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

315 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


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

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 be teaching but aren't. Mark’s experience in the legal industry is vast and varied, and, in this podcast, he offers his unique perspective on the current state of the legal profession, as well as what may lie ahead in the future. In light of these changing circumstances, what should you demand from your legal education that you’re not getting?

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Legal process outsourcing (LPO) and technology, and how they’re changing the delivery of legal services
  • The distinction between legal services and legal products
  • The weakening dominance of big law firms and the emergence of ancillary career options for new lawyers
  • What they’re not teaching you in law school that’s vital for success as a lawyer
  • The disconnect between doctrinal law and meaningful, practical experience
  • The need for project management skills and collaboration in a legal practice
  • Skills and qualities that could set you apart as a new lawyer
  • What does the lawyer of the future look like?


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Alison & Lee

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