ABA Law Student Podcast
Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, the ABA Law Student Podcast covers issues that affect law students, law schools, and recent grads. From finals and graduation to the bar exam and finding a job, this show is your trusted resource for the next big step.
Law school, bar prep, and the legal profession in general can be hard on mental health, but there is help through Lawyer Assistance Programs that even law students can access. DeMario Thornton...
A lot of us started law school thinking we knew exactly what we would do with a law degree. So what happens when a surprising, but very different opportunity comes along? Jerome...
Law school is tough, but you’re not alone! DeMario Thornton welcomes fellow law student Sarah Atkinson to talk through the highs and lows of law school. They share their struggles and discuss...
DeMario Thornton welcomes Professor Deleso A. Alford to discuss her work at the intersection of legal and medical education, where her scholarship helps students gain a broader understanding of how race, gender,...
In the midst of a nightmarish judicial clerkship, Aliza Shatzman found that there was almost no protection for her, a lowly clerk, suffering harassment at the hands of a seemingly all-powerful judge....
What can you expect when trying for a spot at one of the much coveted summer associateships? DeMario Thornton talks with Craig Savitzky of Law360 about the insights gleaned from the 2022...
Minority lawyers operating in white-dominated spaces face unique challenges as they navigate careers in the legal profession. As negative stereotypes assault them from without, self-doubt and imposter syndrome can develop within. DeMario...
Returning guest Omarosa Newman joins Demario Thornton to go into deeper detail about her educational journey through multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities and why she chose to attend Southern University–also an...
You know her from “The Apprentice,” “Big Brother,” Trump’s White House, and more; and now she’s in the middle of law school just like you! Brand-new Law Student Podcast host DeMario Thornton...
Intellectual property law touches so many corners of law in general, and those interested in pursuing it may take any number of paths in legal practice. To explore the vast world of...
Arguably, a Supreme Court appointment is the greatest prize in American politics, perhaps more so than the presidency. In consequence, these positions lend themselves to manipulation and tactical moves where possible, in...
Even though much has been said about the prematurely leaked draft decision of Dobbs, there’s a great deal to unpack now that the final opinion has been issued. Law Student Podcast host...
In the wake of the Supreme Court draft leak, many are questioning what ramifications its language could have on a number of past court decisions, as well as Americans’ rights in a...
Major General John Altenburg was instrumental in transforming the practice of law in the military through his leadership and immersive approaches for military lawyer training. Meg Steenburgh talks with General Altenburg about...
Information and disinformation campaigns are centuries old, but our social media era has given new and rapid thrust to the sharing of ideas, both for good and ill intent. Meg Steenburgh and...
Judge James E. Baker scrutinizes Russia’s aggression in Ukraine through the lens of international law.
Josh Block and Adam Allington offer insights on the arguments for and against continuing the bar exam in its current format.
Meg Steenburgh welcomes Shannon Knapp, Sarah Roberts, and Tiffany Love to discuss their law school experiences and advice for fellow students and recent grads.
Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses his career as a legal journalist.
Boston University professor Jessica Silbey shares her expertise on IP law and how current shifts in thinking could bring about significant changes for some of these longstanding statutes.
Krystal Williams shares insights on her unique path from business professional to lawyer.
How Jill Wine-Banks took on mobsters and Watergate criminals while shattering gender stereotypes.
Harvard Law professor Glenn Cohen offers an overview of pandemic-related legal issues and their implications in our daily lives.
Patrick Krill discusses legal field mental health issues and offers strategies for monitoring and improving personal wellness.
Lauren Jackson shares forward-thinking tactics for preparing yourself for a fulfilling legal career.
National security expert and Syracuse University professor William Banks sheds light on how current events interact with our nation’s security and the law.
Public Justice Center staff attorney John Pollock outlines current efforts to institute the right to counsel in civil matters.
Zach Neumann explains how lawyers and law students can help tenants facing eviction during the pandemic.
Angela Tripp shares insights into her rewarding work with the successful Michigan Legal Help Program.
Jim St. Germain shares his experiences in the juvenile justice system and the critical role of mentors in his path to becoming a leader in his community.
Attorney Natasha Fortune discusses her work at the Legal Aid Society of New York in the Juvenile Rights Practice and the cycles of racial injustice that affect her work with children of...
Attorney Robert Barnett sits down with host Meghan Steenburgh to discuss his storied career including his work with ten Presidential campaigns.
Sally Fisher Curran discusses her career in legal aid.
Professor Richard Freer discusses his career and passion for helping students reach their potential.
ABA Law Student Podcast host Meghan Steenburgh hosts two sets of interviews focused on online legal education.
Rodney Smolla, dean of the Delaware Law School of Widener University, discusses his career and offers practical advice for law students.
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California Berkeley School of Law, shares insights from his career and offers guidance to today’s law students.
Dan Sullivan shares his career journey and advice for today’s law students.
Colorado U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn shares his career experiences and offers guidance for law students as they enter the profession.
Rachel Gentry, Kennedy LeJeune, and KyMara Guidry join host Ashley Baker for a roundtable discussion of law student mental health issues.
Dionne Smith offers guidance for law students to manage their personal well-being throughout the rigors of law school.
Newly elected ABA Law Student Division national chair Johnnie Nguyen and delegate of communications Julie Merow discuss the goals of the 2019-2020 council.
Gaylynn Burroughs shares insights for law students on how to hone in on the areas of law that align with their personal and professional goals.
Matthew Wallace explains two of the resolutions up for consideration before the ABA House of Delegates.
Hilarie Bass talks about her career highlights and gives advice to today’s law students.
Rabia Chaudry talks about the role of discrimination in our criminal justice system and what law students and the general public should learn from the story of Adnan Syed.
Terry Harrell and John Berry talk about mental health and well-being in the legal profession and law schools.
Kennedy LeJeune, Miosotti Tenecora, and De'Jonique Carter talk about the importance of developing cultural competency as a law student.
Jerome Crawford and Tiffany Buckley-Norwoodt talk about how the legal profession can become more welcoming for attorneys of color.
Shawnita Goosby, Crystal Taylor, and Meghan Matt talk about how they manage their lives as mothers in law school.
Dr. Maria-Vittoria Carminati and Dr. Michael Foerster talk about the future of space and telecommunications law.
DeMario Thornton is a 3L student at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Originally from...
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