Don’t Get Schooled by Law School

Two female law students in a library.

Take a study break on us! We don’t have to tell you how stressful law school can be so here are some podcasts to help you navigate the stresses of law school and encourage you to keep pushing through the piles of paper. They cover topics like technology and innovation courses, gaining business know-how, and job advice (because there is actually life after graduation). Also remember to subscribe to the ABA Law Student Podcast, which has episodes especially made for students who barely see the world except through the library windows. So grab some coffee and dive in.

Encouraging Innovation in Law School

A few years ago, having technology courses at law schools was almost absurd. Lately though, schools have been offering more and more opportunities for students to learn about tech innovation. Gabe Teninbaum, professor of legal writing at Suffolk Law, talks about the work Suffolk is doing on this front, including programs, technology courses, and internship opportunities.

Let Us Tell You Where You Should Go To Law School

Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal, editors at Above the Law, open the mailbag and answer questions from listeners trying to decide where to go to law school. Even if you’re not facing the precise decisions these listeners have, they hit on major issues that all students should consider in making a law school decision.

Closing the Gap Between Law School and the Legal Industry

Practicing law is hard. Professor Daniel Martin Katz talks about the industry’s need for law school curriculums to better reflect the demands of the legal marketplace and his efforts to change the profession by creating a different type of lawyer.

Starting a Non-Profit Firm While in Law School, with Jamie Sutton

Usually, law school keeps you pretty busy (and that’s an understatement), but some don’t let that stop them from starting their career before they even graduate. Sam Glover talks with Jamie Sutton, a third-year law student who has already started his own sliding-scale nonprofit law firm.

Why Did You Go There?

How should you decide which law school to attend? Joe Patrice and Elie Mystal discuss Harvard’s announcement that they are now accepting the GRE in lieu of the LSAT, the release of the annual law school rankings, and how they chose their own law schools.

ABA Annual Meeting 2016: Law School and Writing Legal Dramas for Television

Sandy Gallant-Jones speaks with former federal prosecutor, producer, and author Jonathan Shapiro about his work writing legal dramas for TV and how law schools can better teach students to form cogent persuasive arguments and revitalize the nobility and idealism of the legal profession.

What Does the 21st Century Legal Career Look Like?

Not everyone who goes to law school becomes a lawyer. In this podcast, Heidi Alexander interviews Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess, founders of the online resource Trebuchet Legal, about how to pursue an alternative legal career and how students should be preparing for the future.

Keith Lee on Going from Law School to Law Practice

The transition from law school to law practice isn’t easy. Keith Lee talks about his book, “The Marble and the Sculptor,” a book that could prove indispensable for law-school graduates, and how new lawyers can become good lawyers.

Integrating the Law and STEM Focused Multidisciplinary Education

Can learning skills from various fields help students in the workplace? Emerson Tiller and Leslie Oster discuss the Master of Science in Law program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and how the law can integrate with the technical aspects of business management.

Catalyst’s Free E-Discovery Practicum for Law Schools

Although electronic discovery is increasingly important for court lawyers, only about 30 law schools nationwide offer e-discovery courses. Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Bill Hamilton, executive director of the UF E-Discovery Project at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, about their use of the Catalyst practicum.

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Sam graduated from Hope College in May 2016 and has just recently emerged into the online marketing world via Lawgical. She likes dogs, cameras, and short walks on the beach because she burns easily.