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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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    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

    297: The 3L Job Hunt Process (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 32:54

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

    296: Listen and Learn -- Hearsay Exceptions: Government and Business Records

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 15:21

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

    295: Listen and Learn -- Due Process and Equal Protection (Con Law)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 18:59

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

    294: Money Talk (w/Carrie Friedberg)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 55:41

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

    293: Preparing for a 2021 Summer Law Job

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 34:26

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

    292: Listen and Learn -- The Erie Doctrine (Civ Pro)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 15:07

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

    291: People You Should Get to Know at Any Legal Job (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 33:24

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

    290: Listen and Learn -- Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 17:12

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

    289: Starting Law School in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 36:04

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

    288: Listen and Learn -- Assault and Battery (Torts)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 20:47

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

    287: Learning from a Non-Ideal Summer Job Experience (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 29:59

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

    286: Preparing to Take the Bar Exam in COVID Times

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 33:01

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

    285: Listen and Learn -- First Amendment (Content-Neutral Restrictions)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 14:28

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

    284: How to Frame Non-Academic Aspects of the Job Hunt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 33:14

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

    283: Dealing with Interview and Workplace Mistakes (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 36:21

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

    282: Listen and Learn -- Duty of Loyalty (Corporations)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 16:57

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

    281: Listen and Learn -- Character Evidence

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 17:08

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

    280: Listen and Learn -- Piercing the Corporate Veil

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 12:45

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

    279: Legal Trends in 2020 and Going Forward (w/George Psiharis of Clio)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 38:43

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

    278: Questions to Ask (and Avoid Asking) in Legal Job Interviews (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 31:55

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

    277: Fair Play: A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (w/Eve Rodsky)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 63:59

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

    276: The Undocumented Lawyer - A Sneak Peek with Directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 40:24

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

    275: Handling First-Semester Grades in a Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 29:48

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

    274: Winter OCI Update (w/Sadie Jones)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 37:32

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

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