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!
The Undocumented Lawyer - A Sneak Peek with Directors Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci
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.
Handling First-Semester Grades in a Pandemic
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.
Winter OCI Update (w/Sadie Jones)
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.
Transferring Law Schools (w/Tiffany Lo)
Today, we're talking with guest Tiffany Lo, one of our writers who transferred law schools after her 1L year. She is going to share her experience of the transfer process, including communicating with professors, fitting in at the new school, and the impact of transferring on job opportunities.
Listen and Learn -- The Statute of Frauds (Contract Law)
Today, in an episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the Statute of Frauds, or the types of situations that are susceptible to fraud and therefore require a written and signed contract.
Listen and Learn -- Hearsay Exceptions: Present Sense Impression and State of Mind
In today's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we take a look at the differences between two highly-tested hearsay exceptions: present sense impression and state of mind.
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Omg I’m very impressed with this podcast not only they explain the concepts but they go over essays! So helpful I wish I knew about this podcast during my first year of law school.
Can you please cover more 2L subjects. I’d really appreciate hearsay exceptions!
I’m definitely going to forward this podcast to my friends!
Great resource for first-gen students
Alison and Lee cover a range of topics, from how to prepare for 1L to "triage"-ing before finals, to the annual job search, to early career advice. Guests are mostly helpful and engaging. The hosts take a pragmatic approach to law school, giving actionable advice on how to achieve the ends you're looking for.
Some topics and anecdotes get repeated multiple times, but I imagine that the assumption is that just because you're listening to episode 197 doesn't mean you've listened to the 196 episodes that came before.
Overall, I feel much more prepared for 1L and law school in general after listening through most of their episodes and seeking out some of the resources they recommend.
35 minutes of nothing
Hands down one of the least eloquent podcasters I’ve ever heard. 35 mins of “yeaahh, like, crazy times, yeaah, cooking is relaxinggg”.