Before You Take the LSAT

Before You Take the LSAT

By Doreen Benyamin
Before You Take the LSAT is a podcast dedicated to providing insight into law as a career path.

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From Duke to Columbia Law: Black Law Students Association, Being a YouTuber, and Law Firm Life
In this episode, I speak to Angel about everything from her Nigerian background to her career ambitions, as well as her experiences landing a law firm job both during her first and second year summers. Angel also has a unique story in that she and another one of our classmates, Sam, have started their own YouTube channel ("Angel & Sam LLP") to help others learn about the law school process.
58:48
December 8, 2018
From High School Dropout to Harvard Law: Founding a Venture-Backed Legal Tech Startup
At the age of 14, Jake Sussman dropped out of high school with no clear plan for his future. By the age of 20, Jake was already taking his first class at Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Jake worked at/received offers from two top 3 consulting firms, a top 10 law firm, and a venture-backed legal tech startup. In this live interview, Jake talks about his unique path getting to where he is now, addressing questions including how he thinks artificial intelligence and machine learning impact the legal world, how working at a consulting firm compares with a big law firm, and why he considered dropping out of Harvard Law School. Hope you enjoy this interview. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at BeforeYouTaketheLSAT@gmail.com
41:53
July 26, 2018
From UT Austin to USC Gould: Working in Entertainment and Tech Law in L.A.
Interested in learning more about entertainment law and/or working in the legal technology field in Los Angeles, or transitioning from a firm to starting your own practice? Join for a live interview this Wednesday, 5/23 @ 6 pm PST with Calvin, a graduate from USC Gould School of Law. Calvin currently serves as an Attorney and Business Advisor in his own practice, which he started over a year ago after spending nearly two years working at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
59:45
June 13, 2018
From U.C. Davis (B.A.) to CLS: MLB, Stone Scholar, Latham
Interviewing rising 3L at Columbia Law School, Beneel, about his experience at CLS thus far. Ben is a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (merit-based accolade) and Butler Fellow (merit-based scholarship.) He is also a Notes Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, a student lawyer for the "Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration" Clinic, a caseworker for IRAP ("International Refugee Assistance Project,") a teacher's assistant for Tort's Law, as well as president of both Columbia's Middle Eastern Law Students Association and Columbia's California Society. Ben will be a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Jesse M. Furman for the Southern District of New York in the coming Fall semester.
1:01:14
June 13, 2018
From Texas A&M to CLS: Business, Akin Gump, Pro Bono Scholar
Interviewing rising 3L at Columbia Law School, Audrianne, about her experiences in law school thus far. Audrianne is a Texas Aggie Bar Association Scholarship recipient, a 2017 ​Kirkland & Ellis Diversity Scholar, and a 2017 Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholar. She is involved in Outlaws/QTPOC, the Columbia Law Feminist Society, First Generation Professionals, Law Revue. She is a coach for the Williams Moot Court and is on the Journal of Gender and Law. Audrianne has also complete pro bono work for the Transgender Legal Defense Fund - Name Change Project and Courtroom Advocates Project​.
51:16
June 13, 2018
From Spelman to CLS: 2L talks about BLSA, YouTube, & beyond.
Curious to learn from a current law student about their experience before and during law school? Listen in as I interview one of my classmates at CLS (Columbia Law School) about her experiences! Topics covered include: how she studied for the LSAT, how she approached the admissions process, the factors she considered when deciding on Columbia, how her first two years of law school have compared to her expectations, how she's been able to balance her studies with extracurriculars (including starting her own YouTube channel!) + live Q&A!
1:00:51
April 23, 2018
From 148 to 174 to CLS: What I Wish I Knew Before I Took the LSAT
Hi! My name is Doreen and I am a current student at Columbia Law School. In this first episode of BYTTL ("Before You Take the LSAT") I talk about the things I learned as I studied from a 148 to a 174. This 35 minute discussion covers topics including: • What are the most important study tools I have? • How do I stay motivated, especially if I am studying over a long period of time? • What is a good amount of time to set aside to study for the LSAT? • What should I know before signing up to take the test? Hope you enjoy and tune in for future episodes where I talk to current students about their experiences being in law school.
35:12
April 19, 2018
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