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.
Career Shift: How Krystal Williams Pivoted from Business to Law
35:05Meg Steenburgh welcomes Krystal Williams to discuss her unconventional path to law. After many years as a business professional, Krystal’s hunger for learning led her to shift her sights to law. She shares some of her experiences as an older student and discusses where her legal career has taken her in the years since law school. Krystal Williams is founder of Providentia Group, chairman of the board of KinoTek Software, and founder of The Alpha Legal Foundation. Thank you to our sponsor NBI.
Jill Wine-Banks’ Rich and Varied Legal Career
48:31In addition to her impressive legal experience in politics, military, private practice, journalism, and more, Jill Wine-Banks has also been a woman of many firsts throughout her legal career. Tune in with ABA Law Student Podcast host Meg Steenburgh for an in-depth interview with Jill about her many “first woman” roles, her memoir “The Watergate Girl,” and her advice for today’s law students. Jill Wine-Banks is currently an MSNBC legal analyst, appearing regularly on the network’s primetime and daytime shows. Thank you to our sponsor NBI.
Demystifying Hot Legal Topics of the Pandemic
35:52From the FDA’s emergency use authorization of vaccines, to federalism concerns, to employee/employer relationships, to schools, and much more—legal issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to crop up at a rapid pace. To help law students make sense of these evolving matters, Meg Steenburgh welcomes Harvard Law professor Glenn Cohen to share valuable insights on a wide variety of pandemic-era legal topics. Professor Glenn Cohen is one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law. Thank you to our sponsor NBI.
Mental Health in the Legal Profession
36:46Patrick Krill discusses legal field mental health issues and offers strategies for monitoring and improving personal wellness. Thank you to our sponsor NBI.
Career Preparedness: Navigating Career Choices in Law School and Beyond
27:03Thankfully, career opportunities for law students and new lawyers seem to be increasing as COVID concerns abate. But, how can you best prepare yourself for actually getting the job you want? Meg Steenburgh welcomes Howard University School of Law’s Lauren Jackson to discuss tips and tactics for pursuing a fulfilling legal career. She emphasizes the importance of networking from day one of law school and advises students to keep an open mind about the opportunities that come their way.
Critical Issues in National Security Law
26:59National security expert and Syracuse University professor William Banks sheds light on how current events interact with our nation’s security and the law. Thank you to our sponsor NBI.
The Pursuit of a Civil Right to Counsel
35:41Public Justice Center staff attorney John Pollock outlines current efforts to institute the right to counsel in civil matters.
Housing and Eviction Law: Helping Tenants in the Midst of COVID-19
25:54Zach Neumann explains how lawyers and law students can help tenants facing eviction during the pandemic.
Helping Litigants Help Themselves: The Ins and Outs of a Legal Help Program
22:53Angela Tripp shares insights into her rewarding work with the successful Michigan Legal Help Program.
Against All Odds: Jim St. Germain’s Journey From Juvenile Delinquency to Community Leader
51:39Jim St. Germain shares his experiences in the juvenile justice system and the critical role of mentors in his path to becoming a leader in his community.