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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...

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:...

Duration:00:39:35

144: Tips for Auditory Learners in Law School

4/30/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! For the next three episodes, we're talking about different approaches to law school learning, starting with strategies for auditory learners. There are different ways to study using each of the learning styles we’ll discuss over the next three episodes of the podcast, so you can try different things and see how to study most effectively for your exams. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: 5 Study Tips for Auditory Learners5 Study Tips...

Duration:00:32:54

143: Understanding Workplace Assignments (w/Sadie Jones)

4/23/2018
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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 information you need to do a good job on any assignment in a legal workplace. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Four Tips for Summer Law Job Success Are You Emotionally Intelligent? 5 Soft Skills to Show off in Your Summer Law Job Podcast Episode 124: Don’t Be a Jerk at Work Fashionably Lawyered: How to Dress for a Law Interview or...

Duration:00:39:49

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

4/16/2018
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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 really own and direct your career, even as a young lawyer. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Career Dicta Career Help Do You Have the Right Mindset for Your Legal Career? Podcast Episode 137: How to Handle Difficult Workplace Situations (w/Sadie Jones) Can a Monthly Lunch Date Further Your Career? Episode Transcript: Download the...

Duration:00:53:53

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

4/9/2018
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we’re talking with Law School Toolbox tutor Allison Pincus about experiential learning opportunities in law school and why you should make sure you’re engaging in some of them. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: ABA Standards of Legal Education Tips for Applying to Internships and Externships Podcast Episode 66: Tips for a Successful Law School Internship or Externship Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript...

Duration:00:32:05

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

4/2/2018
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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 or where to bid, what to put on your resume, or how to explain tricky parts of your background, this is the episode for you! In this episode, we discuss: Resources: CareerDictaTrello Podcast Episode 105: OCI Basics with an Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (w/Sadie Jones) Podcast Episode 127: Avoid These...

Duration:00:41:07

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

3/26/2018
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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 facts to identify legal issues. This is exactly what you need to do on exam day, so tune in! In this episode, we discuss: Resources: California Bar Exam Past Exam Questions February 2008 California Bar Exam QuestionBrainy Bar Bank CaliforniaBrainy Bar Bank MEE/MPT Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript ...

Duration:00:37:08

138: Public Speaking Tips (w/Jennifer Warren)

3/19/2018
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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 skills – something most law students and lawyers need to work on. In this episode, we discuss: Resources: Want to be a Better Public Speaker? Do what the Pros do Public Speaking Tips from a Work in Progress The Number One Way for Introverts to Become Better at Public Speaking What Did Improv Classes Teach Me about Public...

Duration:00:50:04

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

3/12/2018
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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 handle difficult situations at work. In this episode, we discuss: Resources: How to Tell Your Boss You Failed the Bar Exam Are You Emotionally Intelligent?A Lawyer’s Case for Disclosure Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript...

Duration:00:47:37

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

3/5/2018
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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 we're seeing a lot more of these days! In this episode, we discuss: Resources: Emanuel Strategies and TacticsCrunch Time SeriesCALI Lessons Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Episode_136_Multiple-Choice-Questions-on-Law-School-Exams.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love...

Duration:00:33:09

135: Leaving the Law (w/Casey Berman)

2/26/2018
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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 attorneys are unhappy and what they can do to shift to a non-legal career. In this episode, we discuss: Resources: Leave Law BehindLeave Law Behind Course How to Conduct Great Informational Interviews Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript...

Duration:00:39:53

134: Strategies for Maximum Personal Productivity

2/19/2018
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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. Working effectively isn’t just important for law school, but for life as a whole. In this podcast, we talk about different systems, strategies, and considerations you can explore to create a productivity plan that works for you. In this episode, we discuss: Resources: Find Work-Life Focus: a Trello Insider’s Guide to Personal Productivity...

Duration:00:41:13

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

2/12/2018
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Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast! Today, we're talking with legal recruiter Liz Stone, of Stone Legal Search, about ways to proactively manage your career from law school onwards. A former litigator, Liz works primarily with attorneys in the middle of their careers looking to make a switch and brings to the podcast her insights on decisions to make early on to help ensure job satisfaction and how to best position yourself for a mid-career move. In this episode, we...

Duration:00:43:34

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

2/5/2018
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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 Jones. It’s generally accepted that in BigLaw, you’re expected to bill a ton of hours and work long nights in exchange for a hefty paycheck, but is that all there is to it? Learn more of the nuanced ins-and-outs of life working in a large law firm. In this episode, we discuss: Resources: Podcast Episode 105: OCI Basics with an ex-BigLaw...

Duration:00:47:10