Sandy Gallant-Jones

Sandy Gallant-Jones

Host of ABA Law Student Podcast

Sandy Gallant-Jones is the Seventh Circuit Governor for the American Bar Association Law Student Division, representing all law school students in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing her JD at the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where she is the Trial Advocacy Society Barrister. Prior to becoming a law student, Sandy was a weekly meteorologist and news anchor at WEEK-TV in East Peoria, Illinois, where she first produced “News 25 Today,” researching, writing, and editing daily news stories. She was also a reporter for FSU Headlines at Florida State University and an associate producer for WTWC-TV in Tallahassee, Florida.

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February 27, 2017
The Library of Congress: A Free Legal Research Resource

Sheila Hollis and Barbara Bavis discuss the Law Library of Congress and the many resources it offers.

February 3, 2017
ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Fighting the Tide of Student Debt

Recent law school grads discuss rising student loans and what this means for new lawyers.

December 19, 2016
The Importance of Legal Tech and Continued Education

Continuing Education of the Bar Executive Director Kelly Lake discusses disruptive effects of legal technology and why continued learning and development is essential for legal professionals.

November 29, 2016
The Challenges of Trying Death Penalty Cases

Washington state trial attorney Mark Vovos discusses his journey toward trying death penalty cases and the challenges involved.

September 15, 2016
Communication Tips that Combat Gender Bias

Andrea Kramer discusses her new book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work, and gender equality in the workplace.

August 31, 2016
Finding Alternative Careers in the Law

Joe Patrice, Chad Burton, Chas Rampenthal, Joshua Lenon, and Laurence Colletti talk about their own experiences using a law degree.

August 30, 2016
Transitioning from Military Law to Civilian Practice

General Jack Rives, ABA executive director, discusses his career as a military lawyer, his transition to civilian life, and his current ABA role.

August 29, 2016
Courtroom Appropriate Fashion Tips for New Attorneys

Brooks Brothers District Manager Mic Clark discusses wardrobe elements that every lawyer should have.

August 11, 2016
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 television.

August 10, 2016
ABA Annual Meeting 2016: Outgoing President Paulette Brown’s Year in Review

Sandy Gallant-Jones and Kareem Aref, the 7th Circuit Governor and the chair for the ABA Law Student Division sit down with outgoing ABA President Paulette Brown at the 2016 ABA Annual Meeting.

May 2, 2016
Marcia Clark on “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” Sexism, and Her Latest Book

Marcia Clark, known as the prosecutor for the trial of O.J. Simpson, discusses "The People vs. O.J. Simpson" and her new novel “Blood Defense.”

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