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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

English, Education, 1 season, 460 episodes, 3 days, 16 hours, 50 minutes
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The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess. You might not always agree with us, but we guarantee you won’t be bored listening! Our goal is to impart useful, actionable advice in an entertaining manner. Join us! And, if you have an opinion on the show, please drop by and offer a review. We’re here to help, and we’d love to hear from you!
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459: Figuring Out Your Career Preferences (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, together with Sadie Jones, we're discussing some of the big questions that law students need to be thinking about to figure out what they want to do in their future career. In this episode we discuss: Key career-related questions for law students Different career options in the legal field Researching the day-to-day activities of your planned job Optimizing job-related activities and classes at your law school Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-459-figuring-out-your-career-preferences-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/8/202429 minutes, 19 seconds
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458: The Lost Art of Connecting (w/Susan McPherson)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to have social impact expert and serial connector Susan McPherson with us to talk about the lost art of connecting and how to build meaningful professional relationships. In this episode we discuss: Susan McPherson's background and experience in business connections Key concepts in Susan's book, The Lost Art of Connecting Creating meaningful professional relationships Common networking concerns for law students Resources: McPherson Strategies (https://www.mcpstrategies.com/) The Lost Art of Connecting, by Susan McPherson (https://www.mcpstrategies.com/) Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Strategies to Tackle a Law Firm Speed Networking Event (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-to-tackle-a-law-firm-speed-dating-event/) How to Follow-up After Networking (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-follow-up-after-networking/) Easy Networking Tips for Those of Us Who Hate It (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/easy-networking-tips-for-those-of-us-who-hate-it/) Unconventional Networking Methods for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/unconventional-networking-methods-for-law-students/) Why You Should Maintain Your Law School Connections (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-you-should-maintain-your-law-school-connections/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-458-the-lost-art-of-connecting-w-susan-mcpherson/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/1/202426 minutes, 30 seconds
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457: Essential Wardrobe Tips for Law Students and Lawyers (w/Jenny Eversole of Style Space)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to have style expert and founder of Style Space Jenny Eversole with us to talk about what to wear as a law student and lawyer. In this episode we discuss: Jenny Eversole's background and work at Style Space The distinction between fashion and style Finding your personal style and dressing for your body type How to dress in conservative legal workplaces Building a capsule wardrobe Resources for professional clothing Resources: Style Space (https://www.stylespace.com/) Podcast Episode 158: What to Wear (And Not to Wear) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-158-what-to-wear-and-not-to-wear/) Podcast Episode 201: Fashion Law & Men's Fashion (w/Douglas Hand) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-201-fashion-law-mens-fashion-w-douglas-hand/) Fashionably Lawyered: How to Dress as a Law Student While Not Breaking the Bank (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/fashionably-lawyered-how-to-dress-as-a-law-student-while-not-breaking-the-bank/) Fashionably Lawyered: How to Dress the Part as a New Attorney (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/fashionably-lawyered-how-to-dress-the-part-as-a-new-attorney/) Fashion Inspiration for Lawyers and Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/fashion-inspiration-for-lawyers-and-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-457-essential-wardrobe-tips-for-law-students-and-lawyers-w-jenny-eversole-of-style-space/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/24/202428 minutes, 24 seconds
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456: Top 10 Tips for Getting Ready for Your 3L Year

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we share 10 things to consider in preparation for your final year of law school and taking the bar exam.  In this episode we discuss: Preparing for the bar exam and the MPRE Evaluating your academic performance and graduation requirements Networking and professional development Updating your job application materials and exploring career options Creating a law school bucket list And more! Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) NCBE: National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) Podcast Episode 9: How to Raise Your Grades as a 2L or 3L (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-9-raise-grades-2l-3l/) Podcast Episode 322: Keeping Motivation Strong Throughout Your 3L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-322-keeping-motivation-strong-throughout-your-3l-year/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 259: How to Minimize Borrowing for the Bar Exam (w/Jesse Mecham from YNAB) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-how-to-minimize-borrowing-for-the-bar-exam-w-jesse-mecham-from-ynab/) How to Choose Courses for 2L and 3L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-choose-courses-for-2l-and-3l-year/) My Busies Summer Yet – A Rising 3L Perspective (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/my-busiest-summer-yet-a-rising-3l-perspective/) How to Develop a 3L Job Search Strategy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-develop-a-3l-job-search-strategy/) Seven Ways to Make the Most of Your 3L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/seven-ways-make-3l-year/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-456-top-10-tips-for-getting-ready-for-your-3l-year/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/17/202428 minutes, 4 seconds
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455: Top 10 Tips for Getting Ready for Your 2L Year

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing how to spend the summer before starting the demanding second year of law school.  In this episode we discuss: How to make the most of your summer job experience Developing your personal brand online Taking stock of your finances Making time for life tasks and having some fun Refining your interview skills and job application materials for next summer And more! Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) The Anxious Generation, by Jonathan Haidt (https://www.anxiousgeneration.com/book) Claude.ai (https://claude.ai/login?returnTo=%2F%3F) Podcast Episode 61: Making the Most of Your 2L and 3L Years of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-61-making-the-most-of-your-2l-and-3l-years-of-law-school/) Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-111-resumes-cover-letters-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 149: Saving Money in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-149-saving-money-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 185: Thinking About the 2L Job Search as a 1L (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-185-thinking-about-the-2l-job-search-as-a-1l-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 255: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 442: Quick Tips – How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-442-quick-tips-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-summer-legal-job/) How to Conduct Great Informational Interviews (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/how-to-conduct-great-informational-interviews/) How to Set Yourself Up for a Successful 2L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-set-yourself-up-for-a-successful-2l-year/) A Rising 3L Perspective on Going Into 2L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/a-rising-3l-perspective-on-going-into-2l-year/) The 2L Slip – Balancing On-Campus Interviews and Extra Curricular Activities (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-2l-slip-balancing-on-campus-interviews-and-extra-curricular-activities/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-455-top-10-tips-for-getting-ready-for-your-2l-year/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/10/202432 minutes, 28 seconds
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454: Top 10 Tips for Getting Ready for Your 1L Year

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're discussing our top 10 things to consider when getting ready for your first year of law school. In this episode we discuss: Organizing your schedule and study routine What to read the summer before law school? Thinking ahead to exam time Managing your finances effectively Planning time with friends and family during your first year of law school Preparing the technology you'll need for studying And more! Resources: Start Law School Right! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Podcast Episode 88: Self-Care Tips for Keeping Your Mojo in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-88-self-care-tips-for-keeping-your-mojo-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 104: Law School Essentials – What to Buy (And Not to Buy) Beforehand) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-104-law-school-essentials-what-to-buy-and-not-to-buy-beforehand/) Podcast Episode 158: What to Wear (And Not to Wear) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-158-what-to-wear-and-not-to-wear/) Podcast Episode 193: Books to Read Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-193-books-to-read-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 208: Using Technology Effectively in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-208-using-technology-effectively-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 383: Talking About Money with Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need A Budget (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-383-talking-about-money-with-jesse-mecham-founder-of-you-need-a-budget/) Podcast Episode 436: Improving Executive Functioning Skills as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-436-improving-executive-functioning-skills-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 445: Best Practices for Getting Accommodations in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-445-best-practices-for-getting-accommodations-in-law-school/) reMarkable (https://remarkable.com/) It's Time to Have That Talk with Your Family (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/its-time-to-have-that-talk-with-your-family/) How to Set a Law School Study Schedule (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-set-a-law-school-study-schedule/) Different Types of Law School Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-exam-prep-101/different-types-of-law-school-exams/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-454-top-10-tips-for-getting-ready-for-your-1l-year/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/3/202432 minutes, 27 seconds
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453: Law School Applications (w/Hamada Zahawi of Write Track Admissions)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to have the founder of Write Track Admissions, Hamada Zahawi, with us to talk about law school applications.  In this episode we discuss: Hamada's background and work in the law school applications space The importance of your LSAT score on your application How to figure out what story you want to tell the law schools, and how to make it credible The nitty-gitty of the different application pieces What skills are law schools looking for in prospective students? Finding references for your letters of recommendation Are admission interviews becoming more common? Tips for optimizing the law school experience once you're admitted Resources: Start Law School Right! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Write Track Admissions (https://writetrackadmissions.com/) Law School Admissions Mastery Course (https://lawadmissionsmasterycourse.com/) YouTube: Write Track Admissions (https://www.youtube.com/c/WriteTrackAdmissions) Instagram: Write Track Admissions (https://www.instagram.com/writetrackadmissions/?hl=en) Podcast Episode 119: Navigating the Law School Application Process (with Admission Logic) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-119-navigating-law-school-application-process-admission-logic/) Podcast Episode 256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) The First Question You Must Answer: Why This? (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/07/how-to-create-your-best-law-school-application-personal-statement-why-this/) The Second Question You Must Answer: Why Here? (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/07/how-to-create-your-best-law-school-application-personal-statement-why-here/) The Final Question You Must Answer: Why Now? (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/07/how-to-create-your-best-law-school-application-personal-statement-why-now/) How to Get Strong Law School Recommendations (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-get-strong-law-school-recommendations/) How to Work on Your Personal Statement When Applying to Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-work-on-your-personal-statement-when-applying-to-law-school/) The Law School Admissions Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-law-school-admissions-process/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-453-law-school-applications-w-hamada-zahawi-of-write-track-admissions/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/27/202432 minutes, 50 seconds
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452: Standardized Testing Equity (w/David Klieger from Aspen Publishing)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're speaking with David Klieger, Manager of Testing and Psychometrics at Aspen Publishing, about equity in standardized testing. In this episode we discuss: David's background and work at Aspen Publishing, including on JD-Next Why is standardized testing an equity issue? How the JD-Next course prepares and assesses prospective law students and helps close the score gap in standardized tests which has traditionally been observed Indicators that a test is a valid and reliable assessment of particular skills What are law school admissions tests trying to measure? How is standardized testing in the law school space evolving? Resources: Start Law School Right! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) JD-Next at Aspen Publishing (https://aspenpublishing.com/pages/jdnext) LinkedIn: David Klieger (https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidklieger/) Podcast Episode 46: 4 Myths About the LSAT from Expert Nathan Fox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-46-4-myths-about-the-lsat-from-expert-nathan-fox/) Podcast Episode 246: Influence of the LSAT on the Law School Admission Process (with Shirag Shemmassian) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-246-influence-of-the-lsat-on-the-law-school-admission-process-with-shirag-shemmassian/) Podcast Episode 376: Changes to the Law School Admission Process (w/Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-376-changes-to-the-law-school-admission-process-w-steve-schwartz/) Understanding the GRE Phenomenon in Law School Admissions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/understanding-the-gre-phenomenon-in-law-school-admissions/) How to Effectively Self-Study for the LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-effectively-self-study-for-the-lsat/) Top LSAT Mistakes to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/top-lsat-mistakes-to-avoid/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-452-standardized-testing-equity-w-david-klieger-from-aspen-publishing/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/23/202425 minutes, 31 seconds
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451: From Application to Acceptance: The Law School Admissions Timeline (w/Anna Ivey)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we have admissions consultant Anna Ivey back with us to talk about the law school admissions timeline. In this episode we discuss: Anna's background and work in the law school admissions space What is the ideal timeline for applying to law school? What are the advantages of starting the application process early, and why do people apply late in a lot of cases? Preparing for taking the LSAT Lining up recommendations, including if you've been out of school for a while What to do if you have to re-apply to a law school? Resources: Start Law School Right! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Anna Ivey Consulting (https://www.annaivey.com/) LinkedIn: Anna Ivey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annaivey/) YouTube: Anna Ivey (https://www.youtube.com/@AnnaIveyVideo?app=desktop) Law School Admission Council (https://www.lsac.org/) Podcast Episode 256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) Podcast Episode 335: Things to Consider If You're on a Law School Waitlist (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-335-things-to-consider-if-youre-on-a-law-school-waitlist-w-anna-ivey/) Podcast Episode 338: Talking About Law School Admissions (w/Sydney Montgomery) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-338-talking-about-law-school-admissions-w-sydney-montgomery/) Podcast Episode 376: Changes to the Law School Admission Process (w/Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-376-changes-to-the-law-school-admission-process-w-steve-schwartz/) The Law School Admissions Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-law-school-admissions-process/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-451-from-application-to-acceptance-the-law-school-admissions-timeline-w-anna-ivey/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/20/202436 minutes, 8 seconds
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450: Pre-OCI Hiring (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about law firms starting to open their direct hiring process early, often before students have finished their first year. In this episode we discuss: Why are law firms hiring outside the standard OCI process? How can you find out about these positions and apply? The timeframe for considering offers Weighing your options through direct interviewing and OCI  Pros and cons of the early hiring process for law students Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Big Law Skips Ahead of On-Campus Recruiting in Talent Race (https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/big-law-skips-ahead-of-on-campus-recruiting-in-race-for-talent) NALP: National Association for Law Placement (https://www.nalp.org/) Podcast Episode 348: Getting Ready for On-Campus Interviewing (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-348-getting-ready-for-on-campus-interviewing-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 399: Brining Your A-Game to OCI (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-399-bringing-your-a-game-to-oci-w-sadie-jones/) Comparing Summer Associate Offers – What to Consider, Who to Talk to and What to Ask (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/comparing-summer-associate-offers-what-to-consider-who-to-talk-to-and-what-to-ask/) Three Things They Don't Tell You About OCI (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/three-things-they-dont-tell-you-about-oci/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-450-pre-oci-hiring-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/16/202418 minutes, 3 seconds
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449: Implications of AI for the Legal Profession (w/Kevin Surace)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we have tech innovator and entrepreneur Kevin Surace with us to talk about how the legal profession is evolving in the age of AI.  In this episode we discuss: Kevin's background and work in the AI space Some of the most interesting legal questions and problems that AI technologies present Is AI going to take over some of the jobs traditionally done by lawyers? The biggest pros and cons of AI technologies moving forward Tips for people who are interested in really exploring these emerging technologies Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) KevinSurace.com (https://kevinsurace.com/) Podcast Episode 425: Exploring the Legal Tech Ecosystem (w/Colin Levy) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-425-exploring-the-legal-tech-ecosystem-w-colin-levy/) Podcast Episode 430: The Paxton AI Founders Talk About Their AI Legal Assistant (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-430-the-paxtonai-founders-talk-about-their-ai-legal-assistant/) Podcast Episode 441: Exploring the Impact of AI on the Legal Profession (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-441-exploring-the-impact-of-ai-on-the-legal-profession-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-449-implications-of-ai-for-the-legal-profession-w-kevin-surace/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/13/202427 minutes, 31 seconds
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448: 10 Things to Consider When Applying to Law School (w/Steve Schwartz)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, together with Steve Schwartz from LSAT Unplugged, we're sharing our list of top 10 things to consider when you are applying to law school.  In this episode we discuss: Steve's background and work in the law school admissions space How early should you start preparing for taking the LSAT? The current structure of the LSAT and what changes are coming up The pros and cons of different prep options Researching law schools and scholarships Writing your personal statement Asking for letters of recommendation Balancing studying with your other priorities Resources: LSAT Unplugged (https://www.unpluggedprep.com/) YouTube: LSAT Unplugged & Law School Admissions Podcast (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZbY0gbWSt6i53hXWTJ0zw) Law School Admission Council (https://www.lsac.org/) LawHub (https://app.lawhub.org/) Law School Transparency (https://www.lawschooltransparency.com/) YNAB: You Need A Budget (https://www.ynab.com/) Podcast Episode 46: 4 Myths About the LSAT from Expert Nathan Fox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-46-4-myths-about-the-lsat-from-expert-nathan-fox/) Podcast Episode 119: Navigating the Law School Application Process (with Admission Logic) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-119-navigating-law-school-application-process-admission-logic/) Podcast Episode 246: Influence of the LSAT on the Law School Admission Process (with Shirag Shemmassian) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-246-influence-of-the-lsat-on-the-law-school-admission-process-with-shirag-shemmassian/) Podcast Episode 376: Changes to the Law School Admission Process (w/Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-376-changes-to-the-law-school-admission-process-w-steve-schwartz/) How Spaced Repetition Can Help You as a Law Student – Part 1 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-spaced-repetition-can-help-you-as-a-law-student-part-1/) How Spaced Repetition Can Help You as a Law Student – Part 2 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-spaced-repetition-can-help-you-as-a-law-student-part-2/) Using Blind Review to Effectively Review Your LSAT Practice Test Results (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/using-blind-review-to-effectively-review-your-lsat-practice-test-results/) Tips for Self-Studying for the LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-self-studying-for-the-lsat/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-448-10-things-to-consider-when-applying-to-law-school-w-steve-schwartz/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/6/202439 minutes, 59 seconds
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447: Managing the Workload in a Summer Law Job (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about managing your schedule as a summer associate, intern, or extern. In this episode we discuss: What should be your goal as to the amount of work you take on at your summer job? How to figure out how long a task should/will take Structuring your work day to ensure you're working efficiently Under what circumstances should you just say "no," and how can that be done gracefully? Some common roadblocks to working efficiently for interns and young lawyers Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Podcast Episode 85: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-85-surviving-summer-associate-new-firm-lawyer-grover-cleveland/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O'Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 342: Real World Summer Job Situations (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-342-real-world-summer-job-situations-w-sadie-jones/) 5 Things You Should Do Throughout Your Summer Job or Internship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-things-you-should-do-throughout-your-summer-job-or-internship/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-447-managing-the-workload-in-a-summer-law-job-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/29/202430 minutes, 28 seconds
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446: Quick Tips -- Doing the Reading for Your Law School Classes

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're discussing why doing the assigned reading for your law school classes is important, and we address some common questions we receive from students regarding reading cases for class. In this episode we discuss: Why it's important to spend the time to read cases, even when they seem difficult Fundamental skills developed through reading cases that will benefit you during the rest of law school How reading for class will positively impact your future legal career Tips for gradually cutting down reading time and making the work more manageable Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Quimbee (https://www.quimbee.com/) Westlaw (https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/westlaw) LexisNexis (https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/home.page) Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/16176-2/) Podcast Episode 309: Tips for Reading a Case (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-309-tips-for-reading-a-case/) Podcast Episode 396: Start Law School Right – Class Prep 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-396-start-law-school-right-class-prep-101/) Preparing for Class as a 1L (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/preparing-for-class-as-a-1l/) Ahead of the Curve: Reading Cases: From Syllabus to Exam – Prepare the Case for Class (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/reading-cases-from-syllabus-to-exam-prepare-the-case-for-class/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-446-quick-tips-doing-the-reading-for-your-law-school-classes/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/22/202416 minutes, 33 seconds
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445: Best Practices for Getting Accommodations in Law School

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to welcome Haley Miller and Laura Derbonne, who are the co-presidents of The National Disabled Law Students Association, to talk about accommodations and advocating for yourself.  In this episode we discuss: Our guests' law school journey and how they got involved with The National Disabled Law Students Association The mission of NDLSA Different types of accommodations and how to go about getting them in law school How to internalize needing classroom or exam accommodations Common mistakes that law students make when it comes to applying for accommodations Resources: NDLSA: The National Disabled Law Students Association (https://ndlsa.org/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) Why It's Important to Ask for Disability Accommodations Early (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-its-important-to-ask-for-disability-accommodations-early/) Leveling the Playing Field: Using Resources and Seeking Accommodations in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/leveling-playing-field-using-resource-seeking-accommodations-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-445-best-practices-for-getting-accommodations-in-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/15/202437 minutes, 26 seconds
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444: Listen and Learn - Property-Based Intentional Torts

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing property intentional torts and their specific defenses. In this episode we discuss: A brief review of intentional torts When is a defendant liable for trespass to land? The differences between trespass to chattels and conversion The necessity defense for property intentional torts The case Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co. Two hypos from previous California bar exams involving property intentional torts Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_QuestionsSelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2022 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2022-CBX-Essay-Qs-and-Selected-Answers.pdf) Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co. (https://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/torts/torts-keyed-to-epstein/intentionally-inflicted-harm-the-prima-facie-case-and-defenses/vincent-v-lake-erie-transportation-co-2/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Property (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-property/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-444-listen-and-learn-property-based-intentional-torts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/8/202421 minutes, 4 seconds
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443: Bar Exam Basics for Law Students

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing some bar exam basics to help ensure you pass on the first try. In this episode we discuss: Structure of the current bar exam and how it's going to change Important things to keep in mind for your bar prep What are some problem areas we see with people who don't pass the first time? How you can set yourself up for success on the exam Tools and resources to use for bar prep Resources: Bar Exam Toolbox podcast (https://barexamtoolbox.com/) Writing of the Week (WOW) Bar Essay Workshop (https://barexamtoolbox.com/writing-of-the-week-wow-bar-essay-workshop/) NCBE: National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) AdaptiBar (https://www.adaptibar.com/) UWorld (https://www.uworld.com/) SmartBarPrep (https://smartbarprep.com/) Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things, by Adam Grant (https://adamgrant.net/book/hidden-potential/) Podcast Episode 26: Thinking Ahead to Get Ready for the Bar Exam (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-26-thinking-ahead-get-ready-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 369: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-369-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Podcast Episode 372: The NextGen Bar Exam (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-372-the-nextgen-bar-exam-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Podcast Episode 413: Preparing for the Bar Exam with Themis and UWorld (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-413-preparing-for-the-bar-exam-with-themis-and-uworld/) Tips for Selecting Core Course Requirements That May Improve Bar Exam Results (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-selecting-core-course-requirements-that-may-improve-bar-exam-results/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-443-bar-exam-basics-for-law-students/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/1/202431 minutes, 3 seconds
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442: Quick Tips -- How to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Legal Job

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about how to get the most out of your summer job. In particular, we are going to cover tips for success in three key aspects of your summer work experience: professionalism, substantive work, and networking. In this episode we discuss: How to be the co-worker that people want on their team Tips for getting the most out of the substantive work you do at your summer job Networking at your work place Legal documents you might be asked to draft during your summer job, and how they relate to your writing sample Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Podcast Episode 255: The Dos and Don’ts of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 287: Learning From a Non-Ideal Summer Job Experience (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-287-learning-from-a-non-ideal-summer-job-experience-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 291: People You Should Get to Know at Any Legal Job (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-291-people-you-should-get-to-know-at-any-legal-job-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 320: Goals for Your 1L Summer Job (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-320-goals-for-your-1l-summer-job-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 342: Real World Summer Job Situations (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-342-real-world-summer-job-situations-w-sadie-jones/) 5 Things You Should Do Throughout Your Summer Job or Internship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-things-you-should-do-throughout-your-summer-job-or-internship/) Professionalism in the Legal Workplace (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/professionalism-in-the-legal-workplace/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-442-quick-tips-how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-summer-legal-job/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/25/202414 minutes, 31 seconds
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441: Exploring the Impact of AI on the Legal Profession (w/Gabe Teninbaum)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Gabe Teninbaum -- law professor and creator of spacedrepetition.com -- about how the rapidly developing AI technology may impact the legal profession. In this episode we discuss: Gabe's background and how he got interested in technology for the legal industry How generative AI has been developing in recent years What are some ways that AI may create, or destroy, legal jobs? How can AI help people access legal assistance or information in a low-cost way? What are the biggest concerns and opportunities for the legal profession as AI technology develops? What to do if you're a law student interested in developing technologies Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) spacedrepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) lawtomatic.com (https://www.lawtomatic.com/) Suffolk University: Gabe Teninbaum (https://www.suffolk.edu/academics/faculty/g/t/gteninbaum) LinkedIn: Gabe Teninbaum (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gabriel-teninbaum-6a34676/) LawNext podcast (https://lawnext.libsyn.com/) Casetext (https://casetext.com/) Claude (https://claude.ai/login?returnTo=%2F) JustFix: Technology for Housing Justice (https://www.justfix.org/en/) LegalZoom (https://www.legalzoom.com/) American Bar Association (https://www.americanbar.org/) The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss (https://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Workweek-Escape-Live-Anywhere/dp/0307465357) Productizing Legal Work: Providing Legal Expertise at Scale, by Gabriel H. Teninbaum (https://www.amazon.com/Productizing-Legal-Work-Providing-Expertise-ebook/dp/B09GRCNRPX/ref=sr_1_4?) Podcast Episode 425: Exploring the Legal Tech Ecosystem (w/Colin Levy) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-425-exploring-the-legal-tech-ecosystem-w-colin-levy/) Podcast Episode 430: The PaxtonAI Founders Talk About Their AI Legal Assistant (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-430-the-paxtonai-founders-talk-about-their-ai-legal-assistant/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-441-exploring-the-impact-of-ai-on-the-legal-profession-w-gabe-teninbaum/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/18/202432 minutes, 17 seconds
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440: Making Good Career Decisions in Law School (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about making good decisions in law school to prepare for your legal career. In this episode we discuss: What's the most important thing you have to do in law school to set yourself up for legal career success? What options do you have if you don't get the exact job you wanted for the 1L/2L summer? Exploring academic activities in different areas of interest  How to frame prior job experiences in interviews Finding networking opportunities in your job placements  Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-440-making-good-career-decisions-in-law-school-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/11/202427 minutes, 59 seconds
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439: Keys to Law School Success with Themis (w/Michele Cooley)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Michele Cooley from Themis Bar Review joining us to talk about their Law School Essentials courses.  Note: This episode is brought to you by Themis Bar Review – the gold standard in bar exam preparation. Right now, Themis has a special offer for Law School Toolbox podcast listeners. If you sign up for their July 2024 bar review course, you can get a $500 discount using the promo code LAWSCHOOLTB500. (This offer is valid until midnight Central Standard Time on May 20th, 2024.) In this episode we discuss: Michele's professional background and her work at Themis Bar Review Common struggles for first-year law students Content of the Law School Essentials courses offered by Themis Implementing practice questions in a study group Using the resources available at your law school Resources: Themis Bar Review (https://www.themisbar.com/) Law School Essentials courses (https://www.themisbar.com/law-school-essentials) Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things, by Adam Grant (https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Potential-Science-Achieving-Greater/dp/0593676734) Podcast Episode 213: Why Practice Is So Important in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-213-why-practice-is-so-important-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 413: Preparing for the Bar Exam with Themis and UWorld (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-413-preparing-for-the-bar-exam-with-themis-and-uworld/) Flashcards or Flowcharts: What's Best? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/flashcards-or-flowcharts-whats-best/) MPRE Study – Don't Wait Until the Last Minute! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/mpre-study-dont-wait-until-the-last-minute/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-439-keys-to-law-school-success-with-themis-w-michele-cooley/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/4/202436 minutes, 21 seconds
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438: Crafting Less Common Job Application Documents (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're joined by ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones to talk about some less common documents that employers might request from you when you apply for a legal job.  In this episode we discuss: Types of less common documents that might be requested during the application process Why do employers ask for this extra step for certain positions? How to craft your application documents to present yourself in the best way, and what common mistakes to avoid  Should you expect to be asked for references? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-111-resumes-cover-letters-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-438-crafting-less-common-job-application-documents-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/26/202427 minutes, 34 seconds
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437: Quick Tips -- Succeeding in Law School with ADHD

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're sharing specific tips for students coping with ADHD, in relation to managing the law school workload, studying, and preparing for exams.  In this episode we discuss: Maintaining mental health in law school Applying for accommodations on exams Organization strategies to help you manage your workload How to track time effectively Streamlining your study resources Motivation and other issues to address if you're struggling to get started on doing the work Two popular methods for staying focused while studying Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Clockify (https://clockify.me/lp/employee-scheduling-software) Quimbee (https://www.quimbee.com/) Emanuel Study Aid Series (https://aspenpublishing.com/collections/study-aids-emanuel-series) Pomodoro Technique (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique) Need to Get More Done in Law School? Try the Circles. (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/) Podcast Episode 123: Mental Health in Law School and the Legal Profession (with Sarah Weinstein) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-123-mental-health-law-school-legal-profession-sarah-weinstein/) Podcast Episode 134: Strategies for Maximum Personal Productivity (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-134-strategies-for-maximum-personal-productivity/) Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) Exercising Your Focus and Attention Muscles (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/exercising-your-focus-and-attention-muscles/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-437-quick-tips-succeeding-in-law-school-with-adhd/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/19/202418 minutes, 33 seconds
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436: Improving Executive Functioning Skills as a Law Student

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is on the topic of executive functioning skills for law students and new lawyers, in relation to staying organized, managing time effectively, and also studying and working smart.  In this episode we discuss: What are executive functioning skills? Where do law students struggle when it comes to executive functioning? How to improve overall memory Managing distractions and staying focused when you need to Creating an effective to-do list for better time management  Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Thriving with Adult ADHD: Skills to Strengthen Executive Functioning, by Phil Boissiere (https://www.amazon.com/Thriving-Adult-ADHD-Strengthen-Functioning/dp/1641522720/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3A8XV50RB4M1F&) The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success: How to Use Your Brain's Executive Skills to Keep Up, Stay Calm, and Get Organized at Work and at Home, by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (https://www.amazon.com/Smart-but-Scattered-Guide-Success/dp/1462516963/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BGW5VCB5TLFR&) Raising Hell, Living Well: Freedom from Influence in a World Where Everyone Wants Something from You, by Jessica Elefante (https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Hell-Living-Well-Influence/dp/0593500555/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1701776391&sr=1-1) Podcast Episode 71: Soft Skills You Need to Develop To Be a Successful Attorney (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-71-soft-skills-you-need-to-develop-to-be-a-successful-attorney/) Podcast Episode 219: Mastering People Skills for Success as an Attorney (w/Stephanie Hanna) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-219-mastering-people-skills-for-success-as-an-attorney-w-stephanie-hanna/) Podcast Episode 427: A Discussion with Author Jessica Elefante on the Power of Influence in the Digital Age (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-427-a-discussion-with-author-jessica-elefante-on-the-power-of-influence-in-the-digital-age/) Podcast Episode 432: Creating New Habits and Optimizing Time Management (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-432-creating-new-habits-and-optimizing-time-management/) Working on Your Executive Functioning Skills (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/working-on-your-executive-functioning-skills/) 4 Steps to Managing Your Time Effectively (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/4-steps-to-managing-your-time-effectively/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-436-improving-executive-functioning-skills-as-a-law-student/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/12/202435 minutes, 35 seconds
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435: Listen and Learn -- Amendments to Pleadings (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – more specifically Rule 15, which deals with the instances in which a party can amend their pleading. In this episode we discuss: A quick refresh on the statute of limitations The three major circumstances under which a party is likely to seek to amend their complaint Amending a party's pleading before the statute of limitations has run out How a plaintiff establishes that their amended complaint relates back to the original filing, if the statute of limitations has run out A look at the cases Krupski v. Costa Crociere and Singletary v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, in which the plaintiffs sought to amend their complaints Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2011 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202011%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/February-2013-CBX%20Selected%20Answers%20Essays.pdf) Krupski v. Costa Crociere (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/560/538/) Singletary v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/us-3rd-circuit/1039805.html) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-435-listen-and-learn-amendments-to-pleadings-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/5/202419 minutes, 47 seconds
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434: How to Show Interest in a Job Position (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to discuss how to make sure you're showing an "appropriate" level of interest in a job position. In this episode we discuss: What are employers and interviewers generally looking for in terms of an applicant's interest? Should you spend time researching the interviewer (if you've been given a name), or focus more on the company/firm? Tips for showing an appropriate level of interest in your cover letter, and during the networking and interviewing processes What are some good (and bad) ways to answer the question "Why does this position interest you?" Examples of questions to ask in an interview during question time Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Job Interview Strategies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/job-interview-strategies/) Podcast Episode 70: How to Decide What Type of Law to Practice (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-70-how-to-decide-what-type-of-law-to-practice/) Podcast Episode 175: Top Interview Questions with ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-175-top-interview-questions-with-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-epiosode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 278: Questions to Ask (And Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-278-questions-to-ask-and-avoid-asking-in-legal-job-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-434-how-to-show-interest-in-a-job-position-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/29/202432 minutes, 8 seconds
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433: Career Tips from a BigLaw Partner (w/Bryan Nese)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with Bryan Nese – a partner at Mayer Brown – about career tips for law students, from identifying your ideal employer and successfully making networking connections, to excelling at your job. In this episode we discuss: Bryan's background and his path to BigLaw The one-sentence version of what good legal writing is What two questions to ask yourself before you start the job search How can you identify and target your ideal employer when many places seem so similar? What are firms really looking for when they hire law students? Tips for successfully networking as a law student Bryan's advice for law students who are frustrated that they have not gotten their perfect first job Life as a BigLaw partner Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) LinkedIn – Bryan Nese (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryannese/) Adam Grant – Give and Take (https://adamgrant.net/book/give-and-take/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) NALP: National Association for Law Placement (https://www.nalp.org/) Podcast Episode 132: What's BigLaw Really Like? (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Easy Networking Tips for Those of Us Who Hate It (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/easy-networking-tips-for-those-of-us-who-hate-it/) Could You Explain This Concept to a 5-Year-Old? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/could-you-explain-this-concept-to-a-5-year-old/) Legal Writing Tip: Imagine You're Talking to Your Grandma (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/legal-writing-tip-imagine-youre-talking-to-your-grandma/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-433-career-tips-from-a-biglaw-partner-w-bryan-nese/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/22/202435 minutes, 14 seconds
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432: Creating New Habits and Optimizing Time Management

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode we're talking about starting the new year with a focus on better time management. We discuss how working on small, attainable goals can produce some big changes in the long run.  In this episode we discuss: Is it really difficult to create a new habit? Taking a serious look at how you're spending your time The truth about multitasking Limiting common time-wasters Creating a schedule of practical things and fun things you want to spend time on How to hold yourself accountable for sticking to your schedule  Setting up incremental, attainable goals Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) The Washington Post – How to help your brain form healthy habits and break the bad ones (https://www.washingtonpost.com/wellness/2023/12/21/habit-formation-practice-tips-brain/) Glennon Doyle – We Can Do Hard Things podcast (https://wecandohardthingspodcast.com/) Implementing Changes – Building Sustainable Habits for a Successful 2024 in Law School and Beyond (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/implementing-changes-building-sustainable-habits-for-a-successful-2024-in-law-school-and-beyond/) Podcast Episode 7: Time and Life Management Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-7-time-life-management-basics/) Podcast Episode 381: Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World (w/Eve Rodsky) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-381-find-your-unicorn-space-reclaim-your-creative-life-in-a-too-busy-world-w-eve-rodsky/) Podcast Episode 427: A Discussion with Author Jessica Elefante on the Power of Influence in the Digital Age (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-427-a-discussion-with-author-jessica-elefante-on-the-power-of-influence-in-the-digital-age/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-432-creating-new-habits-and-optimizing-time-management/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/15/202431 minutes, 7 seconds
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431: Quick Tips -- Improving Your Grades After a Disappointing First Semester

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about bouncing back and resetting your law school trajectory after a disappointing semester. We discuss how to diagnose when and where things went off course last semester, and we suggest strategies for avoiding making the same mistakes again. We also talk briefly about how to take advantage of academic support resources at your law school and when to reach out for additional help.  In this episode we discuss: Steps for diagnosing the problem(s) with the way that you studied last term How to approach your professors and TAs about disappointing grades Developing and sticking to a weekly study schedule Helpful resources available at your law school When and where to look for additional help Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Emanuel Study Aid Series (https://aspenpublishing.com/collections/study-aids-emanuel-series) Examples & Explanations (https://aspenpublishing.com/collections/examples-explanations) Improve Your Second Semester Law School Grades! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/join-second-semester-reboot-law-school-camp/) Tips for Second Semester Success in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-second-semester-success-law-school/) How to Bounce Back If Your Grades Were Disappointing (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-bounce-back-if-your-grades-were-disappointing/) Podcast Episode 79: Making the Most of Your Second Semester in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-79-making-second-semester-law-school/) Podcast Episode 226: Bouncing Back Second Semester in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-226-bouncing-back-second-semester-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 373: Not Happy with Your First Semester Law School Grades? How to Do Better in the Second Semester (w/Nicola Rossi) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-373-not-happy-with-your-first-semester-law-school-grades-how-to-do-better-in-the-second-semester-w-nicola-rossi/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-431-quick-tips-improving-your-grades-after-a-disappointing-first-semester/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/8/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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430: The PaxtonAI Founders Talk About Their AI Legal Assistant

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to be talking with Mike Ulin and Tanguy Chau -- creators of PaxtonAI -- about the AI legal assistant they've developed. In this episode we discuss: Our guests' backgrounds and why they became interested in the legal AI space Some of the best use cases for legal AI tools How Paxton is different than other AI platforms The main advantages that AI has over classic legal research tools What concerns attorneys have about using AI in their legal practice How Paxton AI can help law school students The future developments that are in the works for Paxton  Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Paxton Legal AI (https://www.paxton.ai/) Ironclad (https://ironcladapp.com/product/ai-based-contract-management/) Casetext (https://casetext.com/) Podcast Episode 425: Exploring the Legal Tech Ecosystem (w/Colin Levy) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-425-exploring-the-legal-tech-ecosystem-w-colin-levy/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-430-the-paxtonai-founders-talk-about-their-ai-legal-assistant/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/1/202428 minutes, 37 seconds
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429: Legal Research and Writing in the Workplace (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are going to continue the conversation from our last episode with a discussion about persuasive writing in the workplace and some thoughts on the future of legal writing in the age of AI. In this episode we discuss: Differences between objective and persuasive legal writing Common legal writing assignments for summer associates and new lawyers Tips for effective persuasive writing in the workplace How AI is influencing legal writing Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Casetext (https://casetext.com/) Podcast Episode 45: Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-45-writing-effectively-summer-legal-job/) Podcast Episode 68: Top 10 Legal Research and Writing Disasters to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-68-legal-writing-disasters/) Podcast Episode 428: Legal Research and Writing in the Workplace (Part 1) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-428-legal-research-and-writing-in-the-workplace-part-1/) Using Legal Writing in the Workplace (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/using-legal-writing-in-the-workplace/) Three Cs of Legal Writing…And One T (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/three-cs-of-legal-writingand-one-t/) Tips for Legal Writing at Your Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-legal-writing-at-your-summer-job/) Five Secrets of Effective Legal Writing (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/five-secrets-of-effective-legal-writing/) From Objective to Persuasive Writing, Part 1: Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/10818-2/) From Objective to Persuasive Writing, Part 2: Facts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/objective-to-persuasive-writing-part-two/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-429-legal-research-and-writing-in-the-workplace-part-2/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/25/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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428: Legal Research and Writing in the Workplace (Part 1)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we have the first episode in a two-part series on legal writing in the workplace. This episode is going to focus on objective legal writing and some best practices for office communications. Next time we will be discussing persuasive legal writing.  In this episode we discuss: How legal writing is different in the work context than in law school classes Common legal writing assignments for summer associates and new lawyers Objective and persuasive legal documents Tips on doing well on your writing assignments at work Help resources for effective legal research Best practices for professional office communication Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Podcast Episode 45: Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-45-writing-effectively-summer-legal-job/) Podcast Episode 68: Top 10 Legal Research and Writing Disasters to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-68-legal-writing-disasters/) Using Legal Writing in the Workplace (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/using-legal-writing-in-the-workplace/) Three Cs of Legal Writing…And One T (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/three-cs-of-legal-writingand-one-t/) Tips for Legal Writing at Your Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-legal-writing-at-your-summer-job/) Five Secrets of Effective Legal Writing (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/five-secrets-of-effective-legal-writing/) How to Ace Your Objective Legal Writing Memo (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-ace-your-objective-legal-writing-memo/) From Objective to Persuasive Writing, Part 1: Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/10818-2/) From Objective to Persuasive Writing, Part 2: Facts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/objective-to-persuasive-writing-part-two/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-428-legal-research-and-writing-in-the-workplace-part-1/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/18/202335 minutes, 38 seconds
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427: A Discussion with Author Jessica Elefante on the Power of Influence in the Digital Age

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Jessica Elefante – the author of Raising Hell, Living Well – on the podcast with us to discuss influence, choices, and managing our digital lives. In this episode we discuss: Jessica's background and how the idea for her book came about What is influencing our decisions in today's world? The drawbacks of everyday technologies and how to try limiting their use Avoiding information overload Going back to making more offline than online connections Resources: Jessica Elefante (https://jessicaelefante.com/) Raising Hell, Living Well: Freedom from Influence in a World Where Everyone Wants Something from You, by Jessica Elefante (https://www.amazon.com/Raising-Hell-Living-Well-Influence/dp/0593500555/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1701776391&sr=1-1) Modern Bullshit (https://jessicaelefante.substack.com/) Instagram: folkrebellion (https://www.instagram.com/folkrebellion/?hl=en) Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, by Anna Lembke (https://www.amazon.com/Dopamine-Nation-Finding-Balance-Indulgence/dp/1524746746/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World, by Cal Newport (https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minimalism-Choosing-Focused-Noisy/dp/0525542876) Podcast Episode 125: Maintaining a Professional Profile in the Digital Age (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-125-maintaining-professional-profile-digital-age/) Digital Distraction: When Is Media Helpful and Harmful While You Are Studying (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/digital-distraction-media-helpful-harmful-studying/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-427-a-discussion-with-author-jessica-elefante-on-the-power-of-influence-in-the-digital-age/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/11/202344 minutes, 20 seconds
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426: Dealing with Overwhelm in Your Job Search (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about dealing with overwhelm in the job search process. In this episode we discuss: Where do people get stuck in the job search process? What can you do if you're not sure where to start? Tools to help you track your job search progress Prioritizing which activities to focus on How to deal with feeling overwhelmed and hopeless Tips for creating accountability When do you need to get outside help? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-426-dealing-with-overwhelm-in-your-job-search-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/4/202330 minutes, 52 seconds
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425: Exploring the Legal Tech Ecosystem (w/Colin Levy)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking with Colin Levy -- author of the book The Legal Tech Ecosystem -- about what's new and exciting in the field of legal technology, and how AI might change the future of law practice. In this episode we discuss: Colin's background and path in the legal tech space What does "the legal tech ecosystem" encompass and how has it developed over the last 20 years or so? How can legal tech help lawyers "do more with less"? How access to justice issues are being alleviated The impact of generative AI on law firms People, companies, and tools that are innovating the legal tech field Resources: The Legal Tech Ecosystem: Innovation, Advancement & the Future of Law Practice, by Colin S. Levy (https://www.amazon.com/Legal-Tech-Ecosystem-Innovation-Advancement/dp/B0CKCZTLWW) Colin S. Levy: Legal Technology Maven (https://www.colinslevy.com/) Proxy: Legal Workflow Management (https://www.proxylegalapp.com/) Clio: Legal Practice Management Software (https://www.clio.com/) CoCounsel: AI Legal Assistant (https://casetext.com/) UniCourt: Legal Data and Analytics (https://unicourt.com/) Podcast Episode 279: Legal Trends in 2020 and Going Forward (w/George Psiharis of Clio) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-279-legal-trends-in-2020-and-going-forward-w-george-psiharis-of-clio/) Emerging Careers for Law Graduates: The Intersection of Law and Technology (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/emerging-careers-for-law-graduates-the-intersection-of-law-and-technology/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-425-exploring-the-legal-tech-ecosystem-w-colin-levy/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/27/202330 minutes, 43 seconds
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424: Quick Tips -- Exam Prep Triage

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Preparing effectively for exams is critical to doing well in law school, so you should start early, create your own outlines, and take practice exams before you feel ready. But if - for whatever reason - you find yourself in the reading week nightmare scenario, we're here to help you make the most of the few days left before exams! In this episode we discuss: What's the first thing you should do if you find yourself in reading week and feeling unprepared for exams? How to create a study schedule for the last few days before exams The study materials to gather for each of your classes How and why to prepare "skinny" outlines The importance of practicing exam questions under timed conditions Tips for getting through a law school exam after a few days of cramming Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Gilbert Law Summaries (https://www.westacademic.com/series/Gilbert-Law-Summaries) Emanuel Study Aid Series (https://aspenpublishing.com/collections/study-aids-emanuel-series) Black Letter Outlines (https://www.westacademic.com/series/Black-Letter-Outlines) Examples & Explanations (https://aspenpublishing.com/collections/examples-explanations) Acing Series (https://www.westacademic.com/series/Acing-Series) Podcast Episode 20: The Exam Countdown – One Month and Counting! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-20-exam-countdown-one-month-counting/) Podcast Episode 41: Avoiding Law School Exam Disasters (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-41-avoiding-law-school-exam-disasters/) Podcast Episode 221: Our Top 5 Last-Minute Exam Tips (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-221-our-top-5-last-minute-exam-tips/) Triage Tips for Final Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/triage-tips-final-exams/) Don't Panic! Last Minute Tips for Final Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/dont-panic-last-minute-tips-for-final-exams/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-424-quick-tips-exam-prep-triage/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/20/202315 minutes, 46 seconds
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423: Law School Exam Prep (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is the second episode in a two-part series on getting ready for exams. Last time, we talked about outlining, creating study materials, and applying those study materials to a fact pattern. Today, we're focusing on how to actually write an exam answer. In this episode we discuss: What professors look for in your exam answers, and what to make sure to avoid doing A sample Criminal Law hypo Planning and outlining before you start writing The elements of the IRAC/CRAC/CREAC structures Five key things related to a solid exam answer Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Homicide Outline (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/homicide-outline/) Podcast Episode 312: Mid-Term Exam Prep Basics for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-312-mid-term-exam-prep-basics-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 403: Start Law School Right – Outlining 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-403-start-law-school-right-outlining-101/) Podcast Episode 407: Start Law School Right – Exam Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-407-start-law-school-right-exam-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 422: Law School Exam Prep (Part 1) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-422-law-school-exam-prep-part-1/) Exam Prep Outline: A Practice in Reverse Engineering (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/exam-prep-outline-a-practice-in-reverse-engineering/) 5 New Exam Strategies to Try (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-new-exam-strategies-to-try/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-423-law-school-exam-prep-part-2/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/13/202325 minutes, 33 seconds
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422: Law School Exam Prep (Part 1)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is the first episode in a two-part series on getting ready for exams. Today, we're talking about what professors look for on law school exams, as well as strategies to make effective outlines and study aids. Next time, we'll focus on practicing exam-taking skills and creating a plan for exam prep. In this episode we discuss: Why are law school exams generally so difficult? What professors are looking for on exams Analyzing a sample Criminal Law hypo How to create a useful outline Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Homicide Outline (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/homicide-outline/)  Podcast Episode 312: Mid-Term Exam Prep Basics for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-312-mid-term-exam-prep-basics-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 403: Start Law School Right – Outlining 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-403-start-law-school-right-outlining-101/) Podcast Episode 407: Start Law School Right – Exam Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-407-start-law-school-right-exam-writing-101/) Exam Prep Outline: A Practice in Reverse Engineering (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/exam-prep-outline-a-practice-in-reverse-engineering/) 5 New Exam Strategies to Try (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-new-exam-strategies-to-try/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-422-law-school-exam-prep-part-1/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/6/202328 minutes, 14 seconds
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421: Quick Tips -- Using Visual Drawings for Note-Taking and Memorization

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about a seemingly radical approach to note-taking: drawing your notes. This technique may especially appeal to you if you are a visual learner or like to draw or sketch concepts. In this episode we discuss: How drawing helps with memorization Developing a "visual toolkit" for law school classes Summarizing the facts of a case with a series of images Specific shorthand symbols and drawings commonly used by law students Resources: Drawing in Class: Rachel Smith at TEDx (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tJPeumHNLY) How to Draw to Remember More: Graham Shaw at TEDx (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj3ZnKlHqxI) Mike Rohde: The Sketchnote Books (https://rohdesign.com/) Notability app (https://notability.com/) Podcast Episode 30: Visual Learning for Law Students (Guest Kipp Mueller) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-30-visual-learning-law-students-guest-kipp-mueller/) Podcast Episode 146: Tips for Visual Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-146-tips-for-visual-learners/) How Visual Learning Tools Can Help You in Law School: An Interview with SketchyLaw (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-visual-learning-tools-can-help-you-in-law-school-an-interview-with-sketchylaw/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-421-quick-tips-using-visual-drawings-for-note-taking-and-memorization/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/30/202315 minutes, 55 seconds
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420: Being Realistic in Your Law School Job Search (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about being realistic about which jobs you'd be a good candidate for and choosing the right option, while neither selling yourself short nor aiming too high. In this episode we discuss: Determining where you would be a realistic candidate How to cast a wider net if you need to How the economy affects the legal landscape Taking a job you may not entirely want versus holding out for something better Getting other people to help with your job search Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) NALP: National Association for Law Placement (https://www.nalp.org/) The Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) Podcast Episode 126: How to Get People to Help with Your Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-126-get-people-help-job-search/) Podcast Episode 132: What's BigLaw Really Like? (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 183: Changing Course in the Job Hunt (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-183-changing-course-in-the-job-hunt-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 316: Being Smart About Your Career Goals (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-316-being-smart-about-your-career-goals-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 385: Career Planning Resources for Law Students (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-385-career-planning-resources-for-law-students-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 393: The Legal Hiring Landscape in the Current Economy (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-393-the-legal-hiring-landscape-in-the-current-economy-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-420-being-realistic-in-your-law-school-job-search-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/23/202330 minutes, 38 seconds
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419: Making Sense of the Law at Mid-Semester

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to start putting together the material you've covered so far, and making sense of it, so you can apply it on an exam. In this episode we discuss: The four fundamental steps in the law school learning process What to do if you have no idea how to start your mid-term prep How to build useful outlines and other study aids Why using somebody else's outlines is not the best idea Tips for utilizing AI to help you study Resources: Claude.ai (https://claude.ai/login?returnTo=%2F) Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Co. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palsgraf_v._Long_Island_Railroad_Co.) Podcast Episode 65: How to Make a Useful Law School Outline (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-make-a-useful-law-school-outline/) Podcast Episode 67: Mid-Semester Law School To-Do List (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-67-mid-semester-to-do-draft/) Podcast Episode 213: Why Practice Is So Important in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-213-why-practice-is-so-important-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 312: Mid-Term Exam Prep Basics for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-312-mid-term-exam-prep-basics-for-law-students/) Wondering What an Attack Plan Is? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wondering-what-an-attack-plan-is/) Surviving the October Freakout (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/surviving-the-october-freakout/)  Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-419-making-sense-of-the-law-at-mid-semester/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/16/202330 minutes, 43 seconds
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418: Listen and Learn -- Criminal Procedure: Miranda Warnings

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we go through an attack plan for how you might approach a Miranda issue on an exam question, and look at specific rules you'll want to address in your answer. In this episode we discuss: An attack plan for approaching questions involving Miranda issues The constitutional basis for Miranda warnings The definition of "custodial interrogation" How a suspect can invoke or waive their rights Analyzing two hypos illustrating how Miranda issues show up on an exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Miranda v. Arizona (https://www.oyez.org/cases/1965/759) Podcast Episode 290: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-290-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 323: Listen and Learn – The Exclusionary Rule (Criminal Law and Procedure) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-323-listen-and-learn-the-exclusionary-rule-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-418-listen-and-learn-criminal-procedure-miranda-warnings/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/9/202319 minutes, 32 seconds
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417: Listen and Learn -- Authentication of Evidence

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the rules around authentication of evidence, which comes into play when you're dealing with physical or documentary evidence. In this episode we discuss: Physical vs. testimonial evidence How the different types of physical/documentary evidence are authenticated Items that are considered self-authenticating Analyzing four hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2018 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Essay-Questions-and-Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-417-listen-and-learn-authentication-of-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/2/202311 minutes, 54 seconds
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416: Listen and Learn -- Service of Process (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about service of process – a subject that sometimes sneaks into Civil Procedure exam questions. We'll discuss the general service of process rules under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the California-specific rules. In this episode we discuss: Serving a summons and complaint to individuals in the United States and in foreign countries under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Serving a corporation or other non-individual Substitute service of process under the California rules Two hypos illustrating service of process issues Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-416-listen-and-learn-service-of-process-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/25/202320 minutes, 5 seconds
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415: Bad Ideas for Job Hunting (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking to ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about job hunting practices that are typically not great ideas and aren't going to help you secure a job. In this episode we discuss: What is the perfect length for a resume? How to cut down your writing sample for the purposes of job searching Should you include an addendum with your application documents to explain a bad grade? Deciding which of your previous jobs to include on your resume Are thank-you notes a good or bad idea? Is it acceptable to reach out to potential employers via cold calls or emails? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Getting a Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/#podcast-getting-job) Job Interview Strategies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/job-interview-strategies/) Podcast Episode 127: Avoid These Resume No-Gos (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-127-avoid-resume-no-gos/) Podcast Episode 255: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-w-sadie-jones/) Professional Metallurgy: Converting Informational Interviews into Gold (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/professional-metallurgy-converting-informational-interviews-into-gold/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-415-bad-ideas-for-job-hunting-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/18/202335 minutes, 52 seconds
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414: Listen and Learn -- Criminal Procedure: Stop and Frisk

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're focusing on Criminal Procedure. Specifically, we're talking about the "stop and frisk" exception to the warrant requirement.  In this episode we discuss: The general attack plan for a Criminal Procedure question When the "stop and frisk" exception to the warrant requirement applies The exclusionary rule and the "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine Applying the attack plan to two hypos Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Rawlings v. Kentucky (https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-rawlings-v-kentucky) Podcast Episode 290: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-290-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 356: Listen and Learn – Criminal Law: Warrant Requirements (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-356-listen-and-learn-criminal-law-warrant-requirements/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-414-listen-and-learn-criminal-procedure-stop-and-frisk/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/11/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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413: Preparing for the Bar Exam with Themis and UWorld

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This episode is sponsored by Themis Bar Review, the gold standard in bar exam preparation. We're excited to have two guests on the podcast -- Jeff Allcorn from UWorld and Rebecca Petrilli from Themis Bar Prep -- discussing their programs and how they can help law school graduates find bar exam success.  In this episode we discuss: Jeff and Rebecca's background and work in the bar prep field Details on the activities, study schedules, and timelines of the Themis and UWorld courses How a bar prep course can help you see your strengths and weaknesses How many MBE questions should you aim to do before the exam? One thing our guests wish they knew while they were studying for the bar Changes coming with the NextGen Bar Exam Resources: Themis Bar Review (https://www.themisbar.com/) UWorld (https://www.uworld.com/) UWorld Legal (https://legal.uworld.com/mbe/) NextGen Bar Exam (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/) Podcast Episode 52: Bar Exam Tips – Mastering the MBE (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-bar-exam-tips-mastering-mbe/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 372: The NextGen Bar Exam (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-372-the-nextgen-bar-exam-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-413-preparing-for-the-bar-exam-with-themis-and-uworld/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/28/202350 minutes, 45 seconds
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412: Listen and Learn -- Motions for Summary Judgment

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we discuss the procedure for filing a motion for summary judgment, which is how many cases are resolved in court. We illustrate this important topic with several sample questions and answers.  In this episode we discuss: What is a motion for summary judgment? When a court may grant a motion for summary judgment How the non-moving party can defeat the motion Analyzing several hypos involving motions for summary judgment Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Procedure-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1454894024) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-412-listen-and-learn-motions-for-summary-judgment/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/21/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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411: A Conversation with Legal Recruiter Emily Witt

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're joined by Emily Witt -- a legal recruiter who worked at Wachtell for many years -- to talk about about BigLaw recruiting, summer programs, going in-house, and more. In this episode we discuss: Emily's background and path to the legal recruiting field Tips for approaching the OCI process Post-law firm options in litigation and corporate law How to leverage a clerkship in the job market What types of skills do people need to be successful as a large firm or an in-house lawyer? How to start working with a legal recruiter Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Getting a Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/#podcast-getting-job) Emily Witt – Linkedin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilywittslegalpath/) Emily Witt – Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/beyondthelegallens/) Beyond the Legal Lens podcast (https://beyondthelegallens.libsyn.com/) Whistler Partners (https://www.whistlerpartners.com/home-page) Podcast Episode 393: The Legal Hiring Landscape in the Current Economy (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-393-the-legal-hiring-landscape-in-the-current-economy-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-411-a-conversation-with-legal-recruiter-emily-witt/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/14/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
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410: Listen and Learn -- Relevance Issues (Evidence)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Relevance -- specifically, multiple uses for the same evidence, conditional relevance, and stipulations. In this episode we discuss: When is evidence logically relevant? Multiple uses for the same piece of evidence What is conditional relevance? How do stipulations impact the relevance of a piece of evidence? Analyzing two hypos illustrating the above concepts Resources: Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 281: Listen and Learn – Character Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-281-listen-and-learn-character-evidence/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-410-listen-and-learn-relevance-issues-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/7/202319 minutes, 19 seconds
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409: Start Law School Right -- Legal Research and Writing

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In today's episode, we're exploring the unique aspects of Legal Research and Writing, a critical first-year law school class. In this episode we discuss: The key differences between Legal Research and Writing and your other 1L classes Tips for doing well in Legal Research and Writing class The types of assignments you'll see in a typical LRW class Sources of law that you'll be using Knowing when you're finished with your legal research Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Podcast Episode 379: Quick Tips – Bluebooking Like a Pro (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-379-quick-tips-bluebooking-like-a-pro/) LexisNexis (https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/gateway.page) Westlaw (https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/westlaw) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-409-start-law-school-right-legal-research-and-writing/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/2/202327 minutes, 35 seconds
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408: Inside the Online Law School Experience (w/Sarah Covington)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Sarah Covington, one of the authors of Digitally Remastered: Modern Law School, with us to talk about the book and the online law school experience. In this episode we discuss: Sarah's background and her path to law school What the book Digitally Remastered: Modern Law School is about How does an accredited online law school program work? Do you have to be in a study group to be successful? Extracurricular activities in the context of an online program Balancing law school with personal obligations Resources: Digitally Remastered: Modern Law School, by Jessica Carmichael, Bethany Carr, Sarah Covington (https://cap-press.com/books/isbn/9781531026943/Digitally-Remastered) Podcast Episode 264: Mid-Semester Check-in in a Virtual Law School Environment (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-264-mid-semester-check-in-in-a-virtual-law-school-environment/) 6 Things to Think About When Considering a Study Group (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/6-things-to-think-about-when-considering-a-study-group/) 10 Things Every 1L Can Do to Successfully Navigate Their First Virtual Semester of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/10-things-every-1l-can-do-to-successfully-navigate-their-first-virtual-semester-of-law-school/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) Tips for Utilizing Virtual Office Hours (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-utilizing-virtual-office-hours/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-408-inside-the-online-law-school-experience-w-sarah-covington/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/31/202328 minutes, 16 seconds
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407: Start Law School Right -- Exam Writing 101

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In this episode, we're discussing the ins and outs of law school exams. We share tips for writing a successful exam answer, and we go through a sample answer written following the IRAC structure. In this episode we discuss: What makes a law school exam answer a successful one? Reading a tort law fact pattern How to tie the facts to the law in your analysis Writing an exam answer using the IRAC method A breakdown of how to structure your time for an exam answer  Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Exam Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-exam-prep-101/exam-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 21: What is Your Professor Looking for on Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-21-professor-looking-exams/) Podcast Episode 136: How to Attack Multiple Choice Questions on Law School Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-136-how-to-attack-multiple-choice-questions-on-law-school-exams/) Writing an Essay Exam – You’ve Got to Have a Plan! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/writing-an-essay-exam-youve-got-to-have-a-plan/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-407-start-law-school-right-exam-writing-101/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/26/202320 minutes, 34 seconds
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406: Listen and Learn -- Defenses to a Crime

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're looking at a few specific defenses in Criminal Law, which - if used successfully - may exonerate a defendant or reduce their punishment. In this episode we discuss: Factual and affirmative defenses Perfect and imperfect affirmative defenses The defense of duress Defenses having to do with the defendant's mental state Self-defense and defense of others Analyzing two essay questions from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2007 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/February-2007-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, October 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/October-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 357: Listen and Learn – Prosecution of a Criminal Trial (Burdens, Presumptions, Sufficiency) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-357-listen-and-learn-prosecution-of-a-criminal-trial-burdens-presumptions-sufficiency/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-406-listen-and-learn-defenses-to-a-crime/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/24/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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405: Start Law School Right -- Practicing 101

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In this episode, we're discussing building confidence for your exams by working through practice problems early and consistently.  In this episode we discuss: Writing out answers to classroom hypos Working through old exams Coming up with your own practice questions and answers Additional resources for practice questions Using outlines on open book and closed book exams How can you avoid an exam freakout? Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Examples & Explanations series (https://www.aspenpublishing.com/study-aids/examples-explanations) Podcast Episode 213: Why Practice Is So Important in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-213-why-practice-is-so-important-in-law-school/) Review, Connect, and Practice: Key Tools to Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/review-connect-and-practice-key-tools-to-law-school-success/) How to Practice for Exams in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/practice-exams-law-school/) What’s Your Excuse? Start Taking Practice Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/whats-your-excuse-start-taking-practice-exams/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-405-start-law-school-right-practicing-101/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/19/202312 minutes, 46 seconds
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404: Staying in Your Lane in the Job Hunt (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to talk to ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about developing your plan for the job hunt process and sticking to it, without focusing on the things you can't control. In this episode we discuss: Some of the things that job seekers worry about when they shouldn't What should you be focusing on (rather than obsessing over what other people are doing)? Thinking about what you really want job-wise and how to go about achieving it Why gossip and rumors are not advisable in the law school/law firm world How to regroup if you've been searching for a while and not getting the results you want Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Getting a Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/#podcast-getting-job) Podcast Episode 393: The Legal Hiring Landscape in the Current Economy (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-393-the-legal-hiring-landscape-in-the-current-economy-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 399: Bringing Your A-Game to OCI (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-399-bringing-your-a-game-to-oci-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-404-staying-in-your-lane-in-the-job-hunt-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/17/202333 minutes, 20 seconds
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403: Start Law School Right -- Outlining 101

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In today's episode, we're discussing outlining as part of your studying and exam prep. In this episode we discuss: The two purposes of outlining in law school When should you start outlining? What materials do you need in order to get started? A step-by-step process for effective outlining Different formats you can use for making an outline Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Podcast Episode 65: How to Make a Useful Law School Outline (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-make-a-useful-law-school-outline/) Outlining Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/outlining-basics/) Keys to Outlining in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/keys-to-outlining-in-law-school/) Organizational Tools for Outlining Legal Subject Areas (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/organizational-tools-for-outlining-legal-subject-areas/) When Is the Best Time to Start Outlining Your Law School Courses? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/best-time-start-outlining-law-school-courses/) 4 Reasons Not to Wait Until After the Halloween Party to Start Outlining (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/4-reasons-not-wait-halloween-party-start-outlining/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-403-start-law-school-right-outlining-101/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/12/202321 minutes, 3 seconds
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402: Quick Tips -- The MPRE

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we break down how to prepare for the Multistate Professional Responsibility exam, which is a crucial element of bar admission. In this episode we discuss: The structure of the MPRE  When you should plan to schedule sitting for the exam Tips for studying for the MPRE  How long do you need to spend studying? Getting accommodations for the MPRE Resources: NCBE – National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) ABA – American Bar Association (https://www.americanbar.org/) Simple Strategies for Passing the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/simple-strategies-for-passing-the-multistate-professional-responsibility-exam-mpre/) 3 Steps to Prepare for the MPRE (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/3-steps-to-prepare-for-the-mpre/) MPRE Study – Don’t Wait Until the Last Minute! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/mpre-study-dont-wait-until-the-last-minute/) Conquering the MPRE: An Approach to Answering MPRE Questions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/conquering-the-mpre-an-approach-to-answering-mpre-questions/) Refuting the Myths: How to Be Successful on the MPRE the First Time (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/refuting-the-myths-how-to-be-successful-on-the-mpre-the-first-time/) Three Reasons to Take the MPRE in Your 2L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/three-reasons-take-mpre-2l-year/) Everything You Need to Know About ADA Accommodations for the MPRE and Bar Exams (https://barexamtoolbox.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ada-accommodations-for-the-mpre-and-bar-exams/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-402-quick-tips-the-mpre/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/10/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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401: Start Law School Right -- Getting the Most Out of Class

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In today's episode, we're focusing on a very important question: What exactly are you supposed to pay attention to in class in order to make the most of your class time? In this episode we discuss: What law school isn't about The most important things to pay attention to in class Understanding the grey areas of the law and the ambiguities in fact patterns Some of the lessons Lee and Alison learned during their time in law school How to structure your class notes How can you stay engaged when class is boring? Why should you review your notes within a few days of class? Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/16176-2/) Podcast Episode 161: Should You Use a Laptop in Law School Classes? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-161-should-you-use-a-laptop-in-law-school-classes/) Podcast Episode 187: Thinking on Your Feet in Class Discussions and Other Public Speaking Opportunities (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-187-thinking-on-your-feet-in-class-discussions-and-other-public-speaking-opportunities/) Podcast Episode 189: Making Class Time Productive in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-189-making-class-time-productive-in-law-school/) Circa notebooks (https://www.levenger.com/collections/circa-notebooks) Tips for Using the Cornell Note-Taking Method (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-using-the-cornell-note-taking-method/) Pay Attention in Class – It Can Save You Time! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/pay-attention-in-class-it-can-save-you-time/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-401-start-law-school-right-getting-the-most-out-of-class/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/5/202321 minutes, 45 seconds
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400: Milestone Episode! Some of Our Favorite Episodes So Far

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're happy to share the 400th episode of the podcast with you! We'll celebrate this milestone with a look back at some of our personal favorite episodes we've recorded over the past eight years. In this episode we discuss: Tips for pre-law and new law students Study strategies for different learning styles A few common questions we get Effective memorization and exam practice Career-related issues Thinking about accommodations for law school exams And more! Resources: Law School Toolbox YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLRAP5fUb-OpHEiTryypa0g) "Listen and Learn" series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Podcast Episode 83: Lawyers in Action – The Airport Immigration Crisis (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-lawyers-in-action-the-immigration-crisis/) Podcast Episode 150: A Conversation with Visla Rudiger, a Transgender Attorney (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-150/) Podcast Episode 91: From Lawyer to Entrepreneur to Mayor! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-91-from-lawyer-to-entrepreneur-to-mayor-rachel-hundley/) Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-38-can-you-really-afford-law-school/) Podcast Episode 383: Talking About Money with Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need a Budget (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-383-talking-about-money-with-jesse-mecham-founder-of-you-need-a-budget/) Podcast Episode 15: The October Freakout (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-15-october-freakout/) Podcast Episode 22: Take an Exam with Us (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-22-take-exam-us/) Podcast Episode 144: Tips for Auditory Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-144-tips-for-auditory-learners/) Podcast Episode 145: Tips for Kinesthetic Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-145-tips-for-kinesthetic-learners/) Podcast Episode 146: Tips for Visual Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-146-tips-for-visual-learners/) Podcast Episode 161: Should You Use a Laptop in Law School Classes? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-161-should-you-use-a-laptop-in-law-school-classes/) Podcast Episode 167: Do You Have to Join a Study Group in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-167-do-you-have-to-join-a-study-group-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 158: What To Wear (And Not To Wear) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-158-what-to-wear-and-not-to-wear/) Podcast Episode 170: Let's Talk About the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-170-lets-talk-about-the-bluebook/) Podcast Episode 304: Introduction to the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-304-introduction-to-the-bluebook/) Podcast Episode 196: Memorization Techniques For Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-196-memorization-techniques-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 369: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-369-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Podcast Episode 213: Why Practice is So Important in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-213-why-practice-is-so-important-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 159: The Secret Life of Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-159-the-secret-life-of-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 175: Top Interview Questions with Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-175-top-interview-questions-with-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 255: The Dos and Dont's of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) How to Learn a Language in Record Time, by Scott H. Young (https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2019/03/20/learn-language-fast/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-400-milestone-episode-some-of-our-favorite-episodes-so-far/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/3/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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399: Bringing Your A-Game to OCI (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to talk to ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to bring your A-game to the OCI process. In this episode we discuss: Basics of the OCI process Preparing your application materials Bidding, interview, and callback strategies What are some of the pitfalls of the OCI process? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Getting a Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/#podcast-getting-job) My Beloved World, by Sonia Sotomayor (https://www.amazon.com/My-Beloved-World-Sonia-Sotomayor/dp/034580483X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=My+Beloved+World&qid=1687520469&sr=8-1) Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-top-callback-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 353: Tips for a Successful Callback Interview (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-353-tips-for-a-successful-callback-interview-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-epiosode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-399-bringing-your-a-game-to-oci-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/26/202333 minutes, 17 seconds
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398: Start Law School Right -- The Socratic Method

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In today's episode, we'll demystify the dreaded Socratic method for teaching in law school, and provide some survival tips for being called on in class. In this episode we discuss: Alison's and Lee's own experiences of being called on in a law school class, and not having things go well Why classes are critically important What is the Socratic method of teaching? The good thing about speaking up in class  Tips for surviving being called on What if you feel like you're not prepared to answer? What's the worst that could happen if you give a wrong answer? Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Brené Brown – Listening to Shame TED Talk (https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_listening_to_shame/c) The Paper Chase, by John Joy Osborn Jr. (https://www.amazon.com/Paper-Chase-John-Jay-Osborn/dp/0983698007) Podcast Episode 62: Surviving the Socratic Method in Law School Classes (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-62-surviving-the-socratic-method-in-law-school-classes/) Ahead of the Curve: What Is the Socratic Method? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-what-is-the-socratic-method/) Be Prepared and Speak Up! A Different Approach to the Socratic Method (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/be-prepared-and-speak-up-a-different-approach-to-the-socratic-method/) How to Deal with a “Bad” Cold Call (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-deal-with-a-bad-cold-call/) Strategies for Surviving Cold Calls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-for-surviving-cold-calls/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-398-start-law-school-right-the-socratic-method/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/21/202320 minutes, 24 seconds
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397: How to Get Involved in the Legal Profession While Still in Law School

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have John Passmore - a practicing attorney and one of our Law School Toolbox writers - with us to talk about some ways that law students can get involved in the legal profession. In this episode we discuss: A quick overview of John's professional background How to make the most of internships and summer legal jobs What are some ways to get involved outside of class, beyond working? What we found most helpful in law school towards building a legal career Networking tips for law students Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Building Your Legal Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Law School Career Tips (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/) John Passmore, Author at Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/author/john-passmore/) ABA Law Student Division (https://www.americanbar.org/groups/law_students/) Oyez (https://www.oyez.org/) Stitcher (https://www.stitcher.com/) Podcast Episode 5: Maintaining Authenticity in the Legal Profession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-5-maintaining-authenticity-legal-profession/) Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/) Podcast Episode 162: Professional Development Strategies for Young Lawyers (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-162-professional-development-strategies-for-young-lawyers-w-sadie-jones/) Join Now! Getting Involved in the Legal Profession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/join-now-getting-involved-in-the-legal-profession/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-397-how-to-get-involved-in-the-legal-profession-while-still-in-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/19/202328 minutes, 32 seconds
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396: Start Law School Right -- Class Prep 101

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! Today, in the second episode of the series, we're discussing reading law school cases and preparing for class. In this episode we discuss: Why it's important to spend time reading cases Things to pay attention to when you're reading a case The components of a typical opinion Holding and dicta in the context of court decisions The case of United States v. Carroll Towing Co. Pros and cons of "briefing" cases before class Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources: "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) United States v. Carroll Towing Co. (https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-united-states-v-carroll-towing-co-1383630741) Podcast Episode 11: Legal Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/16176-2/) Podcast Episode 309: Tips for Reading a Case (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-309-tips-for-reading-a-case/) Podcast Episode 304: Introduction to the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-304-introduction-to-the-bluebook/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-396-start-law-school-right-class-prep-101/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/14/202325 minutes, 1 second
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395: Listen and Learn -- Evidence: Special Privileges

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Evidence, specifically some special forms of privileged communication. In this episode we discuss: Privileged communication vs. confidentiality The two types of marital (or spousal) privilege Requirements for communication between a doctor and a patient for it to be considered privileged Scope of the clergy-penitent privilege Two hypos illustrating how privilege may come up on an exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXJuly2012_Selected_Answers_Essays_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-395-listen-and-learn-evidence-special-privileges/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/12/202312 minutes, 50 seconds
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394: Start Law School Right -- Getting Started 101

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox podcast for our special series on starting off on the right foot in law school! In this episode, we're discussing what the law school process is, what lawyers argue about, and where "the law" comes from. In this episode we discuss: The four distinct steps in the law school learning process What do lawyers argue about, and what do law students argue about? The two different types of law in the United States Applying "the law" on an exam Looking for more personalized help as you get ready for law school? Check out our flagship Start Law School Right course at startlawschoolright.com. It provides a full overview of the skills you need in law school, along with opportunities to practice and get feedback from a Law School Toolbox tutor. Resources:  "Start Law School Right" podcast series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/#start-off-right) "Start Law School Right" course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/)  Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Strategies for Pre-Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/strategies-new-law-students/tips-for-pre-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-394-start-law-school-right-getting-started-101/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/7/202317 minutes, 3 seconds
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393: The Legal Hiring Landscape in the Current Economy (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones on the podcast to discuss how to interpret news and headlines you see around law firms and the current economy in general. In this episode we discuss: What is happening in relation to law firms in the current economy? If you are given a deferred start date, what's the best way to handle this as a law student? What should students going into 2L recruiting be thinking about? How does the current economy landscape compare to 2008? How to put yourself in the best position, knowing that things are probably tightening  Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Building Your Legal Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Podcast Episode 360: Legal Jobs in a Slowing Economy (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-360-legal-jobs-in-a-slowing-economy-w-sadie-jones/) How to Search for a Law Job in an Uncertain Economy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-search-for-a-law-job-in-an-uncertain-economy/) Tips to Finding Post-Graduate Jobs During a Recession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-finding-post-graduate-jobs-during-a-recession/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-393-the-legal-hiring-landscape-in-the-current-economy-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/5/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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392: Listen and Learn -- Recording Statutes (Real Property)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about the purpose of recording statutes, and the recording system more generally. In this episode we discuss: The first-in-time rule for valid title What is a bona fide purchaser? What does it mean to take property without notice? The three types of recording statutes How transfers of real property are recorded What is a "wild" deed? Analyzing sample questions involving recording statutes Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-392-listen-and-learn-recording-statutes-real-property/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/29/202324 minutes, 35 seconds
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391: How to Show Up as a Summer Associate (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones on the podcast to talk about the expectations that law firms have of their summer associates, in terms of work hours, work load, and communication. In this episode we discuss: Why some people don't take a summer associate position as seriously as they should Managing a hybrid or virtual work schedule Taking a vacation during your summer job Attending in-person and virtual work events What should you do if you aren't clear on expectations? What if you really don't have much to do, and is this a sign you're not going to get an offer? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O'Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 342: Real World Summer Job Situations (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-342-real-world-summer-job-situations-w-sadie-jones/) 5 Things You Should Do Throughout Your Summer Job or Internship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-things-you-should-do-throughout-your-summer-job-or-internship/) 5 Tips for Rescuing Your Law School Summer Job from Disaster (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-tips-for-rescuing-your-law-school-summer-job-from-disaster/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-391-how-to-show-up-as-a-summer-associate-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/22/202333 minutes, 15 seconds
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390: Listen and Learn -- Vicarious Liability (Torts)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the circumstances under which a principal is vicariously liable for the unlawful actions of their employees and independent contractors. In this episode we discuss: The general rule for vicarious liability Distinguishing between an employee and an independent contractor When is an employee considered to act within the scope of employment? When is a principal liable for torts committed by an independent contractor? Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2006 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202006%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-390-listen-and-learn-vicarious-liability-torts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/15/202321 minutes, 17 seconds
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389: Running a Criminal Defense Law Firm (w/Givelle Lamano)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're happy to have a special guest, Givelle Lamano, with us to talk about starting and running a criminal defense law firm. In this episode we discuss: Givelle's background and career path The challenges and rewards of doing criminal defense work Working in non-profit and community organizations Building a network in law school that will help your future career Advice for law students who think they may want to start their own solo practice Resources: Linktree – Lamano Law (https://linktr.ee/lamanolaw) Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland – Lamano Law Office (https://www.lamanolaw.com/) Oakland DUI Attorneys (https://www.oaklandduiattorneys.com/) Gallup StrengthsFinder (CliftonStrengths) assessment (https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/254033/strengthsfinder.aspx) DiSC assessment (https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-disc) Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell (https://www.amazon.com/Outliers-Story-Success-Malcolm-Gladwell/dp/0316017930) Podcast Episode 86: Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-86-resources-aspiring-entrepreneurs/) Podcast Episode 109: Life as a Woman Entrepreneur with Meg Keene of A Practical Wedding (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-109-life-woman-entrepreneur-meg-keene-practical-wedding/) Podcast Episode 154: Building a Better Law Practice (w/Jeremy Richter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-154-building-a-better-law-practice-w-jeremy-richter/) Podcast Episode 233: Starting a Small Law Firm (w/Guest Stephanie Everett of Lawyerist) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-233-starting-a-small-law-firm-w-guest-stephanie-everett-of-lawyerist/) Podcast Episode 333: Building an Authentic Law Practice (w/Hillary Vaillancourt) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-333-building-an-authentic-law-practice-w-hillary-vaillancourt/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-389-running-a-criminal-defense-law-firm-w-givelle-lamano/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/8/202329 minutes, 50 seconds
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388: Listen and Learn – Policy Exclusions (Evidence)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about evidence that the court may exclude for various public policy reasons under the Federal Rules of Evidence. In this episode we discuss: Evidence of subsequent remedial measures Statements and offers made during settlement negotiations Pleas and plea negotiations Offers to pay medical expenses Liability insurance Analyzing two hypos, from the February 2017 and February 2021 California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2021 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2021-CBX-Essay-Qs-and-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-388-listen-and-learn-policy-exclusions-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/1/202315 minutes, 7 seconds
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387: Breaking Diversity Barriers (w/Jason Parker from Canamac Productions)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to have Jason Parker, Managing Producer at Canamac Productions with us to talk about their unique approach to creating engaging and interactive programming around diversity for schools, businesses, and civic organizations. In this episode we discuss: Jason's personal career path and background The unique ways in which the plays The Defamation Experience and Just Cause: The Experience deal with issues of race, class, religion, and gender The pushback against diversity and inclusion happening in the U.S. lately, and its impact on diversity training The goals of Canamac Productions' interactive diversity programming for schools, businesses, and civic organizations The meaningful conversations sparked by Canamac's interactive plays How law school students in particular can benefit from Canamac's programs Resources: Canamac Productions (https://canamacproductions.com/) The Defamation Experience (https://canamacproductions.com/the-defamation-experience/) Just Cause: The Experience (https://canamacproductions.com/just-cause-the-experience/) Podcast Episode 258: Law Clerks for Diversity (w/Guest Danielle Barondess) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-258-law-clerks-for-diversity-w-guest-danielle-barondess/) Podcast Episode 358: Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (w/Alexis Yee-Garcia) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-358-diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-legal-profession-w-alexis-yee-garcia/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-387-breaking-diversity-barriers-w-jason-parker-from-canamac-productions/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/24/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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386: Listen and Learn -- Federal and State Powers (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about three different topics in Constitutional Law that are sometimes tested together: executive authority, federal preemption, and commandeering. These topics logically go together because they all involve a power struggle between government entities. In this episode we discuss: Presidential and Congressional powers The three levels of Presidential authority Express and implied preemption Can Congress commandeer the states to regulate on its behalf? Analyzing a hypo from the July 2008 California bar exam Resources:  “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2008 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2008-CBX.pdf)  Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-386-listen-and-learn-federal-and-state-powers-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/17/202317 minutes, 15 seconds
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385: Career Planning Resources for Law Students (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones on the podcast to talk with us about resources you can use in your job search and career planning in the legal field. In this episode we discuss: The number one place that law students should be considering for career resources Figuring out if you need to talk to a career coach about your goals Practical resources to use once you have a career path in mind Where to search for public interest/government roles Some useful general career resources targeted at law schools Honing your networking skills Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Westlaw (https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/en/westlaw) Martindale-Hubbell (https://www.martindale.com/) NALP – National Association for Law Placement (https://www.nalp.org/) NALP Career Services (https://www.nalp.org/careerservices) NALP Law Students/Graduates (https://www.nalp.org/lawstudentsgraduates) PSJD (https://www.psjd.org/) ABA Career Center (https://www.americanbar.org/careercenter/) ABA Career Resources for Law Students (https://abaforlawstudents.com/start-your-legal-career/) The American Lawyer (https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/?slreturn=20230305082619) Chambers USA Guide (https://chambers.com/legal-guide/usa-5) Symplicity (https://www.symplicity.com/) Arizona Handbooks (https://arizonahandbooks.com/about) Marquette University Law School – Online Research Resources (https://law.marquette.edu/assets/career-planning/pdf/Online-Research-Resources.pdf) University of Kentucky – Career Resource Books for Law Students (https://law.uky.edu/careers/current-students/resources/career-resource-books-law-students) Stanford Law School – Career Planning (https://guides.law.stanford.edu/libraryresources/careers) UCLA – Career Planning, Job Search and More for Law Students (https://libguides.law.ucla.edu/c.php?g=183368&p=1208641) Podcast Episode 105: OCI Basics with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-105-oci-basics-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 224: Taking Ownership of Your Career (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-224-taking-ownership-of-your-career-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Legal Networking 101: How Do You Know What to Talk About While Networking? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/legal-networking-101-how-do-you-know-what-to-talk-about-while-networking/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-385-career-planning-resources-for-law-students-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/10/202330 minutes, 35 seconds
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384: Listen and Learn -- The Business Judgment Rule (Corporations)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing a couple of topics that go hand in hand in Corporations essays - the duty of care and the business judgment rule. In this episode we discuss: A review of the duty of care What is the business judgment rule? How the business judgment rule can be rebutted Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources:  “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2015 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2015_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, October 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/October-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Examples & Explanations: Corporations, by Alan R. Palmiter (https://www.amazon.com/Corporations-Examples-Explanations-Alan-Palmiter/dp/1454802472) Podcast Episode 282: Listen and Learn – Duty of Loyalty (Corporations) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-282-listen-and-learn-duty-of-loyalty-corporations/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-384-listen-and-learn-the-business-judgment-rule-corporations/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/3/202314 minutes, 6 seconds
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383: Talking about Money with Jesse Mecham, Founder of You Need A Budget

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to have the founder of You Need A Budget, Jesse Mecham, on the podcast to talk about all things money. In this episode we discuss: How Jesse got into the field of budgeting and personal finance The YNAB "four-rule method" for managing money  How to minimize the amount of debt you have Should you have shared finances if you're in a relationship? The one expense that can make a huge difference for most people Budgeting your finances with the future in mind Resources: YNAB.com (https://www.ynab.com/) You Need A Budget podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-need-a-budget-ynab/id477248343) You Need A Budget – TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/tag/ynabcommunity?lang=en) You Need A Budget – YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/YouNeedABudget?app=desktop) You Need A Budget – Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/youneedabudget/?hl=en) You Need a Budget, by Jesse Mecham (https://www.ynab.com/ynab-the-book/) Podcast Episode 96: How to Rapidly Pay Off Law School Debt (with Guest Financial Panther) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-96-how-to-rapidly-pay-off-law-school-debt-with-guest-financial-panther/) Podcast Episode 149: Saving Money in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-149-saving-money-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 177: Real Talk About Student Loan Debt (w/Financial Expert Travis Hornsby) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-177-real-talk-about-student-loan-debt-w-financial-expert-travis-hornsby/) Podcast Episode 294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-294-money-talk-w-carrie-friedberg/) Podcast Episode 361: Student Loan Repayment (w/Derek Brainard of AccessLex Institute) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-361-student-loan-repayment-w-derek-brainard-of-accesslex-institute/) The Reality of Law School Debt and Planning for It (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-reality-of-law-school-debt-and-planning-for-it/) 5 Strategies to Save Money in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-strategies-to-save-money-in-law-school/) 5 Money Saving Apps for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-money-saving-apps-for-law-students/) Why Adding Budgeting Skills to Your Toolbox Is Important (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-adding-budgeting-skills-to-your-toolbox-is-important/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-383-talking-about-money-with-jesse-mecham-founder-of-you-need-a-budget/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/27/202354 minutes, 32 seconds
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382: Listen and Learn -- Negligence: Proximate Cause

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing Proximate Cause – a subtopic of Negligence in Tort Law. In this episode we discuss: Reviewing the elements of negligence The two hurdles a plaintiff must overcome when it comes to causation The rule for proximate cause Intervening causes and intervening criminal acts Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources:  “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2010 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2010-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-382-listen-and-learn-negligence-proximate-cause/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/20/202314 minutes, 45 seconds
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381: Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World (w/Eve Rodsky)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have attorney and author Eve Rodsky back with us to discuss, amongst other things, her latest book, Find Your Unicorn Space. In this episode we discuss: Eve's work and research that led to writing her books The Fair Play book and documentary What is a unicorn space and how do we find it? Pursuing creative activities through curiosity, connection, and completion Should we strive to be happy all the time? How to make time for hobbies, especially if you're working or have children How to protect your unicorn space during times of crisis or challenges Resources: everodsky.com (https://www.everodsky.com/) Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), by Eve Rodsky (https://www.amazon.com/Fair-Play-Game-Changing-Solution-When-ebook/dp/B07NTX84PY) Find Your Unicorn Space: Reclaim Your Creative Life in a Too-Busy World, by Eve Rodsky (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/658397/find-your-unicorn-space-by-eve-rodsky/9780593328019/) Fair Play Documentary (https://www.fairplaylife.com/documentary) Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, by Anna Lembke (https://www.amazon.com/Dopamine-Nation-Finding-Balance-Indulgence/dp/152474672X) Podcast Episode 277: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (w/Eve Rodsky) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-277-fair-play-a-game-changing-solution-for-when-you-have-too-much-to-do-w-eve-rodsky/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-381-find-your-unicorn-space-reclaim-your-creative-life-in-a-too-busy-world-w-eve-rodsky/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/13/202340 minutes, 36 seconds
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380: Why BigLaw Isn't for Everyone (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with our career consultant Sadie Jones about why a career in BigLaw might not be for everyone. In this episode we discuss: Which firms are considered "BigLaw"? The work you might expect to be doing in a BigLaw firm What personality types fit into BigLaw firms better? What's specific about the BigLaw work environment? Summer associate positions at BigLaw vs. other firms Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 132: What's BigLaw Really Like? (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 143: Understanding Work Assignments (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-143-understanding-work-assignments-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 159: The Secret Life of Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-159-the-secret-life-of-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 329: Approaching Difficult Conversations at Work (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-329-approaching-difficult-conversations-at-work-w-sadie-jones/) Why I Left BigLaw (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-i-left-biglaw/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-380-why-biglaw-isnt-for-everyone-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/6/202338 minutes, 18 seconds
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379: Quick Tips -- Bluebooking Like a Pro

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in another episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we're sharing some advice to help you master using the Bluebook for your Legal Writing class or a law journal. In this episode we discuss: What is bluebooking and why is it important? Applications of the Bluebook in law school How the Bluebook is set up Five tips that will help you bluebook like a pro Resources: The Bluebook Online (https://www.legalbluebook.com/) ALWD Guide to Legal Citation (https://www.alwd.org/about-guide) Podcast Episode 11: Legal Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 170: Let’s Talk About the Bluebook! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-170-lets-talk-about-the-bluebook/) Podcast Episode 304: Introduction to the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-304-introduction-to-the-bluebook/) Podcast Episode 374: How To Be a Great Law Journal Member (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-374-how-to-be-a-great-law-journal-member/) Bluebook 101 – Tips on Efficiently Navigating the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/bluebook-101-tips-on-efficiently-navigating-the-bluebook/) Buying the Bluebook: Spiral-Bound or Online? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/buying-the-bluebook-spiral-bound-or-online/) How to Get Answers from the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-answers-bluebook/) Bluebook Oddities: 10 Unlikely Citations (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/bluebook-oddities-10-unlikely-citations/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-379-quick-tips-bluebooking-like-a-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/27/202310 minutes, 56 seconds
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378: When to Start the 2L Job Hunt (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about the timeline of the 2L job hunt. In this episode we discuss: Should you be concerned if you're a 2L without a summer job by mid-February? Should you start looking for a 2L job in your 1L year? The typical timeline for different types of jobs - BigLaw, public interest, small firms, etc. What you can start doing to get a jump-start on looking for a job The importance of grades when it comes to job searching Is it worth doing OCI if it's a long-shot option? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 4: Callback Tips for BigLaw Summer Associate Positions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-4-callback-tips-biglaw-summer-associate-positions/) Podcast Episode 55: An Overview of BigLaw On Campus Interviewing (OCI) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-55-overview-biglaw-campus-interviewing-oci/) Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/) Podcast Episode 152: Top OCI Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-152-top-oci-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-top-callback-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 164: No Offer After OCI? Here's What To Do (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-164-no-offer-after-oci-heres-what-to-do-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 185: Thinking About the 2L Job Search as a 1L (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-185-thinking-about-the-2l-job-search-as-a-1l-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 353: Tips for a Successful Callback Interview (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-353-tips-for-a-successful-callback-interview-w-sadie-jones/) Oh Where Oh Where Do 2Ls Go When All the Jobs Appear to be Taken? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/oh-where-oh-where-do-2ls-go-when-all-the-jobs-appear-to-be-taken/) Spring Semester Sprint: SOS Suggestions for Snagging a 2L Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/spring-semester-sprint-sos-suggestions-for-snagging-a-2l-summer-job/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-378-when-to-start-the-2l-job-hunt-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/20/202336 minutes, 56 seconds
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377: Listen and Learn -- The Rule Against Perpetuities (Property Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're going to focus on the definition of the rule against perpetuities, and work through some hypotheticals to break down the elements of the rule. In this episode we discuss: Definition of the rule against perpetuities Present and future interests Types of executory interests When a class gift becomes vested Examples of questions involving perpetuities and how to work through them Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-377-listen-and-learn-rule-against-perpetuities-property-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/13/202312 minutes, 53 seconds
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376: Changes to the Law School Admission Process (w/Steve Schwartz)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Steve Schwartz back on the podcast to discuss the latest news in law school admissions. Steve is the founder of the LSAT prep course LSAT Unplugged. In this episode we discuss: Steve's background and work with LSAT Unplugged Repercussions of removing the requirement for law schools to use any standardized test for admission Why many top law schools recently pulled out of the U.S. News rankings What spurred the LSAC to consider changes to the Logic Games section of the LSAT? What should you think about if you're planning to apply to law school in the next few years? Weighing scholarships versus school rankings Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) LSAT Unplugged (https://www.unpluggedprep.com/) LSAT Unplugged YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZbY0gbWSt6i53hXWTJ0zw) LSAT Unplugged podcast (https://lsatunplugged.libsyn.com/) Mastering the LSAT: The Student's Guide to Success, by Steve Schwartz (https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-LSAT-Students-Guide-Success/dp/B0B6XMWXMN) U.S. News 2023 Best Law Schools (https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-law-schools/law-rankings) Law School Admission Council (https://www.lsac.org/) American Bar Association (https://www.americanbar.org/) Podcast Episode 96: How to Rapidly Pay Off Law School Debt (with Guest Financial Panther) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-96-how-to-rapidly-pay-off-law-school-debt-with-guest-financial-panther/) Podcast Episode 256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) Podcast Episode 303: What's New with the LSAT? (w/Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-303-whats-new-with-the-lsat-w-steve-schwartz/) Podcast Episode 338: Talking About Law School Admissions (w/Sydney Montgomery) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-338-talking-about-law-school-admissions-w-sydney-montgomery/) Everything You Need to Know About Law School Scholarships (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/everything-need-know-law-school-scholarships/) How to Effectively Self-Study for the LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-effectively-self-study-for-the-lsat/) Using Blind Review to Effectively Review Your LSAT Practice Test Results (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/using-blind-review-to-effectively-review-your-lsat-practice-test-results/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-376-changes-to-the-law-school-admission-process-w-steve-schwartz/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/6/202337 minutes, 24 seconds
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375: Quick Tips -- Getting on the Law Review Board

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about how to give yourself the best shot at a leadership position on a Law Review or any other journal. In this episode we discuss: Why you might want a leadership position on Law Review Tips for becoming a great law journal editor Getting to know your peers and those currently in leadership positions Thinking about your vision for the journal What to keep in mind if you have to give a speech Resources: Podcast Episode 374: How to Be a Great Law Journal Member (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-374-how-to-be-a-great-law-journal-member/) Benefits of Journal Membership from a Law Review Editor-in-Chief (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/?s=law+review+editor&input_-1=https%3A%2F%2Flawschooltoolbox.com%2Fblog%2F) What Do You Actually Do on Law Review? An Overview of Opportunities (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-do-you-actually-do-on-law-review-an-overview-of-opportunities/) Should You Join Law Review? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/should-you-join-law-review/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-375-quick-tips-getting-on-the-law-review-board/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/30/20238 minutes, 21 seconds
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374: How to Be a Great Law Journal Member

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to be a great law journal member, whether you're on Law Review or a different journal. And we would like to thank Pro-Boards (home of the legal-specific LegalBoard and LegalPad) for sponsoring this episode! In this episode we discuss: Why being on a journal can be important for your career What makes a great journal member Tips for using the Bluebook Developing an efficient process for cite checking Knowing when to ask questions and how to make suggestions for improvements The LegalBoard and LegalPad (keyboards and keypads designed especially for lawyers and law students) Resources: Pro-Boards (https://legalkeyboards.com/) @legalkeyboard at Twitter (https://twitter.com/legalkeyboard) LegalBoard at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/legalkeyboard/) @proboardsllc at Instagram (https://instagram.com/proboardsllc) Podcast Episode 42: Acing the Law Review Write-on Competition (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-42-acing-law-review-write-competition/) Podcast Episode 304: Introduction to the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-304-introduction-to-the-bluebook/) Buying the Bluebook: Spiral-Bound or Online? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/buying-the-bluebook-spiral-bound-or-online/) Bluebook 101 – Tips on Efficiently Navigating the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/bluebook-101-tips-on-efficiently-navigating-the-bluebook/) How to Get Answers from the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-answers-bluebook/) Benefits of Journal Membership from a Law Review Editor-in-Chief (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/benefits-of-journal-membership-from-a-law-review-editor-in-chief/) What Do You Actually Do on Law Review? An Overview of Opportunities (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-do-you-actually-do-on-law-review-an-overview-of-opportunities/) Should You Join Law Review? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/should-you-join-law-review/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-374-how-to-be-a-great-law-journal-member/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/23/202332 minutes, 22 seconds
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373: Not Happy with Your First Semester Law School Grades? How to Do Better in the Second Semester (w/Nicola Rossi)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have one of our tutors, Nicola Rossi, joining us to talk about how to improve your academic performance in the second semester if you're disappointed with your first semester grades. In this episode we discuss: Nicola's background and career path The law school grading curve What to look at if you're not happy with your academic performance How to have a productive talk with your professors about your exams How to get "life stuff" in better order so you can free up more focused study time Resources to consider if you need help Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) The Girl's Guide to Law School: Need to Get More Done in Law School? Try The Circles. (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/) Podcast Episode 28: Dealing with Bad Law School Grades (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-28-dealing-bad-law-school-grades/) Podcast Episode 79: Making the Most of Your Second Semester in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-79-making-second-semester-law-school/) Podcast Episode 128: Regrouping and Dealing with Grades Second Semester (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-128-regrouping-dealing-grades-second-semester/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-373-not-happy-with-your-first-semester-law-school-grades-how-to-do-better-in-the-second-semester-w-nicola-rossi/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/16/202333 minutes, 16 seconds
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372: The NextGen Bar Exam (w/Doretta McGinnis)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we have one of our law school and bar exam tutors, Doretta McGinnis, joining us on the podcast to talk about the upcoming NextGen Bar Exam. In this episode we discuss: The current components of the Uniform Bar Exam What changes to the bar exam format are in the works? The topics and skills the new bar exam will be testing The timeframe for the transition to the NextGen Bar Exam What will law students really need to learn in law school to pass? Generally, is the new exam going to be harder or easier for students to prep for? Resources: NextGen Bar Exam (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/) NCBE – National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) Doretta McGinnis (https://barexamtoolbox.com/author/dorettamcginnis/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-372-the-nextgen-bar-exam-w-doretta-mcginnis/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/9/202329 minutes, 30 seconds
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371: Starting the 1L Job Hunt During Winter Break

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about using winter break to get ready for the 1L job hunt. In this episode we discuss: If you only had time for one job-related activity during winter break, what should it be? Figuring out where you want to apply How to use the resources your law school provides Timeline for the 1L job search Looking for opportunities to network Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 222: Using Winter Break to Advance Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-222-using-winter-break-to-advance-your-career/) Podcast Episode 270: Looking for Legal Jobs Over Winter Break (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-270-looking-for-legal-jobs-over-winter-break-w-sadie-jones/) Did You Work on Your Resume During Law School Winter Break? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/did-you-work-on-your-resume-during-law-school-winter-break/) Getting the Most Out of Your Winter Break (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-the-most-out-of-your-winter-break/) 5 Ways to Make Your Winter Break Productive (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-ways-make-winter-break-productive/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-371-starting-the-1l-job-hunt-during-winter-break/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/19/202234 minutes, 40 seconds
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370: Listen and Learn -- Freedom of the Press (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the First Amendment, a big topic in Constitutional Law. Specifically, we're looking at how far press freedom extends. In this episode we discuss: When the First Amendment does not protect the press from liability Disclosure of private facts in the press Defamation of private citizens and public figures  Analyzing a hypo illustrating the above concepts Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Examples & Explanations for Constitutional Law (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Constitutional-Law-Federalism-dp-1543850871/dp/1543850871/ref%3Ddp_ob_title_bk) Cohen v. Cowles Media Co., 501 U.S. 663 (1991) (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/501/663/) Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., 418 U.S. 323 (1974) (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/418/323/) Podcast Episode 285: Listen and Learn – First Amendment (Content-Neutral Restrictions) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-285-listen-and-learn-first-amendment-content-neutral-restrictions/) Podcast Episode 306: Listen and Learn – Intentional Torts: Defamation (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-306-listen-and-learn-intentional-torts-defamation/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-370-listen-and-learn-freedom-of-the-press-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/12/202219 minutes, 7 seconds
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369: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Gabriel Teninbaum -- law professor and founder of Spaced Repetition Systems -- joining the podcast to speak about how the spaced repetition learning technique can help with your law school and bar exam studies. Note: If you're interested in checking out spacedrepetition.com for yourself, you can use the coupon code TOOLBOX15 for 15% off any product on the website. In this episode we discuss: Some background on our guest Gabe Teninbaum, and why he's passionate about spaced repetition The theory behind spaced repetition and how it works in practice Using spaced repetition to memorize material as a law student How early in your study should you start using the spaced repetition technique? Does learning with spaced repetition as a law student help lay the foundation for bar study? How you can use the spacedrepetition.com website for your law school and bar exam studies Resources: Spaced Repetition Systems, LLC (https://www.spacedrepetition.com/) NCBE – National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) Emanuel Law in a Flash (https://www.aspenpublishing.com/study-aids/emanuel-series) The Pimsleur Method (https://www.pimsleur.com/the-pimsleur-method) How Spaced Repetition Can Help You as a Law Student – Part 1 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-spaced-repetition-can-help-you-as-a-law-student-part-1/) How Spaced Repetition Can Help You as a Law Student – Part 2 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-spaced-repetition-can-help-you-as-a-law-student-part-2/) The Complete Guide to Memorization in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-complete-guide-to-memorization/) Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen (https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Things-Done-Stress-Free-Productivity/dp/0143126563) One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School, by Scott Turow (https://www.amazon.com/One-Turbulent-Story-Harvard-School/dp/0143119028) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 191: Quick Tips – Using Spaced Repetition to Memorize (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-191-quick-tips-using-spaced-repetition-to-memorize/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-369-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/5/202246 minutes, 16 seconds
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368: Finding a Summer Job Late in the Game

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about what to do when you really just need to find a job - any job. In this episode we discuss: How to tell you're in the position where you might have to settle for any job Typically, how extensive is the job search process for law students? What changes to make to your job searching approach late in the game Getting outside help with finding a job When should you take a job offer that is not exactly what you want? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-368-finding-a-summer-job-late-in-the-game/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/28/202231 minutes, 9 seconds
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367: Tech Tools You Can Use to Streamline Your Life

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to talk about some tech tools that will help you streamline your life, both in law school and beyond. And thanks to Pro-Boards (home of the legal-specific LegalBoard and LegalPad) for sponsoring this episode! In this episode we discuss: Using a calendar for organizing yourself and for coordination with others How you can streamline most tasks in your life Tools to make your work easier and more accurate Options for backing up your work What apps we've been using that we've found really helpful The LegalBoard and LegalPad, keypads and keyboards designed especially for lawyers and law students Resources: Pro-Boards (https://legalkeyboards.com/) @legalkeyboard (https://twitter.com/legalkeyboard) at Twitter LegalBoard (https://www.facebook.com/legalkeyboard/) at Facebook @proboardsllc (https://instagram.com/proboardsllc) at Instagram  Calendly (https://calendly.com/) Trello (https://trello.com/en) Zapier (https://zapier.com/) Slack (https://slack.com/) Asana (https://asana.com/) spacedrepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) f.lux (https://justgetflux.com/) Podcast Episode 208: Using Technology Effectively in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-208-using-technology-effectively-in-law-school/) How to Use Technology in Your Law School Study Group (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-use-technology-in-your-law-school-study-group/) Using Technology in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/using-technology-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-367-tech-tools-you-can-use-to-streamline-your-life/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/14/202234 minutes, 2 seconds
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366: How Can Parents Help Their Kids in Law School?

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're sharing our suggestions for ways parents can help their kids in law school, keeping the balance of being supportive without being overbearing. In this episode we discuss: Talking with your child about what they would find helpful from you Using the resources of the school, as well as outside help if needed Understanding the law school grading curve Lowering your expectations around holidays, especially those near exams Special advice for parents who are lawyers themselves Understanding that some degree of struggle is to be expected for both parents and students Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345472322/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0345472322&linkCode=as2&tag=lawschtoo-20&linkId=WWLQ67H3M3IHO4NT) Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth (https://www.amazon.com/Grit-Passion-Perseverance-Angela-Duckworth/dp/1501111116/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=) Advice for Parents of New Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/advice-for-parents-of-new-law-students/) For Parents: Helping Your Law Student Get Off to the Right Start (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/for-parents-helping-your-law-student-get-off-to-the-right-start/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-366-how-can-parents-help-their-kids-in-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/7/202226 minutes, 57 seconds
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365: Top 10 Tips for Studying for Final Exams

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're sharing our top 10 things to consider when preparing for your law school final exams. In this episode we discuss: Making an exam calendar Outlining, practicing, and getting feedback Finding a balance between studying and class work Being smart about study groups Spending time to evaluate your Thanksgiving plans Preparing for exams as a marathon, not a sprint! Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Podcast Episode 65: How to Make a Useful Law School Outline (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-make-a-useful-law-school-outline/) Podcast Episode 167: Do You Have to Join a Study Group in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-167-do-you-have-to-join-a-study-group-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 213: Why Practice Is So Important in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-213-why-practice-is-so-important-in-law-school/) Tips for Studying for a Closed Book Law School Exam (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-studying-for-a-closed-book-exam/) Tips for Studying for an Open Book Law School Exam (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-studying-for-an-open-book-exam/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-365-top-10-tips-for-studying-for-final-exams/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/31/202233 minutes, 24 seconds
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364: Listen and Learn -- State Sovereign Immunity (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about state sovereign immunity, pursuant to the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In this episode we discuss: What does the Eleventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution establish? Where the state sovereign immunity doctrine does and does not apply Exceptions to state sovereign immunity – or when a party can sue a state Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2016_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-364-listen-and-learn-state-sovereign-immunity-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/23/202215 minutes, 8 seconds
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363: Real-Life Estate Planning (w/Marina Modlin)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Marina Modlin, founder of Modlin Legal, with us to share some real-life estate planning advice. In this episode we discuss: Marina's background and current practice What does "estate planning" entail? The "default" system of estate planning versus the "opt-in" system Life events that should really trigger you to deal with your estate plan How to start the conversation around estate planning with parents/grandparents Pros and cons of the estate practice area When you can try to do estate planning on your own, and when to seek help Resources: Modlin Legal (https://modlinlegal.com/) CEB Trusts & Estates Solutions (https://www.ceb.com/solutions/trusts-and-estates/) Trusts 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/trusts-101/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-363-real-life-estate-planning-w-marina-modlin/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/17/202229 minutes, 6 seconds
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362: Listen and Learn -- The Taxing and Spending Clause (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the Taxing and Spending Clause of the Constitution, which specifies how Congress can collect taxes and allocate spending. In this episode we discuss: Different types of taxes that Congress collects The two general purposes for which Congress is permitted to lay or collect taxes Restrictions Congress may impose on state spending The division of power between state and federal government Analyzing two essay questions from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2008 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202008%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202009%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Examples & Explanations for Constitutional Law (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Constitutional-Law-Federalism-dp-1543850871/dp/1543850871/ref=dp_ob_title_bk) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-362-listen-and-learn-the-taxing-and-spending-clause-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/10/202217 minutes, 38 seconds
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361: Student Loan Repayment (w/Derek Brainard of AccessLex Institute)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Derek Brainard, National Director of Financial Education at AccessLex Institute, talking with us about everyone's favorite topic - student loans! In this episode we discuss: Derek's background and current role Services offered by AccessLex Institute What should students and grads know about payments restarting? The big news regarding loan forgiveness What happens if your loans are sold to a different servicer? Budgeting advice for law students Resources: AccessLex Institute (https://www.accesslex.org/) AccessConnex by AccessLex (https://www.accesslex.org/accessconnex) Ask EDNA! Education Network at AccessLex (https://www.accesslex.org/ask-edna) Federal Student Aid (https://studentaid.gov/) Annual Credit Report (https://www.annualcreditreport.com/index.action) Podcast Episode 38: Can You Really Afford Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-38-can-you-really-afford-law-school/) Podcast Episode 177: Real Talk About Student Loan Debt (w/Financial Expert Travis Hornsby) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-177-real-talk-about-student-loan-debt-w-financial-expert-travis-hornsby/) Podcast Episode 184: Handling Law School Finances (w/Lyssa Thaden of AccessLex) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-184-handling-law-school-finances-w-lyssa-thaden-of-accesslex/) Podcast Episode 294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-294-money-talk-w-carrie-friedberg/) The Reality of Law School Debt and Planning for It (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-reality-of-law-school-debt-and-planning-for-it/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-361-student-loan-repayment-w-derek-brainard-of-accesslex-institute/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/3/202231 minutes, 55 seconds
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360: Legal Jobs in a Slowing Economy (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about looking for legal jobs in the current economy, where law firm hiring is slowing down and some layoffs may even be happening. In this episode we discuss: A look at recent periods of economic challenges What fuels BigLaw work? For students interested in BigLaw, how concerned should they be right now? What can students do to position themselves for a summer associate position/job offer, in any economy? How to analyze in more depth which firms to apply to and where to accept an offer Learning to be flexible on desired practice areas If a BigLaw job doesn't pan out now, is all lost? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) How to Search for a Law Job in an Uncertain Economy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-search-for-a-law-job-in-an-uncertain-economy/) Tips to Finding Post-Graduate Jobs During a Recession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-finding-post-graduate-jobs-during-a-recession/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-360-legal-jobs-in-a-slowing-economy-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/26/202232 minutes, 40 seconds
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359: Listen and Learn -- Venue (Federal Civil Procedure)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are digging into a commonly-tested exam topic in Federal Civil Procedure – determining proper venue in civil actions. In this episode we discuss: What is venue, and how to distinguish between venue and jurisdiction How venue can be properly established and changed Venue statutes and their application Analyzing two essay questions, from the February 2009 and July 2021 California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2021 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/July-2021-CBX-Essay-Qs-and-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 343: Listen and Learn – Personal Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-343-listen-and-learn-personal-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-359-listen-and-learn-venue-federal-civil-procedure/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/19/202222 minutes, 38 seconds
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358: Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (w/Alexis Yee-Garcia)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today on the podcast, we have guest Alexis Yee-Garcia, who manages diversity, equity, and inclusion programs at a BigLaw firm. We talk about how people with diverse profiles - whether racial, ethnic, cultural, religious, gender identity, or sexual orientation - find their place in today's legal profession. In this episode we discuss: Alexis Yee-Garcia's professional background What does "diversity and inclusion" mean in the legal employment context? How can you tell if a firm is really serious about diversity and inclusion? Participating in minority career fairs or summer programs How to leverage a diverse background throughout your legal career Suggestions for people who want to get into the field of diversity and inclusion themselves Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law360 Diversity Snapshot (https://www.law360.com/pulse/articles/1513061/the-2022-diversity-snapshot) The American Lawyer (https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/) Podcast Episode 258: Law Clerks for Diversity (w/Guest Danielle Barondess) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-258-law-clerks-for-diversity-w-guest-danielle-barondess/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-358-diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-legal-profession-w-alexis-yee-garcia/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/12/202239 minutes, 8 seconds
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357: Listen and Learn -- Prosecution of a Criminal Trial (Burdens, Presumptions, Sufficiency)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! The topic of today's "Listen and Learn" episode is Criminal Procedure. Specifically, we're talking about a few topics related to the prosecution of a criminal trial: burden of proof, presumptions, and sufficiency of the evidence. In this episode we discuss: The burden of proof in a criminal case A review of the substantive law defining murder Rebuttable and irrebuttable presumptions in jury instructions How do we know whether the prosecution has met its burden? When can the defendant move for a judgment of acquittal? Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2008 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202008%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2010 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2010-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 295: Listen and Learn – Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-295-listen-and-learn-due-process-and-equal-protection-con-law/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-357-listen-and-learn-prosecution-of-a-criminal-trial/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/5/202220 minutes, 17 seconds
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356: Listen and Learn -- Criminal Law: Warrant Requirements

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Criminal Procedure, specifically what is needed for a valid search warrant, and the situations in which a warrant is not required. In this episode we discuss: What is a warrant? Requirements for a valid search warrant Eight exceptions to the warrant requirement Analyzing two hypos, from the July 2009 and February 2006 California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202009%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2006 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202006%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 141: Listen and Learn – The Fourth Amendment (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-141-listen-and-learn-the-fourth-amendment/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-356-listen-and-learn-criminal-law-warrant-requirements/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/29/202225 minutes, 11 seconds
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355: Listen and Learn -- Parol Evidence (Contracts)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about the parol evidence rule, which governs evidence that parties to a contract dispute can introduce when determining the specific terms of the contract. In this episode we discuss: The definition of parol evidence Exceptions to the parol evidence rule The difference between a partially integrated writing and a fully integrated writing Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Examples & Explanations for Contracts, by Brian A. Blum (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Contracts-Brian-Blum-dp-1543807631/dp/1543807631/ref=dp_ob_title_bk) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2010 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2010-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 341: Listen and Learn – Contract Defenses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-341-listen-and-learn-contract-defenses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-355-listen-and-learn-parol-evidence-contracts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/22/202216 minutes, 38 seconds
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354: Listen and Learn -- Expectation and Consequential Damages (Contracts)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we talk about the two most heavily-tested types of legal remedies for a breach of contract. In this episode we discuss: Legal remedies and equitable remedies for a breach of contract The rules for expectation damages and consequential damages Different loss-mitigation scenarios Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Hadley v. Baxendale (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadley_v_Baxendale) Examples & Explanations for Contracts, by Brian A. Blum (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Contracts-Brian-Blum-dp-1543807631/dp/1543807631/ref=dp_ob_title_bk) Podcast Episode 341: Listen and Learn – Contract Defenses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-341-listen-and-learn-contract-defenses/) Podcast Episode 344: Listen and Learn – Contract Formation (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-344-listen-and-learn-contract-formation/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-354-listen-and-learn-expectation-and-consequential-damages-contracts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/15/202219 minutes, 16 seconds
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353: Tips for a Successful Callback Interview (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to discuss how to prepare for the second round of interviews for summer associate positions.  In this episode we discuss: The basics of a callback interview Are interviews still virtual due to the pandemic? How callback interviews are different from the initial screening interviews How much do you need to know about the people you're interviewing with? Pitfalls to avoid if you're invited to a lunch type of interview How to handle a situation in which you're really not connecting with a specific interviewer What to say if you're asked a question you don't like or don't know how to answer Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 4: Callback Tips for BigLaw Summer Associate Positions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-4-callback-tips-biglaw-summer-associate-positions/) Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/ Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-top-callback-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-353-tips-for-a-successful-callback-interview-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/8/202239 minutes, 56 seconds
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352: Listen and Learn -- Best Evidence Rule

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're focusing on an important topic in Evidence – the Best Evidence Rule, which requires a witness to produce the document whose contents he or she is testifying about. In this episode we discuss: How Evidence is different from most other topics on a law school exam The Best Evidence Rule and its related exceptions Analyzing several hypos from previous California bar exams Structuring an answer to an Evidence question Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2005 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202005%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-352-listen-and-learn-best-evidence-rule/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/1/202215 minutes, 46 seconds
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351: Getting a Law Job in a Niche Area (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! If you're interested in working in a specialty area of the law, join us for this episode as we share tips on getting a niche job out of law school or working your way in over time. In this episode we discuss: What are some "niche" and "non-niche" areas of law? The keys to finding a niche job out of law school How can you work your way into a specialty area over time? What if you later change your mind and want to do something else? Working on your resume and your own personal story Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) How to Search for a Law Job in an Uncertain Economy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-search-for-a-law-job-in-an-uncertain-economy/) How to Develop a Career in Technology Law and Policy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-develop-a-career-in-technology-law-and-policy/) 5 International Law Careers for the Globally-Inclined (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-international-or-international-law-careers-for-the-globally-inclined/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-351-getting-a-law-job-in-a-niche-area-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/25/202231 minutes, 56 seconds
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350: Listen and Learn -- Privileges and Immunities Clause (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing how to identify and work through Privileges and Immunities Clause issues on a law school exam. In this episode we discuss: Distinguishing between the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV of the Constitution and the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment What steps to take to identify whether the Privileges and Immunities Clause applies The Dormant Commerce Clause The two requirements that must be met for a state to pass a law violating the Privileges and Immunities Clause Analyzing two hypos, from the February 2005 and July 2018 California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2005 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202005%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2018 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/July2018_CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 298: Listen and Learn – The Dormant Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-298-listen-and-learn-the-dormant-commerce-clause/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-350-listen-and-learn-privileges-and-immunities-clause-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/18/202215 minutes, 46 seconds
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349: Common Questions from Incoming Law Students

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about some scenarios that people often ask about if they're incoming law students. We address concerns related to finding your motivation, fitting into law school, succeeding academically, and more.   In this episode we discuss: Being a first-generation law student Leveling the playing field if you have learning differences Fitting into law school and finding the confidence to keep going What aspects of law schools can be intimidating? How difficult is it to succeed academically? Setting yourself up if you want to transfer schools What if you signed up for law school, but you're not sure you want to be a lawyer? Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Pre-Law Episodes (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/) Podcast Episode 110: Revisiting Mindset (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-110-revisiting-mindset/) Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) Podcast Episode 227: Thriving as a First-Generating Law Student (w/Hafsa Mansoor of FirstGenJD) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-227-thriving-as-a-first-generation-law-student-w-hafsa-mansoor-of-firstgenjd/) Podcast Episode 273: Transferring Law Schools (w/Tiffany Lo) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-273-transferring-law-schools-w-tiffany-lo/) Podcast Episode 294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-294-money-talk-w-carrie-friedberg/) Law School Myth #1: Lawyers Make a Lot of Money (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/09/law-school-myth-1-lawyers-make-a-lot-of-money/) Why the World Still Needs Lawyers Like You (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-the-world-still-needs-lawyers-like-you/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-349-common-questions-from-incoming-law-students/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/11/202233 minutes, 53 seconds
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348: Getting Ready for On-Campus Interviewing (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how you should be preparing for a successful OCI process. In this episode we discuss: The basics of the OCI process Finalizing your application documents Scheduling time each week for the job search Preparing your story and questions to ask in an interview Looking for jobs outside of OCI Tips for a virtual OCI interview Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 3: Mastering the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-3-mastering-campus-interviewing-oci-process/) Podcast Episode 55: An Overview of BigLaw On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-55-overview-biglaw-campus-interviewing-oci/) Podcast Episode 105: OCI Basics with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-105-oci-basics-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 140: OCI Strategy (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-140-oci-strategy-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 152: Top OCI Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-152-top-oci-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 214: Handling an Extensive Job Search Outside of OCI (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-214-handling-an-extensive-job-search-outside-of-oci/) Podcast Episode 266: Preparing for Virtual OCI (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-266-preparing-for-virtual-oci-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-348-getting-ready-for-on-campus-interviewing-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/27/202239 minutes, 8 seconds
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347: Listen and Learn -- Assumption of Risk (Torts)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in another "Listen and Learn" episode, we're focusing on assumption of risk as a defense to negligence in Tort law. In this episode we discuss: A review of the rule for assumption of risk What are some common situations that trigger this defense? Express vs. implied assumption of risk The Professional Rescuer Rule How a small change in the facts can alter the outcome of the question Why your analysis on a law school essay is ultimately more important than your conclusion Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2011 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2011-CBX.pdf) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Torts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-torts/) Examples & Explanations for the Law of Torts, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Torts-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1543807690) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-347-listen-and-learn-assumption-of-risk-torts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/20/202219 minutes, 4 seconds
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346: Judicial Accountability in the Workplace (w/Aliza Shatzman)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Aliza Shatzman from The Legal Accountability Project about some of the things that can go wrong with judicial clerkships, and what clerks can do to protect themselves when that happens. Note: This episode was recorded several weeks ago. Based on Aliza's subsequent conversations with law schools, The Legal Accountability Project decided that the best way to both protect law clerks and democratize information is to create a centralized clerkships reporting database, where every law clerk from every institution can make a report, and every law student from every law school can read the reports, as a way to avoid judges with a history of misconduct. In this episode we discuss: Aliza's story that led to The Legal Accountability Project The power disparity between judges and law clerks: Are judges really untouchable? The current status of the Judiciary Accountability Act What needs to happen to make a difference for judicial employees facing harassment or discrimination? The role law schools play in protecting their students and alumni Where to look for information on individual judges, and how to share your experience so other people know what they're signing up for Resources: The Legal Accountability Project (https://www.legalaccountabilityproject.org/) Statement for the Record of Aliza Shatzman, Former DC Superior Court Law Clerk (https://docs.house.gov/meetings/JU/JU03/20220317/114503/HHRG-117-JU03-20220317-SD005.pdf) LinkedIn – Aliza Shatzman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/aliza-shatzman-58b55223/) Twitter – Aliza Shatzman (https://twitter.com/AlizaShatzman) Untouchable Judges? What I've Learned about Harassment in the Judiciary, and What We Can Do to Stop It – article by Aliza Shatzman (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4096245) Model Employment Dispute Resolution Plan (https://www.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/guide-vol12-ch02-appx2a_oji-2019-09-17-post-model-edr-plan.pdf) Podcast Episode 44: How to Get a Judicial Clerkship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-44-how-to-get-a-judicial-clerkship/) Podcast Episode 176: Talking About Judicial Clerkships with Kelsey Russell (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-176-talking-about-judicial-clerkships-with-kelsey-russell/) Podcast Episode 258: Law Clerks for Diversity (w/Guest Danielle Barondess) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-258-law-clerks-for-diversity-w-guest-danielle-barondess/) The Benefits of Doing Both a Federal District Court and a Circuit Court Clerkship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-benefits-of-doing-both-a-federal-district-court-and-a-circuit-court-clerkship/) Why You Should Consider a Judicial Internship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-you-should-consider-a-judicial-internship/) What Is It Really Like To Be a Judicial Clerk? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-is-it-really-like-to-be-a-judicial-clerk/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-346-judicial-accountability-in-the-workplace-w-aliza-shatzman/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/13/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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345: Getting Ready for Starting Law School (Life Logistics)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about life logistics as you prepare to start law school. We share tips for organizing yourself during this process so your transition to law school happens as smoothly as possible. In this episode we discuss: Transportation and housing logistics Academic logistics Automating recurring payments and setting up appointments early Thinking about where to do your school work Getting involved in community activities Social networks for help in your first year of law school Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 158: What to Wear (And Not to Wear) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-158-what-to-wear-and-not-to-wear/) Podcast Episode 198: Pre-1L Life Logistics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-pre-1l-life-logistics/) Podcast Episode 201: Fashion Law & Men's Fashion (w/Douglas Hand) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-201-fashion-law-mens-fashion-w-douglas-hand/) What to Think About Before Starting Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-to-think-about-before-starting-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-345-getting-ready-for-starting-law-school-life-logistics/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/6/202240 minutes
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344: Listen and Learn -- Contract Formation

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're looking at the conditions that have to be satisfied in order to form a valid contract. We'll review the concepts and illustrate them with two essay questions from previous bar exams. In this episode we discuss: Determining the applicable law governing a contract The conditions that have to be satisfied for a valid contract Recognizing when there is a counter-offer Applying the mailbox rule to determine the time at which an offer is accepted Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams involving contract formation Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXJuly2012_Selected_Answers_Essays_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2019 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/July-2019-Essay-Questions-and-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 272: Listen and Learn – The Statute of Frauds (Contract Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-272-listen-and-learn-the-statute-of-frauds-contract-law/) Podcast Episode 341: Listen and Learn – Contract Defenses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-341-listen-and-learn-contract-defenses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-344-listen-and-learn-contract-formation/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/30/202215 minutes, 38 seconds
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343: Listen and Learn -- Personal Jurisdiction (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's "Listen and Learn" episode, we look at the various ways of establishing whether a court has jurisdiction over the parties in a lawsuit. In this episode we discuss: Establishing personal jurisdiction through traditional bases The difference between "domicile" and "presence" Long-arm statutes and ties to the forum state The two parts of the constitutional analysis General jurisdiction and specific jurisdiction Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Structuring an answer to a personal jurisdiction question Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2004 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202004%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2016_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-343-listen-and-learn-personal-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/23/202226 minutes, 4 seconds
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342: Real World Summer Job Situations (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about how to deal with difficult work situations and make the most out of your summer job experience. In this episode we discuss: Taking ownership of your work if you're given very little direction when you start How to turn things around if your first work assignment doesn't go well What should you do if you're busy with assignments and someone is pressuring you to do pro bono work? Handling inappropriate behavior from coworkers What if the summer is coming to a close and you get the feedback you may not be getting a full-time offer? What's next if you get a no offer/cold offer? What to do if you do get an offer but you want to see what other options are out there Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Job Search Strategies for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/job-search-strategies-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 85: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-85-surviving-summer-associate-new-firm-lawyer-grover-cleveland/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O'Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 320: Goals for Your 1L Summer Job (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-320-goals-for-your-1l-summer-job-w-sadie-jones/) How to Approach a Virtual Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-approach-a-virtual-summer-job/) Are You Emotionally Intelligent? 5 Soft Skills to Show Off in Your Summer Law Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/are-you-emotionally-intelligent-5-soft-skills-to-show-off-in-your-summer-law-job/) How to Go into a Summer Job with the Right Mindset (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-go-into-a-summer-job-with-the-right-mindset/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-342-real-world-summer-job-situations-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/16/202236 minutes, 48 seconds
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341: Listen and Learn -- Contract Defenses

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking about contract defenses, including mistake, fraudulent misrepresentation, and non-disclosure. For a refresher on the concepts involved in contract formation, take a look at episode 161 of the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast. In this episode we discuss: Determining the governing law of a contract Conditions for a valid contract Mutual mistake and unilateral mistake present at contract formation Fraudulent misrepresentation related to contract formation The contract defense of non-disclosure Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2018 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Feb2018_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, October 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/October-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 161: Listen and Learn – Contract Formation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-161-listen-and-learn-contract-formation/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-341-listen-and-learn-contract-defenses/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/9/202215 minutes, 40 seconds
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340: Getting in the Right Headspace to Start Law School

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about what to do – and what not to do – the summer before law school. In this episode we discuss: Specific things you can do to prepare for starting law school What to think about if you're going to be moving How much substantive law should you try to learn over the summer? Should you try to meet classmates before orientation? What type of clothes do you need? Writing a letter to yourself about why you want to go to law school Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) "Listen and Learn" series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) The Elements of Style, by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White (https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Style-Fourth-William-Strunk/dp/020530902X?language=en_US) Code: And Other Laws of Cyberspace, by Lawrence Lessig (https://www.amazon.com/Code-Other-Cyberspace-Lawrence-Lessig/dp/046503912X) Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy's Guide to the Constitution, by Elie Mystal (https://www.amazon.com/Allow-Me-Retort-Black-Constitution/dp/1620976811) The Buffalo Creek Disaster, by Gerald M. Stern (https://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Creek-Disaster-Survivors-Coal-Mining/dp/0307388492) Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 110: Revisiting Mindset (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-110-revisiting-mindset/) Podcast Episode 158: What to Wear (And What Not to Wear) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-158-what-to-wear-and-not-to-wear/) Podcast Episode 193: Books to Read Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-193-books-to-read-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 195: What to Do the Summer Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-195-what-to-do-the-summer-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 198: Pre-1L Life Logistics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-pre-1l-life-logistics/) Podcast Episode 201: Fashion Law & Men's Fashion (w/Douglas Hand) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-201-fashion-law-mens-fashion-w-douglas-hand/)  Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-340-getting-in-the-right-headspace-to-start-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/2/202235 minutes, 7 seconds
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339: Fitting in Consistent Career Planning and Job Search Time (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about ways to keep your job search and career planning consistent as a law student, without overdoing it. In this episode we discuss: Finding a good balance between academics and career planning for each year of law school How much time to devote to job searching/career planning each week, and what activities to focus on How to track your "career" time, contacts, and activities Advice for part-time law school students What if you're taking action consistently, but not seeing results? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Job Search Strategies for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/job-search-strategies-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 24: Job Search Basics for 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-job-search-basics-1ls/) Podcast Episode 126: How to Get People to Help with Your Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-126-get-people-help-job-search/) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 183: Changing Course in the Job Hunt (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-183-changing-course-in-the-job-hunt-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 185: Thinking About the 2L Job Search as a 1L (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-185-thinking-about-the-2l-job-search-as-a-1l-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 203: Job Search Q&A (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-203-job-search-qa-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 209: Job Hunting in a City Where You're Not in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-209-job-hunting-in-a-city-where-youre-not-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 232: Finding a 1L Summer Job in the Spring (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-232-finding-a-1l-summer-job-in-the-spring-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 327: Job Search Etiquette (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-327-job-search-etiquette-w-sadie-jones/) Getting a Jump Start on the 1L Summer Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-1l-summer-job-search/) Getting a Jump Start on the Summer Job Search: Part II (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-summer-job-search-part-ii/) How to Develop a 3L Job Search Strategy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-develop-a-3l-job-search-strategy/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-339-fitting-in-consistent-career-planning-and-job-search-time-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/25/202235 minutes, 46 seconds
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338: Talking About Law School Admissions (w/Sydney Montgomery)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have college and law school admissions consultant Sydney Montgomery with us to talk all about law school admissions. In this episode we discuss: Sydney's background and her work in admissions consulting What problems do people consistently run into during admissions? What unique challenges do first-generation law students face, and how can they overcome them? How to find out more about life as a lawyer if you're thinking of applying to law school What should you write in your personal statement? Is it worth it to pay full price for law school? Does it matter where your law school is located? Approaching your undergrad professors about letters of recommendation Communicating with schools if you're on their waitlist Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) S. Montgomery Admissions Consulting (https://smontgomeryconsulting.com/) Break Into Law School podcast (https://breakintolawschool.com/) Navigating Law School Admissions podcast (https://law.yale.edu/admissions-financial-aid/jd-admissions/connect-us/navigating-law-school-admissions-podcast) Headspace (https://www.headspace.com/) InsightTimer (https://insighttimer.com/) Podcast Episode 119: Navigating the Law School Application Process (with Admission Logic) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-119-navigating-law-school-application-process-admission-logic/) Podcast Episode 210: Using Mindfulness Practices as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-210-using-mindfulness-practices-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 246: Influence of the LSAT on the Law School Admission Process (with Shirag Shemmassian) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-246-influence-of-the-lsat-on-the-law-school-admission-process-with-shirag-shemmassian/) Podcast Episode 256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) Podcast Episode 303: What's New with the LSAT (w/Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-303-whats-new-with-the-lsat-w-steve-schwartz/) Podcast Episode 335: Things to Consider If You're on a Law School Waitlist (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-335-things-to-consider-if-youre-on-a-law-school-waitlist-w-anna-ivey/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-338-talking-about-law-school-admissions-w-sydney-montgomery/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/18/202236 minutes, 8 seconds
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337: How to Address Common Job Search Problems (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about common issues that law students encounter when looking for a job.  In this episode we discuss: What to do if you're a 1L and you still don't have a summer job by mid-spring How to overcome losing on-campus connections if you've been studying remotely What happens if your firm went under in the last year and you're left without a job after graduation Career-related things you can do prior to starting law school to get on the right track When and how to get career help as a 1L Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Job Search Strategies for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/job-search-strategies-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 24: Job Search Basics for 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-job-search-basics-1ls/) Podcast Episode 126: How to Get People to Help with Your Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-126-get-people-help-job-search/) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 183: Changing Course in the Job Hunt (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-183-changing-course-in-the-job-hunt-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 185: Thinking About the 2L Job Search as a 1L (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-185-thinking-about-the-2l-job-search-as-a-1l-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 203: Job Search Q&A (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-203-job-search-qa-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 209: Job Hunting in a City Where You're Not in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-209-job-hunting-in-a-city-where-youre-not-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 232: Finding a 1L Summer Job in the Spring (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-232-finding-a-1l-summer-job-in-the-spring-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 327: Job Search Etiquette (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-327-job-search-etiquette-w-sadie-jones/) Getting a Jump Start on the 1L Summer Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-1l-summer-job-search/) Getting a Jump Start on the Summer Job Search: Part II (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-summer-job-search-part-ii/) How to Develop a 3L Job Search Strategy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-develop-a-3l-job-search-strategy/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-337-how-to-address-common-job-search-problems-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/11/202234 minutes, 29 seconds
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336: How to Decide Which Law School Offer to Accept

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how to figure out which law school offer to accept if you're weighing multiple options. In this episode we discuss: Should you automatically go to the highest ranked school you get into? How much does location matter? The role of scholarships and student loans The importance of visiting the schools in person Considering bar passage rates Job/career prospects after graduation Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Law School Transparency (https://www.lawschooltransparency.com/) Podcast Episode 34: Which Law School Should I Go to? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-34-which-law-school-should-i-go-to/) Podcast Episode 217: Choosing a Law School (with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-217-choosing-a-law-school-with-dr-shirag-shemmassian/) Podcast Episode 335: Things to Consider If You're on a Law School Waitlist (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-335-things-to-consider-if-youre-on-a-law-school-waitlist-w-anna-ivey/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-336-how-to-decide-which-law-school-offer-to-accept/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/4/202233 minutes, 51 seconds
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335: Things to Consider If You're on a Law School Waitlist (w/Anna Ivey)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have admissions consultant Anna Ivey back with us to discuss some timely admissions topics, including how to deal with being on a law school waitlist. In this episode we discuss: Anna's background and work in admissions consulting Has the law school experience normalized after the two-year pandemic period? What do law school applications look like these days? The timeframe for schools making final decisions on students who are waitlisted What should you do if you're on a waitlist and want to get off of it? How many updates do you need to send to a school if you're on their waitlist? At what point does it make sense to commit to a school and end the waitlist limbo? Resources: Anna Ivey Consulting (https://www.annaivey.com/) Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 252: Navigating the Law School Landscape in Light of COVID-19 (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-252-navigating-the-law-school-landscape-in-light-of-covid-19-w-anna-ivey/) Podcast Episode 256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) Podcast Episode 307: Kicking Off Your 1L Year Right (Even in a Pandemic) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-307-kicking-off-your-1l-year-right-even-in-a-pandemic/) Everything You Need to Know About Finding Your Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-finding-your-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-335-things-to-consider-if-youre-on-a-law-school-waitlist-w-anna-ivey/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/28/202241 minutes, 22 seconds
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334: Listen and Learn -- Standards of Review (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the different standards of review a court will apply when dealing with questions of constitutionality. You may also hear these referred to as "levels of scrutiny." In this episode we discuss: The three Constitutional Law levels of scrutiny and how courts apply each of them Fundamental rights under the Constitution Suspect and quasi-suspect classes of individuals The Due Process and Equal Protection clauses Analyzing two hypos involving the standards of review Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2013CBX%20SelectedAnswers%20Essay1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 313: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Justiciability (Con Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-313-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-justiciability-con-law/) Podcast Episode 295: Listen and Learn – Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-295-listen-and-learn-due-process-and-equal-protection-con-law/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-334-listen-and-learn-standards-of-review-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/21/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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333: Building an Authentic Law Practice (w/Hillary Vaillancourt)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have guest Hillary Vaillancourt with us to discuss a variety of topics, including her work on Piece of Cake Allergy Consulting and building a small firm practice. In this episode we discuss: Hillary Vaillancourt's background and her work as a food allergy lawyer What to expect when starting a law firm Generating business when you're running your own practice What a virtual law practice looks like Balancing a legal career with raising small children How to handle an unexpected curve ball in terms of your career Resources: Piece of Cake Allergy Consulting (https://www.pieceofcakeallergyconsulting.com/) Podcast Episode 70: How to Decide What Type of Law to Practice (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-70-how-to-decide-what-type-of-law-to-practice/) Podcast Episode 86: Resources for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-86-resources-aspiring-entrepreneurs/) Podcast Episode 154: Building a Better Law Practice (w/Jeremy Richter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-154-building-a-better-law-practice-w-jeremy-richter/) Podcast Episode 233: Starting a Small Law Firm (w/Guest Stephanie Everett of Lawyerist) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-233-starting-a-small-law-firm-w-guest-stephanie-everett-of-lawyerist/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-333-building-an-authentic-law-practice-w-hillary-vaillancourt/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/14/202234 minutes, 42 seconds
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332: Listen and Learn -- Removal (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's topic in our "Listen and Learn" series is from Civil Procedure, specifically removal of a case from state to federal court.  In this episode we discuss: The definition and specifics of removal The reasons why some defendants would want to move their case to federal court What is needed for a defendant to motion to move a case to federal court? Establishing subject matter jurisdiction and diversity jurisdiction Federal abstention doctrines Analyzing three hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2003 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202003%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/February2014CBXSelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2016_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-332-listen-and-learn-removal-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/7/202221 minutes, 3 seconds
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331: A Conversation with Assistant District Attorney Sara Beller

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're speaking with guest Sara Beller, a member of the District Attorney's office in Riverside County, California, and a tutor with the Law School Toolbox. We're talking about careers in public service, specifically working as a prosecutor. In this episode we discuss: Sara's journey to becoming an Assistant District Attorney Interning at a DA's office or U.S. Attorney's office What to highlight on your application for an internship at a DA's office What skills are important for students planning to work as prosecutors Sara's three pieces of advice to every law student The life lesson of "you don't know who's in the room" Resources: Sara Beller, Author at Law School Toolbox (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/author/sarabeller/) Podcast Episode 71: Soft Skills You Need to Develop to Be a Successful Attorney (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-71-soft-skills-you-need-to-develop-to-be-a-successful-attorney/) Podcast Episode 219: Mastering People Skills for Success as an Attorney (w/Stephanie Hanna) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-219-mastering-people-skills-for-success-as-an-attorney-w-stephanie-hanna/) Why You Should Consider a Summer Internship at the District Attorney's Office and How to Find One! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-you-should-consider-a-summer-internship-at-the-district-attorneys-office-and-how-to-find-one/) The Benefits of Doing Both a Federal District Court and a Circuit Court Clerkship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-benefits-of-doing-both-a-federal-district-court-and-a-circuit-court-clerkship/) What's Your Alternative? Uncovering Alternative Career Paths for the Law Firm Skeptic: How Do I Become a Government Attorney? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/whats-your-alternative-uncovering-alternative-career-paths-for-the-law-firm-skeptic-how-do-i-become-a-government-attorney/) What's Your Alternative? Uncovering Alternative Career Paths for the Law Firm Skeptic: How Do I Become a Public Interest Attorney? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/whats-alternative-uncovering-alternative-career-paths-law-firm-skeptic-become-public-interest-attorney/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-331-a-conversation-with-assistant-district-attorney-sara-beller/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/28/202242 minutes, 1 second
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330: Listen and Learn -- The Sixth Amendment

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're focusing on Criminal Procedure, specifically the Sixth Amendment to the Constitution and the rights and protections it provides to anyone accused of a criminal act. In this episode we discuss: The rights that the Sixth Amendment protects The general rule for competence When a judge may deny a defendant's right to represent himself/herself A criminal defendant's right to counsel The relationship between the right to counsel under the Sixth Amendment and Miranda warnings under the Fifth Amendment Analyzing a hypo involving the Sixth Amendment, based on previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2006 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202006%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 290: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-290-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 323: Listen and Learn – The Exclusionary Rule (Criminal Law and Procedure) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-323-listen-and-learn-the-exclusionary-rule-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Podcast Episode 325: Listen and Learn – The Fourth Amendment: Informer Tips (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-325-listen-and-learn-the-fourth-amendment-informer-tips/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-330-listen-and-learn-the-sixth-amendment/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/21/202211 minutes, 40 seconds
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329: Approaching Difficult Conversations at Work (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to share tips for handling workplace situations that require a difficult conversation. In this episode we discuss: Common workplace situations that require a difficult conversation Tips for approaching hard conversations to make them less awkward Asking for something you need for working more productively How do you know it's time to cut your losses and move on? Best practices around quitting a job Handling exit interviews Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Podcast Episode 137: How to Handle Difficult Workplace Situations (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-137-how-to-handle-difficult-workplace-situations/) Five Tips for Excelling in a Professional Workplace as a Summer Law Clerk (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/five-tips-for-excelling-in-a-professional-workplace-as-a-summer-law-clerk/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-329-approaching-difficult-conversations-at-work-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/14/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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328: Listen and Learn -- Expert vs. Lay Witness Testimony (Evidence)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the standards for admitting witness testimony, which are found in the rules of Evidence. In this episode we discuss: Who can be a lay witness? The instances in which lay witnesses can offer opinion testimony When is expert witness testimony permitted at trial? Factors used to determine the reliability of an expert's testimony Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2019 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Feb2019_CBX_SelectedAnswers.EssayQuestions_R.pdf) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-328-listen-and-learn-expert-vs-lay-witness-testimony-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/7/202212 minutes, 34 seconds
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327: Job Search Etiquette (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about the "dos" and "don'ts" of the job search process, including applying for jobs, interviewing, and following up. In this episode we discuss: The most common mistakes people make during on-campus interviewing Following the job application process outlined by a particular firm Things you should do to stand out and make it easier for the firm to hire you Preparing for the day of the interview How much follow-up is sufficient? Should you send "Thank you" notes? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) NALP Directory of Legal Employers (https://www.nalpdirectory.com/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-327-job-search-etiquette-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/31/202239 minutes, 41 seconds
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326: Listen and Learn -- Multiple Hearsay

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we go through a step-by-step approach for analyzing questions involving multiple levels of hearsay. In this episode we discuss: The rule for multiple hearsay A review of the general rule for hearsay and how to apply it properly Hearsay exceptions A step-by-step approach for analyzing questions containing hearsay within hearsay Analyzing two hypos that illustrate multiple hearsay Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 271: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) Podcast Episode 296: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Government and Business Records (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-296-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-government-and-business-records/) Podcast Episode 308: Listen and Learn – More Hearsay Exceptions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-308-listen-and-learn-more-hearsay-exceptions/) Podcast Episode 315: Listen and Learn – Non-Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-315-listen-and-learn-non-hearsay/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-326-listen-and-learn-multiple-hearsay/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/24/202214 minutes, 13 seconds
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325: Listen and Learn -- The Fourth Amendment: Informer Tips

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're focusing on Criminal Procedure, specifically the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution and the limits it imposes on police actions based on tips from anonymous informants. In this episode we discuss: A review of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Determining when probable cause arises for an arrest, search, or seizure How is a "totality of the circumstances" analysis performed? Going through two hypos, from the February 2004 and July 2021 California bar exams How to structure an answer to an essay question involving anonymous informant tips Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2004 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2004-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 323: Listen and Learn – The Exclusionary Rule (Criminal Law and Procedure) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-323-listen-and-learn-the-exclusionary-rule-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 141: Listen and Learn – The Fourth Amendment (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-141-listen-and-learn-the-fourth-amendment/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-325-listen-and-learn-the-fourth-amendment-informer-tips/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/17/202212 minutes, 14 seconds
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324: Editing Your Resume and Cover Letter (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about polishing the appearance of your resume and cover letter so they look as professional as possible, and customizing them for the job you're applying to. In this episode we discuss: Editing resumes and cover letters for content The positioning of education versus experience on your resume Editing for typos and appearance Where to find good templates you can use How long is too long for a resume/cover letter? Getting help proofreading your materials What should you do if you notice a problem after something has been submitted? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 12: Resume and Cover Letter Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-12-resume-cover-letter-basics/) Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (with an ex-BigLaw Recruiter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-111-resumes-cover-letters-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 127: Avoid These Resume No-Gos (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-127-avoid-resume-no-gos/) Podcast Episode 173: Frequently Asked Questions About Resumes and Cover Letters (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-173-frequently-asked-questions-about-resumes-and-cover-letters-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 237: Handling Resume and Cover Letter Difficulties (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-237-handling-resume-and-cover-letter-difficulties-w-sadie-jones/) Six Essential Cover Letter Tips for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/six-essential-cover-letter-tips-for-law-students/) Building a Resume in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/building-a-resume-in-law-school/) Advice from a Law Recruiter, Part One: Top Tips for a Perfect Resume (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/advice-law-recruiter-part-one-resumes/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-324-editing-your-resume-and-cover-letter-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/10/202233 minutes, 32 seconds
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323: Listen and Learn -- The Exclusionary Rule (Criminal Law and Procedure)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're discussing a topic from Criminal Law and Procedure. Join us as we look at the exclusionary rule and Miranda warnings, grounded in the Fourth Amendment.  In this episode we discuss: A brief review of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments The exclusionary rule and its related exceptions Statements made after a suspect has been given Miranda warnings Going through a hypo from the February 2018 California bar exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2018 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Feb2018_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions.pdf) Podcast Episode 290: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-290-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 141: Listen and Learn – The Fourth Amendment (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-141-listen-and-learn-the-fourth-amendment/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-323-listen-and-learn-the-exclusionary-rule-criminal-law-and-procedure/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/3/202218 minutes, 33 seconds
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322: Keeping Motivation Strong Throughout Your 3L Year

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is based on a listener's question on how to deal with the unique challenges of 3L year, such as finding the motivation to study, balancing different responsibilities, and dealing with anxieties over bar exam prep and student loans. In this episode we discuss: What are some of the challenges and opportunities that show up in the final year of law school? Classes that make sense to take in 3L year Handling the job hunt or career transition process Starting to think about bar exam prep Loans and finance considerations Fun stuff you can do while still a student And finally, where to turn if you find you’re really struggling? Resources: Podcast Episode 61: Making the Most of Your 2L and 3L Years of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-61-making-the-most-of-your-2l-and-3l-years-of-law-school/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) Podcast Episode 294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-294-money-talk-w-carrie-friedberg/) Podcast Episode 297: The 3L Job Hunt Process (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-297-the-3l-job-hunt-process-w-sadie-jones/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 61: Making the Most of Your Commercial Bar Review Course (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-61-making-the-most-of-your-commercial-bar-review-course/) How to Choose Courses for 2L and 3L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-choose-courses-for-2l-and-3l-year/) Why Slacking Off During 3L Year Won't Pay Off (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-slacking-off-during-3l-year-wont-pay-off/) Seven Ways to Make the Most of Your 3L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/seven-ways-make-3l-year/) Halfway Done with My Last Year – 3L Perspective (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/halfway-done-with-my-last-year-3l-perspective/) YNAB: You Need A Budget (https://www.youneedabudget.com/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-322-keeping-motivation-strong-throughout-your-3l-year/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/20/202133 minutes, 2 seconds
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321: Listen and Learn -- Intervention, Impleader, and Class Action Lawsuits (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're focusing more on Joinder, or who can and who must be party to a civil lawsuit. In particular, we look at intervention, impleader (or third-party action), and class actions. We previously covered permissive and required joinder in Bar Exam Toolbox podcast episode 145. In this episode we discuss: The five types of joinder Intervention as a right and permissive intervention When impleader (or third-party action) comes up What is a class action? Examples illustrating the different types of joinder we cover in the episode Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 292: Listen and Learn – The Erie Doctrine (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-292-listen-and-learn-the-erie-doctrine-civ-pro/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 145: Listen and Learn – Permissive Joinder and Required Joinder (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-145-listen-and-learn-permissive-joinder-and-required-joinder/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-321-listen-and-learn-intervention-impleader-and-class-action-lawsuits-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/13/202118 minutes, 31 seconds
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320: Goals for Your 1L Summer Job (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about some goals for your 1L summer job. In this episode we discuss: Why a 1L summer position is important, even if it's not your dream job What types of jobs are most realistic for the 1L summer Where and when to look for summer positions Should you be looking to get a writing sample? What to do if you're struggling to find a job Approaching your professors and career services for help with your job search Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) NALP Directory of Legal Employers (https://www.nalpdirectory.com/) Podcast Episode 24: Job Search Basics for 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-job-search-basics-1ls/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O'Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 179: What to Do if You Still Don't Have a Summer Job (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-179-what-to-do-if-you-still-dont-have-a-summer-job-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 232: Finding a 1L Summer Job in the Spring (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-232-finding-a-1l-summer-job-in-the-spring-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Preparing for 1L Interviews: How to Craft Your Story (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/preparing-for-1l-interviews-how-to-craft-your-story/) So You Want a Summer Job Abroad? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/so-you-want-a-summer-job-abroad/) Tips for Finding a 1L Summer Job Late in the Game (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-finding-a-1l-summer-job-late-in-the-game/) Getting a Jump Start on the 1L Summer Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/getting-a-jump-start-on-the-1l-summer-job-search/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-320-goals-for-your-1l-summer-job-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/6/202130 minutes, 53 seconds
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319: Listen and Learn -- Negligence: Duties of Landlords, Owners, and Possessors of Land

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we talk about the special duties landowners and land possessors owe to people who enter their land, as well as the duties landlords owe to their tenants. Both are subtopics of Negligence under Tort Law.  In this episode we discuss: A general review of negligence and duty The duty landlords owe to tenants with respect to maintenance and latent defects The duty landlords owe to tenants to keep them safe from the criminal acts of third persons The duty landowners or possessors owe to people who enter their property -- trespassers, social guests, and invitees Analyzing a hypo from the February 2019 California bar exam The rule for attractive nuisance Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2019 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Feb2019_CBX_SelectedAnswers.EssayQuestions_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 318: Listen and Learn – Negligence: Duties of Professionals and Children (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-318-listen-and-learn-negligence-duties-of-professionals-and-children/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-319-listen-and-learn-negligence-duties-of-landlords-owners-and-possessors-of-land/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/29/202124 minutes, 54 seconds
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318: Listen and Learn -- Negligence: Duties of Professionals and Children

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this week's "Listen and Learn" episode, we take a look at the duty of professionals and the duty of children under Negligence, a sub-topic of Tort Law.  In this episode we discuss: Brushing up on the subjects of negligence and duty The standards of care to which children are held What happens if a child is engaged in an adult activity? Duties that professionals owe to their clients/patients The special rule for psychologists and psychotherapists The Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California case Analyzing a hypo from the July 2002 California bar exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2002 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2002-CBX.pdf) Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California (https://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/torts/torts-keyed-to-dobbs/the-duty-to-protect-from-third-persons/tarasoff-v-regents-of-university-of-california/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-318-listen-and-learn-negligence-duties-of-professionals-and-children/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/15/202115 minutes, 24 seconds
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317: Listen and Learn -- Covenants (Real Property)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another installment of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're going to explore covenants, a type of non-possessory interest in someone's land. In this episode we discuss: The rule statement for covenants Restrictive covenants versus affirmative covenants The different elements needed to enforce a covenant The remedy for covenants Differences between covenants and equitable servitudes Elements of horizontal and vertical privity Analyzing two essay questions from previous bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2011 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2011-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2005 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202005%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 122: Listen and Learn – Easements (Real Property) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-epiusode-122-listen-and-learn-easements-real-property/) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) Podcast Episode 310: Listen and Learn – Adverse Possession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-310-listen-and-learn-adverse-possession/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Property (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-property/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-317-listen-and-learn-covenants-real-property/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/8/202118 minutes, 41 seconds
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316: Being Smart About Your Career Goals (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we chat with our career expert Sadie Jones about setting realistic goals for your career development, as well as how to map out a longer term path to where you'd want to be in five years or more. In this episode we discuss: The most important things all employers are looking for in an entry-level hire Shaping your 2L year to improve your chances of getting hired How do most people get entry-level BigLaw jobs? If BigLaw isn't realistic for now, what can you do to get it later? What is important if you want to work in public interest or government? How realistic is it to go in-house right out of law school? Some ideas for mapping out a longer term plan Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-316-being-smart-about-your-career-goals-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/1/202132 minutes, 8 seconds
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315: Listen and Learn -- Non-Hearsay

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we cover a category of evidence called "non-hearsay," which is tested often both on Evidence essays and on the MBE. In this episode we discuss: A quick review of what is considered hearsay Categories of statements deemed non-hearsay When to consider hearsay exceptions Analyzing two Evidence essay hypos, from the July 2005 and July 2007 California bar exams How to structure your essay answer when the question is about hearsay Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2005 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202005%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2007 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202007%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 271: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) Podcast Episode 296: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Government and Business Records (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-296-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-government-and-business-records/) Podcast Episode 308: Listen and Learn – More Hearsay Exceptions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-308-listen-and-learn-more-hearsay-exceptions/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-315-listen-and-learn-non-hearsay/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/25/202115 minutes, 57 seconds
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314: Asking for Help in Law School and at Work

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we talk about how to do your research when you first encounter difficulties at school or at work, and then how to approach your professor/TA/mentor if you are still stuck. While generally no one likes to ask for help, sometimes that's the only resource that will help prevent a poor outcome. In this episode we discuss: Why is it important to get help (sooner rather than later)? What to think about when you first identify a problem Best practices around asking for help in school When you should ask for guidance at your internship or job Identifying people to get help from at work How to frame your request so that your professor or mentor will readily help you Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Podcast Episode 17: Where to Get Help in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-17-get-help-law-school/) Podcast Episode 216: How Do You Know When You Need Extra Help in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-216-how-do-you-know-when-you-need-extra-help-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 291: People You Should Get to Know at Any Legal Job (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-291-people-you-should-get-to-know-at-any-legal-job-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-314-asking-for-help-in-law-school-and-at-work/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/18/202128 minutes, 35 seconds
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313: Listen and Learn -- The Basics of Justiciability (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an installment of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're tackling another Constitutional Law topic -- that is justiciability, or the issue of deciding whether a court can make a formal judgment on a legal matter. In this episode we discuss: What three requirements must a plaintiff meet in order to have standing? The special doctrines of taxpayer, organizational, and third-party standing When is it too early or too late to bring a case? The "Case or Controversy" Clause In what circumstances will a court hear a case that would normally be moot? Analyzing two examples involving justiciability Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Podcast Episode 285: Listen and Learn – First Amendment (Content-Neutral Restrictions) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-285-listen-and-learn-first-amendment-content-neutral-restrictions/) Podcast Episode 290: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-290-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 295: Listen and Learn – Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-295-listen-and-learn-due-process-and-equal-protection-con-law/) Examples & Explanations: Constitutional Law, by Christopher N. May (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Constitutional-Law-Federalism/dp/1543805949) Favorite Con Law Supplement: Chemerinsky’s Constitution Law: Principles and Policies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-con-law-supplement-chemerinskys-constitutional-law-principles-and-policies/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Constitutional Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-constitutional-law/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-313-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-justiciability-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/11/202118 minutes, 4 seconds
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312: Mid-Term Exam Prep Basics for Law Students

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we share some tips that will help you be successful on your mid-term law school exams. Remember, this is a learning experience, so it's normal not to do things perfectly. But prepare for mid-terms well, and you'll be able to apply what you've learned later, when it matters more. In this episode we discuss: More and more professors are giving mid-term exams. Why is that a good thing? How to do synthesis Making a pre-writing outline Practicing the IRAC structure Finding the learning style that works best for you How to approach multiple-choice questions Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Podcast Episode 21: What Is Your Professor Looking for on Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-21-professor-looking-exams/) Podcast Episode 36: Your Mid-Semester Law School Reality Check (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-36/) Podcast Episode 67: Mid-Semester Law School To-Do List (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-67-mid-semester-to-do-draft/) Podcast Episode 117: Surviving Law School Midterms (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-117-surviving-law-school-midterms/) Podcast Episode 264: Mid-Semester Check-in in a Virtual Law School Environment (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-264-mid-semester-check-in-in-a-virtual-law-school-environment/) Podcast Episode 196: Memorization Techniques for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-196-memorization-techniques-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 16: Study Strategies for Different Learning Styles in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-16-study-strategies-different-learning-styles-law-school/) Podcast Episode 144: Tips for Auditory Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-144-tips-for-auditory-learners/) Podcast Episode 145: Tips for Kinesthetic Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-145-tips-for-kinesthetic-learners/) Podcast Episode 146: Tips for Visual Learners (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-146-tips-for-visual-learners/) Podcast Episode 65: How to Make a Useful Law School Outline (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-make-a-useful-law-school-outline/) What Your Law School Midterms Can Tell You (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-midterms-can-tell/) Common Mid-Semester Struggles and What to Do about Them (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/common-mid-semester-struggles-and-what-to-do-about-them/) Tackling Outlining Mid-Semester (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tackling-october-outlining/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-312-mid-term-exam-prep-basics-for-law-students/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/4/202135 minutes, 56 seconds
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311: Business Development Potential for Law Students (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It's a good idea to start thinking about business development methods from the early days of law school, if you want to work in a law firm! Today we're chatting about this topic with our career expert, ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones. In this episode we discuss: How business development is relevant to law students and young associates When firms think about business development potential, what are they really looking for? What can law students do in school to start building networking skills, or hone the traits they already have? Being successful at networking as an introvert What if you're thinking of having a solo practice, but hate the idea of business development? Law school activities that might be good for business development later on Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Seth Godin (https://www.sethgodin.com/) Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/) Podcast Episode 133: Being Strategic About Your Legal Career (w/Liz Stone) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-133-being-strategic-about-your-legal-career-w-liz-stone/) Podcast Episode 162: Professional Development Strategies for Young Lawyers (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-162-professional-development-strategies-for-young-lawyers-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Easy Networking Tips for Those of Us Who Hate It (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/easy-networking-tips-for-those-of-us-who-hate-it/) Unconventional Networking Methods for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/unconventional-networking-methods-for-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-311-business-development-potential-for-law-students-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/27/202130 minutes, 8 seconds
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310: Listen and Learn -- Adverse Possession

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about adverse possession, which is a commonly-tested issue in Real Property questions on law school exams.  In this episode we discuss: The elements of adverse possession Issues affecting the statutory period analysis The case of Howard v. Kunto Analyzing two hypos involving adverse possession Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2011 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202011%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Howard v. Kunto (https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-howard-v-kunto) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-310-listen-and-learn-adverse-possession/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/20/202117 minutes, 5 seconds
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309: Tips for Reading a Case

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's topic came from a listener question asking us to clarify how to find the black letter law in a case. Join us for this episode as we share tips for reading cases efficiently in preparation for class and exams. In this episode we discuss: What to keep in mind when reading cases for class How casebooks are organized A refresher on case briefing Clues for finding the rules in a case Understanding how facts are legally significant in a case The typical structure of a case An example of a fictional case taken from the July 2008 California performance test Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/16176-2/) Podcast Episode 171: Building the 21st Century Casebook (w/Vikram Savkar) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-171-building-the-21st-century-casebook-w-vikram-savkar/) Ahead of the Curve: Reading Cases: From Syllabus to Exam – Read the Case (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-reading-cases-from-syllabus-to-exam-read-the-case/) Ahead of the Curve: Reading Cases: From Syllabus to Exam – Brief the Case (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-reading-cases-from-syllabus-to-exam-brief-the-case/) Ahead of the Curve: Reading Cases: From Syllabus to Exam – Prepare the Case for Class (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/reading-cases-from-syllabus-to-exam-prepare-the-case-for-class/) Ahead of the Curve: Reading Cases: From Syllabus to Exam – Prepare the Case for the Exam (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-reading-cases-from-syllabus-to-exam-prepare-the-case-for-the-exam/) 6 Easy Tips for Reading Cases More Effectively in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/6-easy-tips-for-reading-cases-more-effectively-in-law-school/) Pierson v. Post (https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-pierson-v-post) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-309-tips-for-reading-a-case/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/13/202136 minutes, 30 seconds
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308: Listen and Learn -- More Hearsay Exceptions

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we discuss three hearsay exceptions (statements against interest, statements made for medical diagnosis or treatment, and statements of personal or family history), which all involve someone speaking or writing about him or herself. You can find more on the topic of hearsay exceptions in episodes 271 and 296. In this episode we discuss: A review of the definition of hearsay Statement against interest exception Statement made for medical diagnosis or treatment exception Statement of personal or family history exception What it means to be unavailable for the purposes of hearsay exceptions How to approach "racehorse essays" Questions involving double hearsay Analyzing two hypos, from the July 2010 and February 2017 California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2010 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2010-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 271: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) Podcast Episode 296: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Government and Business Records (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-296-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-government-and-business-records/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-308-listen-and-learn-more-hearsay-exceptions/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/6/202116 minutes, 10 seconds
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307: Kicking Off Your 1L Year Right (Even in a Pandemic)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It looks like the COVID pandemic will continue to be a factor at the beginning of this school year. What can you do to get into the mindset for starting law school, considering the ongoing issues due to COVID? Join us for this episode as we share some tips for a successful 1L year. In this episode we discuss: Getting pre-1L life logistics in order Setting up a support system Figuring out law school exams sooner rather than later Scheduling deep work (and everything else) Evaluating how things are going, and how to catch up quickly if you fall behind When to start thinking about jobs Dealing with issues caused by COVID Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Craigslist (https://craigslist.org/) Nextdoor (https://nextdoor.com/) Buy Nothing (https://buynothingproject.org/) Freecycle (https://www.freecycle.org/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 8: Law School 101 for 1Ls (What Not to Do) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-8-law-school-101-1ls-not/) Podcast Episode 21: What Is Your Professor Looking for on Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-21-professor-looking-exams/) Podcast Episode 22: Take an Exam With Us (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-22-take-exam-us/) Podcast Episode 24: Job Search Basics for 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-job-search-basics-1ls/) Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 60: 5 Tips for Surviving the First Month of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-5-tips-surviving-first-month-law-school/) Podcast Episode 92: Top 1L Questions: The Money Edition (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-92-top-1l-questions-money-edition/) Podcast Episode 93: Top 1L Questions: Academic Concerns (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-93-top-1l-questions-academic-concerns/) Podcast Episode 95: Top 1L Questions: Time and Life Management (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-95-top-1l-questions-time-life-management/) Podcast Episode 98: Top 1L Questions: Non-Traditional Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-98-top-1l-questions-non-traditional-law-students/) Podcast Episode 120: Preparing for the 1L Job Hunt (with ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-120-preparing-1l-job-hunt-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 136: How to Attack Multiple Choice Questions on Law School Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-136-how-to-attack-multiple-choice-questions-on-law-school-exams/) Podcast Episode 193: Books to Read Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-193-books-to-read-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 198: Pre-1L Life Logistics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-pre-1l-life-logistics/) Podcast Episode 206: The Most Surprising Things About 1L Year (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-206-the-most-surprising-things-about-1l-year/) Podcast Episode 254: Starting Law School Successfully During a Pandemic (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-254-starting-law-school-successfully-during-a-pandemic/) Podcast Episode 289: Starting Law School in 2021 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-289-starting-law-school-in-2021/) Five Techniques for Using Deep Work to Excel in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/five-techniques-for-using-deep-work-to-excel-in-law-school/) What's a Trello? The Habit Tracker to Help Law Students Stay Productive (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/whats-a-trello-the-habit-tracker-to-help-law-students-stay-productive/) Why Your Gmail Inbox Should Be Your To-Do List (https://zapier.com/blog/gmail-to-do-list/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-307-kicking-off-your-1l-year/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/30/202137 minutes, 31 seconds
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306: Listen and Learn -- Intentional Torts: Defamation

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about defamation -- a topic you might see on a Torts essay along with other intentional torts. In this episode we discuss: The five elements of defamation When is a statement of opinion actionable? The difference between defamation claims brought by private figures and public figures The "slander per se" rule for damages Analyzing three fact patterns involving defamation claims What are the common defenses to defamation? Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 288: Listen and Learn – Assault and Battery (Torts) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-288-listen-and-learn-assault-and-battery-torts/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Torts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-torts/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-306-listen-and-learn-intentional-torts-defamation/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/23/202117 minutes, 57 seconds
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305: Listen and Learn -- Property Crimes

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we are focusing on criminal law, specifically property crimes. These include robbery, larceny, embezzlement, extortion, burglary, receipt of stolen property, false pretenses, and arson. In this episode we discuss: How to approach open-ended questions and specific questions A summary of the rules for eight property crimes The merger doctrine Analyzing two hypos involving property crimes, from the July 2004 and July 2012 California bar exams Property crime defenses Specific intent versus general intent Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2004 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2004-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXJuly2012_Selected_Answers_Essays_R.pdf) Examples & Explanations: Criminal Law, by Richard G. Singer (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Criminal-Law-Sixth/dp/1454815531) First Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Criminal Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/firs-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-criminal-law/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-305-listen-and-learn-property-crimes/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/16/202122 minutes, 27 seconds
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304: Introduction to the Bluebook

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about getting comfortable with the Bluebook and writing citations. This is an important skill to develop if you're planning on doing legal writing or working on a law journal. In this episode we discuss: What is the Bluebook and why can it be intimidating to students? How the Bluebook is organized Paper version vs. online version of the Bluebook Writing and editing citations The five most common types of citations When you can use "short cites" and when you have to use the full citations Citations mistakes to watch out for Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) The Bluebook (https://www.legalbluebook.com/) ALWD: Association of Legal Writing Directors (https://www.alwd.org/) Podcast Episode 170: Let's Talk about the Bluebook! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-170-lets-talk-about-the-bluebook/) Bluebook Oddities: 10 Unlikely Citations (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/bluebook-oddities-10-unlikely-citations/) Why Citations Are Important and Should Not Be Ignored (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/why-citations-are-important-and-should-not-be-ignored/) Buying the Bluebook: Spiral-Bound or Online? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/buying-the-bluebook-spiral-bound-or-online/) The Anatomy of a Case Citation (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-anatomy-of-a-case-citation/) How to Get Answers from the Bluebook (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-answers-bluebook/) What Do You Actually Do on Law Review? An Overview of Opportunities (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-do-you-actually-do-on-law-review-an-overview-of-opportunities/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-304-introduction-to-the-bluebook/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/9/202133 minutes, 51 seconds
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303: What's New with the LSAT? (w/Steve Schwartz)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Steve Schwartz from LSAT Unplugged back with us to share the latest updates on the Law School Admission Test. In this episode we discuss: The idea behind Steve's project, LSAT Unplugged The benefits of studying old exams What changes to the LSAT are coming down the pipeline? Technical glitches with the online LSAT Getting into the mindset of exam-taking in a home environment How to set up your practice for the new LSAT format Is the LSAT likely to remain online? The GRE in the context of law school admission Resources: Steve Schwartz's LSAT Course (https://lsatblog.blogspot.com/p/lsat-course-packages.html) LSAT Blog (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/) LSAT Unplugged YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZbY0gbWSt6i53hXWTJ0zw) LSAT Unplugged Podcast (https://lsatunplugged.libsyn.com/) Law School Admission Council (https://www.lsac.org/) LSAT-Flex (https://www.lsac.org/update-coronavirus-and-lsat/lsat-flex) LSAC Law Hub (https://lawhub.lsac.org/) ProctorU (https://www.proctoru.com/) Broken Horses: A Memoir, by Brandi Carlile (https://www.amazon.com/Broken-Horses-Memoir-Brandi-Carlile/dp/0593237242#:~:text=In%20Broken%20Horses%2C%20Brandi%20Carlile,to%20many%20sleepless%20tours%20over) Podcast Episode 249: Changes to the LSAT Due to COVID-19 (with Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-249-changes-to-the-lsat-due-to-covid-19-with-steve-schwartz/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-303-whats-new-with-the-lsat-w-steve-schwartz/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/2/202140 minutes, 5 seconds
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302: Basics of Making a Lateral Career Move (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have former BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about the basics of lateraling, or what other industries might refer to as "finding a new job that's not your first job." In this episode we discuss: In-house legal positions What options exist for litigation and transactional work How to figure out if you have a shot at making partner or not When it's worth paying attention to legal recruiters Making a lateral move within BigLaw What are the reasons people transition out of BigLaw? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 82: The Happy Lawyer Project (with Okeoma Moronu) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-82-happy-lawyer-project/) Podcast Episode 133: Being Strategic About Your Legal Career (w/ Liz Stone) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-133-being-strategic-about-your-legal-career-w-liz-stone/) Podcast Episode 159: The Secret Life of Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-159-the-secret-life-of-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Ahead of the Curve: Get a Head Start on Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-get-a-head-start-on-your-career/) What's Your Alternative? Uncovering Alternative Career Paths for the Law Firm Skeptic – How Do I Become a Public Interest Attorney? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/whats-alternative-uncovering-alternative-career-paths-law-firm-skeptic-become-public-interest-attorney/) What's Your Alternative? Uncovering Alternative Career Paths for the Law Firm Skeptic: How Do I Become a Government Attorney? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/whats-your-alternative-uncovering-alternative-career-paths-for-the-law-firm-skeptic-how-do-i-become-a-government-attorney/) Finding and Interviewing for In-House Summer Internships (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/finding-and-interviewing-for-in-house-summer-internships/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-302-basics-of-making-a-lateral-career-move-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/26/202129 minutes, 14 seconds
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301: Listen and Learn -- The Confrontation Clause

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the Confrontation Clause. Confrontation Clause issues are commonly tested in Evidence questions in both law school exams and bar exams, almost always alongside hearsay issues. In this episode we discuss: Reviewing the rules of the Confrontation Clause The relationship between Confrontation Clause and hearsay questions How to determine whether a statement made to the police is testimonial in nature, or the Primary Purpose Test Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2007 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/February-2007-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination, July 2018 (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/July2018_CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-301-listen-and-learn-the-confrontation-clause/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/19/202110 minutes, 24 seconds
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300: Anniversary Episode! Listener Questions We Hear Frequently

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In our milestone 300th episode today, we reflect on things that we've learned over the years from doing the podcast and working with students, and we answer some listener question on topics that commonly show up. In this episode we discuss: How to start off strong in law school How to deal with not being sure what you want for your future Demystifying the law school experience What do different types of lawyers actually do? Balancing studying, working, and family life (especially in COVID times) Planning your financial future Resources: Start Law School Right! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 2: Why Is Law School Hard? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-2-law-school-hard/) Podcast Episode 38: Can you Really Afford Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-38-can-you-really-afford-law-school/) Podcast Episode 43: Getting Mentally Prepared to Start Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-43-getting-mentally-prepared-to-start-law-school/) Podcast Episode 92: Top 1L Questions: The Money Edition (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-92-top-1l-questions-money-edition/) Podcast Episode 113: Life as a First-Generation College and Law Student (with Shirlene Armstrong) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-113-life-first-generation-college-law-student-shirlene-armstrong/) Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/) Podcast Episode 115: Tips for Setting into Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-115-tips-for-settling-into-law-school/) Podcast Episode 149: Saving Money in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-149-saving-money-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 177: Real Talk about Student Loan Debt (w/Financial Expert Travis Hornsby) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-177-real-talk-about-student-loan-debt-w-financial-expert-travis-hornsby/) Podcast Episode 193: Books to Read Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-193-books-to-read-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 202: Book Club – Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-202-book-club-mindsight-the-new-science-of-personal-transformation/) Podcast Episode 236: Coping with COVID-19 in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-236-coping-with-covid-19-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 250: A Recap of Our Favorite Career-Related Episodes (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-250-a-recap-of-our-favorite-career-related-episodes/) Podcast Episode 294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-294-money-talk-w-carrie-friedberg/) Professional Metallurgy: Converting Informational Interviews into Gold (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/professional-metallurgy-converting-informational-interviews-into-gold/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-300-anniversary-episode-listener-questions-we-hear-frequently/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/12/202138 minutes
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299: Law School Activities for Long-Term Career Prospects (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about what matters in law school, long term, for your career. In this episode we discuss: What activities to consider that will help your career over the long term Typically, which activities are employers most interested in? The importance of grades in law school   Does the type of job you want determine the activity you should focus on? Should you take a hard class that is relevant, if you think you won't get the best grade? Career planning for rising 3Ls Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 131: Thinking Ahead About the Future (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-131-thinking-ahead-about-the-future/) Podcast Episode 133: Being Strategic About Your Legal Career (w/Liz Stone) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-133-being-strategic-about-your-legal-career-w-liz-stone/) Podcast Episode 162: Professional Development Strategies for Young Lawyers (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-162-professional-development-strategies-for-young-lawyers-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 219: Mastering People Skills for Success as an Attorney (w/Stephanie Hanna) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-219-mastering-people-skills-for-success-as-an-attorney-w-stephanie-hanna/) Podcast Episode 224: Taking Ownership of Your Career (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-224-taking-ownership-of-your-career-w-sadie-jones/) Using Course Electives to Enhance Your Future Legal Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/using-course-electives-to-enhance-your-future-legal-career/) Ahead of the Curve: Get a Head Start on Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-get-a-head-start-on-your-career/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-299-law-school-activities-for-long-term-career-prospects-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/28/202132 minutes, 32 seconds
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298: Listen and Learn -- The Dormant Commerce Clause

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're focusing on the Dormant Commerce Clause, also known as the Negative Commerce Clause. We previously discussed the Commerce Clause in episode 215. In this episode we discuss: A brief review of the Commerce Clause When the Dormant Commerce Clause comes into play What constitutes an unduly burdensome regulation The market participant exception Other issues tested alongside the Dormant Commerce Clause Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams How to approach questions where it's possible to argue either way Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2018 (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Essay-Questions-and-Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2005 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202005%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 295: Listen and Learn – Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-295-listen-and-learn-due-process-and-equal-protection-con-law/) Favorite Con Law Supplement: Chemerinsky’s Constitution Law: Principles and Policies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-con-law-supplement-chemerinskys-constitutional-law-principles-and-policies/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Constitutional Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-constitutional-law/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-298-listen-and-learn-the-dormant-commerce-clause/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/21/202117 minutes, 32 seconds
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297: The 3L Job Hunt Process (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the ins and outs of the 3L job market with our guest Sadie Jones. We take a look at recruiting in BigLaw firms, as well as government and public interest organizations and in-house options at smaller firms. In this episode we discuss: Who might be looking for a job as a 3L? How easy is it to get a job in BigLaw as a 3L, as compared to other organizations? The timeline for 3L hiring What if you're in a situation where you summered and didn't get an offer? Recruiting at firms outside of BigLaw Is it ever okay to accept one offer and switch to something else later? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) NALP: National Association for Law Placement (https://www.nalp.org/) Podcast Episode 251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine  (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 293: Preparing for a 2021 Summer Law Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-293-preparing-for-a-2021-summer-law-job/) My Busiest Summer Yet – A Rising 3L Perspective (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/my-busiest-summer-yet-a-rising-3l-perspective/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-297-the-3l-job-hunt-process-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/14/202132 minutes, 54 seconds
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296: Listen and Learn -- Hearsay Exceptions: Government and Business Records

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we cover two hearsay exceptions -- government/public records and business records. You can find more on the topic of hearsay and related exceptions in episodes 261 and 271. In this episode we discuss: A review of the definition of hearsay The elements of the business records exception Evidence that is admissible under the government/public records exception How to approach questions involving multiple hearsay Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202009%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 271: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-296-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-government-and-business-records/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/7/202115 minutes, 21 seconds
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295: Listen and Learn -- Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In this week's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about an important area of Constitutional Law -- the Fourteenth Amendment. Specifically, we take a look at procedural due process, substantive due process, and equal protection.  In this episode we discuss: A review of the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause and Equal Protection Clause The procedure for analyzing substantive due process, procedural due process, and equal protection The Supreme Court case Mathews v. Eldridge Strict scrutiny, intermediate scrutiny, and rational basis How to identify state interest Going through a Constitutional Law fact pattern from the July 2013 California bar exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) Mathews v. Eldridge, 424 U.S. 319 (1976) (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/424/319/) Examples & Explanations: Constitutional Law (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Constitutional-Law-Federalism/dp/1543805949) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2013CBX%20SelectedAnswers%20Essay1-6_R.pdf) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Constitutional Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-constitutional-law/) Favorite Con Law Supplement: Chemerinsky’s Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-con-law-supplement-chemerinskys-constitutional-law-principles-and-policies/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-295-listen-and-learn-due-process-and-equal-protection-con-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/24/202118 minutes, 59 seconds
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294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing a topic that almost everyone has to focus on at one point or another - money! Join us as we talk through debt, savings, investments, and retirement planning with our special guest Carrie Friedberg - a certified financial coach, financial behavior specialist, and founder of SF Money Coach. In this episode we discuss: Carrie's story and her work with SF Money Coach How is a financial coach different than a financial advisor or planner? The different buckets of financial wellness Are women less financially savvy than men? Managing law school debt Assessing your tolerance for risk before making investments Aligning your views on money with your life partner What's the first step in getting rid of credit card debt? Tools that can help with saving and budgeting Resources: SF Money Coach (https://www.sfmoneycoach.com/) Personal Finance 101 Course (https://www.sfmoneycoach.com/membership) Quicken (https://www.quicken.com/) YNAB (https://www.youneedabudget.com/) EveryDollar (https://www.ramseysolutions.com/ramseyplus/everydollar) Vanguard (https://investor.vanguard.com/corporate-portal) Investopedia (https://www.investopedia.com/) Betterment (https://www.betterment.com/) Ellevest (https://www.ellevest.com/) Money Harmony: A Road Map for Individuals and Couples, by Olivia Mellan (https://www.amazon.com/Money-Harmony-Road-Individuals-Couples/dp/0982289510) Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), by Eve Rodsky (https://www.fairplaylife.com/) Podcast Episode 96: How to Rapidly Pay Off Law School Debt (with guest Financial Panther) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-96-how-to-rapidly-pay-off-law-school-debt-with-guest-financial-panther/) Podcast Episode 149: Saving Money in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-149-saving-money-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 177: Real Talk about Student Loan Debt (w/Financial Expert Travis Hornsby) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-177-real-talk-about-student-loan-debt-w-financial-expert-travis-hornsby/) Podcast Episode 184: Handling Law School Finances (w/Lyssa Thaden of Accesslex) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-184-handling-law-school-finances-w-lyssa-thaden-of-accesslex/) Podcast Episode 277: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (w/Eve Rodsky) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-277-fair-play-a-game-changing-solution-for-when-you-have-too-much-to-do-w-eve-rodsky/) Ahead of the Curve: Take the Money or Take a Gamble? Should a Scholarship Determine Which Law School You Attend? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-take-the-money-or-take-a-gamble-should-a-scholarship-determine-which-law-school-i-attend/) 5 Money Saving Apps for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-money-saving-apps-for-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-294-money-talk-w-carrie-friedberg/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/17/202155 minutes, 41 seconds
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293: Preparing for a 2021 Summer Law Job

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about how virtual summer jobs went last year and what to think about if you're going to be working this summer. In this episode we discuss: Are summer jobs likely to be virtual or in-person this year? How did last year's virtual summer jobs work out? Things to consider before starting a job, whether online or in-person How to make the best of your summer position Navigating in-person situations, if they're an option Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 54: How to Evaluate Your Summer Legal Job Experience (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-54-evaluate-summer-legal-job-experience/) Podcast Episode 85: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-85-surviving-summer-associate-new-firm-lawyer-grover-cleveland/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O’Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 287: Learning from a Non-Ideal Summer Job Experience (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-287-learning-from-a-non-ideal-summer-job-experience-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-293-preparing-for-a-2021-summer-law-job/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/10/202134 minutes, 26 seconds
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292: Listen and Learn -- The Erie Doctrine (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing an issue related to civil procedure -- the Erie Doctrine. We look at a step-by-step approach for answering questions in this area of the law when they show up on an essay or in a multiple choice question. In this episode we discuss: What is the Erie Doctrine? How and when the Erie Doctrine shows up on an exam question A two-step analysis for determining whether a law is substantive or procedural Reviewing examples of bar exam questions involving the Erie Doctrine Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – July 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/July2017CBX_Questions_R.pdf) What Studying Shakespeare Taught Me about Reading the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-studying-shakespeare-taught-me-about-reading-the-federal-rules-of-civil-procedure/) 1L Tip Sheets – Civil Procedure Terms (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/civil-procedure-terms/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Civil Procedure (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-civil-procedure/) Favorite Civil Procedure Supplement: Anything by Professor Glannon (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-civil-procedure-supplement-anything-by-professor-glannon/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-292-listen-and-learn-the-erie-doctrine-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/3/202115 minutes, 7 seconds
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291: People You Should Get to Know at Any Legal Job (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about getting to know the people that will help you get your work done when you start a legal job. In this episode we discuss: The different kinds of support staff in a legal office Communicating with other departments in the office Should you approach office gossip? How you can show initiative as a summer intern Getting to know your equal level co-workers and finding mentors Ways you can get to know people (virtual vs. in-person) Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) Podcast Episode 54: How to Evaluate Your Summer Legal Job Experience (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-54-evaluate-summer-legal-job-experience/) Podcast Episode 85: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-85-surviving-summer-associate-new-firm-lawyer-grover-cleveland/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O’Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 287: Learning from a Non-Ideal Summer Job Experience (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-287-learning-from-a-non-ideal-summer-job-experience-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-291-people-you-should-get-to-know-at-any-law-job-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/26/202133 minutes, 24 seconds
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290: Listen and Learn -- Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're focusing on criminal procedure, specifically two constitutional protections afforded to accused persons by the 5th Amendment – the privilege against self-incrimination, and Miranda rights. In this episode we discuss: Rules and scope of the privilege against self-incrimination The three ways in which the privilege against self-incrimination can be eliminated When is a suspect entitled to Miranda rights? In what situations can Miranda rights be waived? How to structure your essay when self-incrimination and Miranda rights are at issue Analyzing two hypos from California bar exam criminal procedure questions Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2014-CBX.pdf) First Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Criminal Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/firs-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-criminal-law/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-290-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/19/202117 minutes, 12 seconds
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289: Starting Law School in 2021

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we are talking about getting ready to start law school this year, and specifically, how to frame it for yourself during a time affected by pandemic restrictions. In this episode we discuss: Creating new habits Things to focus on when you're trying anything new What you can do now if you're starting law school in the fall Tips for staying organized What if you are attending law school online or in a hybrid form? Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Trello (https://trello.com/en) Asana (https://asana.com/) Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol Dweck (https://www.amazon.com/Mindset-Psychology-Carol-S-Dweck/dp/0345472322) Mindsight, by Dan Siegel (https://drdansiegel.com/mindsight/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 110: Revisiting Mindset (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-110-revisiting-mindset/) Podcast Episode 193: Books to Read Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-193-books-to-read-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 202: Book Club – Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-202-book-club-mindsight-the-new-science-of-personal-transformation/) Podcast Episode 254: Starting Law School Successfully During a Pandemic (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-254-starting-law-school-successfully-during-a-pandemic/) Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/things-i-wish-i-had-known-before-starting-law-school/) Your Frequently Asked Questions When Starting Law School, Answered (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/your-frequently-asked-questions-when-starting-law-school-answered/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-289-starting-law-school-in-2021/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/12/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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288: Listen and Learn -- Assault and Battery (Torts)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing the elements of two intentional torts - namely, assault and battery. We also cover specific scenarios demonstrating when these torts can occur. In this episode we discuss: Unpacking the elements of assault and battery Are threatening words enough to be considered an assault? Some less obvious situations where harmful or offensive bodily contact can occur Different scenarios to help you remember the rules Going through a fact pattern from the February 2016 California bar exam Torts essay How to analyze intentional tort questions Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_Questions_R.pdf) Examples & Explanations: The Law of Torts, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Torts-Joseph-Glannon-dp-1543807690/dp/1543807690/ref=dp_ob_title_bk) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Torts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-torts/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-288-listen-and-learn-assault-and-battery-torts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/5/202120 minutes, 47 seconds
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287: Learning from a Non-Ideal Summer Job Experience (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about what you can learn from a summer job that maybe wasn't your first choice, or that seems like a great fit but ends up less than ideal once you start working. In this episode we discuss: Valuable skills you can get out of a summer position, even if it's not ideal Handling going into a summer job somewhat disappointed What if you expected the job to be a great fit but turns out not to be? Working and networking virtually Is it ever okay to quit a summer position if it's going poorly? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 54: How to Evaluate Your Summer Legal Job Experience (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-54-evaluate-summer-legal-job-experience/) Podcast Episode 85: Surviving as a Summer Associate and New Firm Lawyer (with Grover Cleveland) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-85-surviving-summer-associate-new-firm-lawyer-grover-cleveland/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O’Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-287-learning-from-a-non-ideal-summer-job-experience-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/29/202129 minutes, 59 seconds
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286: Preparing to Take the Bar Exam in COVID Times

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! If you are sitting for the bar this year or next, your exam will likely still look different than pre-COVID times. Today we are discussing strategies for optimal preparation for the 2021 or 2022 bar, whether you choose to sit in a state with an in-person exam, or decide to take it online. In this episode we discuss: How the online bar exam works Is a virtual exam harder or easier for bar takers? How early to start studying for the next bar exam The changes in bar prep due to COVID-19 Lessons learned in the times of COVID-19 that can be applied to studying for the bar exam Resources: Bar Exam Toolbox podcast (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast/) NCBE: July 2021 Bar Exam: Jurisdiction Information (https://www.ncbex.org/ncbe-covid-19-updates/july-2021-bar-exam-jurisdiction-information/) AdaptiBar (https://www.adaptibar.com/) Shef (https://shef.com/) Podcast Episode 16: Study Strategies for Different Learning Styles in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-16-study-strategies-different-learning-styles-law-school/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 51: Making the Most of Your Bar Exam Practice (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-51-making-the-most-of-your-bar-exam-practice/) Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 99: Tips for Taking an Online Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-99-tips-for-taking-an-online-bar-exam/) How to Prepare for an In-Person Bar Exam During COVID-19 (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-prepare-for-an-in-person-bar-exam-during-covid-19/) Are You Ready for the Online Bar Exam? Ten Tips to Help You Prepare (https://barexamtoolbox.com/are-you-ready-for-the-online-bar-exam-ten-tips-to-help-you-prepare/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-286-preparing-to-take-the-bar-exam-in-covid-times/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/22/202133 minutes, 1 second
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285: Listen and Learn -- First Amendment (Content-Neutral Restrictions)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing a popular exam topic from Constitutional Law -- the First Amendment. In particular, we're looking at when, where, and how the government can regulate speech through content-neutral time, place, and manner restrictions. In this episode we discuss: Situations in which the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution applies Public, limited public, and non-public forums Content-based versus content-neutral regulations The three-prong test for time, place, and manner restrictions for content-neutral regulation of speech Analyzing a hypo from the February 2012 California bar exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) February 2012 California Bar Examination (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2012CBXQuestions.pdf) Ward v. Rock Against Racism, 491 U.S. 781 (1989) (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/491/781/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Constitutional Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-constitutional-law/) Favorite Con Law Supplement: Chemerinsky’s Constitutional Law: Principles and Policies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-con-law-supplement-chemerinskys-constitutional-law-principles-and-policies/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-285-listen-and-learn-first-amendment-content-neutral-restrictions/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/15/202114 minutes, 28 seconds
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284: How to Frame Non-Academic Aspects of the Job Hunt

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about all of the non-academic aspects of the job hunt -- in other words, what legal employers are looking at, besides just grades. In this episode we discuss: What are the non-academic experiences/abilities/activities you can think about highlighting in your resume and interviews? Why are legal employers looking at things outside of grades? A few things that might seem impressive but not be worthwhile to most employers How to figure out what about your background is best to highlight The benefit of bringing up whatever it is that makes you diverse Presenting a well-framed personal story during the interview process Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 27: Job Interview Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-27-job-interview-basics/) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 237: Handling Resume and Cover Letter Difficulties (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-237-handling-resume-and-cover-letter-difficulties-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-epiosode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-278-questions-to-ask-and-avoid-asking-in-legal-job-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) The Art of the Legal Job Interview (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-art-of-the-legal-job-interview/) Questions to Ask Legal Employers During Interviews (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/questions-to-ask-and-avoid-in-legal-job-interviews-2164481) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-284-how-to-frame-non-academic-aspects-of-the-job-hunt/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/8/202133 minutes, 14 seconds
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283: Dealing with Interview and Workplace Mistakes (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have our career consultant Sadie Jones back with us to share tips about dealing with mistakes in the workplace and during the job application process. In this episode we discuss: Common mistakes that happen in the job search context and how to handle them Can these types of mistakes be avoided? Examples of serious on-the-job mistakes Adapting to your particular workplace What if you're being blamed for something at work that’s not your fault? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 27: Job Interview Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-27-job-interview-basics/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-top-callback-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 188: How to Make People Hate You at Work (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-188-how-to-make-people-hate-you-at-work-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 237: Handling Resume and Cover Letter Difficulties (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-237-handling-resume-and-cover-letter-difficulties-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-278-questions-to-ask-and-avoid-asking-in-legal-job-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) The Art of the Legal Job Interview (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-art-of-the-legal-job-interview/) Questions to Ask Legal Employers During Interviews (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/questions-to-ask-and-avoid-in-legal-job-interviews-2164481) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-283-dealing-with-interview-and-workplace-mistakes-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/1/202136 minutes, 21 seconds
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282: Listen and Learn -- Duty of Loyalty (Corporations)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking about the duty of loyalty owed by directors and officers of a corporation, and the main types of conduct they are prohibited to engage in. In this episode we discuss: A review of the rule for duty of loyalty The four types of prohibited conduct when the officer's interest is placed before that of the corporation The situations in which a conflict of interest occurs Usurpation of a corporate opportunity Other topics that duty of loyalty is often tested with Analyzing three hypos from California bar exam essays involving duty of loyalty Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2015 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2015_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2002 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2002-CBX.pdf) Examples & Explanations: Corporations, by Alan R. Palmiter (https://www.amazon.com/Corporations-Examples-Explanations-Alan-Palmiter/dp/1454802472) Podcast Episode 280: Listen and Learn – Piercing the Corporate Veil (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-280-listen-and-learn-piercing-the-corporate-veil/) Corporations 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/corporations-101-a-quick-look-at-upperclassmen-courses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-282-listen-and-learn-duty-of-loyalty-corporations/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/22/202116 minutes, 57 seconds
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281: Listen and Learn -- Character Evidence

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about the Federal Rules of Evidence, and how to apply the rules of character evidence to both civil and criminal case hypos. In this episode we discuss: In what cases character evidence may be admissible in court The difference in the rules of character evidence for civil and criminal cases How character evidence is presented in direct examination vs. cross examination Going through two hypos, from the July 2010 and February 2016 California bar exams Using a "Where, What, Why, Who, When, and How" framework to analyze fact patterns Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2010 (https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5e606f6045d8bd07cce6d91c/t/5ef8c9a9bcd92c70db6172f0/1593362858043/July+2010EssaysQ%27sandSampleAnswers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_QuestionsSelectedAnswers_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Evidence 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/evidence-101-a-quick-look-at-upperclassmen-courses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-281-listen-and-learn-character-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/15/202117 minutes, 8 seconds
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280: Listen and Learn -- Piercing the Corporate Veil

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review a substantive area of the law and apply that law to fact patterns. This time we're looking at piercing the corporate veil, which is a commonly-tested issue in Corporations and LLC essays. In this episode we discuss: What exactly is the corporate veil? The four situations in which a court will pierce the corporate veil and hold the shareholders personally liable What does it mean for a corporation to act as its shareholders' alter ego? Analyzing a hypo from the February 2017 California bar exam Other issues that are often tested together with piercing the corporate veil The difference between piercing corporate and LLC veils Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-substantive-law-topics/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Examples & Explanations: Corporations, by Alan R. Palmiter (https://www.amazon.com/Corporations-Examples-Explanations-Alan-Palmiter/dp/1454802472) Podcast Episode 272: Listen and Learn – The Statute of Frauds (Contract Law) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-272-listen-and-learn-the-statute-of-frauds-contract-law/) Corporations 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/corporations-101-a-quick-look-at-upperclassmen-courses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-280-listen-and-learn-piercing-the-corporate-veil/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/8/202112 minutes, 45 seconds
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279: Legal Trends in 2020 and Going Forward (w/George Psiharis of Clio)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to talk to George Psiharis, COO at Clio. Join us as we discuss some intriguing trends from Clio's annual Legal Trends Report. In this episode we discuss: The work that Clio does to streamline client intake and case management  What does the 2020 Legal Trends Report reveal? How COVID-19 impacted the volume of business in the legal profession The three key things some law firms have done to increase performance The consumer-side and lawyer-side expectations for the future of law firms Are virtual offices/meetings here to stay? Concerns over the security of cloud-based technology Why do almost 80% of legal matters go without receiving legal advice? According to our guest George Psiharis, what is the "better normal" for the future? Resources: Clio (https://www.clio.com/) 2020 Legal Trends Report (https://www.clio.com/resources/legal-trends/) COVID-19's Impact on the Legal Industry (https://www.clio.com/resources/legal-trends/COVID-impact/) World Justice Project (https://worldjusticeproject.org/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Emerging Careers for Law Graduates: The Intersection of Law and Technology (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/emerging-careers-for-law-graduates-the-intersection-of-law-and-technology/) Developing Your Unique Practice: Reengineering the Law Firm Template (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/developing-your-unique-practice-reengineering-the-law-firm-template/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-279-legal-trends-in-2020-and-going-forward-w-george-psiharis/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/1/202138 minutes, 43 seconds
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278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about questions you should, and shouldn't ask, in a job interview setting. In this episode we discuss: Do you always have to have questions prepared to ask in an interview? In general, how many questions is it good to ask? The importance of active listening and follow-up questions Some questions that are always good to have on hand as needed Organization-specific and interviewer-specific topics Questions that might make the interviewer cringe and should always be avoided How to phrase questions related to the pandemic situation Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 27: Job Interview Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-27-job-interview-basics/) Podcast Episode 155: Top Callback Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-top-callback-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 190: How to Pass the Interview Happy Hour Test (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-190-how-to-pass-the-interview-happy-hour-test-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-epiosode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) The Art of the Legal Job Interview (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-art-of-the-legal-job-interview/) Questions to Ask Legal Employers During Interviews (https://www.thebalancecareers.com/questions-to-ask-and-avoid-in-legal-job-interviews-2164481) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-278-questions-to-ask-and-avoid-asking-in-legal-job-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/25/202131 minutes, 55 seconds
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277: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (w/Eve Rodsky)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Eve Rodsky on the podcast, who is an attorney and author of the book Fair Play. Through her research, she has developed a system for life-changing communication between partners, so that women can reclaim some of their time and live to their fullest potential. Join us for this episode to find out more!  In this episode we discuss: Eve Rodsky's background and the work she does What Eve's book Fair Play is all about What is "invisible labor" and can it be divided between men and women? Are women better at multi-tasking than men? Applying the concept CPE (conception, planning, and execution) to household management The big shift in division of labor between spouses after having children The Fair Play Card Deck that can help with rebalancing of domestic work so it's more fair  Resources: Eve Rodsky (https://www.everodsky.com/) Philanthropy Advisory Group (https://www.philanthropygroup.com/) Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live), by Eve Rodsky (https://www.fairplaylife.com/) The Fair Play Deck (https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/647409/the-fair-play-deck-by-eve-rodsky/?aid=9490&linkid=PRHA7471D3EF7&pdivflag&ref=PRHA7471D3EF7) Eve Rodsky – Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/everodsky/?hl=en) Hello Sunshine: Fair Play (https://hello-sunshine.com/categories/fair-play) The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work, by Michelle P. King (https://www.amazon.com/The-Fix-Overcome-the-Invisible-Barriers-That-Are-Holding-Women-Back-at-Work/dp/1982110929) Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brené Brown (https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms-ebook/dp/B007P7HRS4) Invisible Work – article by Arlene Kaplan Daniels (https://www.jstor.org/stable/800538?seq=1) William Ury (https://www.williamury.com/) Dan Ariely (https://danariely.com/) Podcast Episode 134: Strategies for Maximum Personal Productivity (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-134-strategies-for-maximum-personal-productivity/) Married Law Students: Lucky or Unfortunate? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/married-law-students-lucky-or-unfortunate/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-277-fair-play-a-game-changing-solution-for-when-you-have-too-much-to-do-w-eve-rodsky/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/18/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 59 seconds
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276: The Undocumented Lawyer - A Sneak Peek with Directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! We are excited to have two special guests on the show -- filmmaker team Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci. Every film they produce is accompanied by an impact campaign to create measurable outcomes. Today, we're discussing their 2020 documentary short The Undocumented Lawyer, which portrays the struggles immigrants go through when coming to the United States. In this episode we discuss: The first undocumented immigrant in the U.S. to have bar membership How attorney Lizbeth Mateo inspired the film The Undocumented Lawyer What the film can do to further the advocacy work of Lizbeth The difficulties that unrepresented immigrants, including children, go through in the U.S. Organizations involved in working with immigrants The demand for immigration lawyers The way storytelling affects people, as opposed to cold facts Resources: The Undocumented Lawyer (https://www.undocumentedlawyer.org/) The Undocumented Lawyer Discussion Guide (https://optimist.co/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/UL-Sept-Discussion-Guide.pdf) Living on One Dollar (https://optimist.co/films/living-on-one-dollar-documentary/) Salam Neighbor (https://optimist.co/films/salam-neighbor-documentary/) Optimist (https://optimist.co/) Kids In Need of Defense (https://supportkind.org/) First Undocumented Immigrant To Pass Bar In US And Practice Law In California Casts First Vote As Citizen (https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/11/16/first-undocumented-immigrant-to-pass-bar-in-us-and-practice-law-in-california-casts-first-vote-as-citizen/) Podcast Episode 58: Non-Profit Law and Social Entrepreneurship (with Adrian Tirtanadi of Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-58-non-profit-law-social-entrepreneurship-guest-adrian-tirtanadi-bayview-hunters-point-community-legal/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-276-the-undocumented-lawyer-a-sneak-peek-with-directors-chris-temple-and-zach-ingrasci/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/11/202140 minutes, 24 seconds
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275: Handling First-Semester Grades in a Pandemic

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! It's the time of year when law students get back their first-semester grades. In today's episode, we look at how you can learn from your grades (whether good or bad), and how to develop a plan to up your game next semester. In this episode we discuss: The importance of analyzing your first-semester grades Following up with professors about a grade What changes can you make in your study approach next semester? In what circumstances are students eligible for exam accommodations? How to develop a better sense of community in a virtual study environment Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Examples & Explanations Series (https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/594E1F50-BBA1-44E8-9BCC-DA2E6564E216) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 220: More on Accommodations in Law School (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-more-on-accommodations-in-law-school-w-elizabeth-knox/) Handling First Semester 1L Grades (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/handling-first-semester-1l-grades/) How to Bounce Back if Your Grades Were Disappointing (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-bounce-back-if-your-grades-were-disappointing/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-275-handling-first-semester-grades-in-a-pandemic/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/4/202129 minutes, 48 seconds
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274: Winter OCI Update (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about how the traditional OCI process (including interviews, callbacks, and offers) has changed this year because of the pandemic. In this episode we discuss: Have firms started to hire early this year? How to handle a potential bad grade from the Fall 2020 semester How to best set up for virtual interviews What are some good questions to ask in an interview? What to do in case of tech issues during the interview? Sending thank-you notes The logistics of callback interviews Is it okay to ask for feedback on why you didn't get a callback or offer? What to consider when deciding which offer to accept if you receive more than one What should your next step be if you don't get an offer? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 76: Making the Most of Your Law School Winter Break (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-76-making-law-school-winter-break/) Podcast Episode 222: Using Winter Break to Advance Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-222-using-winter-break-to-advance-your-career/) Podcast Episode 241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) Podcast Episode 243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 260: Career Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-260-career-implications-of-the-covid-19-crisis-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 266: Preparing for Virtual OCI (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-266-preparing-for-virtual-oci-w-sadie-jones/) Tips to Help You Make a Successful Adjustment to the Virtual Interview Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-help-you-make-a-successful-adjustment-to-the-virtual-interview-process/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-274-winter-oci-update-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/28/202037 minutes, 32 seconds
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273: Transferring Law Schools (w/Tiffany Lo)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Tiffany Lo, one of our writers who transferred law schools after her 1L year. She is going to share her experience of the transfer process, including communicating with professors, fitting in at the new school, and the impact of transferring on job opportunities. In this episode we discuss: An overview of Tiffany's background The nuts and bolts of the transfer process Approaching your professors for recommendations What factors to consider before deciding to transfer How difficult is it to fit in as a transfer student? Does transferring impact job opportunities? Study tips for 1L students  The balance between law school and a personal life Resources: Law School Toolbox blog (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/blog/) Tiffany Lo blog posts (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/author/tiffanylo/) Podcast Episode 122: How to Transfer Law Schools (with Mihal Ansik) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-122-transfer-law-schools-mihal-ansik/) Podcast Episode 234: How Will Transferring Law School Impact the Job Search? (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-234-how-will-transferring-law-schools-impact-the-job-search-w-sadie-jones/) Transferring Law Schools: Three Things You Need to Know (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/transferring-law-schools-three-things-you-need-to-know/) Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: Transfer Students in Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire-transfer-students-in-law-school/) Ahead of the Curve: So You Want to Transfer Law Schools… (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/ahead-of-the-curve-so-you-want-to-transfer-law-schools/) Transferring Law Schools: Why I Jumped Ship (Part 1) (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/10/transferring-law-schools-jumped-ship/) Transferring Law Schools: Why I Jumped Ship (Part 2) (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/11/transferring-law-schools-jumped-ship-2/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-273-transferring-law-schools-w-tiffany-lo/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/14/202032 minutes, 57 seconds
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272: Listen and Learn -- The Statute of Frauds (Contract Law)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the Statute of Frauds, or the types of situations that are susceptible to fraud and therefore require a written and signed contract. In this episode we discuss: The situations that courts have decided are particularly open to fraud What elements are needed for contract formation? The rules and exceptions to the Statute of Frauds Analyzing two Contracts questions, from the July 2011 and July 2019 California bar exams How you should structure your exam answer when the question involves the Statute of Frauds Resources: Law School Exam Prep 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-exam-prep-101/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2011 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2011-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2019 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/July-2019-Essay-Questions-and-Answers.pdf) Examples & Explanations: Contracts, by Brian Blum (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Contracts-Brian-Blum/dp/1454815477) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) Podcast Episode 267: Listen and Learn – UCC 2-207 (“The Battle of the Forms”) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-267-listen-and-learn-ucc-2-207-the-battle-of-the-forms/) Podcast Episode 271: Listen and Learn – Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Contracts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-contracts/) 5 Simple and Effective Memorization Techniques for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/5-simple-and-effective-memorization-techniques-for-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-272-listen-and-learn-the-statute-of-frauds-contract-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/7/202022 minutes, 7 seconds
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271: Listen and Learn -- Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the differences between two highly-tested hearsay exceptions: present sense impression and state of mind. In this episode we discuss: What are hearsay exceptions and how to quickly distinguish between them The rules for present sense impression and state of mind Analyzing several examples from Evidence essays involving hearsay The importance of considering each statement the declarant makes Local rules of evidence versus federal rules of evidence Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202009%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Examples & Explanations for Evidence, by Arthur Best (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Evidence-Arthur-Best/dp/1543807658/ref=sr_1_1?crid=259MHLEM346D7&dchild=1&keywords=evidence+examples+%26+explanations&qid=1597153893&sprefix=evidence+examples+%26%2Caps%2C264&sr=8-1) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) Podcast Episode 267: Listen and Learn – UCC 2-207 (“The Battle of the Forms”) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-267-listen-and-learn-ucc-2-207-the-battle-of-the-forms/) Evidence 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/evidence-101-a-quick-look-at-upperclassmen-courses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/30/202017 minutes, 9 seconds
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270: Looking for Legal Jobs Over Winter Break (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with our consultant on career-related issues Sadie Jones about advancing your legal career this winter break, which is going to require a slightly different approach than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. In this episode we discuss: The impact of delayed OCI on the winter job search 2Ls: What can you do to have a productive winter break? 1Ls: What should you be doing, especially if your first semester hasn't gone so well? Ways to network from home When to start preparing your resume and other job application materials Tips for staying organized and on top of the job search  Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Trello (https://trello.com/en) Leaving Litigation (and Leaving BigLaw) (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/leaving-litigation-and-leaving-biglaw/) Podcast Episode 76: Making the Most of Your Law School Winter Break (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-76-making-law-school-winter-break/) Podcast Episode 222: Using Winter Break to Advance Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-222-using-winter-break-to-advance-your-career/) Podcast Episode 241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 260: Career Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-260-career-implications-of-the-covid-19-crisis-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 266: Preparing for Virtual OCI (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-266-preparing-for-virtual-oci-w-sadie-jones/) Tips to Help You Make a Successful Adjustment to the Virtual Interview Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-help-you-make-a-successful-adjustment-to-the-virtual-interview-process/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-270-looking-for-legal-jobs-over-winter-break-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/16/202031 minutes, 53 seconds
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269: Improving Communication When Wearing a Mask (w/Cathlyn Melvin)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with 1L student, freelance writer, and editor Cathlyn Melvin about some techniques for projecting your voice in class -- a particularly relevant issue these days when everyone has to wear a mask. In this episode we discuss: Cathlyn's story of having a theater background to getting into law school The hybrid model of a classroom Benefits and challenges of online learning versus in-person learning Why is it harder to be understood right now? Some practical tips to help alleviate the difficulties of masked communication Resources: Law School Toolbox blog (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/blog/) CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) QuickTime (https://quicktime.en.softonic.com/) Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) How to Be Heard and Understood Through Your Mask (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-be-heard-and-understood-through-your-mask/) Will Law School Friendships Become Obsolete in the Remote Learning Environment? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/will-law-school-friendships-become-obsolete-in-the-remote-learning-environment/) How to Maximize Your Sleep (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-maximize-your-sleep/) Health and Wellness in Law School – Mid-Semester Checklist and Advice (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/health-and-wellness-in-law-school-mid-semester-checklist-and-advice/) Download the Transcript  (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-269-improving-communication-when-wearing-a-mask-w-cathlyn-melvin/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/9/202041 minutes, 22 seconds
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268: How to Best Use the Reading Week in Law School

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is based on a listener's question on how to use the reading period effectively. Assuming you're getting the traditional reading week this semester, we have some tips on what to do (and what not to do) to maximize its use. In this episode we discuss: Ideally, what should you focus on (and what should you avoid) during reading week to make the best use of your time? Where to find good study materials to help you prepare for exams How should you split time with multiple exams? How can you regroup if you've fallen behind? The benefits of scheduling your study time and other activities What if your school isn't having a reading week this semester? Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) ExamSoft (https://examsoft.com/) Podcast Episode 196: Memorization Techniques for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-196-memorization-techniques-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 240: Transitioning to Open Book Take-Home Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-240-transitioning-to-open-book-take-home-exams/) Making the Most Out of Reading Week (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/making-the-most-out-of-the-reading-week/) What You Should and Shouldn't Do During Reading Week (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-you-should-and-shouldnt-do-during-reading-week/) The Three Most Important Things You Can Do as Exams Approach (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-three-most-important-things-you-can-do-as-exams-approach/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-268-how-to-best-use-the-reading-week-in-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/2/202030 minutes, 46 seconds
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267: Listen and Learn -- UCC 2-207 ("The Battle of the Forms")

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Section 2-207 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Join us for a review on why this section is called "The Battle of the Forms" and how it applies between merchants and non-merchants. In this episode we discuss: What's the first thing a professor typically wants to see on a Contracts essay? The "predominant purpose" test for a transaction The "mirror image" rule from common law Understanding the rules of UCC § 2-207 Going through two hypos involving contracts How are additional and different contract terms treated by the courts? The importance of using each fact you're given and walking through the steps of the analysis Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Examples & Explanations for Contracts, by Brian Blum (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Contracts-Brian-Blum/dp/1454868414) Contract Drafting Advice: The "Battle of the Forms" Demystified (https://www.lexisnexis.com/lexis-practice-advisor/the-journal/b/lpa/posts/contract-drafting-advice-the-battle-of-the-forms-demystified) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Contracts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-contracts/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-267-listen-and-learn-ucc-2-207-the-battle-of-the-forms/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/26/202015 minutes, 21 seconds
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266: Preparing for Virtual OCI (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about how the OCI process will be different this year and what to do to prepare for upcoming virtual interviews. In this episode we discuss: What could students and firms gain (or lose) from a virtual OCI process? Technology, dress code, and other logistics to consider for online interviews Will virtual hospitality suites be happening? Are firms going to wait for 3rd semester grades before making a decision? A comparison between now and the crisis of 2008, which also led to job cuts Are in-person callbacks a thing of the past? Being prepared to talk about how you've navigated virtual classes and the pandemic situation as a whole Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Podcast Episode 241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) Podcast Episode 243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 260: Career Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-260-career-implications-of-the-covid-19-crisis-w-sadie-jones/) Tips to Help You Make a Successful Adjustment to the Virtual Interview Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-help-you-make-a-successful-adjustment-to-the-virtual-interview-process/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-266-preparing-for-virtual-oci-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/19/202032 minutes, 19 seconds
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265: Listen and Learn -- Constructive Eviction

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is another installment of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. This time we're talking about a topic from Real Property, and that's constructive eviction. In this episode we discuss: What is constructive eviction? The Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment and Implied Warranty of Habitability The rules of constructive eviction and how to easily remember them Determining if there is substantial interference by the landlord in the tenant's life or business Analyzing two essay questions involving constructive eviction, from the July 2007 and February 2012 California bar exams Developing an attack plan for Property Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2007 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202007%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Tackling Real Property MBE Questions (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tackling-real-property-mbe-questions/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/12/202020 minutes, 27 seconds
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264: Mid-Semester Check-in In a Virtual Law School Environment

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Mid-semester is quickly approaching and it's best to start preparing early. Today, we're talking about some issues that law students may be experiencing during this time, with the added challenges of being in a virtual or a hybrid school environment. In this episode we discuss: Why does the October Freakout happen, particularly for 1L students? What impact might virtual classes have on the semester? Online interaction with professors/TAs/other students Reference points for evaluating how your semester is going Preparing for a new exam format Adjusting your work/life balance if necessary Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Examples & Explanations for the Law of Torts, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Torts-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1543807690) Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Procedure-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1454894024) Bluebook (https://www.legalbluebook.com/) Peloton (https://www.onepeloton.com/app) Podcast Episode 15: The October Freakout (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-15-october-freakout/) Podcast Episode 36: Your Mid-Semester Law School Reality Check (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-36/) Podcast Episode 67: Mid-Semester Law School To-Do List (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-67-mid-semester-to-do-draft/) Having an October Freakout? Of Course You Are! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/having-an-october-freakout-of-course-you-are/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) 10 Things Every 1L Can Do to Successfully Navigate Their First Virtual Semester of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/10-things-every-1l-can-do-to-successfully-navigate-their-first-virtual-semester-of-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-264-mid-semester-check-in-a-virtual-law-school-environment/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/28/202034 minutes, 24 seconds
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263: Listen and Learn -- Subject Matter Jurisdiction

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're focusing on subject matter jurisdiction from Civil Procedure. In this episode we discuss: Review of the basic concept of jurisdiction Constructing an attack plan for Civil Procedure The two types of actions that federal courts have jurisdiction over The difference between citizenship and domicile for people (and corporations) Analyzing two Civ Pro essay questions, from the February 2009 and July 2012 California bar exams Laws that tie into subject matter jurisdiction -- supplemental jurisdiction and aggregation of claims Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2012 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2012-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Podcast Episode 261: Listen and Learn – The Basics of Hearsay (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-261-listen-and-learn-the-basics-of-hearsay/) Favorite Civil Procedure Supplement: Anything by Professor Glannon (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-civil-procedure-supplement-anything-by-professor-glannon/) 1L Tip Sheets – Civil Procedure Terms (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/civil-procedure-terms/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/21/202018 minutes, 56 seconds
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262: Researching Law Firms (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about the best resources to turn to for law firm research, and what information to consider when applying for summer associate positions. In this episode we discuss: When should you start to think about summer jobs? Finding firms whose specialties are the best fit for you Considering the differences between headquarters and satellite offices Looking at the firm's diversity program How informative are law firm websites, and where else can you look for information? Why law firm rankings can be a trap Connecting with previous summer associates to get a clearer picture of the firm Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Podcast Episode 243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) National Association for Law Placement (NALP) (https://www.nalp.org/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) The American Lawyer (https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/?slreturn=20200809062237) Vault (https://www.vault.com/) U.S. News (https://www.usnews.com/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-262-researching-law-firms-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/14/202032 minutes, 33 seconds
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261: Listen and Learn -– The Basics of Hearsay

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This episode is part of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're covering a commonly tested topic from Evidence, and that is hearsay. In this episode we discuss: What are the rules of hearsay? Non-hearsay and exceptions to hearsay  Analyzing two Evidence questions, from the July 2003 and February 2016 California bar exams How to qualify a statement as hearsay Tips for memorizing concepts you're studying Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2003 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2003-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_Questions_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Podcast Episode 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) Evidence 101 – A Quick Look at Upperclassmen Courses (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/evidence-101-a-quick-look-at-upperclassmen-courses/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Episode-261-Listen-and-Learn-The-Basics-of-Hearsay.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/31/202017 minutes, 20 seconds
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260: Career Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about the implications of the coronavirus on the legal job market. We're looking at several common concerns, such as cancelled jobs, lay-offs, and diminished networking opportunities. In this episode we discuss: How the legal job situation has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic The new timing of OCI and the bar exam Having enough flexibility to handle a job search in a tough market How to explain a summer job that was cancelled Ways to network even if you'll be studying virtually You're not alone in this! Where to look for help if you need to  Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Podcast Episode 243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) How to Search for a Law Job in an Uncertain Economy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-search-for-a-law-job-in-an-uncertain-economy/) Tips for Finding Post-Graduate Jobs During a Recession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-finding-post-graduate-jobs-during-a-recession/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-260-career-implications-of-the-covid-19-crisis-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/24/202033 minutes, 1 second
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259: Listen and Learn -- Relevance in Evidence

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series. This time we're focusing on relevance -- a very commonly tested Evidence topic. In this episode we discuss: The Federal Rules of Evidence Relevance and admissibility The two basic kinds of relevance Determining the evidence in question, the fact of consequence, probative value and prejudicial effect Analyzing two essay questions, from the July 2005 and July 2009 California bar exams Why you have to be as specific as possible when it comes to answering questions on relevance Remembering to use the word "because" when you write, which will force you to explain your reasoning Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2005 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2005-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2009-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Podcast Episode 257: Listen and Learn – The “Reasonable Person” Standard (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/17/202019 minutes, 22 seconds
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258: Law Clerks for Diversity (w/guest Danielle Barondess)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with Danielle Barondess -- one of the creators of Law Clerks for Diversity -- about the clerkship application process and working to increase diversity in the federal judiciary. In this episode we discuss: The mission of the Law Clerks for Diversity program An overview of Danielle's own background Challenges that diverse clerkship candidates face A few common scenarios related to the clerkship application process The Clerkship Hiring Plan The value of finding a strong mentor Resources: Law Clerks for Diversity Sign Up (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSvzfC2iQYCyKRV5Ns62t7oRnneXssVD4XD18gIoAfppRPUg/viewform) Law Clerks for Diversity Twitter handle: @Clrks4Diversity (https://twitter.com/clrks4diversity) Law Clerks for Diversity email: [email protected] Danielle Barondess' LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellebarondess/) Federal Judicial Center (https://www.fjc.gov/) OSCA (https://oscar.uscourts.gov/) Article by Steven Arango: Average Law Student? Put in the Work and You Can Still Clerk (https://abaforlawstudents.com/2018/10/30/judicial-clerkships-and-the-average-law-student/) Podcast Episode 176: Talking About Judicial Clerkships with Kelsey Russell (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-176-talking-about-judicial-clerkships-with-kelsey-russell/) Podcast Episode 229: Combining Law School and Military Service (w/guest Steven Arango) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-229-combining-law-school-and-military-service-w-guest-steven-arango/) How to Get a Judicial Clerkship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-get-a-judicial-clerkship/) Expand Your Options: An Exploration of the Different Types of Federal Clerkship and State Clerkship Options (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/expand-your-options-an-exploration-of-the-different-types-of-federal-clerkship-and-state-clerkship-options/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-258-law-clerks-for-diversity-w-guest-danielle-barondess/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/10/202034 minutes, 56 seconds
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257: Listen and Learn -- The "Reasonable Person" Standard

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about the "reasonable person" standard in Negligence. In this episode we discuss: The purpose of the reasonable person standard A quick review of the law and policy on this topic The "Learned Hand Formula" Analyzing a Torts question from the February 2011 California bar exam  Applying the right standard of care Determining whether a person meets the standard of care How you can make arguments both ways to get maximum points Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2011 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2011-CBX.pdf) The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Law-Torts-Examples-Explanations/dp/0735511918) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/3/202016 minutes, 30 seconds
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256: Tips for Applying to Law School (w/Anna Ivey)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have admissions consultant Anna Ivey back with us to talk about the expectations and reality of the law school application process.  In this episode we discuss: Anna's background and work in admissions consulting What to consider when assembling a list of schools to apply to How important is it to know what type of law you want to practice? Pros and cons of applying to law school right out of college Does having work experience (inside or outside the law) really matter? Using scholarships as a negotiating leverage How transparent are schools in providing information to applicants? Deciding whether law school is the right step for you Resources: Anna Ivey Consulting (https://www.annaivey.com/) The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, by Anna Ivey (https://www.amazon.com/Ivey-Guide-Law-School-Admissions/dp/0156029790) Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) LSAC – UGPA and LSAT Score Search (https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/UGPALSAT/UGPALSAT.aspx) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Pre-Law Episodes (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/) Podcast Episode 252: Navigating the Law School Landscape in Light of COVID-19 (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-252-navigating-the-law-school-landscape-in-light-of-covid-19-w-anna-ivey/) How to Effectively Self-Study for the LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-effectively-self-study-for-the-lsat/) Understanding the GRE Phenomenon in Law School Admissions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/understanding-the-gre-phenomenon-in-law-school-admissions/) How to Become a Lawyer without Going to Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-become-a-lawyer-without-going-to-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/27/202047 minutes, 51 seconds
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255: The Dos and Don'ts of Writing Samples (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about preparing a great writing sample, which you might need when applying for a law job, a clerkship, or an internship/externship. In this episode we discuss: When do you need a writing sample? What makes a good writing sample, and mistakes to avoid making Getting writing samples from your academic work or your job  Is it okay to get help to make your writing sample better? What if you can't come up with anything? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 11: Legal Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 45: Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-45-writing-effectively-summer-legal-job/) Podcast Episode 68: Top 10 Legal Research and Writing Disasters to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-68-legal-writing-disasters/) Tips for Legal Writing at Your Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-legal-writing-at-your-summer-job/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/20/202027 minutes, 19 seconds
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254: Starting Law School Successfully During a Pandemic

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're unpacking some of the "standard" topics when it comes to getting ready to start law school, and we'll also look at how the coronavirus is affecting incoming students' plans this year. In this episode we discuss: Do you need to learn any law before classes start? Should you be putting together a study group already? What else can you do to "get ahead" this summer? Housing, food, and other life logistics for 1Ls Preparing the tech equipment you'll need for school Complications caused by the COVID-19 shutdown for incoming law students Staying mentally and physically healthy Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Welcome, Incoming 1Ls! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/1l/) Podcast Episode 151: Our Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-151-our-top-10-podcast-episodes-for-incoming-1ls/) Podcast Episode 193: Books to Read Before Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-193-books-to-read-before-law-school/) Podcast Episode 198: Pre-1L Life Logistics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-pre-1l-life-logistics/) Podcast Episode 242: COVID-19 Considerations for (Potentially) Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-242-covid-19-considerations-for-potentially-incoming-1ls/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) Preparing to Start Law School in the Time of COVID-19 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/preparing-to-start-law-school-in-the-time-of-covid-19/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-254-starting-law-school-successfully-during-a-pandemic/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/13/202037 minutes, 18 seconds
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253: Networking in Quarantine (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're combining two hot topics -- networking and the coronavirus -- and discussing with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones how to stay on the radar of potential employers over the next several months, until Winter OCI begins. In this episode we discuss: Factors that are currently affecting networking opportunities Looking for relevant information to send to people you want to network with Organizing a virtual speaker event The possibility of finding a mentor The appropriate amount of follow-up before it turns into nagging Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Building a Professional Presence and Networking in Law School (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/building-a-professional-presence-and-networking-in-law-school/) It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage, by Arlan Hamilton (https://www.amazon.com/Its-About-Damn-Time-Underestimated/dp/0593136411) Google Alerts (https://www.google.com/alerts) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Podcast Episode 241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) Podcast Episode 243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) How to Follow-Up After Networking (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-follow-up-after-networking/) Unconventional Networking Methods for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/unconventional-networking-methods-for-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/6/202030 minutes, 39 seconds
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252: Navigating the Law School Landscape in Light of COVID-19 (w/Anna Ivey)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking with admissions consultant Anna Ivey about what could change for incoming 1Ls this year because of COVID-19 concerns, and how the pandemic might impact the future of law school admissions.  In this episode we discuss: Anna's background and work in admissions consulting How likely is it that law school classes will be in-person this fall? Does the Socratic method lend itself well to being taught online? The social and networking aspects of virtual studying How people who end up on waitlists could be impacted this year How to think about choosing which schools to apply to Do you have to visit law schools before applying or accepting? The future of the legal job market Resources: Anna Ivey Consulting (https://www.annaivey.com/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) The Order of Things: What College Rankings Really Tell Us, by Malcolm Gladwell (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/02/14/the-order-of-things) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Podcast Episode 242: COVID-19 Considerations for (Potentially) Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-242-covid-19-considerations-for-potentially-incoming-1ls/) Podcast Episode 249: Changes to the LSAT Due to COVID-19 (with Steve Schwartz) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-249-changes-to-the-lsat-due-to-covid-19-with-steve-schwartz/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-252-navigating-the-law-school-landscape-in-light-of-covid-19-w-anna-ivey/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/22/202043 minutes, 42 seconds
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251: Best Practices for Virtual Summer Jobs (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about working from home in a summer legal job, which is a common scenario given the current pandemic.  In this episode we discuss: Creating a functional work space at home The importance of learning the technology required for your job Setting expectations for availability and responsiveness Asking clarifying questions and getting feedback Tools for communicating in a virtual office environment What kinds of online or in-person events might still be happening? How to build relationships with other summer interns Managing your work/life balance Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Legal Job (with Sara O’Connor) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-94-succeed-summer-legal-job-sara-oconnor/) Podcast Episode 108: Handling Summer Associate Offers (With an Ex-BigLaw Recruiter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-108-handling-summer-associate-offers/) Podcast Episode 124: Don’t be a Jerk at Work (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-124-dont-be-a-jerk-at-work/) Podcast Episode 125: Maintaining a Professional Profile in the Digital Age (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-125-maintaining-professional-profile-digital-age/) Podcast Episode 147: Top Summer Associate Mistakes and How to Fix Them (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-147-top-summer-associate-mistakes-and-how-to-fix-them-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-251-best-practices-for-virtual-summer-jobs-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/15/202032 minutes, 36 seconds
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250: A Recap of Our Favorite Career-Related Episodes

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, for our 250th episode milestone, we have special guest Sadie Jones helping us review our favorite career-related podcasts. In this episode we discuss: How to prepare resumes, cover letters, and other application materials Handling the on-campus interviewing process Simplifying the 1L summer job hunt Preparing for showing up to interviews with confidence Where to find networking opportunities as a law student Figuring out the best way to present your story Miscellaneous job-related episodes on topics of interest to our listeners Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Law School Toolbox Career Help (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/career-help/) Podcast Episode 12: Resume and Cover Letter Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-12-resume-cover-letter-basics/) Podcast Episode 111: Resumes and Cover Letters (with an Ex-BigLaw Recruiter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-111-resumes-cover-letters-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 127: Avoid These Resume No-Gos (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-127-avoid-resume-no-gos/) Podcast Episode 173: Frequently Asked Questions About Resumes and Cover Letters (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-173-frequently-asked-questions-about-resumes-and-cover-letters-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 237: Handling Resume and Cover Letter Difficulties (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-237-handling-resume-and-cover-letter-difficulties-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 77: How to Get Great Letters of Recommendation for Anything (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-77-getting-letters-of-recommendation-in-law-school/) Podcast Episode 3: Mastering the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) Process (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-3-mastering-campus-interviewing-oci-process/) Podcast Episode 4: Callback Tips for BigLaw Summer Associate Positions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-4-callback-tips-biglaw-summer-associate-positions/) Podcast Episode 55: An Overview of BigLaw On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-55-overview-biglaw-campus-interviewing-oci/) Podcast Episode 105: OCI Basics With an Ex-BigLaw Recruiter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-105-oci-basics-ex-biglaw-recruiter/) Podcast Episode 140: OCI Strategy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-140-oci-strategy-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 108: Handling Summer Associate Offers (With an Ex-BigLaw Recruiter) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-108-handling-summer-associate-offers/) Podcast Episode 164: No Offer After OCI? Here's What To Do (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-164-no-offer-after-oci-heres-what-to-do-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 120: Preparing for the 1L Job Hunt (With Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-120-preparing-1l-job-hunt-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 232: Finding a 1L Summer Job in the Spring (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-232-finding-a-1l-summer-job-in-the-spring-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 175: Top Interview Questions With Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-175-top-interview-questions-with-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 241: Tips for Virtual Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) Podcast Episode 247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-epiosode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 190: How to Pass the Interview Happy Hour Test (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-190-how-to-pass-the-interview-happy-hour-test-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 114: Law School Networking 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-114-law-school-networking-101/) Podcast Episode 125: Maintaining a Professional Profile in the Digital Age (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-125-maintaining-professional-profile-digital-age/) Podcast Episode 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) Podcast Episode 142: Owning Your Career (w/Whittney Beard) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-142-owning-your-career-w-whittney-beard/) Podcast Episode 165: What is an Elevator Pitch and Do You Need One? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-165-what-is-an-elevator-pitch-and-do-you-need-one/) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 224: Taking Ownership of Your Career (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-224-taking-ownership-of-your-career-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 126: How To Get People to Help With Your Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-126-get-people-help-job-search/) Podcast Episode 124: Don’t be a Jerk at Work (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-124-dont-be-a-jerk-at-work/) Podcast Episode 188: How to Make People Hate You at Work (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-188-how-to-make-people-hate-you-at-work-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 132: What’s BigLaw Really Like? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-132-whats-biglaw-really-like-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 234: How Will Transferring Law Schools Impact the Job Search (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-234-how-will-transferring-law-schools-impact-the-job-search-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 205: Navigating Interviews as a Non-Traditional Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-205-navigating-interviews-as-a-non-traditional-law-student/) Podcast Episode 181: Negotiating a Job Offer (w/Ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-181-negotiating-a-job-offer-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 214: Handling an Extensive Job Search Outside of OCI (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-214-handling-an-extensive-job-search-outside-of-oci/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-250-a-recap-of-our-favorite-career-related-episodes/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/8/202034 minutes, 22 seconds
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249: Changes to the LSAT Due to COVID-19 (with Steve Schwartz)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with guest Steve Schwartz -- founder of the LSAT Blog -- about changes happening to the LSAT because of COVID-19. In this episode we discuss: The new online LSAT-Flex Has the format of the test changed? What technology you'll need if taking the LSAT at home How testers are attempting to curb cheating on the LSAT-Flex How to choose between the remote and the in-person test What if you need extended time or other accommodations? "Study with me" and other techniques to help you practice for taking the LSAT at home Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) LSAT Blog (http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/) LSAT Unplugged YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjZbY0gbWSt6i53hXWTJ0zw) LSAT Unplugged Podcast (https://lsatunplugged.libsyn.com/) LSAT-Flex (https://www.lsac.org/update-coronavirus-and-lsat/lsat-flex) Law School Admission Council (https://www.lsac.org/) ProctorU (https://www.proctoru.com/) CliffsNotes (https://www.cliffsnotes.com/) Podcast Episode 246: Influence of the LSAT on the Law School Admission Process (with Shirag Shemmassian) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-246-influence-of-the-lsat-on-the-law-school-admission-process-with-shirag-shemmassian/) Top LSAT Mistakes to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/top-lsat-mistakes-to-avoid/) Tips for Self-Studying for the LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-self-studying-for-the-lsat/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-249-changes-to-the-lsat-due-to-covid-19-with-steve-schwartz/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/1/202032 minutes, 49 seconds
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248: Listen and Learn -- Introduction to Homicide

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about homicide. In this episode we discuss: The two broad categories of homicide The four elements of malice aforethought What is "statutory interpretation"? Analyzing two criminal law questions, from the February 2007 and February 2008 California bar exams Classifying a homicide as first-degree murder, second-degree murder, or manslaughter Why you need to consider every fact in the question How "because" is one of the most important words you can use on most law school essay exams Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) The State Bar of California (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2007 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/February-2007-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2008 (https://www.calweasel.com/sites/default/files/February2008EssaysandSampleAnswers.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) First Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Criminal Law (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/firs-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-criminal-law/) The Elusive Mini-IRAC (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-elusive-mini-irac/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/25/202021 minutes, 59 seconds
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247: Mastering Behavioral Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about what behavioral interviews are and how you can prepare to handle them if you encounter one. In this episode we discuss: What exactly is a behavioral interview? Some examples of common behavioral interview questions What the interviewer can learn about you from this type of questioning Employing the STAR technique to answer behavioral questions The danger of overpreparing your answers How to frame a positive story Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 166: How to Frame Your Job Search Story (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-166-how-to-frame-your-job-search-story-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 175: Top Interview Questions with ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-175-top-interview-questions-with-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Preparing for 1L Interviews: How to Craft Your Story (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/preparing-for-1l-interviews-how-to-craft-your-story/) 30 Behavioral Interview Questions You Should Be Ready to Answer (https://www.themuse.com/advice/30-behavioral-interview-questions-you-should-be-ready-to-answer) How to Use the STAR Interview Response Technique (https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/interviewing/how-to-use-the-star-interview-response-technique) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-247-mastering-behavioral-interviews-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/18/202032 minutes, 33 seconds
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246: Influence of the LSAT on the Law School Admission Process (with Shirag Shemmassian)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have special guest Dr. Shirag Shemmassian of Shemmassian Academic Consulting back with us to talk about how the LSAT's influence over the admission process has changed recently and why some schools are now accepting the GRE. In this episode we discuss: Do you still have to take the LSAT if you want to go to law school? What if you've already taken the GRE? What is considered a "good" LSAT score? Balancing studying with working Dealing with disappointing test results How do LSAT scores correlate to success in law school? Being open to different opportunities for jobs in the legal field Resources: Shemmassian Academic Consulting (https://www.shemmassianconsulting.com/) The Ultimate Guide to Law School Admissions (https://www.shemmassianconsulting.com/blog/law-school-admissions) Law School Admission Council (https://www.lsac.org/) Podcast Episode 217: Choosing a Law School (with Dr. Shirag Shemmassian) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-217-choosing-a-law-school-with-dr-shirag-shemmassian/) Everything You Think You Know About Law School – The LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/everything-think-know-law-school-lsat/) Understanding the GRE Phenomenon in Law School Admissions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/understanding-the-gre-phenomenon-in-law-school-admissions/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-246-influence-of-the-lsat-on-the-law-school-admission-process-with-shirag-shemmassian/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/11/202037 minutes
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245: Listen and Learn -- Promissory Estoppel

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about promissory estoppel. In this episode we discuss: When is a promise breakable, and when is it a contract? What is inadequate consideration? Analyzing a question from the July 2002 California bar exam Breach of contract and reliance damages Why reasoning is more important than the conclusion on law school exams Resources: Start Law School Right course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2002 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2002-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/4/202012 minutes, 54 seconds
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244: Listen and Learn -- Negligence Per Se

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about negligence per se. In this episode we discuss: The four elements of negligence How will you know when negligence per se appears on a Torts exam? What if the facts don't specify the language of the statute? Analyzing two essay questions, from the July 2010 and July 2004 California bar exams How to structure a successful negligence per se analysis Resources: Start Law School Right course (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2010 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2010-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2004 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2004-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Supplemental Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-supplemental-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/27/202013 minutes, 47 seconds
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243: Pushing OCI Back to the Winter of 2021 (w/Sadie Jones)

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about on-campus interviewing moving to the winter of 2021, rather than being held in the summer, as it typically has been. In this episode we discuss: Balancing your course load in the fall semester The new timeline for OCI Pros and cons of having additional time before interviews start A look at how the legal job world has had to make adjustments before Paying careful attention to all communications from your school Having a Plan B if OCI doesn't work out Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) National Association for Law Placement (NALP) (https://www.nalp.org/) Podcast Episode 55: An Overview of BigLaw On Campus Interviewing (OCI) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-55-overview-biglaw-campus-interviewing-oci/) Podcast Episode 140: OCI Strategy (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-140-oci-strategy-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 152: Top OCI Mistakes to Avoid (w/Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-152-top-oci-mistakes-to-avoid-w-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) How to Prepare for OCI Interviews (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/prepare-oci-interviews/) Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-243-pushing-oci-back-to-the-winter-of-2021-w-sadie-jones/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/20/202027 minutes, 24 seconds
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242: COVID-19 Considerations for (Potentially) Incoming 1Ls

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about how potential 1Ls can think through whether to start law school in the fall, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. In this episode we discuss: Being prepared for the possibility of online learning If classes are virtual, do you even move to the area? Seeking additional financial aid In what cases does it make sense to defer? What might happen to the legal job market? Could some schools be in danger of closing? Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Welcome, Incoming 1Ls! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/1l/) Podcast Episode 151: Our Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-151-our-top-10-podcast-episodes-for-incoming-1ls/) Podcast Episode 238: Pass/Fail Grading in the Time of COVID-19 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-238-pass-fail-grading-in-the-time-of-covid-19/) Podcast Episode 239: Looking to History to Assess the Impact of COVID-19 on the Legal Job Market (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-239-looking-to-history-to-assess-the-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-legal-job-market/) Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-242-covid-19-considerations-for-potentially-incoming-1ls/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/16/202035 minutes, 45 seconds
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241: Tips for Virtual Job Interviews

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about best practices when it comes to handling virtual job interviews, which you may be experiencing more frequently for the foreseeable future. In this episode we discuss: What are the advantages and disadvantages of virtual interviews? The technical side of phone and video calls What should you have in front of you for reference? How you can test your preparedness Answering possible questions regarding the current situation Tips for panel-type interviews Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Job Interview Strategies (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-career-tips/job-interview-strategies/) Podcast Episode 27: Job Interview Basics (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-27-job-interview-basics/) Podcast Episode 175: Top Interview Questions with ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-175-top-interview-questions-with-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Podcast Episode 190: How to Pass the Interview Happy Hour Test (w/ex-BigLaw Recruiter Sadie Jones) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-190-how-to-pass-the-interview-happy-hour-test-w-ex-biglaw-recruiter-sadie-jones/) Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-241-tips-for-virtual-job-interviews/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee