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Author: Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLC

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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!
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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! 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. In this episode we discuss: What are hearsay exceptions and how to quickly distinguish between them The rules for present sense impression and state of mind Analyzing several examples from Evidence essays involving hearsay The importance of considering each statement the declarant makes Local rules of evidence versus federal rules of evidence Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202009%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Examples & Explanations for Evidence, by Arthur Best (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Evidence-Arthur-Best/dp/1543807658/ref=sr_1_1?crid=259MHLEM346D7&dchild=1&keywords=evidence+examples+%26+explanations&qid=1597153893&sprefix=evidence+examples+%26%2Caps%2C264&sr=8-1) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) 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 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 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) Podcast Episode 267: Listen and Learn – UCC 2-207 (“The Battle of the Forms”) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-267-listen-and-learn-ucc-2-207-the-battle-of-the-forms/) 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-271-listen-and-learn-hearsay-exceptions-present-sense-impression-and-state-of-mind/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're chatting with our consultant on career-related issues Sadie Jones about advancing your legal career this winter break, which is going to require a slightly different approach than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. In this episode we discuss: The impact of delayed OCI on the winter job search 2Ls: What can you do to have a productive winter break? 1Ls: What should you be doing, especially if your first semester hasn't gone so well? Ways to network from home When to start preparing your resume and other job application materials Tips for staying organized and on top of the job search  Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Trello (https://trello.com/en) Leaving Litigation (and Leaving BigLaw) (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/leaving-litigation-and-leaving-biglaw/) 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 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-270-looking-for-legal-jobs-over-winter-break-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with 1L student, freelance writer, and editor Cathlyn Melvin about some techniques for projecting your voice in class -- a particularly relevant issue these days when everyone has to wear a mask. In this episode we discuss: Cathlyn's story of having a theater background to getting into law school The hybrid model of a classroom Benefits and challenges of online learning versus in-person learning Why is it harder to be understood right now? Some practical tips to help alleviate the difficulties of masked communication Resources: Law School Toolbox blog (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/blog/) CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) QuickTime (https://quicktime.en.softonic.com/) Audacity (https://www.audacityteam.org/) Podcast Episode 1: Mindset – The Key to Success in Law School? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-1-mindset-key-success-law-school/) How to Be Heard and Understood Through Your Mask (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-be-heard-and-understood-through-your-mask/) Will Law School Friendships Become Obsolete in the Remote Learning Environment? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/will-law-school-friendships-become-obsolete-in-the-remote-learning-environment/) How to Maximize Your Sleep (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-maximize-your-sleep/) Health and Wellness in Law School – Mid-Semester Checklist and Advice (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/health-and-wellness-in-law-school-mid-semester-checklist-and-advice/) Download the Transcript  (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-269-improving-communication-when-wearing-a-mask-w-cathlyn-melvin/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is based on a listener's question on how to use the reading period effectively. Assuming you're getting the traditional reading week this semester, we have some tips on what to do (and what not to do) to maximize its use. In this episode we discuss: Ideally, what should you focus on (and what should you avoid) during reading week to make the best use of your time? Where to find good study materials to help you prepare for exams How should you split time with multiple exams? How can you regroup if you've fallen behind? The benefits of scheduling your study time and other activities What if your school isn't having a reading week this semester? Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) ExamSoft (https://examsoft.com/) Podcast Episode 196: Memorization Techniques for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-196-memorization-techniques-for-law-students/) Podcast Episode 240: Transitioning to Open Book Take-Home Exams (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-240-transitioning-to-open-book-take-home-exams/) Making the Most Out of Reading Week (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/making-the-most-out-of-the-reading-week/) What You Should and Shouldn't Do During Reading Week (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/what-you-should-and-shouldnt-do-during-reading-week/) The Three Most Important Things You Can Do as Exams Approach (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/the-three-most-important-things-you-can-do-as-exams-approach/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-268-how-to-best-use-the-reading-week-in-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Section 2-207 of the Uniform Commercial Code. Join us for a review on why this section is called "The Battle of the Forms" and how it applies between merchants and non-merchants. In this episode we discuss: What's the first thing a professor typically wants to see on a Contracts essay? The "predominant purpose" test for a transaction The "mirror image" rule from common law Understanding the rules of UCC § 2-207 Going through two hypos involving contracts How are additional and different contract terms treated by the courts? The importance of using each fact you're given and walking through the steps of the analysis Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Examples & Explanations for Contracts, by Brian Blum (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Contracts-Brian-Blum/dp/1454868414) Contract Drafting Advice: The "Battle of the Forms" Demystified (https://www.lexisnexis.com/lexis-practice-advisor/the-journal/b/lpa/posts/contract-drafting-advice-the-battle-of-the-forms-demystified) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) 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 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 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 265: Listen and Learn – Constructive Eviction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) First-Hand Guide to 1L Courses – Contracts (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/first-hand-guide-to-1l-courses-contracts/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-267-listen-and-learn-ucc-2-207-the-battle-of-the-forms/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones back with us to talk about how the OCI process will be different this year and what to do to prepare for upcoming virtual interviews. In this episode we discuss: What could students and firms gain (or lose) from a virtual OCI process? Technology, dress code, and other logistics to consider for online interviews Will virtual hospitality suites be happening? Are firms going to wait for 3rd semester grades before making a decision? A comparison between now and the crisis of 2008, which also led to job cuts Are in-person callbacks a thing of the past? Being prepared to talk about how you've navigated virtual classes and the pandemic situation as a whole Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) 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/) 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 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/) 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-266-preparing-for-virtual-oci-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today's episode is another installment of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. This time we're talking about a topic from Real Property, and that's constructive eviction. In this episode we discuss: What is constructive eviction? The Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment and Implied Warranty of Habitability The rules of constructive eviction and how to easily remember them Determining if there is substantial interference by the landlord in the tenant's life or business Analyzing two essay questions involving constructive eviction, from the July 2007 and February 2012 California bar exams Developing an attack plan for Property Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2007 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202007%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) 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 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 263: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Tackling Real Property MBE Questions (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tackling-real-property-mbe-questions/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-265-listen-and-learn-constructive-eviction/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Mid-semester is quickly approaching and it's best to start preparing early. Today, we're talking about some issues that law students may be experiencing during this time, with the added challenges of being in a virtual or a hybrid school environment. In this episode we discuss: Why does the October Freakout happen, particularly for 1L students? What impact might virtual classes have on the semester? Online interaction with professors/TAs/other students Reference points for evaluating how your semester is going Preparing for a new exam format Adjusting your work/life balance if necessary Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) Examples & Explanations for the Law of Torts, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Torts-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1543807690) Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Procedure-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1454894024) Bluebook (https://www.legalbluebook.com/) Peloton (https://www.onepeloton.com/app) Podcast Episode 15: The October Freakout (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-15-october-freakout/) 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/) Having an October Freakout? Of Course You Are! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/having-an-october-freakout-of-course-you-are/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) 10 Things Every 1L Can Do to Successfully Navigate Their First Virtual Semester of Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/10-things-every-1l-can-do-to-successfully-navigate-their-first-virtual-semester-of-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-264-mid-semester-check-in-a-virtual-law-school-environment/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're focusing on subject matter jurisdiction from Civil Procedure. In this episode we discuss: Review of the basic concept of jurisdiction Constructing an attack plan for Civil Procedure The two types of actions that federal courts have jurisdiction over The difference between citizenship and domicile for people (and corporations) Analyzing two Civ Pro essay questions, from the February 2009 and July 2012 California bar exams Laws that tie into subject matter jurisdiction -- supplemental jurisdiction and aggregation of claims Resources: 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, July 2012 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2012-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) 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 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/) Favorite Civil Procedure Supplement: Anything by Professor Glannon (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/favorite-civil-procedure-supplement-anything-by-professor-glannon/) 1L Tip Sheets – Civil Procedure Terms (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/civil-procedure-terms/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-263-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones about the best resources to turn to for law firm research, and what information to consider when applying for summer associate positions. In this episode we discuss: When should you start to think about summer jobs? Finding firms whose specialties are the best fit for you Considering the differences between headquarters and satellite offices Looking at the firm's diversity program How informative are law firm websites, and where else can you look for information? Why law firm rankings can be a trap Connecting with previous summer associates to get a clearer picture of the firm Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) 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/) 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/) National Association for Law Placement (NALP) (https://www.nalp.org/) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) The American Lawyer (https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/?slreturn=20200809062237) Vault (https://www.vault.com/) U.S. News (https://www.usnews.com/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-262-researching-law-firms-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This episode is part of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're covering a commonly tested topic from Evidence, and that is hearsay. In this episode we discuss: What are the rules of hearsay? Non-hearsay and exceptions to hearsay  Analyzing two Evidence questions, from the July 2003 and February 2016 California bar exams How to qualify a statement as hearsay Tips for memorizing concepts you're studying Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2003 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2003-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_Questions_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) 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 259: Listen and Learn – Relevance in Evidence (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-evidence/) 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/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Episode-261-Listen-and-Learn-The-Basics-of-Hearsay.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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking with guest Sadie Jones about the implications of the coronavirus on the legal job market. We're looking at several common concerns, such as cancelled jobs, lay-offs, and diminished networking opportunities. In this episode we discuss: How the legal job situation has changed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic The new timing of OCI and the bar exam Having enough flexibility to handle a job search in a tough market How to explain a summer job that was cancelled Ways to network even if you'll be studying virtually You're not alone in this! Where to look for help if you need to  Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) 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/) 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 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/) How to Search for a Law Job in an Uncertain Economy (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-search-for-a-law-job-in-an-uncertain-economy/) Tips for Finding Post-Graduate Jobs During a Recession (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-to-finding-post-graduate-jobs-during-a-recession/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-260-career-implications-of-the-covid-19-crisis-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series. This time we're focusing on relevance -- a very commonly tested Evidence topic. In this episode we discuss: The Federal Rules of Evidence Relevance and admissibility The two basic kinds of relevance Determining the evidence in question, the fact of consequence, probative value and prejudicial effect Analyzing two essay questions, from the July 2005 and July 2009 California bar exams Why you have to be as specific as possible when it comes to answering questions on relevance Remembering to use the word "because" when you write, which will force you to explain your reasoning Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2005 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2005-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2009-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) 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-259-listen-and-learn-relevance-in-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to be talking with Danielle Barondess -- one of the creators of Law Clerks for Diversity -- about the clerkship application process and working to increase diversity in the federal judiciary. In this episode we discuss: The mission of the Law Clerks for Diversity program An overview of Danielle's own background Challenges that diverse clerkship candidates face A few common scenarios related to the clerkship application process The Clerkship Hiring Plan The value of finding a strong mentor Resources: Law Clerks for Diversity Sign Up (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScSvzfC2iQYCyKRV5Ns62t7oRnneXssVD4XD18gIoAfppRPUg/viewform) Law Clerks for Diversity Twitter handle: @Clrks4Diversity (https://twitter.com/clrks4diversity) Law Clerks for Diversity email: lawclerksfordiversity@outlook.com Danielle Barondess' LinkedIn profile (https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellebarondess/) Federal Judicial Center (https://www.fjc.gov/) OSCA (https://oscar.uscourts.gov/) Article by Steven Arango: Average Law Student? Put in the Work and You Can Still Clerk (https://abaforlawstudents.com/2018/10/30/judicial-clerkships-and-the-average-law-student/) Podcast Episode 176: Talking About Judicial Clerkships with Kelsey Russell (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-176-talking-about-judicial-clerkships-with-kelsey-russell/) Podcast Episode 229: Combining Law School and Military Service (w/guest Steven Arango) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-229-combining-law-school-and-military-service-w-guest-steven-arango/) How to Get a Judicial Clerkship (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-get-a-judicial-clerkship/) Expand Your Options: An Exploration of the Different Types of Federal Clerkship and State Clerkship Options (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/expand-your-options-an-exploration-of-the-different-types-of-federal-clerkship-and-state-clerkship-options/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-258-law-clerks-for-diversity-w-guest-danielle-barondess/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about the "reasonable person" standard in Negligence. In this episode we discuss: The purpose of the reasonable person standard A quick review of the law and policy on this topic The "Learned Hand Formula" Analyzing a Torts question from the February 2011 California bar exam  Applying the right standard of care Determining whether a person meets the standard of care How you can make arguments both ways to get maximum points Resources: Tutoring for Law School Success (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tutoring-for-law-school-success/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2011 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2011-CBX.pdf) The Law of Torts: Examples and Explanations, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Law-Torts-Examples-Explanations/dp/0735511918) Podcast Episode 215: Listen and Learn – The Commerce Clause (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-215-listen-and-learn-the-commerce-clause/) 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 244: Listen and Learn – Negligence Per Se (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-listen-and-learn-negligence-per-se/) Podcast Episode 245: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 248: Listen and Learn – Introduction to Homicide (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-listen-and-learn-introduction-to-homicide/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-257-listen-and-learn-the-reasonable-person-standard/) 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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have admissions consultant Anna Ivey back with us to talk about the expectations and reality of the law school application process.  In this episode we discuss: Anna's background and work in admissions consulting What to consider when assembling a list of schools to apply to How important is it to know what type of law you want to practice? Pros and cons of applying to law school right out of college Does having work experience (inside or outside the law) really matter? Using scholarships as a negotiating leverage How transparent are schools in providing information to applicants? Deciding whether law school is the right step for you Resources: Anna Ivey Consulting (https://www.annaivey.com/) The Ivey Guide to Law School Admissions, by Anna Ivey (https://www.amazon.com/Ivey-Guide-Law-School-Admissions/dp/0156029790) Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) LSAC – UGPA and LSAT Score Search (https://officialguide.lsac.org/Release/UGPALSAT/UGPALSAT.aspx) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Pre-Law Episodes (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/pre-law-episodes/) Podcast Episode 252: Navigating the Law School Landscape in Light of COVID-19 (w/Anna Ivey) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-252-navigating-the-law-school-landscape-in-light-of-covid-19-w-anna-ivey/) How to Effectively Self-Study for the LSAT (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-effectively-self-study-for-the-lsat/) Understanding the GRE Phenomenon in Law School Admissions (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/understanding-the-gre-phenomenon-in-law-school-admissions/) How to Become a Lawyer without Going to Law School (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-become-a-lawyer-without-going-to-law-school/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-256-tips-for-applying-to-law-school-w-anna-ivey/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones with us to talk about preparing a great writing sample, which you might need when applying for a law job, a clerkship, or an internship/externship. In this episode we discuss: When do you need a writing sample? What makes a good writing sample, and mistakes to avoid making Getting writing samples from your academic work or your job  Is it okay to get help to make your writing sample better? What if you can't come up with anything? Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Podcast Episode 11: Legal Writing 101 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-legal-writing-101/) Podcast Episode 45: Writing Effectively in Your Summer Legal Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-45-writing-effectively-summer-legal-job/) Podcast Episode 68: Top 10 Legal Research and Writing Disasters to Avoid (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-68-legal-writing-disasters/) Tips for Legal Writing at Your Summer Job (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/tips-for-legal-writing-at-your-summer-job/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-255-the-dos-and-donts-of-writing-samples-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're unpacking some of the "standard" topics when it comes to getting ready to start law school, and we'll also look at how the coronavirus is affecting incoming students' plans this year. In this episode we discuss: Do you need to learn any law before classes start? Should you be putting together a study group already? What else can you do to "get ahead" this summer? Housing, food, and other life logistics for 1Ls Preparing the tech equipment you'll need for school Complications caused by the COVID-19 shutdown for incoming law students Staying mentally and physically healthy Resources: Start Law School Right (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right/) Welcome, Incoming 1Ls! (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/1l/) Podcast Episode 151: Our Top 10 Podcast Episodes for Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-151-our-top-10-podcast-episodes-for-incoming-1ls/) 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 242: COVID-19 Considerations for (Potentially) Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-242-covid-19-considerations-for-potentially-incoming-1ls/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) Preparing to Start Law School in the Time of COVID-19 (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/preparing-to-start-law-school-in-the-time-of-covid-19/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-254-starting-law-school-successfully-during-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we're combining two hot topics -- networking and the coronavirus -- and discussing with ex-BigLaw recruiter Sadie Jones how to stay on the radar of potential employers over the next several months, until Winter OCI begins. In this episode we discuss: Factors that are currently affecting networking opportunities Looking for relevant information to send to people you want to network with Organizing a virtual speaker event The possibility of finding a mentor The appropriate amount of follow-up before it turns into nagging Resources: CareerDicta (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/careerdicta/) Law School Toolbox Podcast: Careers (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/law-school-toolbox-podcast-archive/careers/) Building a Professional Presence and Networking in Law School (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/building-a-professional-presence-and-networking-in-law-school/) It's About Damn Time: How to Turn Being Underestimated into Your Greatest Advantage, by Arlan Hamilton (https://www.amazon.com/Its-About-Damn-Time-Underestimated/dp/0593136411) Google Alerts (https://www.google.com/alerts) 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 207: Navigating Networking Events as a Law Student (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-207-navigating-networking-events-as-a-law-student/) 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/) 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 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/) How to Follow-Up After Networking (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-follow-up-after-networking/) Unconventional Networking Methods for Law Students (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/unconventional-networking-methods-for-law-students/) Download the Transcript  (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-253-networking-in-quarantine-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
Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking with admissions consultant Anna Ivey about what could change for incoming 1Ls this year because of COVID-19 concerns, and how the pandemic might impact the future of law school admissions.  In this episode we discuss: Anna's background and work in admissions consulting How likely is it that law school classes will be in-person this fall? Does the Socratic method lend itself well to being taught online? The social and networking aspects of virtual studying How people who end up on waitlists could be impacted this year How to think about choosing which schools to apply to Do you have to visit law schools before applying or accepting? The future of the legal job market Resources: Anna Ivey Consulting (https://www.annaivey.com/) Thinking Outside the Box: Should You Start a Virtual Study Group? (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/thinking-outside-the-box-should-you-start-a-virtual-study-group/) The Order of Things: What College Rankings Really Tell Us, by Malcolm Gladwell (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/02/14/the-order-of-things) Above the Law (https://abovethelaw.com/) 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/) Podcast Episode 242: COVID-19 Considerations for (Potentially) Incoming 1Ls (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-242-covid-19-considerations-for-potentially-incoming-1ls/) 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-252-navigating-the-law-school-landscape-in-light-of-covid-19-w-anna-ivey/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/contact). If you're concerned about the bar exam, check out our sister site, the Bar Exam Toolbox (http://barexamtoolbox.com/). You can also sign up for our weekly podcast newsletter (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/get-law-school-podcast-updates/) to make sure you never miss an episode! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
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abubakr algabri

very useful

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