Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division and produced by Legal Talk Network, the ABA Law Student Podcast covers issues that affect law students, law schools, and recent grads. From finals and graduation to the bar exam and finding a job, this show is your trusted resource for the next big step.
Major General John Altenburg was instrumental in transforming the practice of law in the military through his leadership and immersive approaches for military lawyer training. Meg Steenburgh talks with General Altenburg about the legal infrastructure of the United States Military, his thoughts on the law of war and its implications in the Ukraine conflict, and what advice he has to offer for today’s law students.
Understanding the Weaponization of Social Media with P.W. Singer
Meg Steenburgh and Peter W. Singer discuss his book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, which analyzes the poisonous effects of disinformation on politics, war, and social issues worldwide.
Russia v. Ukraine: The Policy and Legal Considerations of an Unprovoked Attack on a Sovereign Nation
Meg Steenburgh of the ABA Law Student Podcast interviews Judge James E. Baker to learn about the interplay of law and war on the international stage.
Do We Really Need the Bar Exam?
Josh Block and Adam Allington offer insights on the arguments for and against continuing the bar exam in its current format.
Law School, Lawyering, and How One Relates to the Other
Meg Steenburgh welcomes Shannon Knapp, Sarah Roberts, and Tiffany Love to discuss their law school experiences and advice for fellow students and recent grads.
The Life of a Supreme Court Correspondent
Meg Steenburgh of the ABA Law Student Podcast welcomes Adam Liptak to learn about his career as a legal journalist. Adam explains his typical work cycle as Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times and offers insights on how a law degree translates into the world of journalism.
How intellectual property is adapting to changing social justice needs
Intellectual property is most often understood in terms of its economic value, but how do our current laws affect everyday creators and innovators? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Professor Jessica Silbey to discuss current issues in IP law and how the mindsets and expectations of younger generations seem to be at odds with the broad scope of many of these laws.
How intellectual property is adapting to changing social justice needs
Meg Steenburgh welcomes Professor Jessica Silbey to discuss current issues in IP law and how the mindsets and expectations of younger generations seem to be at odds with the broad scope of many of these laws.
Career shift: How Krystal Williams pivoted from business to law
Meg Steenburgh welcomes Krystal Williams to discuss her unconventional path to law. After many years as a business professional, Krystal’s hunger for learning led her to shift her sights to law.
Jill Wine-Banks’ Rich and Varied Legal Career
How Jill Wine-Banks took on mobsters and Watergate criminals while shattering gender stereotypes.
Demystifying Hot Legal Topics of the Pandemic
Harvard Law professor Glenn Cohen offers an overview of pandemic-related legal issues and their implications in our daily lives.
The Law Student Podcast talks mental health in the legal profession
Patrick Krill discusses legal field mental health issues and offers strategies for monitoring and improving personal wellness.
Get the intel on critical issues in national security law
National security expert and Syracuse University professor William Banks sheds light on how current events interact with our nation’s security and the law.
Housing and eviction law: How law students can help tenants in the midst of COVID-19
Zach Neumann of the COVID-19 Eviction Defense Project in Colorado explains how lawyers and law students can help tenants facing eviction during the pandemic.
Pro se support: The ins and outs of a legal help program
Meg Steenburgh talks with Angela Tripp, the director of the Michigan Legal Help Program, about how legal help works, the types of information they can provide for self-represented litigants, and how this type of service is helping to close the justice gap.
Examining racial inequality in juvenile justice
Meg Steenburgh talks with Natasha Fortune, assistant attorney in charge at the Legal Aid Society of New York in the Juvenile Rights Practice, about her work and clientele in the Juvenile Rights Practice and offers insights on the steps, both large and small, that can be taken to disrupt unjust cycles and create lasting positive change.
- A career in legal aid: Perspectives from Sally Fisher Curran
- Insights on bar review and civil procedure from Emory law prof Richard Freer
- Law school innovators talk about taking legal education online
- The Law Student Podcast talks with Berkeley Law’s Erwin Chemerinsky
- Examining stress and offering hope to law students
- What the Law Student Division Council has planned for 2019-2020
- What Can You Do with Your Law Degree?
- Former ABA President Hilarie Bass talks pro bono, wellness
- Rabia Chaudry discusses the case of Adnan Syed
- How law students can get help and help others with mental health and well-being
- Cultural Competency: How to Handle Bias and Develop Understanding
- Real changes for real diversity
- How to Survive Law School with Children
- Space law: The next frontier for lawyers
- How to be successful in law school
- Betsy West and Julie Cohen: Talking with the makers of the RBG documentary
- Maintaining Mental Health at Law School
- Serving the Underserved: BYU’s Immigration Clinic
- Benjamin Davis: The Life of a Law Professor
- Introducing our new ABA Law Student Podcast host, John Weber
- Linda Klein: The Gamble of Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- O. J. Simpson and Reasonable Doubt with F. Lee Bailey
- Defending Steven Avery, with Making A Murderer’s Dean Strang
- Discussing the O.J. Simpson Case with Defense Attorney Carl Douglas
- The Law Library of Congress: A Free Legal Research Resource
- Broken promises and Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Kelly Lake: The Importance of Legal Tech and Continued Education
- Mark Vovos: The Challenges of Trying Death Penalty Cases
- Andrea Kramer: Communication Tips that Combat Gender Bias
- Jack Rives: Transitioning from Military Law to Civilian Practice
- Anna Romanskaya: The Challenges of Law School and Finding Your First Job
Reports from the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting
- Incoming ABA President Linda Klein’s Year To Come
- Outgoing President Paulette Brown’s Year in Review
- Law School and Writing Legal Dramas for Television
- Korematsu v. United States with Karen Korematsu
- Pairing Legal Activism with Restorative Justice
- Ending Mass Incarceration Through Restorative Justice
- Applying Restorative Justice Concepts to Capital Cases
- Marcia Clark on “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” Sexism, and Her Latest Book
- Substance Abuse and Mental Illness in the Legal Profession
- Law School and Depression
- How to Land the Right Summer Associates Program
- ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors: Year in Review
- Seeding Success: Cultivating YLD Opportunities with Bryan Rogers
- The Intersection of Law and Social Science with Ajay Mehrotra
- Resolution 109: The Fight for Bar Exam Portability
- Shaping Your Career Path with David Lat
- Student Loans: Saving Your Future After You Leap
- Student Loans: Look Before You Leap
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Which ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums Should You Join?
- How Law Students are Helping Themselves
- Lindsey Graham on Getting Through Law School and Being a Lawyer
- ABA President Brown Wants You!
- BARBRI’s Richard Conviser on the Bar Exam
- What is the ABA Law Student Division?