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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

310 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more

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309: Tips for Reading a Case

September 13th, 2021

36:30

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's topic came from a listener question asking us to clarify how to find the black letter law in …

308: Listen and Learn -- More Hearsay Exceptions

September 6th, 2021

16:10

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we discuss three hearsay exceptions (statements against interest, statements made for medical …

307: Kicking Off Your 1L Year Right (Even in a Pandemic)

August 30th, 2021

37:31

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It looks like the COVID pandemic will continue to be a factor at the beginning of this school year. …

306: Listen and Learn -- Intentional Torts: Defamation

August 23rd, 2021

17:57

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about defamation -- a topic you might see on a Torts essay along with other …

305: Listen and Learn -- Property Crimes

August 16th, 2021

22:27

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are focusing on criminal law, specifically property crimes. These include robbery, larceny, …

304: Introduction to the Bluebook

August 9th, 2021

33:51

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about getting comfortable with the Bluebook and writing citations. This is an …

303: What's New with the LSAT? (w/Steve Schwartz)

August 2nd, 2021

40:05

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Steve Schwartz from LSAT Unplugged back with us to share the latest updates on the Law …

302: Basics of Making a Lateral Career Move (w/Sadie Jones)

July 26th, 2021

29:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have former BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about the basics of …

301: Listen and Learn -- The Confrontation Clause

July 19th, 2021

10:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the Confrontation Clause. Confrontation …

300: Anniversary Episode! Listener Questions We Hear Frequently

July 12th, 2021

38:00

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In our milestone 300th episode today, we reflect on things that we've learned over the years from …

299: Law School Activities for Long-Term Career Prospects (w/Sadie Jones)

June 28th, 2021

32:32

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about what matters in …

298: Listen and Learn -- The Dormant Commerce Clause

June 21st, 2021

17:32

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're focusing on the Dormant Commerce Clause, …

297: The 3L Job Hunt Process (w/Sadie Jones)

June 14th, 2021

32:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the ins and outs of the 3L job market with our guest Sadie Jones. We take a …

296: Listen and Learn -- Hearsay Exceptions: Government and Business Records

June 7th, 2021

15:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we cover two hearsay exceptions -- government/public records and business …

295: Listen and Learn -- Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law)

May 24th, 2021

18:59

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this week's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about an important …

294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg)

May 17th, 2021

55:41

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing a topic that almost everyone has to focus on at one point or another - money! …

293: Preparing for a 2021 Summer Law Job

May 10th, 2021

34:26

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about how virtual summer jobs went …

292: Listen and Learn -- The Erie Doctrine (Civ Pro)

May 3rd, 2021

15:07

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing an issue related to civil procedure -- the Erie Doctrine. We look at a …

291: People You Should Get to Know at Any Legal Job (w/Sadie Jones)

April 26th, 2021

33:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about getting to know the people that will …

290: Listen and Learn -- Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights

April 19th, 2021

17:12

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're focusing on criminal procedure, specifically two constitutional protections afforded to …

289: Starting Law School in 2021

April 12th, 2021

36:04

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we are talking about getting ready to start law school this year, and specifically, how to …

288: Listen and Learn -- Assault and Battery (Torts)

April 5th, 2021

20:47

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the elements of two intentional torts - namely, assault and battery. We also …

287: Learning from a Non-Ideal Summer Job Experience (w/Sadie Jones)

March 29th, 2021

29:59

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about what you can learn from a summer job …

286: Preparing to Take the Bar Exam in COVID Times

March 22nd, 2021

33:01

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! If you are sitting for the bar this year or next, your exam will likely still look different than …

285: Listen and Learn -- First Amendment (Content-Neutral Restrictions)

March 15th, 2021

14:28

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing a popular exam topic from Constitutional Law -- the First Amendment. In …

284: How to Frame Non-Academic Aspects of the Job Hunt

March 8th, 2021

33:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about all of the non-academic aspects …

283: Dealing with Interview and Workplace Mistakes (w/Sadie Jones)

March 1st, 2021

36:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have our career consultant Sadie Jones back with us to share tips about dealing with …

282: Listen and Learn -- Duty of Loyalty (Corporations)

February 22nd, 2021

16:57

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking about the duty of loyalty owed by directors and officers of a …

281: Listen and Learn -- Character Evidence

February 15th, 2021

17:08

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the Federal Rules of Evidence, and how to apply the rules of character …

280: Listen and Learn -- Piercing the Corporate Veil

February 8th, 2021

12:45

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review a substantive area …

279: Legal Trends in 2020 and Going Forward (w/George Psiharis of Clio)

February 1st, 2021

38:43

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to talk to George Psiharis, COO at Clio. Join us as we discuss some intriguing …

278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)

January 25th, 2021

31:55

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about questions you should, and …

277: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (w/Eve Rodsky)

January 18th, 2021

1:03:59

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Eve Rodsky on the podcast, who is an attorney and author of the book

276: The Undocumented Lawyer - A Sneak Peek with Directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci

January 11th, 2021

40:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! We are excited to have two special guests on the show -- filmmaker team Chris Temple and Zach …

275: Handling First-Semester Grades in a Pandemic

January 4th, 2021

29:48

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It's the time of year when law students get back their first-semester grades. In today's episode, we …

274: Winter OCI Update (w/Sadie Jones)

December 28th, 2020

37:32

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about how the traditional OCI …

273: Transferring Law Schools (w/Tiffany Lo)

December 14th, 2020

32:57

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Tiffany Lo, one of our writers who transferred law schools after her …

272: Listen and Learn -- The Statute of Frauds (Contract Law)

December 7th, 2020

22:07

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the Statute of Frauds, or …

271: Listen and Learn -- Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind

November 30th, 2020

17:09

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the differences …

270: Looking for Legal Jobs Over Winter Break (w/Sadie Jones)

November 16th, 2020

31:53

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with our consultant on career-related issues Sadie Jones about advancing your …

269: Improving Communication When Wearing a Mask (w/Cathlyn Melvin)

November 9th, 2020

41:22

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with 1L student, freelance writer, and editor Cathlyn Melvin about some …

268: How to Best Use the Reading Week in Law School

November 2nd, 2020

30:46

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is based on a listener's question on how to use the reading period effectively. …

267: Listen and Learn -- UCC 2-207 ("The Battle of the Forms")

October 26th, 2020

15:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Section 2-207 of the …

266: Preparing for Virtual OCI (w/Sadie Jones)

October 19th, 2020

32:19

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about how the OCI process will be …

265: Listen and Learn -- Constructive Eviction

October 12th, 2020

20:27

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is another installment of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal …

264: Mid-Semester Check-in In a Virtual Law School Environment

September 28th, 2020

34:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Mid-semester is quickly approaching and it's best to start preparing early. Today, we're talking …

263: Listen and Learn -- Subject Matter Jurisdiction

September 21st, 2020

18:56

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply …

262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones)

September 14th, 2020

32:33

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about the best resources to turn to for law …

261: Listen and Learn -– The Basics of Hearsay

August 31st, 2020

17:20

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This episode is part of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them …

260: Career Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis (w/Sadie Jones)

August 24th, 2020

33:01

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about the implications of the coronavirus on the legal …

259: Listen and Learn -- Relevance in Evidence

August 17th, 2020

19:22

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series. This time we're focusing on …

258: Law Clerks for Diversity (w/guest Danielle Barondess)

August 10th, 2020

34:56

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with Danielle Barondess -- one of the creators of Law Clerks for …

257: Listen and Learn -- The "Reasonable Person" Standard

August 3rd, 2020

16:30

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply …

256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey)

July 27th, 2020

47:51

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have admissions consultant Anna Ivey back with us to talk about the expectations and …

255: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones)

July 20th, 2020

27:19

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about preparing a great writing …

254: Starting Law School Successfully During a Pandemic

July 13th, 2020

37:18

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're unpacking some of the "standard" topics when it comes to getting ready to start law …

253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones)

July 6th, 2020

30:39

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're combining two hot topics -- networking and the coronavirus -- and discussing with …

252: Navigating the Law School Landscape in Light of COVID-19 (w/Anna Ivey)

June 22nd, 2020

43:42

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking with admissions consultant Anna Ivey about what could change for …

251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones)

June 15th, 2020

32:36

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about working from home in a summer …

250: A Recap of Our Favorite Career-Related Episodes

June 8th, 2020

34:22

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, for our 250th episode milestone, we have special guest Sadie Jones helping us review our …

249: Changes to the LSAT Due to COVID-19 (with Steve Schwartz)

June 1st, 2020

32:49

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with guest Steve Schwartz -- founder of the LSAT Blog -- about changes …

248: Listen and Learn -- Introduction to Homicide

May 25th, 2020

21:59

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply …

247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)

May 18th, 2020

32:33

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about what behavioral interviews are and …

246: Influence of the LSAT on the Law School Admission Process (with Shirag Shemmassian)

May 11th, 2020

37:00

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have special guest Dr. Shirag Shemmassian of Shemmassian Academic Consulting back with us …

245: Listen and Learn -- Promissory Estoppel

May 4th, 2020

12:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply …

244: Listen and Learn -- Negligence Per Se

April 27th, 2020

13:47

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply …

243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones)

April 20th, 2020

27:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about on-campus interviewing moving to the …

242: COVID-19 Considerations for (Potentially) Incoming 1Ls

April 16th, 2020

35:45

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how potential 1Ls can think through whether to start law school in the …

241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews

April 13th, 2020

30:05

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about best practices when it comes to handling virtual …

240: Transitioning to Open Book Take-Home Exams

April 9th, 2020

34:26

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to make a smooth transition to open book and take-home exams, since …

239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market

April 6th, 2020

26:41

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're welcoming back Sadie Jones to talk about the impact the coronavirus might have on the …

238: Pass/Fail Grading in the Time of COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020

40:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about what different law schools are doing about grades in light of the COVID-19 …

237: Handling Resume and Cover Letter Difficulties (w/Sadie Jones)

March 30th, 2020

32:40

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have former BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about …

236: Coping with COVID-19 in Law School

March 23rd, 2020

39:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're sharing some ideas for ways to cope with the challenges that COVID-19 poses for law …

235: Maintaining Motivation in the Second Semester

March 16th, 2020

30:23

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the reasons why it's a struggle to stay motivated in the second semester, …

234: How Will Transferring Law Schools Impact the Job Search? (w/Sadie Jones)

March 9th, 2020

29:36

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones here with us to talk about the career aspects of …

233: Starting a Small Law Firm (w/guest Stephanie Everett of Lawyerist)

March 2nd, 2020

30:44

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Stephanie Everett -- President at Lawyerist and co-author of the …

232: Finding a 1L Summer Job in the Spring (w/Sadie Jones)

February 24th, 2020

30:13

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about the process of finding a 1L …

231: Our Experience Working at the Polls on Election Day

February 10th, 2020

29:42

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about something a bit different -- our experiences as poll workers. Yes, Lee and …

230: Learning through Making Mistakes in Law School

February 3rd, 2020

29:03

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we dive into some intriguing research on how we learn from failures and making …

229: Combining Law School and Military Service (w/guest Steven Arango)

January 27th, 2020

32:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have special guest Steven Arango with us -- a Marine officer and lawyer -- to talk about …

228: Boosting Your Confidence (w/guest Kate McGuinness)

January 20th, 2020

34:30

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we are welcoming guest Kate McGuinness -- author of the book Confidence Lost / Confidence …

227: Thriving as a First-Generation Law Student (w/Hafsa Mansoor of FirstGenJD)

January 13th, 2020

29:40

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Hafsa Mansoor -- one of the creators of FirstGenJD -- about thriving in law …

226: Bouncing Back Second Semester in Law School

January 6th, 2020

31:10

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about formulating a new action plan for the second semester if things didn't go …

225: Sustainable Living and Emergency Preparedness (w/Friday Apaliski)

December 16th, 2019

55:18

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with special guest Friday Apaliski -- the Sustainability Concierge -- about …

224: Taking Ownership of Your Career (w/Sadie Jones)

December 9th, 2019

31:56

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we are welcoming back ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to discuss how much …

223: 1L Year at Harvard Law (w/guest Carla Luna)

December 2nd, 2019

30:42

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we are welcoming guest Carla Luna -- currently a 2L at Harvard -- to discuss adjusting to law …

222: Using Winter Break to Advance Your Career

November 18th, 2019

29:33

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're welcoming back ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to talk about how to use winter break …

221: Our Top 5 Last-Minute Exam Tips

November 11th, 2019

28:32

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're sharing our top 5 last-minute exam tips that will help you see the big picture and fill …

220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox)

November 4th, 2019

41:42

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're welcoming back disability consultant Elizabeth Knox to discuss the process of applying …

219: Mastering People Skills for Success as an Attorney (w/Stephanie Hanna)

October 28th, 2019

31:16

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with special guest Stephanie Hanna -- Founder of The Other 85 -- about mastering …

218: Listen and Learn -- Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro)

October 21st, 2019

12:09

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is the second episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply …

217: Choosing a Law School (with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian)

October 14th, 2019

50:10

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian -- a law school admissions expert who has been …

216: How Do You Know When You Need Extra Help in Law School?

October 7th, 2019

26:49

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing some warning signs suggesting you might need extra help in law school, and …

215: Listen and Learn -- The Commerce Clause

September 30th, 2019

12:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're introducing a new series of podcast episodes called "Listen and Learn," where we're …

214: Handling an Extensive Job Search Outside of OCI

September 23rd, 2019

30:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to find a job if you struck out …

213: Why Practice Is So Important in Law School

September 16th, 2019

29:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the importance of doing practice questions and getting feedback on your …

212: Bouncing Back from a Major Mistake

September 9th, 2019

30:00

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to bounce back after making a significant mistake -- one of those …

211: Putting Together a Capsule Wardrobe as a Law Student

September 2nd, 2019

35:40

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the idea of a capsule wardrobe, or how to choose staple pieces that will …

210: Using Mindfulness Practices as a Law Student

August 26th, 2019

33:23

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing how mindfulness practices can positively influence your brain and help you …

209: Job Hunting in a City Where You're Not in Law School

August 19th, 2019

31:47

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're here with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to discuss the ins and outs of job searches …

208: Using Technology Effectively in Law School

August 12th, 2019

31:29

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about choosing the right hardware and software tools to streamline your life and …

207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student

August 5th, 2019

32:30

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about networking nuts and bolts – what you …

206: The Most Surprising Things About 1L Year

July 29th, 2019

27:50

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're sharing some unexpected things we experienced when we started as 1Ls, so you can adjust …

205: Navigating Interviews as a Non-Traditional Law Student

July 22nd, 2019

30:49

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to get some interview tips for …

204: Advice for Incoming Foreign LLM Students

July 15th, 2019

25:35

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about LLM programs, focusing on foreign students who don't have a JD and are …

203: Job Search Q&A (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

July 8th, 2019

35:50

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about some of the most common issues and …

202: Book Club -- Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation

June 24th, 2019

29:46

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is part of our Book Club series, and we're discussing some key takeaways from the …

201: Fashion Law & Men's Fashion (w/Douglas Hand)

June 17th, 2019

42:01

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we are chatting with Douglas Hand -- an attorney, author, and podcast host -- about his book

200: The Most Surprising Thing We've Learned About Success

June 10th, 2019

39:06

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our special 200th episode, we are focusing on the importance of developing "soft skills" …

199: Balancing Parenthood and a Demanding Job (w/Molly Bowen)

June 3rd, 2019

44:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with special guest Molly Bowen -- lawyer and author of the children’s book, …

198: Pre-1L Life Logistics

May 27th, 2019

36:23

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about ways to minimize the hassle of moving and handling other life logistics as …

197: Career Advice from Lawyer & Author Rachel Gezerseh

May 20th, 2019

43:52

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Rachel Gezerseh about how to find a legal job you'll actually like, and how …

196: Memorization Techniques for Law Students

May 13th, 2019

32:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about some creative, evidence-based ideas for remembering the material required …

195: What to Do the Summer Before Law School

May 6th, 2019

28:58

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about what to do (and what not to do) over the summer to prepare for your 1L …

194: You Don't Want to Be a Lawyer - What Now?

April 29th, 2019

34:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about what to do if you're graduating (or have graduated) from law school, and …

193: Books to Read Before Law School

April 22nd, 2019

32:56

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking about books related to the legal system that you might want to read during the …

192: Handling Difficult Scenarios on Law School Exams

April 15th, 2019

33:23

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we’re talking about some challenging scenarios you might encounter on law school exams.

In this …

191: Wisdom 2.0 - What We Learned About Relationships

April 8th, 2019

33:56

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about what we learned about relationships at the Wisdom 2.0 conference we …

190: How to Pass the Interview Happy Hour Test (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

April 1st, 2019

35:13

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to pass the dreaded interview …

189: Making Class Time Productive in Law School

March 25th, 2019

33:19

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about what to focus on in class so that you can get the most out of the …

188: How to Make People Hate You at Work (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

March 18th, 2019

36:47

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about how to make people hate you at …

187: Thinking on Your Feet in Class Discussions and Other Public Speaking Opportunities

March 11th, 2019

34:34

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about thinking on your feet when you're on the spot.

In this episode we discuss:

186: Book Club: Becoming, by Michelle Obama

March 4th, 2019

31:58

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're kicking off a new series: The Law School Toolbox Book Club. This is a chance for us to …

185: Thinking About the 2L Job Search as a 1L (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

February 25th, 2019

32:59

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones, about how to start thinking about your 2L …

184: Handling Law School Finances (w/Lyssa Thaden of AccessLex)

February 18th, 2019

43:11

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking with Lyssa Thaden of AccessLex Institute, a non-profit which works to increase …

183: Changing Course in the Job Hunt (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

February 11th, 2019

34:10

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about when and how to change direction in …

182: Navigating Motherhood in the Legal Profession (w/Jennifer Warren)

February 4th, 2019

1:05:04

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we're talking to Jennifer Warren about the realities of motherhood, and parenthood in general, …

181: Negotiating a Job Offer (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

January 28th, 2019

34:11

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about negotiating job offers.

180: How to Write a Great Seminar Paper or Journal Note

January 21st, 2019

39:31

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about setting yourself up to write a great seminar paper or journal note.

 In …

179: What To Do if You Still Don't Have a Summer Job (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

January 14th, 2019

32:04

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about what to do if you don't have a …

178: Resolutions for a New Year (and a New Semester)

January 7th, 2019

32:02

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about resolutions we suggest for the new year and new semester. 

In this episode …

177: Real Talk About Student Loan Debt w/Financial Expert Travis Hornsby

December 17th, 2018

45:22

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Travis Hornsby, founder and CEO of Student Loan Planner, about everyone's …

176: Talking About Judicial Clerkships (w/Kelsey Russell)

December 10th, 2018

35:06

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Kelsey Russell, a writer for the Law School Toolbox and a recent federal …

175: Top Interview Questions with Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones

December 3rd, 2018

39:11

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, with us to discuss the most common …

174: The LSAT is Going Digital! Thoughts from LSAT Expert Nathan Fox

November 26th, 2018

36:13

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Nathan Fox, LSAT expert and founder of Fox LSAT, about some changes coming …

173: Frequently Asked Questions about Resumes and Cover Letters (w/ Sadie Jones)

November 19th, 2018

35:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-recruiter Sadie Jones with us to answer the most common questions …

172: Tackling Common Exam Prep Scenarios

November 12th, 2018

41:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about some typical exam prep scenarios that you might find yourself tackling, so …

171: Building the 21st Century Casebook (w/Vikram Savkar)

November 5th, 2018

34:17

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to be talking with Vikram Savkar, vice president and general manager of the …

170: Let's Talk About the Bluebook!

October 29th, 2018

44:33

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the Bluebook. You might be wondering, can there actually be an entire …

169: Setting Your Priorities in Law School

October 22nd, 2018

42:13

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we’re talking about setting your priorities in law school when you're overwhelmed by your to-do …

168: How to Handle Rejection Professionally (w/Sadie Jones)

October 15th, 2018

33:06

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about ways to handle rejection in a …

167: Do You Have to Join a Study Group in Law School?

October 8th, 2018

39:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about law school study groups and how to make the most of them (or if it's okay …

166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones)

October 1st, 2018

37:48

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, joins us to talk about how to frame your job search story. …

165: What is an Elevator Pitch and Do You Need One?

September 24th, 2018

35:26

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about elevator pitches and whether you need one as a law student. Spoiler alert: …

164: No Offer after OCI? Here's What To Do (w/Sadie Jones)

September 17th, 2018

39:20

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about what to do if OCI didn't go as …

163: Common Legal Essay Analysis Problems and How to Solve Them

September 10th, 2018

37:50

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about some common problems that we see in the analysis section of legal essays, …

162: Professional Development Strategies for Young Lawyers (w/Sadie Jones)

September 3rd, 2018

34:40

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about professional development for new lawyers with former BigLaw recruiter, …

161: Should You Use a Laptop in Law School Classes?

August 27th, 2018

34:45

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about using laptops and other technology in law school – when to use them and …

160: Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Surviving Law School

August 20th, 2018

39:58

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're doing a recap of our top 10 law school survival episodes. Not necessarily the most …

159: The Secret Life of Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones)

August 13th, 2018

53:44

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about the secret life of large law firms. If …

158: What to Wear (and What Not to Wear) as a Law Student

August 6th, 2018

44:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about law school fashion. What to wear (and maybe what not to wear) to law school …

157: Handling OCI Offers (w/ Sadie Jones)

July 30th, 2018

40:52

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about OCI offers and how to handle them with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones. If …

156: Our Top 10 Academic Podcast Episodes

July 23rd, 2018

39:00

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're doing a recap of our top 10 academic episodes, plus a few bonus ones. These aren't …

155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones)

July 16th, 2018

44:46

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're continuing our series of "What not to do" episodes with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, …

154: Building a Better Law Practice (w/Jeremy Richter)

July 9th, 2018

39:52

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to welcome back Jeremy Richter, attorney and author of the new book, Building A …

153: Real-Life Lawyers: Working for Gun Violence Prevention (w/Allison Anderman)

July 2nd, 2018

46:59

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about public policy work and gun violence prevention with Allison Anderman, the …

152: Top OCI Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones)

June 25th, 2018

52:30

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, about the top OCI mistakes to avoid – …

151: Our Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Incoming 1Ls

June 18th, 2018

40:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're counting down our top ten episodes for incoming 1Ls. This list is good listening for …

150: A Conversation with Visla Rudiger, a Transgender Attorney

June 11th, 2018

51:03

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Visla Rudiger, a transgender attorney, about her experiences in the legal …

149: Saving Money in Law School

June 4th, 2018

58:26

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about getting your finances in order for (and during) law school, because this …

148: Handling Toxic Behavior in Law School

May 28th, 2018

54:29

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about handling toxicity in law school – whether it's bad behavior from your …

147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones)

May 21st, 2018

43:05

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about the top mistakes summer associates …

146: Tips for Visual Learners in Law School

May 14th, 2018

41:14

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're back for the last episode in our series on different learning styles to talk about study …

145: Tips for Kinesthetic Learners in Law School

May 7th, 2018

39:36

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This week, we're continuing our series on strategies for different learning styles, with tips for …

144: Tips for Auditory Learners in Law School

April 30th, 2018

32:55

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! For the next three episodes, we're talking about different approaches to law school learning, …

143: Understanding Workplace Assignments (w/Sadie Jones)

April 23rd, 2018

39:50

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to make sure you're getting the …

142: Taking Ownership of Your Legal Career (w/Whittney Beard)

April 16th, 2018

53:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Whittney Beard, an ex-lawyer and career coach at Orrick, about how to …

141: Experiential Learning in Law School (w/Alllison Pincus)

April 9th, 2018

32:06

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking with Law School Toolbox tutor Allison Pincus about experiential learning …

140: OCI Strategy (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

April 2nd, 2018

41:08

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about OCI strategy. If you're not sure how …

139: How To Issue Spot an Exam Question (w/ live example)

March 26th, 2018

37:09

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re doing a live issue spotting exercise on a real exam question, to show you how to use the …

138: Public Speaking Tips (w/Jennifer Warren)

March 19th, 2018

50:06

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have a special guest, Jennifer Warren, to talk about how to improve your public speaking …

137: How to Handle Difficult Workplace Situations (w/Sadie Jones)

March 12th, 2018

47:38

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we are pleased to welcome back Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, to talk about how to …

136: How to Attack Multiple Choice Questions on Law School Exams

March 5th, 2018

33:10

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to attack multiple choice questions on a law school exam - something …

135: Leaving the Law (w/Casey Berman)

February 26th, 2018

39:54

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with Casey Berman, founder of Leave Law Behind, about why some …

134: Strategies for Maximum Personal Productivity

February 19th, 2018

41:14

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're sharing personal productivity tips you can use to organize your life and get everything done. …

133: Being Strategic About Your Legal Career (w/ Liz Stone)

February 12th, 2018

43:35

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively …

132: What's BigLaw Really Like? (w/ Sadie Jones)

February 5th, 2018

47:11

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking about what it's actually like to work in BigLaw, with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie …

131: Thinking Ahead About the Future

January 29th, 2018

48:21

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking about thinking about the future and long-term goal setting in law school. Many people …

130: How to Make Difficult Decisions in Law School

January 22nd, 2018

38:21

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking about how to go about making difficult decisions in law school, because, let's be …

129: Self-Care During Bar Exam Prep

January 15th, 2018

41:29

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking about something that's incredibly important for everyone who's preparing for the bar …

128: Regrouping and Dealing with Grades Second Semester

January 8th, 2018

43:29

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast and to a whole new year! Today, we're talking about taking stock, regrouping, and a few resolutions you …

127: Avoid these Resume No-Gos

December 18th, 2017

42:01

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we have guest Sadie Jones, an ex-BigLaw recruiter, here to talk about some resume no-gos: all those …

126: How to Get People to Help with Your Job Search

December 11th, 2017

44:54

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter guest, Sadie Jones, about how to get people to help you with …

125: Maintaining a Professional Profile in the Digital Age

December 4th, 2017

50:22

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today, we're talking about how to maintain a professional profile in the digital age where so much of your …

124: Don't Be a Jerk at Work

November 27th, 2017

48:01

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking about how not to be a jerk in your legal office environment with our special …

123: Mental Health in Law School and the Legal Profession (with Sarah Weinstein)

November 13th, 2017

52:44

Welcome back! Today, we are talking about a very serious and important topic: mental health in the legal profession. The staggering statistics and heartbreaking stories of depression, substance abuse, and even suicide …

122: How to Transfer Law Schools (with Mihal Ansik)

November 3rd, 2017

56:21

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we're talking about transferring law schools after your 1L year. There are many different …

121: Alternative Options for Bar Exam Preparation

October 30th, 2017

51:58

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we're  talking about alternative bar prep options outside of the big commercial programs. Turns …

120: Preparing for the 1L Job Hunt (with Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones)

October 23rd, 2017

38:40

Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about preparing for the 1L job hunt. We'll also talk about the impact your 1L job might, …

119: Navigating the Law School Application Process (with Admission Logic)

October 16th, 2017

1:05:00

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we're discussing tips for applying to law school with two application experts: Doretta …

118: Learn about Animal Law with Pamela Hart at ALDF

October 9th, 2017

27:16

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with Pamela Hart, Director of the Animal Law Program at the Animal Legal Defense …

117: Surviving Law School Midterms

October 2nd, 2017

35:41

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking about a subject no one likes to think about: midterms. Law school midterms are …

116: Life as a Small Law Firm Associate (with Jeremy Richter)

September 25th, 2017

39:28

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we’re talking with Jeremy W. Richter, an attorney with Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, …

115: Tips for Settling into Law School

September 18th, 2017

41:35

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're chatting about settling into law school after your first month. The first four or five …

114: Law School Networking 101

September 11th, 2017

45:27

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we are talking about a topic every law student needs to think about – Networking! Whether you are an …

113: Life as a First-Generation College and Law Student (with Shirlene Armstrong)

September 4th, 2017

53:19

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're here with Law School Toolbox writer and 2L, Shirlene Armstrong, to talk about her experiences …

112: Managing Distractions in Law School

August 28th, 2017

47:06

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we’re talking about one of the keys to success in law school – managing distractions. We live in a …

111: Resumes and Cover Letters (with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter)

August 21st, 2017

34:20

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we welcome back former BigLaw Recruiter, Sadie Jones, to give her insights on resumes and cover …

110: Revisiting Mindset

August 14th, 2017

39:59

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we’re revisiting one of our favorite topics, mindset. Our very first podcast was on this topic, …

109: Life as a Woman Entrepreneur with Meg Keene of A Practical Wedding

August 7th, 2017

54:59

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we have a special guest on the podcast, Meg Keene. Meg is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of A …

108: Handling Summer Associate Offers (with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter)

July 31st, 2017

34:49

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about the processing of getting, or not …

107: How to Build Positive Relationships in Law School

July 24th, 2017

38:53

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today we're talking about building relationships in law school with everyone from professors to classmates …

106: Go to Office Hours and Make it Worth Your Time

July 17th, 2017

31:04

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we're talking about going to law professors' office hours and getting something out of it. …

105: OCI Basics with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter

July 10th, 2017

47:06

Today, we’re talking with a former law firm recruiter about the basics of OCI, or on-campus interviewing. OCI is the process by which most large law firms, and some medium-sized law firms and public interest …

104: Law School Essentials - What to Buy (and Not to Buy) Beforehand

July 3rd, 2017

41:44

Welcome to The Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today we're talking about shopping for law school essentials, everything from backpacks to highlighters. …

103: Setting Yourself Up to be a Mock Trial Rockstar (with Sara O'Connor)

June 26th, 2017

46:00

Welcome back! Today we're talking with Sara O'Connor, one of our law school tutors, about setting yourself up for success in your mock trial class …

102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School

June 19th, 2017

40:18

Welcome back! Today we are going to dive into one of the realities of day-to-day law school life -- reading cases and preparing for class. You'll end …

101: Preparing for a Career in Public Interest Law (with Ashley Matthews of Equal Justice Works)

June 12th, 2017

42:31

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Ashley Matthews, Program Manager for Law School Engagement and Advocacy at Equal Justice Works, about …

100: 100th Anniversary Countdown! Our Most Popular (and Underrated) Epsiodes

June 5th, 2017

50:02

Welcome back! Today is a very special day for all of us here at the Law School Toolbox - we are celebrating our 100th podcast episode! When we first …

099: What Law Schools Should Be Teaching, and Aren't (with Mark Cohen)

May 29th, 2017

48:06

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Mark Cohen, founder and CEO of Legal Mosaic, about what law schools should …

098: Top 1L Questions: Non-Traditional Law Students

May 22nd, 2017

42:24

Welcome back! Today we are sharing tips for the non-traditional law students out there. If you're getting ready for law school, this episode is going …

097: The Future of the LSAT (with Nathan Fox)

May 15th, 2017

42:29

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Nathan Fox, founder of Fox LSAT, about the future of the LSAT. The test is, in large part, the same as it has …

096: How to Rapidly Pay off Law School Debt (with guest Financial Panther)

May 8th, 2017

38:40

Welcome back! Today, we’re excited to have as our guest the founder of Financial Panther, a personal finance blog created for young professionals. …

095: Top 1L Questions: Time and LIfe Management

May 1st, 2017

40:43

Welcome back! Today we’re talking about a perennial 1L problem area: organizing your time and your life so you can get everything done in law school …

094: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O'Connor)

April 24th, 2017

51:18

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Sara O'Connor, one of our law school and bar exam tutors, about setting yourself up for summer job success, …

093: Top 1L Questions: Academic Concerns

April 17th, 2017

38:43

Welcome back! Today, we’re addressing some of the questions we've gotten from incoming 1Ls about law school academics. There are many things about …

092: Top 1L Questions: The Money Edition

April 10th, 2017

36:17

Welcome back! Today, we’re answering the top questions we get from incoming 1Ls and we're talking about the bottom line: money. For many people, talking about money is taboo, uncouth, or just uncomfortable, but if …

091: From Lawyer to Entrepreneur to Mayor! How to get involved in local politics.

April 3rd, 2017

42:57

Welcome back! Today, get ready to be inspired! We’re talking with Rachel Hundley, an attorney who, after living the law firm life in New York City, eventually landed in the California Wine Country City of Sonoma. Not …

090: Getting Ready for the July 2017 Bar Exam (with Ariel Salzer)

March 27th, 2017

42:06

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Ariel Salzer, tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox, about the upcoming July 2017 bar exam …

089: The Leap from Undergrad to Law School (with Keri Clapp)

March 20th, 2017

43:41

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Keri Clapp, professor and tutor for the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox, about important …

088: Self-Care Tips for Keeping Your Mojo in Law School

March 13th, 2017

35:10

Welcome back! Today, let's take a break, and talk about self-care strategies to keep your mojo strong as a law student. Law school is stressful …

087: Affordable Bar Prep & Social Entrepreneurship (w/Chris Henjum of Esqyr.com)

March 6th, 2017

33:41

Welcome back. Today, we’re talking with Chris J. Henjum, an attorney and social entrepreneur. Chris is the co-founder of Esqyr.com, a public benefit corporation devoted to providing credible, affordable test prep …

086: Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

February 27th, 2017

44:48

Welcome back. Today, we’re taking a little bit of a detour to talk about entrepreneurship. Or, maybe it’s not such a detour, given the number of …

085: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland)

February 20th, 2017

38:19

Welcome back. Today, we’re talking with Grover Cleveland, a Seattle lawyer and speaker and the author of the bestselling career advice book for new lawyers, Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks: The Essential Guide to …

084: Using Rules Effectively in Legal Writing (w/ guest Jason Jones)

February 13th, 2017

36:31

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Law School Toolbox tutor (and former law professor) Jason Jones about a very important aspect of law school …

083: Lawyers in Action - The Airport Immigration Crisis

February 6th, 2017

56:42

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we’ve got a special episode for you. We are honored to be talking with several volunteer lawyers who …

082: The Happy Lawyer Project with Okeoma Moronu

January 30th, 2017

34:24

Welcome back! Today we're talking with Okeoma Moronu, a BigLaw mid-level associate and creator of The Happy Lawyer Project. 

Are you a law student wondering if you can be happy as a lawyer? Are you a lawyer looking for …

081: Building Emotional Intelligence

January 23rd, 2017

38:40

Welcome back! Today we're talking about something that's not discussed all that often in law school, which is emotional intelligence. This is an …

080: Bar Exam 101 - An Introduction

January 16th, 2017

37:32

Welcome back! Today, we're talking about the basics of the bar exam. This episode might send shudders down your spine if you're a 3L looking to take the bar exam next summer, or perhaps you're thinking, "Hey, I'm a 1L. …

079: Making the Most of Your Second Semester in Law School

January 9th, 2017

42:32

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking about making the most of your second semester of law school. 

By now, you probably have some or all of your grades …

078: Advice for First-Time Bar Exam Takers

January 2nd, 2017

42:59

Welcome back! Today we're sharing advice for first-time bar exam takers, to ensure you can take the test once and pass. Even if you're still in law …

077: How to Get Great Letters of Recommendation for Anything

December 19th, 2016

37:06

Welcome back! Today we’re talking about how to get great letters of recommendation, whether you need them to apply to law school, get a job or …

076: Making the Most of Your Law School Winter Break

December 12th, 2016

32:10

Welcome back! Today, as finals wind down, we're talking about what you can do over winter break to improve your law school (and legal career) …

075: Learn about Structured Negotiation and Disability Rights Law (with Lainey Feingold)

December 5th, 2016

42:26

Welcome back! Today, we’re excited to have attorney and author Lainey Feingold here with us. She is a long-time disability rights lawyer and …

074: Should You Go To Law School?

November 28th, 2016

37:54

Welcome back! Today we are talking about a very important topic -- who should go to law school? People have a variety of reasons for going to law …

073: What To Do if You Failed the Bar Exam (with Ariel Salzer)

November 21st, 2016

38:47

Welcome back! Today we're talking about a difficult reality – what happens when you don’t pass the bar exam. Ariel Salzer, one of our bar exam …

072: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff)

November 14th, 2016

40:46

Welcome back! Today we're talking with Dr. Jared Maloff, a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Beverly Hills, California, about helping students get …

071: Soft Skills to Develop in Law School to be Practice Ready

November 7th, 2016

40:04

Welcome back. Today we’re talking about the soft skills you need to develop to be a successful attorney.

It shouldn’t be shocking to learn that law …

070: How to Decide What Type of Law to Practice

October 31st, 2016

41:28

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking about how to figure out what type of law to practice. There are more options …

069: Building the 21st-Century Lawyer

October 24th, 2016

50:24

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today Lee is leading a panel discussion about what it takes to succeed as a 21st-Century lawyer. In …

068: Top Ten Legal Research and Writing Disasters to Avoid

October 17th, 2016

41:09

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Almost every 1L in the country will take some sort of legal research and writing class. Today, we're …

067: Your Mid-Semester Law School To-Do List

October 10th, 2016

35:38

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we're running through your mid-semester to-do list to ensure you're where you need to be before …

066: Tips for a Successful Law School Internship or Externship

October 3rd, 2016

39:27

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we're talking about how to have a successful law school internship or externship experience. …

065: How to Make a Useful Law School Outline

September 26th, 2016

38:46

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we're talking about making outlines and other study aids, which are important in helping you …

064: Developing Grit in Law School

September 19th, 2016

42:08

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today we’re talking about grit - that quality that lets you get back up and carry on after you've …

063: Dealing with Self-Sabotaging Behavior in Law School

September 12th, 2016

39:16

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are talking about something lots of law students deal with - self-sabotaging behavior. If …

062: Surviving the Socratic Method in Law School Classes

September 5th, 2016

34:04

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are talking about the Socratic Method and law school classes more generally. If you're …

061: Making the Most of Your 2L and 3L Years of Law School

August 29th, 2016

36:51

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about what 2Ls and 3Ls need to be thinking about as they get into the swing of …

060: 5 Tips for Surviving the First Month of Law School

August 22nd, 2016

34:13

Welcome back. Today, we’re talking about 5 things to focus on academically in the first month of law school, to set yourself up for success later on. …

059: Conquering Loneliness in Law School

August 15th, 2016

38:18

Welcome back! Today we're talking about something that comes up for a lot of new and seasoned law students - being lonely or feeling isolated in law …

058: Non-Profit Law and Social Entrepreneurship (with Guest Adrian Tirtanadi of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal)

August 8th, 2016

30:23

Welcome back! Today we're talking about doing good works with Adrian Tirtanadi, founder of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal, a non-profit legal startup in San Francisco. This is a great episode for anyone who is …

057: Tips for Surviving Law School Orientation

August 1st, 2016

33:15

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. Today, we’re talking about law school Orientation. If you’re getting ready to start law school, tune …

056: Getting off to a Smart Start in Law School

July 25th, 2016

39:49

Welcome back. Today, we’re talking about how to study smart in law school so you can stay on top of your workload and do as well as possible …

055: An Overview of BigLaw On-Campus Interviewing (OCI)

July 18th, 2016

37:19

Today we’re talking about BigLaw OCI, or on-campus interviewing. This is the annual rite of passage where thousands of law students try to secure BigLaw summer associate positions for the next summer. In this episode, …

054: How to Evaluate Your Summer Legal Job Experience

July 11th, 2016

38:29

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking about how to evaluate your summer legal job experience, and how to make sure you leave on good terms. As your summer law job is drawing to a close, here are some ways to ensure you …

053: Acing Oral Arguments in Law School (with guest Megan Canty)

July 4th, 2016

43:59

Welcome back! Today we’re discussing the role of the oral arguments and Moot Court in legal education, with special guest Megan Canty. Megan is a law …

052: Bar Exam: Mastering the MBE

June 27th, 2016

38:36

Welcome back! Today we're talking about how to conquer the bar exam, specifically the MBE. Taking six hours of multiple choice questions is …

051: The Characters You'll Meet in Law School

June 20th, 2016

40:37

Welcome back! Today we’ve got an entertaining topic – the eccentric characters you'll meet in law school, along with some tips on law school …

050: How to Ace the Bar Exam Performance Test (with Doretta McGinnis)

June 13th, 2016

49:02

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are focusing on the bar exam performance test. Joining Lee is guest Doretta McGinnis, one of …

049: Will Law School Be a Disaster? (With Jeremy Blachman and Cameron Stracher)

June 6th, 2016

35:18

Welcome back! Today, we're talking with Jeremy Blachman and Cameron Stracher, authors of "The Curve," a new novel set in a sinking ship of a law …

048: Our Top Bar Exam Essay Writing Tips (With Guest Ariel Salzer)

May 30th, 2016

37:32

Welcome back! Today we have one of our most experienced bar tutors, Ariel Salzer with us to talk about the essay portion of the bar exam. Many students dread (and even put off) practicing for the essays. We dig into why …

047: The Top Five Bar Exam Study Mistakes with Guest Ariel Salzer

May 23rd, 2016

36:49

Welcome back! Today we're discussing the top five mistakes students consistently make when preparing for the bar exam, with special guest Ariel Salzer. Ariel is one of our most experienced bar exam tutors, so we’re very …

046: 4 Myths About the LSAT from Expert Nathan Fox

May 16th, 2016

44:04

Welcome back! Today we’re talking about some surprising LSAT myths with Nathan Fox, founder of Fox LSAT. 

In this episode we discuss:

Nathan shares his top myths about the LSAT (some of which are pretty surprising!):

  …

045: Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job

May 9th, 2016

38:56

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are talking about writing effectively in a summer legal job. Joining us as a guest is …

044: How to Get a Judicial Clerkship

May 2nd, 2016

31:29

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are talking with special guest, Fairuz Abdullah, Associate Director of Public Interest …

043: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School

April 25th, 2016

37:48

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we’re talking about how to get mentally prepared for the challenges of starting law school. …

042: Acing the Law Review Write-On Competition

April 18th, 2016

36:53

Welcome back! Today we are discussing the Law Review write-on competition and why you should (or shouldn't) participate. We've also got tips for …

041: Avoiding Law School Exam Disasters

April 11th, 2016

40:23

Welcome back! Today we're talking about avoiding exam disasters, even when you're not as prepared as you might want to be. It's not too late to pull …

040: Preparing for Your First Semester of Law School

April 4th, 2016

44:03

Welcome back! Today we're talking about what incoming law school students should be doing or thinking about this summer to get ready for law school …

039: Battling Test Anxiety in Law School and on the Bar Exam

March 28th, 2016

36:43

Welcome back! Today we’re talking about everyone’s favorite topic – Test Anxiety. Okay, not really anyone’s favorite topic, but a really important …

038: Can You Really Afford Law School?

March 21st, 2016

41:36

Welcome back! Today's episode is about a very important topic: financial considerations before, during, and after law school. If you're thinking …

037: Surviving Law School Moot Court

March 14th, 2016

38:32

Welcome back! Today we are talking about how to find success during law school Moot Court. This can be a stressful experience for any law student, …

036: Your Mid-Semester Law School Reality Check

March 7th, 2016

33:18

Time for a mid-semester reality check! Second semester is interesting in law school because you're in a different position than you were last …

035: What Extracurricular Activities Matter in Law School?

February 29th, 2016

36:23

Welcome back! Today we are discussing extracurricular activities in law school. You may be tempted to focus exclusively on studying and maintaining …

034: Which Law School Should I Go To?

February 22nd, 2016

38:31

Welcome back! Today we are going to be talking about one of the most important decisions you will make as a lawyer - which law school to go to. If …

033: Our Top 10 Tips for Law School Success!

February 15th, 2016

43:06

Happy 4th birthday to the Law School Toolbox! After reflecting on what we've learned from working with hundreds of law students over the past four …

032: Four Years of Business Lessons - Happy Birthday!

February 4th, 2016

45:13

Today we're celebrating the 4th Birthday of the Law School Toolbox!!! What started as a chance meeting on Twitter has matured into what we like to …

031: Why is it So Horrible to Be a Woman Lawyer?

February 3rd, 2016

46:08

Today, we are talking about a topic near and dear to our hearts, being a woman in the legal profession. It's 2016, are we really still having this same tired conversation about women in the workplace? Yes, yes we are.

030: Visual Learning For Law Students with Guest Kipp Mueller of SketchyLaw

January 25th, 2016

33:50

Today we are joined by Kipp Mueller, Columbia Law grad and the co-founder and CEO of SketchyLaw, an online education company which teaches legal …

029: Handling Pressure in Law School (Guest Dr. Hank Weisinger)

January 18th, 2016

41:04

One of the biggest challenges law students face is how to handle pressure. Whether it's day-to day-stress or test anxiety, pressure and stress can be …

028: Dealing With Bad Law School Grades

January 11th, 2016

39:11

Chances are, you've received at least some of your first semester law school grades by now. We hope you're jumping for joy, but the reality is that …

027: Job Interview Basics

January 4th, 2016

35:05

Are you interviewing for a legal job? Whether you are interviewing for your first summer job, or one that will (hopefully) be more permanent, we have …

026: Thinking Ahead to Get Ready for the Bar Exam

December 21st, 2015

37:11

The fact that you are a 1L or 2L doesn't mean that you can't be thinking ahead to bar exam preparation. And if you're a 3L, you definitely need to be planning for the bar! It's important to keep bar prep on your radar …

025: How to Behave Like a Professional in the Legal Workplace

December 14th, 2015

41:50

Although it seems like it should be common sense, you'd be surprised by how many law students struggle with professionalism when they arrive at their …

024: Job Search Basics for 1Ls

December 7th, 2015

36:02

Although it's only December, today we're looking ahead to the summer. If you're a 1L, you're probably thinking about how (and where) you are going to find a summer job. We know a lot of you may be stressing out about …

023: Law School Exam Day Tips

November 30th, 2015

40:29

Are exams looming on the horizon? In today's episode, we're dishing out some law school exam day tips. You probably have been preparing intensively …

022: Lee and Alison Take a Law School Exam!

November 23rd, 2015

36:31

In today's episode, we're doing things a bit differently. We've talked about how to study for a law exam, but today we are going to take an exam with you. Well, not actually TAKE it with you, but we're going over a real …

021: What Are Professors Looking For On a Law School Exam?

November 16th, 2015

36:57

In law school, you spend a lot of time preparing for exams. What most students don't spend time much on is putting yourself in your professor's shoes …

020: The Exam Countdown - One Month and Counting!

November 9th, 2015

39:31

When you're counting the time to your first exam in weeks, rather than months, lots of law students start to panic. While we don’t suggest panicking, some concern is warranted! Time is going to go quickly, and you want …

019: Conquering Different Types of Law School Exams

November 2nd, 2015

39:24

Not all law school exams are created equal. Different schools will use different types of exams and your professors can do whatever they want!

In …

018: Using Supplements Effectively in Law School

October 26th, 2015

36:54

Whether you are in your first or final year of law school, you should be using supplements. Although they can't do the work for you, commercial …

017: Where to Get Help in Law School

October 19th, 2015

37:10

Are you struggling with certain things in law school? We have all been there. When you need help, it's critical to find the "right" resources to help …

016: Study Strategies for Different Learning Styles in Law School

October 12th, 2015

35:57

Studying in law school is not one-size fits all. Each student learns in a different way. The key is to recognize the type of learner you are and use …

015: Surviving the October Freakout in Law School

October 6th, 2015

36:07

October is the time in law school where reality begins to set in. Whether you had a tough exam or are struggling with outlining, you may be feeling a …

014: Avoiding Disasters in Law School

October 1st, 2015

41:45

We will be honest with you, disasters in law school are inevitable. It's not a question of "if" disasters will happen, but "when." That's why it's …

013: What Do Lawyers Argue About?

September 28th, 2015

34:57

Today we are talking about one important facet of your law school experience - learning to argue like a lawyer. From class to court, it's all …

012: Resume and Cover Letter Basics

September 24th, 2015

36:01

Are your resume and cover letter ready to send out? Many law students wait until they're under the gun to craft their job application materials. The …

011: Legal Writing 101

September 21st, 2015

38:08

What is it about the term Legal Writing that makes law students cringe? If you are a first-year law student, you're most likely enrolled in a Legal …

010: Why are Lawyers so Unhappy?

September 17th, 2015

37:43

Are lawyers actually more unhappy than your average professionals, or do they just like to complain a lot? 

Studies have shown that 52% of practicing lawyers are dissatisfied in their careers. They suffer from …

009: How To Raise Your Grades as a 2L or 3L

September 11th, 2015

34:07

Welcome back! If you are a 2L or 3L who's stuggled in law school, this episode is for you. Today we're talking about how to overcome a 1L year that …

008: Law School 101 for 1Ls - What NOT to Do!

September 8th, 2015

36:51

Welcome back! If you’re a 1L, this is the episode for you. We’re going to talk about the top five things law students consistently screw up their first year, so you can avoid doing any of them.

In a nutshell, here they …

007: Time and Life Management Basics

September 3rd, 2015

37:46

Today, we're doing a deep dive into a critically important topic -- time and life management! If you're an overstressed law student or young lawyer, …

006: Lessons Learned About Learning

August 27th, 2015

37:49

Today we’re excited to be discussing one of our very favorite topics – Learning! I know you’re shocked that this is a topic we find interesting…but we do. Especially right now, when Alison is living in Mexico trying to …

005: Maintaining Authenticity in the Legal Profession

August 25th, 2015

33:47

Today, we’re talking about a very important topic – how to stay true to yourself and live with integrity as a law student and as a lawyer.

Our friend …

004 - Callback Tips for BigLaw Summer Associate Positions

August 19th, 2015

41:13

Last time, we talked about the basics of OCI, how to bid, and what to expect in the initial interview. Today, we’re discussing the next step in the …

003 - Mastering the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Process

August 17th, 2015

43:39

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast. For the next two episodes, we’re talking about the process of getting a summer associate position at …

002: Why is Law School Hard?

August 3rd, 2015

34:17

In the prior episode, we talked about Mindset and how important it is to work on cultivating a growth mindset. Today, we’re talking about why law …

001: Mindset - The Key to Success in Law School?

August 3rd, 2015

29:51

The goal of this episode is to talk about one of the most important tools you need when starting your legal career – the right mindset. We discuss …

000: Introduction to the Law School Toolbox Podcast

August 2nd, 2015

33:50

This goal of this episode is to give you – the new listener – an overview of who Lee and Alison are, how we met and started our various projects, why …

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