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

11/19/2018
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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 we've been getting about resumes and cover letters. In this episode we discuss: Resources: CareerDictahttps://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta Resume and Cover Letter Basicshttps://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-12-resume-cover-letter-basics/ Resumes and Cover Letters with an Ex-Biglaw...

Duration:00:35:20

172: Tackling Common Exam Prep Scenarios

11/12/2018
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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 tune in and learn how to handle these common situations. In this episode we discuss: least Resources: Law School Toolbox Tutoringhttps://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/Past California Bar Questionshttp://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Examinations/California-Bar-Examination/Past-Exams Conquering Different Types of Law...

Duration:00:41:13

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

11/5/2018
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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 education and training business for Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory US, one of the largest publishers of legal casebooks, supplements, and other law related materials in the world, about how law school casebooks are changing in the digital era. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Teaching the Google GenerationCasebook ConnectHow to Outline...

Duration:00:34:16

170: Let's Talk About the Bluebook!

10/29/2018
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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 episode on this podcast just about the Bluebook? Oh, yes, there can be. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Why Citations are Important and Should Not be Ignored Buying the Bluebook: Spiral-Bound or Online? What Signals are Your Signals Sending?The Anatomy of a Case CitationWarby Parker Bluebook Oddities: 10 Unlikely CitationsHow to Get...

Duration:00:44:32

169: Setting Your Priorities in Law School

10/22/2018
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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 list. This is the time in the semester when things get really busy and overwhelming, so tune in to find out how to tame your to-do list and get the most important stuff done. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: Podcast Episode 88: Self-Care Tips for Keeping Your Mojo in Law School Save Time by Book Briefing Your Cases Podcast Episode 12:...

Duration:00:42:12

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

10/15/2018
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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 professional manner. While some law students may not have already experienced rejection or failure, it will happen and that's ok - so tune in to learn how to respond professionally. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: CareerDicta: Strategies and Resources for Your Legal Career Podcast Episode 159: The Secret Life of Law Firms (w/Sadie...

Duration:00:33:05

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

10/8/2018
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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 to skip them entirely). This topic came from a listener question so don’t be shy. Send us your questions – they might end up being an episode! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: The Girl’s Guide to Law School: Surviving 1L: Should You Join a Study Group? Five Myths About the Law School Study Group5 Study Tips for Visual Learners5 Study...

Duration:00:39:52

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

10/1/2018
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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. You may be thinking that you don’t have a story, but we all have a story! So we're exploring how to make sure your story makes sense. In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: CareerDictaBuilding a Resume in Law School Six Essential Cover Letter Tips for Law Students Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (with an Ex-BigLaw recruiter)...

Duration:00:37:46

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

9/24/2018
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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: Yes, you do! In this episode, we discuss: RESOURCES: The Girl’s Guide to Law School: What’s Your Elevator Pitch? Podcast Episode 57: Tips for Surviving Law School Orientation Legal Networking 101: How Do You Know What to Talk While Networking?Podcast Episode 74: Should You Go to Law School? Preparing for Your Legal Career: Ten Books to Read...

Duration:00:35:25

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