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Leah Haberman

Leah Haberman

Host of ABA Law Student Podcast

Leah is a 3L at Columbia Law School where she’s focused on death penalty abolition, holding the government accountable in the family regulation system, and trying to remain a full person and not a law student robot. Leah grew up in San Diego before going to Seattle for college, graduating in 2018 before working in advocacy and politics. From there she went to Iowa for the 2020 caucuses and then lived in Oakland before moving to New York! She loves watching reality T.V, kayaking, and making lists of adventures to have with her fiancee Erin and crossing things off the list!

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Recent Episodes
June 10, 2024

What Are the Limits of Students’ First Amendment Rights on College Campuses?

Recent protests at universities across the country pushed the boundaries of free speech, and outcomes for protestors were varied, to say the least. The world of academia encourages the free exchange of...

April 15, 2024

Collaborative Impact: Working Together to Change the World

Many young law students begin their studies with high hopes of generating change by becoming a lawyer and advocate, but what does this lofty dream look like in the real world? Leah...

March 18, 2024

Plan to Pivot: Embracing Change in Law School and Beyond

Many law students begin their studies thinking they have their legal ambitions all mapped out, only to realize later that their perfect plan is no longer what they want. Having this type...

February 12, 2024

The Merits Of Being A Little Reckless: How An Arts Lawyer Took On The Sackler Family

Becoming a specialist in a niche area of the law is often touted as the most effective path for attorneys, but there’s definitely much to be said for having a more dynamic...

January 8, 2024

The Art of Negotiation: Understanding the Nuance and Skill of Advocacy

Labor issues captured the headlines throughout much of 2023, with over 400 strikes involving half a million workers. From a legal perspective, there’s a lot to unpack about negotiation tactics, advances in...

December 11, 2023

Engaging with AI in Your Future Legal Career

There’s no way to take a pass on tech competence. In your future as a lawyer, you have an ethical responsibility to understand and use technology in your practice, and today’s fastest...

September 18, 2023

Don’t Let Law School Crush Your Creativity

As law students learn to be lawyers, some feel that they lose themselves—that their prior creative, dynamic individuality is slowly replaced by an unrecognizable law school robot. If you’ve experienced this disorienting...