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

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess. You might not always agree with us, but we guarantee you won’t be bored listening! Our goal is to impart useful, actionable advice in an entertaining manner. Join us! And, if you have an opinion on the show, please drop by and offer a review. We’re here to help, and we’d love to hear from you!
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Now displaying: November, 2018
Nov 26, 2018

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with Nathan Fox, LSAT expert and founder of Fox LSAT, about some changes coming soon to the LSAT.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The upcoming changes to the LSAT in July and September of 2019
  • Why you should basically never cancel your LSAT score
  • The economics of taking the LSAT
  • What the changes mean for students studying for the LSAT right now
  • Why every point in your LSAT score really matters
  • Smart digital tools for LSAT prep

Resources:

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-174-lsat-updates-w-nathan-fox/)

If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! 

Thanks for listening!

Alison & Lee

Nov 19, 2018

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have ex-recruiter Sadie Jones with us to answer the most common questions we've been getting about resumes and cover letters.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why you should almost always stick to a one-page resume
  • How and why it’s important to insert some personality into your resume
  • What work experiences to include and which ones you can leave off your resume
  • How to get help improving your resume 
  • What goes in a cover letter, and why you really DO have to write one
  • Where and how to address resume gaps, bad grades, and other common hiccups

Resources:

Download Episode Transcript: https://lawschooltoolbox.com/lst-ep-173-faqs-about-resumes-and-cover-letters-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

Nov 12, 2018

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about some typical exam prep scenarios that you might find yourself tackling, so tune in and learn how to handle these common situations.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Common scenarios that law students face while preparing for exams
  • What to do if you haven’t started preparing for exams (Don’t panic! It’s never too late!)
  • Where to find the resources you need to prepare for exams
  • How leaning in to what you are least comfortable with can help you succeed
  • Why being confident is good, but being overconfident can be a trap
  • How to handle balancing exam prep with family and friends
  • Strategies and help for the all-too-common exam anxiety that strikes law students

Resources:

Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LST-Ep-172-Tackling-Common-Exam-Prep-Scenarios.pdf

If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode!

Thanks for listening! 

Alison & Lee

Nov 5, 2018

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to be talking with Vikram Savkar, vice president and general manager of the education and training business for Wolters Kluwer Legal and Regulatory US, one of the largest publishers of legal casebooks, supplements, and other law related materials in the world, about how law school casebooks are changing in the digital era.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How legal casebooks have evolved over the last several years and some of the key features that digital casebooks have introduced to law school learning
  • What is the “Google Generation” and how are they learning differently than students did just 10 years ago?
  • Given how much everyone is on their devices these days and how “distracted” folks already are, are digital casebooks really a good idea?
  • What about reading comprehension – is reading on paper better for comprehension and retention?
  • The newest features of Connected Casebook (Wolters Kluwer’s digital casebook platform) and what the future of law school learning looks like

RESOURCES:

Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LST-Ep-171-Building-21st-Century-Casebook.pdf)

If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode!

Thanks for listening!

Alison & Lee

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