Kicking Ass with Logic
Ben Olson (email@example.com) and Nathan Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org) started the Thinking LSAT Podcast to become better LSAT teachers, meet LSAT luminaries, and have some fun. Please 1) subscribe, 2) rate and review us, and 3) send us questions. We work for you.
Rank #1: Episode 97: Last minute advice for the June 2017 LSAT.
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Rank #2: Thinking LSAT 35-Minute Timer.
When students write in for self-studying advice, by far the most common piece of advice we give is to take (and thoroughly review) daily 35-minute timed sections. It’s the bread […]--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thinking-lsat/message
LawSchoolInsider podcast is geared toward students that are considering law school and graduates of law school. We talk all about being successful in law school and in your career. The shows are short - only 15-20 minutes each - and are shared weekly on Thursday mornings.
Rank #1: Preparing the Right Way For the LSAT and the Bar..
This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Jeff Thomas, Executive Director, Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep. It was great having Jeff Thomas on the show as he talked to us about the LSAT, Bar Preparation and many other things.
Rank #2: Getting Into Law School - Tips from a Law School Dean.
This week on the Law School Insider we bring you Nelson Miller, who is Professor and Associate Dean of the Grand Rapids campus at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is joining us to talk about what you need to think about to find success in the first term of law school 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!
Rank #1: 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School .
Welcome back! Today we are going to dive into one of the realities of day-to-day law school life -- reading cases and preparing for class. You'll end up spending much of your day reading and preparing for class. And, yes, there is a “right” way and a “wrong way” to prepare for law school classes. This podcast will give you some valuable tips to make sure you're getting the most out of your study time. In this episode, we discuss: Why reading cases and preparing for class can seem daunting and difficult How to prepare for class correctly and make the most of your study time The elements of a case opinion you should be able to identify and become familiar with The significance and purpose of a case brief and dos and don’ts of case briefing Appropriate and helpful uses for supplements The struggle is real – really. Struggling with the material is part of the process! Resources: Start Law School Right Course (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/start-law-school-right) Best Practices for Using Supplements (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/best-practices-for-using-supplements/) Podcast Episode 95: Top 1L Questions: Time and Life Management (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-95-top-1l-questions-time-life-management/) Constitutional Law Stories, by Michael C. Dorf (https://www.amazon.com/Constitutional-Law-Stories-Michael-Dorf/dp/1587785056) Is Handwriting Notes a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/is-handwriting-notes-a-good-thing-or-a-bad-thing/) How to Brief a Case in Law School (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-brief-a-case-in-law-school/) Episode Transcript: Download the Transcript (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Episode-102-Reading-Cases-and-Preparing-for-Class.pdf) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/law-school-toolbox-podcast/id1027603976) (or your listening platform of choice). 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/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Rank #2: 008: Law School 101 for 1Ls - What NOT to Do!.
Welcome back! If you’re a 1L, this is the episode for you. We’re going to talk about the top five things law students consistently screw up their first year, so you can avoid doing any of them. In a nutshell, here they are (and we talk about each one in detail in this episode): 1. Bad time and life management 2. Misunderstanding what’s expected on the final exam 3. Lack of practice 4. Lack of feedback (or not learning from feedback) 5. Simply not doing the work, or not fully committing to the experience Are you falling behind in law school, or just checking the boxes and missing the point? Find out what you need to be doing to succeed as a 1L - and what NOT to do! Resources: The Circles method for time management (http://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/) How to Calendar Your Way to Better Grades and More Free Time (http://lawschooltoolbox.com/how-to-calendar-your-way-to-better-grades-and-more-free-time/) If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know! We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. 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/). Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
Logic Games Bible author Dave Killoran (@davekilloran) and PowerScore Test Prep VP Jon Denning (@jonmdenning) are two of the world’s foremost experts on the LSAT and law school admissions, and they’ve created the PowerScore LSAT PodCast to share their knowledge and experience with you! Topics will range from specific LSAT concepts and strategies to test changes and updates to admissions advice and frequently-asked student questions, so be sure to (1) subscribe, (2) rate and review us, and (3) email us with any questions or concerns you’d like for us to cover at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
Rank #1: Flaw in the Reasoning Questions: Common Flaws (Part I) .
In Episode 24, Dave and Jon begin their multi-part analysis of Flaw in the Reasoning questions, first providing a detailed overview of this tricky question type and then exploring three common but misunderstood flaw categories: Evidence Errors, Source Arguments, and Circular Reasoning. Within each they break down how the error operates and ways to spot it, common scenarios using specific examples, and finally how the test makers represent these flaws in the complex wording of answer choices.
Rank #2: How to Solve Parallel Reasoning Questions.
Jon and Dave turn their attention to Parallel Reasoning questions—one of the most challenging and time-consuming question types in the LR sections—and outline the most effective techniques for solving them. They follow this conceptual discussion up with a detailed look at two real Parallel questions from the June 2007 LSAT and show you exactly how to apply their recommended solution strategies.
Presented by the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, the ABA Law Student Podcast covers issues that affect law students, law schools, and recent grads. From finals and graduation to the bar exam and finding a job, this show is your trusted resource for the next big step.
Rank #1: The Challenges of Law School and Finding Your First Job.
In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Kareem Aref speaks with Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP partner Anna Romanskaya about her journey through law school and her struggles finding work as a legal practitioner. Anna shares that she never aspired to become a lawyer, had no family members that were attorneys, and that she perceived the profession as stuffy and intimidating. Her passion for crisis intervention and victim advocacy led her away from the undergraduate psychology focus she was pursuing at the University of California, Santa Barbara and towards a double major in law and society and political science. Anna recalls the lack of direction she felt in school and recounts how those feelings informed her decision to attend law school in order to gain the practical skills she would need to work in advocacy. She discusses the difficulties of being a 1L, finding herself on academic probation, and the internships and student organization participation that ultimately gave her the sense of connection and occupational purpose that helped her graduate from law school. Anna reflects on the sadness she felt upon losing her job during the recent economic downturn, the triumph of passing the bar exam, and the hard work required to secure her practice in family law. Before closing the interview she also provides tips on how to push through these challenges for law students experiencing similar hardships. Anna Romanskaya is a partner with Stark & D’Ambrosio, LLP and manages the firm’s family law division. She represents clients in all aspects of family law, including pre and post marital agreements, dissolution, child custody, child and spousal support, property division and post judgment issues. Anna has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016, as well as a Best of the Bar in 2015 and 2016 by the San Diego Business Journal. She is the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA) and is a graduate from the University of California, Santa Barbara where she double-majored in political science and law and society. She received her Juris Doctorate from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California.
Rank #2: Finding Alternative Careers in the Law.
In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Sandy Gallant-Jones talks with Above the Law Editor Joe Patrice, CuroLegal CEO Chad Burton, LegalZoom General Counsel Chas Rampenthal, Clio Lawyer in Residence Joshua Lenon, and Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti about alternative careers in law. Joe opens the interview by advising law students to experiment if they are unsure as to what they should do with their practices. Chad reminds young lawyers that they can create their own career alternatives, there are many different ways of getting into existing fields outside of the law, and that graduates don’t have to be lawyers. Chas cautions law students to remember that their peers are going to be the captains of industry and that it is beneficial to treat everyone respectfully, use this time to make connections, and understand that the law is evolving and that you must evolve with it. Josh shares that most lawyers in their first jobs leave outside of five years and that young attorneys should be okay with moving on if their interests change or if they are unhappy with where they are occupationally. Laurence talks about a few of his struggles during law school and encourages students to find ways to be successful in their studies that works well for them. The group discusses their thoughts on how technology and the law will commingle in the future, how law schools can better accommodate and prepare students for emergent technology, and closes the interview with thoughts on how we can make law school a better learning experience for students. Joe Patrice is an editor at Above the Law. For over a decade, he practiced as a litigator at both Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and Lankler Siffert & Wohl, representing a variety of individuals, institutions, and foreign sovereigns in criminal and civil matters. Then Joe left private practice to concentrate on making snide remarks about other lawyers which is at least as fulfilling as motion practice. Chad Burton is the founder of Burton Law, one of the leading virtual law firm structures. Formerly in a big law firm, he now represents technology-oriented companies from startups to multinational corporations. Additionally, he started CuroLegal, an outsourced practice management company for lawyers. Chas Rampenthal has served as general counsel for LegalZoom since 2003 and as corporate secretary since 2007. Before joining LegalZoom, Chas was a partner at Belanger and Rampenthal, LLC and an associate at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP and Thelen Reid & Priest LLP. He also served as an officer and aviator in the United States Navy. Chas received his B.S. in economics and math studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and a J.D. from the University of Southern California. Joshua Lenon is the lawyer in residence at Clio, an intuitive cloud-based legal practice management solution. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. An attorney admitted to the New York Bar, Joshua brings legal scholarship to the conversations happening both within Clio and with its customers. Laurence Colletti serves as the executive producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with his experience as a lawyer. Previously, he was a solo practitioner and consultant in general business and commercial real estate.
I Am The Law is a show about law jobs. We profile recent and seasoned law school graduates in different jobs to help listeners learn about the legal profession.
Rank #1: Federal Criminal Defense: Representing Indigent Clients as a [Public Defender] (NJ).
The right to counsel for criminal charges is essential to our system of justice. The federal and state governments must provide you a lawyer if you can't afford one. As such, underfunded public defender offices raise serious constitutional -- not to mention moral -- questions. In this episode, Candace Hom, a 2001 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, explains her role in the criminal justice system. She also talks about how she builds trust between her and clients, the various legal job roles within the federal public defender office, and the challenges of dealing with prosecutors -- even the good ones. This episode is hosted by Debby Merritt a law professor at The Ohio State University. It is sponsored by ShouldIBeALawyer.com and Top-Law-Schools.com. Episode Links Federal Public Defender's Office - District of New Jersey Federal Defender Third Circuit Blog Federal Worker Pay Scale
Rank #2: Assistant U.S. Attorney (OH): Prosecuting [Federal] Drug Laws.
This episode is presented by The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corp. Don't make a federal case of it! Or do. That's a choice left to attorneys for the United States Government. In this episode, Assistant U.S. Attorney and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law alumnus Mike Hunter details his role in the criminal justice system. From 4th Amendment advice for federal agents making a bust to deciding which cases to take, when to seek indictments, and who to make plea agreements with, Mike tells us how he makes choices in pursuit of justice. This episode is hosted by Debby Merritt, a law professor at Ohio State University. It is sponsored by Barbri Law Preview and Top-Law-Schools.com. Episode Links The United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of Ohio Department of Justice: U.S. Attorneys' Guidelines U.S. District of Maryland: Handbook for Federal Grand Jurors Wikipedia: CSI Effect U.S. Constitution, Amendment IV
Podcast by 7Sage: LSAT, Law School Admissions, and More
Rank #1: #11 - 7sager NotMyName - 148 to 174 LSAT.
J.Y. speaks with 7Sager Bart who scored a 174 on his LSAT up from his diagnostic of 148. More information, show notes, and other 7Sage content: https://7sage.com/11-7sager-notmyname-148-to-174-lsatLinks to other content mentioned in the episode:• Blind Review method: https://7sage.com/the-blind-review-how-to-correctly-prep-for-lsat-part-1/• Fool Proof Method for improving on Logic Games: https://7sage.com/how-to-get-a-perfect-score-on-the-logic-games/Links to other 7Sage LSAT content:• 7Sage LSAT course: 7sage.com/enroll/• Free logic games explanation lessons: 7sage.com/logic-game-explanations/• Free LSAT preptest scorer and analyzer: 7sage.com/score-lsat-test/• Free LSAT proctors: 7sage.com/free-lsat-prep-tools/• Free LSAT discussion forum: 7sage.com/discussion/• Free video explanations for every question in the June 2007 PrepTest: 7sage.com/lesson/preptest-june…s-for-all-questions/
Rank #2: #20 - Must Be True Questions.
On today's episode, J.Y. talks about Must Be True questions from the Logical Reasoning section of the LSAT. Please send your comments, questions, and ideas for future episodes to email@example.comMore information, show notes, and other 7Sage content:https://7sage.com/20-must-be-true-questions/Links to other 7Sage LSAT content:• 7Sage LSAT course: 7sage.com/enroll/• Free logic games explanation lessons: 7sage.com/logic-game-explanations/• Free LSAT preptest scorer and analyzer: 7sage.com/score-lsat-test/• Free LSAT proctors: 7sage.com/free-lsat-prep-tools/• Free LSAT discussion forum: 7sage.com/discussion/• Free video explanations for every question in the June 2007 PrepTest: https://7sage.com/lesson/preptest-june-2007-video-explanations-for-all-questions/
Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.
Rank #1: Law School Students Need To Figure Out Where They're Going To Work.
With offers for summer employment going out to law students around the country, Thinking Like A Lawyer unveils its annual "The Offer" series. If you're wondering which of your offers you should take, Joe and Elie are happy to anonymously discuss them. Just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line "The Offer." In the meantime, here are some general thoughts on the job hunt process.
Rank #2: How To Explain The World To Non-Lawyers .
Joe and Elie talk to Cristian Farias about producing a legal podcast non-lawyers listen to, and explaining the Supreme Court to a law audience.
Listen to lectures by—and discussions with—the University of Chicago Law School's eminent faculty, as well as some very special guests.
Rank #1: Brian Leiter, "Why Tolerate Religion?".
Is there a principled reason why religious obligations that conflict with the law are accorded special toleration while other obligations of conscience are not? In Why Tolerate Religion? (Princeton, 2013), Professor Leiter argues there are no good reasons for doing so, that the reasons for tolerating religion are not specific to religion but apply to all claims of conscience. He also argues that a government committed to liberty of conscience is not required by the principal of toleration to grant burden-shifting exemptions to laws that promote the general welfare.Brian Leiter is Karl N. Llewellyn Professor of Jurisprudence and Director, Center for Law, Philosophy, and Human Values at the University of Chicago Law School.This talk was recorded on November 19, 2013, as part of the Chicago's Best Ideas lecture series.
Rank #2: Laura Weinrib, “Freedom of Conscience and the Civil Liberties Path Not Taken”.
Recent efforts by opponents of same-sex marriage and reproductive rights to reorient their agenda around religious freedom have sparked an explosion of scholarship on religious claims for exemption from generally applicable laws. Professor Weinrib will discuss an early antecedent of this strategy: the campaign by the National Civil Liberties Bureau, the organizational precursor of the ACLU, to secure exemptions from military service for conscientious objectors during the First World War. The conception of liberty of conscience that the ACLU’s founders advanced, which they linked to an “Anglo-Saxon tradition” of individual rights, clashed with Progressive understandings of democratic citizenship and failed to gain broad-based traction. Civil liberties advocates consequently reframed their wartime work in terms that foregrounded democratic dissent rather than individual autonomy. By the Second World War, the new emphasis on expressive freedom had worked its way into American constitutional law. Even then, however, most Americans rejected a court-centered and constitutional right to exemption from generally applicable laws.Laura Weinrib is Assistant Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School.This Chicago’s Best Ideas talked was recorded on February 17, 2016.
The premier provider of podcasts for attorneys and legal professionals. Over 15 shows on varied topics highlight important issues, current events, technology and the future of law. Legal Talk Network's shows are hosted by leading industry professionals and feature high profile guests.
Rank #1: On the Road with Legal Talk Network : CLA 2019 Annual Meeting: Real Property Law–California’s Varied Short-Term Rental Regulations.
From the California Lawyers Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting, Real Property Law Section co-chair Tara Burd hosts fellow executive committee members Ashley Peterson and Anna Liu in a discussion of current short-term rental regulations in a number of California cities. They also share rental property horror stories and explain how lawyers can help property owners protect themselves and remain compliant with current rules. Ashley Peterson is a real estate, business and probate attorney in San Diego, California. Anna Liu is a partner at Steven Adair MacDonald & Partners, P.C. in San Francisco, California.
Rank #2: @theBar : The Future of the Profession Crossfire Edition.
In this edition, co-hosts Jon Amarilio and Jeff Moskowitz are joined by Bob Glaves and Jessica Bednarz from The Chicago Bar Foundation for a lively crossfire about the future of the legal profession and attorney regulation. Bob and Jess argue that the legal profession needs to make dramatic changes to the way it does business and regulates itself in order to adapt to the rapidly changing economy and solve the access to justice problem, while Jon and Jeff question whether the proposed changes will create a race to the bottom that will undermine the quality of legal services and attorneys’ lives in the long run. Tune in to figure out where you stand in this ongoing debate. Special thanks to our sponsors, CourtFiling.net.
J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi are top law bloggers that together host Lawyer2Lawyer. They bring us their (sometimes opposing!) views on a variety of hot legal topics from literally across the country. Williams, defense attorney and partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, specializes in civil and business criminal cases that involve complex business lawsuits, contract actions and environmental issues. Williams is a prolific writer and former journalist. Ambrogi represents clients at the intersection of law, media and technology. His firm, Law Offices of Robert J. Ambrogi is located in Massachusetts and focuses on media and new media law as well as mediation and arbitration. Ambrogi is the only person ever to hold the top editorial positions at both national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA. We're thrilled to bring the two together in this first-of-its-kind Internet radio show!
Rank #1: First Amendment’s Clash with Censorship and Hate Speech.
For the past year, the First Amendment, censorship, and hate speech have been at the forefront of the news cycle. From President Trump blocking users on Twitter, to violence at rallies or on college campuses, protections of our First Amendment have been tested. Also, with the rise in popularity of social media, it has become complicated when deciphering what is actually a First Amendment right and what is not. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join First Amendment attorney Robert Bertsche, partner with the firm Prince Lobel Tye, LLP, and Eugene Volokh, founder and co-author of the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy, as they define First Amendment, and how it relates to censorship and hate speech. Together, they differentiate and clarify government censorship versus public/private censorship, explore censorship policies on social media platforms, and discuss recent news items related to this topic. Attorney Robert A. Bertsche is partner with the firm, Prince Lobel Tye, LLP. Rob is devoted to protecting and strengthening his clients’ ability to communicate their content on a wide variety of platforms, including digital, interactive, print, electronic, and social media. Professor Eugene Volokh teaches free speech law, tort law, religious freedom law, church-state relations law, and a First Amendment amicus brief clinic at UCLA School of Law, where he has also often taught copyright law, criminal law, and a seminar on firearms regulation policy. He is also founder and co-author of the popular blog, The Volokh Conspiracy. Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litera.
Rank #2: Take a Knee Movement, the NFL, and the First Amendment.
Last football season, the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, famously took a knee during the National Anthem as a silent protest against police violence against people of color. Many were outraged by Kaepernick’s stance and saw it as a sign of disrespect for the country, flag, military, and police, where others applauded the movement, including fellow NFL players who supported Kaepernick's gesture of racial equality by also taking a knee in solidarity during the National Anthem. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Craig Williams joins attorney Alan Milstein from Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, P.A and attorney Marc Randazza, the managing partner of Randazza Legal Group, as they discuss the controversy over #takeaknee, players’ rights, the First Amendment, President Trump reaction, and the NFL’s role in this controversy, as well as the potential impact on the NFL and other sports. Alan Milstein is an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and Temple University as well as a shareholder and chairman of the litigation department at Sherman, Silverstein, Kohl, Rose & Podolsky, P.A. in Moorestown, New Jersey. Attorney Marc Randazza is the managing partner of Randazza Legal Group and is a nationally-known First Amendment and intellectual property attorney.
Listen to the ABA Journal Podcasts for analysis and discussion of the latest legal issues and trends. Podcasts include ABA Modern Law Library and ABA Asked and Answered, brought to you by Legal Talk Network.
Rank #1: ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : How well do people actually know their Miranda rights?.
"You have the right to remain silent.” Because of TV shows and movies, most people probably know at least this part of the Miranda warning. But do people actually understand all of their Miranda rights? Fifty years after the landmark decision in Miranda v. Arizona, we speak to Russell Covey of Georgia State University State’s College of Law to find out what people know and don’t know about their rights. Russell Covey, a professor at Georgia State University’s College of Law, teaches criminal law and procedure. One of his articles, “Miranda and the Media: Tracing the Cultural Evolution of a Constitutional Revolution,” was published in the 2007 Chapman Law Review. Special thanks to our sponsors Amicus Attorney.
Rank #2: ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Public-Speaking Skills Every Lawyer Should Master.
For every lawyer that thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there’s another that has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help. As an attorney and a formal federal law clerk, Faith Pincus gives lawyers the tools they need to succeed at public speaking. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks with Pincus about how to ditch the notecards, engage the audience and ask the right type of rhetorical questions.
Listen to the ABA Journal Podcast for analysis and discussion of the latest legal issues and trends the first Monday of each month. Also hear discussions with authors for The Modern Law Library books podcast series.
Rank #1: Can you become a better lawyer in 5 minutes a day? This author thinks so.
Many people promote a daily practice of meditation, spiritual contemplation and mindfulness as a way to improve your personal life and wellbeing. Attorney Jeremy Richter argues that creating a similar daily ritual to focus on developing your professional skills can be just as helpful to your clients, career and your law practice. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles speaks with Richter, author of the new book “Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day.” The book is structured to provide a daily reading on personal and professional development over a seven-week time period. Richter discusses why he decided to channel energy into blogging during the early years of his practice as an insurance litigator, and shares some lessons from that time that became inspirations for the book.
Rank #2: ‘Good Girls Revolt’ Author Discusses Groundbreaking 1970s Sex-Discrimination Suit Against Newsweek.
Law to Fact began as a study tool for a Law School Professor's students. Today, it has grown into the go to place for all things law. Application tips, study strategies, and career advice: all packed into one podcast. Law to Fact is hosted by Professor Leslie Garfield Tenzer of Pace University's Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
Rank #1: Res Ipsa Loquitur .
In this episode…Professor Lawrence Levine, Director of the Summer Program in Salzburg and Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law explains the Tort concept of Res Ipsa Loquitur. Some key takeaways are…1. Res ipsa loquitur is a type of circumstantial evidence for proving negligence.2. To prove res ipsa loquitur one must show a. The harm would not have happened but for a negligent act b. The defendant most likely had control over the instrumentality that caused the harm 3. Do not get intimidated by latin phrases. About our guest… Professor Lawrence Levine is the Director of the Summer Program in Salzburg and Professor of Law at McGeorge School of Law where he teaches Torts, Sexual Orientation and the Law and Legal Profession. After graduating from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law with honors, Professor Levine clerked for Judge Eugene F. Lynch (U.S. District Court, Northern District of California). He then was an associate with Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco for two years. Professor Levine was also an adjunct faculty member of UC Hastings College of Law before coming to McGeorge in 1985. Professor Levine has authored several books and articles on the subject of torts. He is the co-author of A Torts Anthology and is a co-author of the torts treatise, Understanding Torts, and a torts casebook, Tort Law and Practice. Professor Levine lectures on Criminal Law for Kaplan Bar Review. As always, if you have any suggestions for an episode topic, please let us know! You can email us at email@example.com or tweet to @lawtofact. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@lawtofact) and to like us on FaceBook! And finally, your ratings and reviews matter! Please leave us a review on iTunes.Want to stay updated on all things Law to Fact? Join our mailing list by visiting us at www.lawtofact.com. This episode is sponsored by Kaplan Bar Review. Getting ready for the bar exam means you’ll need to choose the study program that’s right for you. Kaplan Bar Review will get you ready to take on test day with confidence by offering $100 off live and on-demand Bar Review with offer code Leslie100. Visit kaplanbarreview.com today to sign up.
Rank #2: Statute of Frauds.
In this episode, Prof. Darren Rosenblum and I discuss the Statute of Frauds. We review the age-old mnemonic MYLEGS and explained, in some detail, exactly when the Statute of Frauds requires a contract be reduced to writing in order for a court to enforce it.
The ABA Journal Legal Rebels Podcast features men and women who are remaking the legal profession and highlights the pioneers who are changing the way law is practiced and setting the standards that will guide the profession in the future.
Rank #1: John Suh sees LegalZoom's job as fixing a 'failed' legal system.
"We didn't start out to be disruptive," says John Suh, LegalZoom's chief executive officer. "We were set up to fix a problem. The legal system was broken and too many people were frozen out of it." For Suh, the main goal of LegalZoom continues to be providing access to the legal system for millions of Americans who can't afford an attorney and do not qualify for free legal services. "So much of our legal system is focused on BigLaw or access to justice for those below the poverty line," says Suh. "What about the 84 percent or so of people between that? For them, the system really has failed." What Suh has done during his tenure as CEO is transform the company from a do-it-yourself outfit into one that has partnered with lawyers. "The perception that we're an online legal company with no human lawyers is just not true," says Suh. "Over the last five years, we've embraced lawyers and become quite adept with working with them." There have been over 200,000 one-on-one consultations between LegalZoom customers and lawyers licensed in their respective states, he says.
Rank #2: E-discovery expert Craig Ball: Tech is no harder to learn than driving.
Craig Ball likes to say he got into law to stay out of prison. The Austin, Texas-based attorney, professor and electronic evidence expert has always been passionate about technology—somewhat too passionate at times. When he was a teenager, he created a device that allowed him and his friends to make long-distance calls for free. He got in trouble with the law. But luckily for him, the prosecutor and judge didn’t think his crime was all that serious. “The lawyer who helped me out hired me as a law clerk, and that put me on the path to becoming a lawyer,” says Ball, who earned his JD from the University of Texas School of Law in 1982, after which he opened his own law firm. The advent of the personal computer and the internet reignited Ball’s interest in technology. He became fascinated with computer forensics and the nascent field of electronic discovery—areas that still flummox many lawyers and judges today.