Student Podcast

Podcast: The intersection of law and social science

Have you ever wondered how many lawyers continue to practice after acquiring their Juris Doctor Degree? Perhaps you’ve pondered how your legal knowledge can be applied to different types of public work or social activism. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Fabiani Duarte takes an in-depth look at

Law Student Podcast

Seeding success: Cultivating YLD opportunities

The Law Student Division of the ABA provides many young lawyers with invaluable resources, benefits, and leadership opportunities. However, many students who are interested in pursuing a deeper level of engagement in the ABA aren’t sure how to continue their involvement as they enter the legal market. In this episode of

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

Podcast: Shaping Your Career Path with David Lat

As the law becomes ever more complex and the legal market continues to shift and grow, entering the workforce can be incredibly intimidating to a current student or recent grad. Sifting through the options and finding the career path that is right for you can sometimes feel daunting for even

Catch up on the podcasts you’ve missed, then spread the word

By Fabiani Duarte Fabiani Duarte is a 3L at Mercer University—Walter F. George School of Law and the chair of the ABA Law Student Division. Surely you’ve heard that in addition to unveiling a brand new website in the fall, the Law Student Division also launched the ABA Law Student Podcast, produced by Legal

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

With lower starting salaries and higher tuition rates, today’s law students face tough decisions when it comes to financing their education. In addition to school rank, employment rates, and average starting salaries, future lawyers need to be aware of loan terminology and how it affects their future ability to pay. But

Podcast: Graham - 'a law license is an incredible thing to have'

Podcast: Graham - 'a law license is an incredible thing to have'

In July, the Law Student Podcast sat down with Sen. Lindsey Graham, who suspended his campaign for the Republican party presidential nomination today. He talked with hosts Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke about his background and his thoughts on several topics in the law. Here's a sampling: On Public Service Loan

Podcast: Which practice specialty ABA groups should you join?

Podcast: Which practice specialty ABA groups should you join?

The American Bar Association Law Student Division is free, and its members have the opportunity to join five additional ABA practice specialty groups. But with 64 ABA groups to choose from, which is the best entity for each law student’s career path? In this episode of The Law Student Podcast, Fabiani

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you are in or plan to go into public service, you may have heard about public service loan forgiveness (PSLF for short). This economic incentive was intended to attract and keep employees in public sector positions such as district attorney or public defender by offering student loan forgiveness following