Research may not be the most exciting part of law school, but there are ways to make it easier, more interesting, and (perhaps most importantly) free. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, hosts Sandy Gallant-Jones and Chris Morgan talk to Sheila Hollis and Barbara Bavis about the
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.
Is pre-law right for you? Yes, no, and it depends. I recommend any students considering law school participate in a pre-law program after careful evaluation. In addition to going through a pre-law program myself, I talked with two young lawyers that both attended an undergraduate program that offered a pre-law
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
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
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.
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
Outside of D.C., there are few attorneys who understand cyberspace law and internet law and how it affects the legal system, as our laws are just now presenting problems in terms of addressing how to prosecute and defend cybercrimes. I saw my chance to break into this field at the
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
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
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.
Fabiani Duarte speaks with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Legal Professionals Program Director Patrick Krill about the prevalence of substance misuse and other mental health concerns within the occupation.
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.
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
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.
In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Fabiani Duarte chats with guest Bryan Rogers about the Young Lawyers Division and the Emerging Leaders Program.
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
It's the time of year in the Law Student Division when our 15 circuits hold their meetings. And leading up to them, Fabiani Duarte, division chair, updated the circuits on law student member benefits and advocacy issues – the Uniform Bar Exam, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and paid credit
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.
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
Think what happens in law school stays in law school? Think again! In this MP3 audio presentation, Hear Rachel Dawson — an experienced law school career counselor and then-associate director at the ABA Section of Litigation who ultimately served as director of the Young Lawyers Division — shared her savvy advice on how to
Here's a free resource for you: The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Law Section (TIPS) has an archive of podcasts, teleconferences, audio webinars, and videos dating back to 2010. And one of the more recent ones is essential listening for law students. In August, TIPS assembled a
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