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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: January, 2019
Jan 28, 2019

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about negotiating job offers.

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between a BigLaw offer and other job offers
  • What you can negotiate – it’s not just about the salary!
  • How to figure out what salary to shoot for when negotiating an entry-level position
  • How to balance aiming high with being realistic
  • What to do if you get a job offer on the spot
  • Why you really have to diligently read your contract!

Resources:

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-181-negotiating-a-job-offer-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

 

 

Jan 21, 2019

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about setting yourself up to write a great seminar paper or journal note.

 In this episode we discuss:

  • Why selecting the right topic is probably the most important step in the writing process
  • How to productively engage with your professors, your mentors, and even your law librarians about your topic selection and your writing
  • Where to look for good topics that won’t bore you (and your readers) to death
  • The pros and cons of writing about circuit splits
  • How to balance finding an original topic with existing authority
  • Our own note and seminar paper problems – learn from our mistakes!

Resources:

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-180-writing-a-great-seminar-paper-or-note/)   

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

Thanks for listening!

Alison & Lee

 

Jan 14, 2019

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter, Sadie Jones, about what to do if you don't have a summer job yet. It's too soon to panic!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The difference between the 1L and 2L summer job hunt
  • Why it’s not time to panic, but it is time to take action
  • Why networking is key and how to get started
  • How to use your law school’s resources to your advantage
  • Organization, and how to use technology to streamline your job hunt process
  • Job hunting and networking etiquette – how to stand out as a professional
  • Why location is almost as important as what job you get

Resources:

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-179-what-to-do-if-you-still-dont-have-a-summer-job-wex-biglaw-recruiter-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

Jan 7, 2019

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about resolutions we suggest for the new year and new semester. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Being organized, and why multitasking is a trap
  • Finding the tools to make your life work better
  • The importance of self-care, especially during stressful seasons
  • How to set yourself up for success by learning from your past mistakes
  • Why now is the time to start thinking about summer jobs and bar prep
  • Getting your finances squared away so you can stress less now and in the future

Resources:

Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Episode-178-New-Years-and-Semesters-Resolutions-3.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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