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Helping students save time, money and stress on their legal journey with strategies that begin in college and extend through law school. Learn how to avoid student loans, how to take better care of yourself, how to be successful from the minute you start law school, how to succeed even if you have mental health issues, learning differences or children. And learn when it might be time to quit.
 
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In this year-end video I'll be sharing what listeners can expect from The Legal Learning Center in 2022. If you want the best advice for your legal journey, check out all the resources listed in this episode. From books to courses, counseling to help groups, there's something for everyone! If you have a chance, I would greatly appreciate a review o…
 
Listener request! Should I go to law school and should I drop out of law school are very similar questions. In this episode I break this issue down into a few, easy to apply, steps. But let's be honest. Only YOU can answer this question. I can only help you via a podcast in a limited way. This is why I conduct 1:1 consults about this. To help stude…
 
Elena Deutsch helps women lawyers step into their power, ditch soul sucking jobs and lead careers and lives they love. As a pre-law student (male or female), it's important to understand how to evaluate what's going on around you so you can live your best life. Elena walks us through this so you make the best decisions for you today! Thanks for lis…
 
KJ and Onna are the hosts of 2legit a podcast for nontraditional law students. They are wrapping up their last year of law school and not only can share a wealth of information and experience gained during their 3 years of law school and their gap years but also from the interviews they have done on their own show! I appreciate you listening to the…
 
How do you learn how to write like a lawyer? Is it really that different? Who can you vent to when you're stressed out about law school. These are just some of the things Amanda Haverstick does with her clients. Amanda helps pre-law students, law students and lawyers with their writing and so much more. Tune in to find out what she does, how she do…
 
Are you overwhelmed by the law school application process? Have you ever wished someone would just simplify what you need to do and when you need to do it? Ann Levine of The Law School Expert is here to help us get organized and on track so we can get through the law school application process on time. I appreciate you listening to the show! Please…
 
Are you going to law school just to get a JD? Not really interested in becoming an attorney? Are you interested in law but not sure you want to spend the time and money on law school? A MSL or MLS (Master of Studies in Law or Master of Legal Studies) may be right for you! This is a program that varies greatly from school to school but is primarily …
 
Whether you are a first gen, female, minority aspiring attorney or a student hoping to following the family tradition of becoming an attorney, we all put pressures on ourselves to be the best that we can be. To show the world that we can do it. To represent our family, gender, ethnicity. Sometimes we do that to our own detriment. How do we know we …
 
This topic is very near and dear to my heart! Attorneys do not make as much as people think, especially after that debt-to-income ratio is factored in. How can you afford to follow your dreams if you are drowning in debt? The answer is, you can't! So let's talk about how to avoid that debt so you can live your dream! There are practical, easy ways …
 
Alexandria Serra is a successful attorney and entrepreneur. But she did not follow a traditional path. After facing some struggles in law school and dropping out, she found a way to make law school work for her. She returned, only to face additional hardships as an attorney. Alexandria's story is powerful in that she really shares her ups and downs…
 
Colin Levy is a corporate attorney with a passion for legal technology. He shares with us how you can overcome your fear or ignorance surrounding legal tech and how you can incorporate more legal tech into your education and job. I appreciate you listening to the show! Please, if you have a moment, leave a review. Important links: https://linktr.ee…
 
By giving students shorter experiences (gigternships) in various fields, they can better learn what they like and don't like. New lawyers can get gigternships while they wait to get their first job (something temp agencies don't offer!) You can get a gigternship even if you are not yet in law school! I appreciate you listening to the show! Please, …
 
It's that time of year! Halloween is just around the corner. Do you have a costume yet? Can you even dress up in law school? In the office? In court???? And if you want to dress as your favorite lawyer, how can anyone tell which lawyer you are? They all dress the same! Find out when and where you can dress up and how to have a legally themed costum…
 
Hilary Samuel helps people with sleeping problems, improve their sleep forever! Whether you have poor sleeping habits or insomnia it only takes a few months to be rid of these problems. Sleep is important for short term issues like focus and long term problems like depression. These are both issues lawyers face and the sooner they addressed, the be…
 
Steve Schwartz has been an LSAT tutor for over 15 years! He is our special guest this week sharing information on the recent LSAT changes as well as how a student can best prepare for the LSAT. Steve is a wealth of information and you don't want to miss his advice! Want a freebie? Check out the link below for a free LSAT cheat sheet! I appreciate y…
 
Rena Cook is a voice coach. She helps attorneys obtain better results with opposing counsel, juries, bosses and clients. Some of her clients have noticed a direct correlation between their wins and their voice work! This is part 2 of a 2-part series on important skills all attorneys should have. Be sure to watch last week's episode to hear the full…
 
Elizabeth Lippy is a trial attorney and law professor. She teaches trial advocacy, probably the most practical class in law school. She will talk about why this class is helpful for all law students, even those planning to only practice transactional law. This is part 1 of a 2 part series about trial-related skills and the importance of those skill…
 
Korey Henson is a lawyer recruiter and coach. He helps students and lawyers maximize and boost their career trajectory through individualized coaching. He ensures attorneys get the right fit, not just a job. And as a recruiter, he knows what firms want so he can help you ace the interview! www.runway-strategies.com www.linkin.com/in/koreyhenson www…
 
Megan was a practicing litigator when she began her personal training career. That has developed to include nutrition as well. As someone who has lived the life of an attorney, she understands our stresses, our lack of time and our on-the-go nutrition (or lack of it). This makes her the perfect person to help us, as attorneys. Megan shares how she …
 
Diane Wells was prosecuted for a crime she did not commit. After years of litigation she was finally acquitted. But out of this came Supply Justice, a non-profit that sells beautiful artwork by those in prison and gives the money to that person as well as to a criminal law non-profit of your choice. Diane also helps students with internships. Did y…
 
Did you know that for each point you improve your score on the LSAT, you are saving around $10,000? Did you know there is a way to streamline your studying so you can reach that higher score, faster? And if you're wondering how many hours you should put in before you take the test, you won't want to miss the calculation provided by the Apollo Test …
 
Emily Hirsekorn is an early career coach for lawyers. She helps lawyers build confidence so their careers take off! Find out how! I appreciate you listening to the show! Please, if you have a moment, leave a review. Important links: www.hirsekorncoaching.com hirsekorncoaching.com/confidence https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilyhirsekorn/ https://www.in…
 
There's a lot going on with The Legal Learning Center. My Pre Law Journal will help you stay organized and on track during the application process. Financially Free Aspiring Attorneys is on sale this week only!!!! This course has dozens of ways to save you time, money and stress on your legal journey. Don't wait! Learn how to pay cash for law schoo…
 
Pam Schopp is a lawyer who turned her love of interviewing incoming law students into a private admissions advising career. She helps them prepare applications, get them in on time, and make sure they are making the best decisions for their future. As always, we appreciate your support! The best way to support the show is to share it and leave a re…
 
Rho Thomas is a biglaw attorney and a Financial Counselor who has paid off $450,000 in 4.5 years! Learn how she did it and how you can do it too! If you are enjoying these episodes, please leave a review on itunes and share! Important Links: www.RhoThomas.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamrhothomas/ https://www.instagram.com/iamrhothomas/ https://…
 
Ashley Hill is a professional researcher and uses her superpower to help graduate level students get scholarships. She has all the tips and techniques you need to keep that debt load down. Or dare I say, eliminated? Ashley will share her top strategies for winning those scholarships and maximizing your application time. Still no time to apply for s…
 
Laura is a full time law student and mom of two kids. And she works! What's it like to do it all? Is it manageable? How much work do you actually have to do? And can you participate in other activities? What impact does this have on a marriage? Tune in while Laura shares advice for parents considering law school - not just law school or parenting a…
 
Annie Little is a lawyer turned career coach. She helps lawyers understand what they have to offer employers when they want to transition, whether that is within law or outside of law. In this episode Annie will tell us what are soft skills, how we can find ours and really use them to bolster our resume, how to include them in our resume and how to…
 
How can you get out of law school faster? How can you take time off your education? Gabriele took a year off law school by enrolling in a two year program. These programs are offered nationwide but have a variety of pros and cons that come with them. Gabriele will share her experience and helpful tips to ensure you get the most out of a two year pr…
 
Faye left law after realizing her failure to network had left her in a bad position! She also had a shift in her priorities after having children. However, she has since returned to law and is helping women to make a better plan from day one of their legal journey to ensure they see the long term effects of their actions. Failure to network today c…
 
Most 1L students have their own horror stories they can tell you. But Bianca's was especially horrible. Something that just shouldn't happen. Something pre-law students should hear about. But Bianca's story doesn't end with this rather scary story. Bianca shares her 1L fears, her wins and some pretty important messages that pre-law students need to…
 
What developed first, your perfectionism or your law degree? Many of us are perfectionists before going to law school and that trait helps us to succeed. But there is a point where it's too much and harms us. Dr. Christian Heim talks about how shifting from a top performer in high school to an average performer in law school can affect us mentally …
 
If you're graduating from college, you're probably thinking: now what? How do I find a fulfilling career path? How do I know if going to law school is the right path? What should I do to maximize my gap years? How do I find a career that aligns with my talents and interests? Andrea is THE expert in this field. Even if you are ready for law school, …
 
Have you ever wondered if you are on the right path? If you are doing what you were MEANT to do? What is that ONE thing? Or is there only one thing? How do you KNOW if law is the RIGHT path? In this episode Megan Smiley of The Lawyer's Escape Pod talks about her legal journey, her attempt to find her "it" and how you can find your "it". Show notes …
 
Episode 28 The law school admissions process is overwhelming and confusing! Akiesha was a law school admissions counselor for UCLA Law! She now is Founder and CEO of Anderson Admissions Academy. She helps students with the admissions process and their essays. In this episode, Akiesha answers some of the toughest questions - questions submitted by y…
 
How do you prepare yourself to succeed in law school when law school is so completely different than undergrad? If you take a 0L course, are you going to be burnt out before you even start law school? Or will it make the difference you need to succeed? Angela Vorpahl joins us to discuss how to make a masterplan to be successful in your first year o…
 
How do you decide between the best ranked law school and the one offering you money? That is exactly what Makayla is considering. She and I focus on this issue but stay tuned for the wrap up where I share a handful more recommendations when you are facing this situation. If you would like to learn more about one on one sessions through Legal Learni…
 
The legal profession is known as one of the hardest on a person's mental health. A person who has never suffered from anxiety in the past may very well have anxiety attacks in law school. So what happens when a person who has already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, such as bipolar depression do when they enter the legal field? Just lik…
 
Who better to help law students and lawyers learn mindfulness than an ex-attorney? Jeff Bunn of The Mindful Law Group shares the direct connection between mindfulness and results! Want better results on your tests or in your studying, listen to Jeff! If you learning something today, please like, share, subscribe, leave a review so this show is more…
 
As a college student faced with multiple cancelled internships and seemingly no options Umeesha D'Alwis decided to create her own opportunity. As Founder & CEO of LawyerUp she shares how she turned canceled internships into an amazing opportunity for hundreds of other students and herself. If you need inspiration to overcome an obstacle you are fac…
 
The Legal Learning Podcast has been honored to have 20 guests on the show and now, I'd like to spend a little one-on-one time with you to properly introduce myself and the Legal Learning Center. The podcast guests to date have included financial counselors, attorneys, ex-attorneys and more. Have you noticed a trend in their discussions? I have! Let…
 
Kelly enrolled in a 3+3 program as a senior in high school. The program was supposed to save her one year off her legal journey and potentially a year's worth of tuition. Find out the pros and cons from her perspective. It's certainly not a program for everyone and not every program is the same. Find out if it's a good option for you! If you enjoy …
 
During your 1L year you are not supposed to work. But is there a way to make money without working? Is there something you can do just during vacation? And what about before law school? How can you make more than your minimum wage job? Nick Loper of Side Hustle Show - nominated for "Best Business Podcast" shares with us several ways pre-law student…
 
This is part of our practical tips series. Lindsey of WorldWise Tutoring shares how to get organized for law school, how to create good scheduling and study habits so you are really to attack your 1L year. WorldWise Tutoring helps with tutoring, testing and "everyday" skills such as executing functioning skills. These skills are vital to your succe…
 
This is part 4 of our nontraditional law students series. Lisa Lang Esq.'s path to law school took a few twists and turns, including finding an option to have law school paid for! Find out how she attended law school for free and what she had to do to qualify (hint: it wasn't a scholarship). If you enjoy this episode, please share, like, subscribe …
 
This is part 2 of our self care series. Ariella Coleman is The Wellness Esquire. She collects the wellness adventures of attorneys and shares theirs stories and resources so you can find new ways to your own wellness. Each wellness journey is unique and your wellness journey should be too! If you enjoy this episode, please share, like, subscribe so…
 
This is the fifth edition of our law & finance series. Christine Luken is a financial lifeguard. A perfect solution for those drowning in debt! Her theory is, a budget is like a diet, no one wants one! So what's her alternative? Tune in to find out. If you enjoy this episode, please share, like, subscribe so others can see it and benefit from it to…
 
Learn how to take effective informational interviews to expand your network and improve your job prospects with expert Dave Strousberg, Esq. If done right, you may never have to attend a blind interview again! This is part two of our practical tips series. If you enjoy this episode please leave a review so this show is more visible to others who ma…
 
Leg Up Legal launched the first nationwide 100% remote legal mentoring platform for prospective law students. Their mentoring app is much like an on-line dating app! Leg Up Legal also hosts networking events regularly. Learn about the extensive opportunities for pre-law and law students in this episode! This is our first episode to focus on practic…
 
This is the fourth of our law & finance episodes. Jessica Medina, lawyer turned certified financial coach helps lawyers make career transitions, regardless of salary. Want to change areas of law? Want to leave law? Even if you about to start law school, that's a career shift and Jessica can help! She is VERY aware of student loans and their impact …
 
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