Madison Burke

Madison Burke

Madison Burke is the 12th Circuit Governor on the ABA’s Law Student Division Board of Governors and is attending the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to her current ambitions, she received a graduate degree in International Studies from the University of Oklahoma and an undergraduate degree in International Relations and Africana Studies from Wellesley College. Madison has also worked for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office Government Operations Division, United States Senator Michael Crapo, and the Idaho House of Representatives.

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April 18, 2016
Law School and Depression

20% of lawyers suffer from depression, more than double that of the general population. Beyond that, 60,000 law students suffer from depression by the end of their second year. What resources are available for lawyers who find themselves battling the rigors of the profession and the struggles of depression? In this episode of the ABA...

March 28, 2016
How to Land the Right Summer Associates Program

Many law students, upon graduating, find it very difficult to acquire employment in the legal profession straight out of school. Numerous law firms are unwilling to hire recent grads that have no previous work experience listed on their resumes. What should a recent graduate do to help increase their chances of finding a firm that...

March 25, 2016
ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors : Year in Review

The ABA Law Student Division serves to not only provide options for students to better engage with their peers but also to provide valuable leadership and career development opportunities. Individuals who wish to promote positive change within the profession will often seek to aid their peers by serving on the Law Student Division Board of...

February 19, 2016
Shaping Your Career Path with David Lat

As the law becomes ever more complex and the legal market continues to shift and grow, entering the workforce can be incredibly intimidating to a current student or recent grad. Sifting through the options and finding the career path that is right for you can sometimes feel daunting for even the most well-prepared of students....

January 21, 2016
Student Loans: Saving Your Future After You Leap

If you are one of the 40 million Americans who funded their education with student loan debt, you may be asking yourself now what? The bad news: you probably can’t get out of it with bankruptcy. The good news: with over 1.3 trillion dollars locked up in American educational loans, the country has a vested...

December 22, 2015
Student Loans: Look Before You Leap

With lower starting salaries and higher tuition rates, today’s law students face tough decisions when it comes to financing their education. In addition to school rank, employment rates, and average starting salaries, future lawyers need to be aware of loan terminology and how it affects their future ability to pay. But how much do you...

November 23, 2015
Public Service Loan Forgiveness

If you are in or plan to go into public service, you may have heard about public service loan forgiveness (PSLF for short). This economic incentive was intended to attract and keep employees in public sector positions such as district attorney or public defender by offering student loan forgiveness following a minimum period of service...

October 28, 2015
ABA Board of Governors: How Law Students are Helping Themselves

ABA Law Student Podcast hosts Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke sit down with Chris Jennison, the ABA Law Student Division’s representative to the ABA Board of Governors, to discuss the governing role of the ABA Board of Governors and how its actions affect the lives of law students and recent grads. Since 2009, the Law...

October 8, 2015
Senator Lindsey Graham on Getting Through Law School and Being a Lawyer

On this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, Senator Lindsey Graham joins hosts Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke. Together, they discuss getting through law school, being an advocate, and public service loan forgiveness. Tune in to hear about his early career and the importance of having your character tested in law school. Senator Lindsey...

October 8, 2015
ABA President Brown Wants You!

“If you look around at many of the general counsels in this country, they are not from the top ten law schools. They did not graduate from the top 10% of their class. But they have the moxy. They will dig in.” – Paulette Brown Surviving law school is difficult enough, but law students also...

October 8, 2015
Which ABA Sections, Divisions, and Forums Should You Join?

The American Bar Association Law Student Division is free, and its members have the opportunity to join five additional ABA sections, divisions, or forums. But with 64 to choose from, which is the best entity for each law student’s career path? In this episode of The Law Student Podcast, Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke interview...

October 8, 2015
BARBRI’s Richard Conviser on the Bar Exam

Richard Conviser joins hosts Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke for a discussion about the history of BARBRI, why it was founded, and how it continues to help law students pass the most important exam of their career. Hear why successful test takers fail the Bar exam, the growing prominence of the Uniform Bar Exam, and...

October 8, 2015
What is the ABA Law Student Division?

In this extended-play first episode of ABA Law Student Podcast, we start with an interview of our two hosts (Fabiani Duarte and Madison Burke) before cutting to their first episode recorded at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. While there, they discuss the ABA Law Student Division, its free membership, and how it’s helping law...