Is law school right for me?

This week’s podcast helps answer the question “Is Law School Right For Me?”. We spoke to Jose Ivan Roman, Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston Law School; Kelly Shull Cannon, Partner at Houser, Newman, Besley Law Firm; and Kris Tina Carlston, Lawyer and Pre-Law Advisor at Brigham Young University. Our experts discussed the qualities and skill sets it takes to succeed in the law school classroom and the questions to ask yourself before entering into the financial and time commitments of law school. Though Jose Ivan Roman doesn’t believe a specific personality is made for law school, all three of our experts believe there are specific skill-sets needed to succeed. They mentioned drive and determination, along with analytical, writing, reading, and public speaking skills as being necessary for a successful law school student.

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Entertainment Law

This week's podcast takes a look at the practice of entertainment law. On the program are legal experts Maggie Pisacane, an entertainment law attorney with Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein and Selz; Larry Zerner, owner of the Law Office of Larry Zerner; and Ken Basin, an entertainment law attorney at Greenburg/Glusker.

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LL.M. (Master of Laws) Degrees

This week's podcast focuses on programs specializing in LL.M. (Master of Laws) degrees. We spoke with John Riccardi, Assistant Dean of Graduation and International Programs at Boston University School of Law; Matthew Parker, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Deborah Call, Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

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Paying Off Student Loans

This week's podcast discusses paying off student loans. Our guests are Heather Jarvis, attorney and Senior Program Manager for Law School Advocacy at Equal Justice Works; Edie Irons, expert on income-based repayment and public service loan forgiveness, and Communications Director at the Institute for College Access & Success; and Glen Herrick, Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Wells Fargo in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Constitutional Law

This week's podcast discusses the practice of Constitutional Law. On the program we will hear from William H. “Chip” Mellor, co-founder, President, and General Counsel of the Institute for Justice, and Jeremy Hessler, a 3L at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

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LSAT Online Courses

The week's podcast takes a look at LSAT online preparation courses. On the program are Jeff Thomas, Assistant Director of Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, and Jon Denning, Development Director for PowerScore Test Preparation.

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Getting A Law Degree Later In Life

This week's podcast discusses attending law school later in life. Our guests are Deborah Schneider, author of Should You Really Be A Lawyer? The Guide to Smart Career Choices Before, During and After Law School; Ruth Carter, a current 3L at Arizona State University College of Law; and Mark Anderson, a current 1L at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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