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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!

Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLC


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    348: Getting Ready for On-Campus Interviewing (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 39:08

    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

    347: Listen and Learn -- Assumption of Risk (Torts)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 19:04

    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

    346: Judicial Accountability in the Workplace (w/Aliza Shatzman)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 35:25

    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. 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

    345: Getting Ready for Starting Law School (Life Logistics)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 40:00

    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

    344: Listen and Learn -- Contract Formation

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2022 15:38

    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

    343: Listen and Learn -- Personal Jurisdiction (Civ Pro)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 26:04

    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

    342: Real World Summer Job Situations (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 36:48

    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

    341: Listen and Learn -- Contract Defenses

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 15:40

    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

    340: Getting in the Right Headspace to Start Law School

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 35:07

    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

    339: Fitting in Consistent Career Planning and Job Search Time (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 35:46

    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

    338: Talking About Law School Admissions (w/Sydney Montgomery)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 36:08

    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

    337: How to Address Common Job Search Problems (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 34:29

    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

    336: How to Decide Which Law School Offer to Accept

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 33:51

    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

    335: Things to Consider If You're on a Law School Waitlist (w/Anna Ivey)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 41:22

    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 makes 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

    334: Listen and Learn -- Standards of Review (Con Law)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 23:40

    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

    333: Building an Authentic Law Practice (w/Hillary Vaillancourt)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 34:42

    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

    332: Listen and Learn -- Removal (Civ Pro)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 21:03

    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

    331: A Conversation with Assistant District Attorney Sara Beller

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 42:01

    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

    330: Listen and Learn -- The Sixth Amendment

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 11:40

    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

    329: Approaching Difficult Conversations at Work (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 35:25

    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

    328: Listen and Learn -- Expert vs. Lay Witness Testimony (Evidence)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 12:34

    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

    327: Job Search Etiquette (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 39:41

    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

    326: Listen and Learn -- Multiple Hearsay

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 14:13

    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

    325: Listen and Learn -- The Fourth Amendment: Informer Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 12:14

    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

    324: Editing Your Resume and Cover Letter (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 33:32

    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

    323: Listen and Learn -- The Exclusionary Rule (Criminal Law and Procedure)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 18:33

    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

    322: Keeping Motivation Strong Throughout Your 3L Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 33:02

    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

    321: Listen and Learn -- Intervention, Impleader, and Class Action Lawsuits (Civ Pro)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 18:31

    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

    320: Goals for Your 1L Summer Job (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 30:53

    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

    319: Listen and Learn -- Negligence: Duties of Landlords, Owners, and Possessors of Land

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 24:54

    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

    318: Listen and Learn -- Negligence: Duties of Professionals and Children

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 15:24

    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

    317: Listen and Learn -- Covenants (Real Property)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 18:41

    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

    316: Being Smart About Your Career Goals (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 32:08

    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

    315: Listen and Learn -- Non-Hearsay

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 15:57

    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

    314: Asking for Help in Law School and at Work

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 28:35

    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

    313: Listen and Learn -- The Basics of Justiciability (Con Law)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 18:04

    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

    312: Mid-Term Exam Prep Basics for Law Students

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 35:56

    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

    311: Business Development Potential for Law Students (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:08

    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

    310: Listen and Learn -- Adverse Possession

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 17:05

    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

    309: Tips for Reading a Case

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 36:30

    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 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

    308: Listen and Learn -- More Hearsay Exceptions

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 16:10

    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

    307: Kicking Off Your 1L Year Right (Even in a Pandemic)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 37:31

    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

    306: Listen and Learn -- Intentional Torts: Defamation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 17:57

    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

    305: Listen and Learn -- Property Crimes

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 22:27

    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

    304: Introduction to the Bluebook

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 33:51

    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

    303: What's New with the LSAT? (w/Steve Schwartz)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 40:05

    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

    302: Basics of Making a Lateral Career Move (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 29:14

    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

    301: Listen and Learn -- The Confrontation Clause

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 10:24

    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

    300: Anniversary Episode! Listener Questions We Hear Frequently

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 38:00

    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

    299: Law School Activities for Long-Term Career Prospects (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 32:32

    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

    298: Listen and Learn -- The Dormant Commerce Clause

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 17:32

    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

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