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

9/17/2018
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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 planned, and you didn't end up with a summer associate offer for your 2L summer. All is not lost! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 132: What’s BigLaw Really Like? (w/Sadie Jones) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones)CareerDicta Career Coaching Podcast Episode 126: How to Get...

Duration:00:39:19

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

9/10/2018
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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, whether from 1Ls or all the way to the bar exam. Conveniently, we have some suggestions for solving these problems! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Wondering What an Attack Plan is? Podcast Episode 139: How to Issue Spot an Exam Question (w/Live Example)Tips for Using Facts on Final Exams The Value of Issue Spotting and Strategies to...

Duration:00:37:49

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

9/3/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about professional development for new lawyers with former BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones. Tune in and find out how to take control of your career development, from the earliest days of your career. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: CareerDictaThe State Bar of California – CLE RequirementsPracticing Law InstituteWhat I Wish Someone Had Told Me as a Young Lawyer The Girl’s Guide to Law School: How to Conduct Great...

Duration:00:34:39

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

8/27/2018
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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 when to leave them at home – because this is not as straightforward as it might seem. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Is Handwriting Notes a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?The Pen is Mightier Than the Keyboard: The Advantages of Longhand over Laptop Notetaking by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer Scientific American: A Learning...

Duration:00:34:44

160: Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Surviving Law School

8/20/2018
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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 popular ones on these topics, but the ones we think are the most useful! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 7: Time and Life Management Basics Podcast Episode 134: Strategies for Maximum Personal Productivity Podcast Episode 14: Avoiding Disasters in Law School Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School?...

Duration:00:39:57

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

8/13/2018
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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 you think you want to work in a large law firm someday, don’t miss this episode as we dive into the unique culture of BigLaw. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Using Reply-All to Show Your BigLaw Firm You're a JerkCareerDicta Podcast Episode 142: Owning Your Career (w/Whittney Beard) Podcast Episode 135: Leaving the Law (wCasey Berman)...

Duration:00:53:43

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

8/6/2018
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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 classes, job interviews, and other law school events. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: A Law Student’s 3-Tiered Guide to Dressing the Part Business Insider: Successful People Like Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg Wear the Same Thing Everyday and It’s Not a Coincidence Medium: I Wore the Same Dress Everyday for a Year The Washington...

Duration:00:44:53

157: Handling OCI Offers (w/ Sadie Jones)

7/30/2018
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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 you're hoping to be a summer associate, tune in! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: CareerDictaNALP – National Association for Law Placement, Inc.NALP Principles and StandardsVaultAmerican LawyerChambers Podcast Episode 140: OCI Strategy (w/Sadie Jones) Podcast Episode 152: Top OCI Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) Podcast Episode 155:...

Duration:00:40:51

156: Our Top 10 Academic Podcast Episodes

7/23/2018
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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 necessarily the most popular episodes, but the ones we think are the most useful! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Law School Toolbox Podcast ArchivesPodcast Episode 13: What do Lawyers Argue about?Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School Podcast Episode 62: Surviving the Socratic Method in Law School...

Duration:00:38:58

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

7/16/2018
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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, and we're talking about Callback Interviews. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Ahead of the Curve: What are Big Law Recruiters Really Looking for? Podcast Episode 4: Callback Tips for BigLaw Summer Associate PositionsNALP Principles and Standards for Law Placement and Recruitment Activities NALP Printable Travel Expense Form Episode...

Duration:00:44:44

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

7/9/2018
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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 Better Law Practice, recently published by the ABA. He has some practical tips for young lawyers, to help you build a successful and satisfying law practice. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Building a Better Law Practice Podcast Episode 116: Life as a Small Law Firm Associate (w/Jeremy Richter)Jeremy W. Richter BlogListen Like a...

Duration:00:39:51

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

7/2/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about public policy work and gun violence prevention with Allison Anderman, the managing attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence: Managing Attorney Allison Anderman Giffords Law Center Fact Sheet: Extreme Risk Protection Orders Giffords Law Center Fact Sheet: Child Access Prevention Podcast Episode 138: Top Ten Public...

Duration:00:46:58

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

6/25/2018
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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 – from the actual on-campus interviews through the callback process. This episode is chock full of good advice so you don’t want to miss it! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 3: Mastering the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Process Fashionably Lawyered: How to Dress for a Law Interview or Internship on a BudgetHow to Prepare...

Duration:00:52:29

151: Our Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Incoming 1Ls

6/18/2018
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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 anyone, but especially for those getting ready to start law school in the fall. If law school's coming up soon, here are some episodes we recommend you check out! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? Podcast Episode 92: Top 1L Questions: The Money Edition Podcast Episode 104: Law School...

Duration:00:40:23

150: A Conversation with Visla Rudiger, a Transgender Attorney

6/11/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Visla Rudiger, a transgender attorney, about her experiences in the legal profession -- at work, in court, and more. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: GLAAD Media Reference GuideNational Center for Transgender Equality Know Your Rights – Employment (General)ACLU Know Your Rights - Transgender People and the LawGLAAD Tips for Allies of Transgender PeopleGLAADTrans LifeLineTransgender Law CenterEquality...

Duration:00:51:02

149: Saving Money in Law School

6/4/2018
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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 can be a very challenging aspect of the law school experience. And thanks to Warby Parker, maker of extremely reasonably priced and convenient prescription glasses, for sponsoring this episode! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? Ahead of the Curve: How to Save Money When Starting Law...

Duration:00:58:25

148: Handling Toxic Behavior in Law School

5/28/2018
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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 classmates or overbearing expectations from other people, including your parents, professors, friends, or even yourself. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 1: Mindset - The Key to Success in Law School? For Parents: Helping Your Law Student Get off to the Right Start Podcast Episode 123: Mental Health in Law School and the...

Duration:00:54:28

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

5/21/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about the top mistakes summer associates make -- so you can avoid making them, or fix them if you happen to make them. In this episode, we discuss: Resources: Professionalism in the Legal Workplace Podcast Episode 25: How to Behave Like a Professional in the Legal Workplace What to Wear to Professional Legal Events Podcast Episode 143: Understanding Work Assignments (w/Sadie...

Duration:00:43:04

146: Tips for Visual Learners in Law School

5/14/2018
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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 tips for visual learners in law school. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Learning Style Quiz5 Study Tips for Visual Learners Podcast Episode 144: Tips for Auditory Learners Podcast Episode 145: Tips for Kinesthetic LearnersTips and Resources for Visual Learners How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School: An Interview with...

Duration:00:41:13

145: Tips for Kinesthetic Learners in Law School

5/7/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This week, we're continuing our series on strategies for different learning styles, with tips for kinesthetic learners. Even if this isn't your preferred learning style, there's lots of advice you can use to mix things up a bit and make your studying even more effective! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Learning Style Quiz Podcast Episode 16: Study Strategies for Different Study Styles in Law School Flashcards or Flowcharts: What’s...

Duration:00:39:35