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Law Student Podcast

Fighting the Tide of Student Debt

February 07, 2017

If you want to be a successful lawyer, law school is a given. With the hike in student loans, however, it may be a while before you actually make any money.

Podcast: Why Washington should save Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Broken promises and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (podcast)

February 01, 2017

Law school is essential to becoming a successful lawyer but it doesn’t come cheap. Public Service Loan Forgiveness was a program put in place to entice young lawyers to take public service positions which have historically paid less than private sector positions. After ten years of making on-time, full payments

Korematsu memorial

The man behind the Doodle: Fred Korematsu

January 30, 2017

At the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Law Student Division Chair Kareem Aref spoke with founder and executive director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute Karen Korematsu about her father’s landmark case, Korematsu v. United States.

LegalTech

The importance of legal tech and continued education

December 20, 2016

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

December 01, 2016

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

Death Penalty Podcast

The challenges of trying death penalty cases

November 30, 2016

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.

Gender Bias

Podcast: Communication Tips that Combat Gender Bias

September 15, 2016

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

Law Student Podcast

Podcast: Finding Alternative Careers in the Law

August 31, 2016

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

August 29, 2016

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

Law Student Podcast

Law Student Podcast: On the road at Annual Meeting

August 12, 2016

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

July 07, 2016

Organizer, law student, and activist Ruby-Beth Buitekant discusses restorative justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. Ruby-Beth opens by sharing some of her early work experience with the Center for Court Innovation, through the Youth Organizing to Save Our Streets program, and discusses the transformative effects the program has had on her Crown Heights, Brooklyn neighborhood.

Podcast: Restorative Justice

Podcast double feature: Restorative justice

July 06, 2016

Fabiani Duarte, along with guest host Andrew Scott and guest attorney Sarah Walton, take a look at mass incarceration in our criminal justice system and how restorative justice concepts could be applied.

Marcia Clark

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

May 03, 2016

Marcia Clark, most notably known for serving as the prosecutor for the trial of O.J. Simpson, joins the ABA Law Student Podcast to discuss her new novel “Blood Defense,” the FX series “American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” and her experiences as a prosecutor.

Law Student Podcast

Podcast: Law School and Depression

April 20, 2016

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

April 06, 2016

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. This episode attempts to answer these questions with American Bar Foundation director Ajay K. Mehrotra.

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

Podcast: Shaping Your Career Path with David Lat

March 17, 2016

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

March 01, 2016

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 Talk Network. Since then, we’ve been recording episodes every month that tackle issues affecting law students, law schools, and recent grads.

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

Podcast: Student loans – look before you leap

December 22, 2015

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'

December 21, 2015

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

Podcast: Which practice specialty ABA groups should you join?

Podcast: Which practice specialty ABA groups should you join?

December 14, 2015

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

November 23, 2015

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