Podcasts

Molly Coleman

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2020 Harvard Law grad postpones bar exam and her wedding plans because of COVID-19

This past spring, when few people realized that most July bar exams would ultimately be canceled, Molly Coleman decided to forgo the test, for the time being, despite her lawyer father’s objections.

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New book addresses critical legal issues, policies and strategies surrounding smart technology

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Pay Attention: CPA serves up financial tips for lawyers

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African American farmer’s legal battle to save his family farm is focus of ‘Catfish Dream’

Ed Scott was the first-ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation. The former sharecropper-turned-landowner was part of a class action lawsuit that resulted in one of the largest civil rights settlements in U.S. history. With the settlement of Pigford v. Glickman in 1999, almost $1 billion has been issued to more than 13,000 African American farmers to date.

Legal Rebels Podcast

Exploring new frontiers in research for the legal industry

The Modern Law Library

How power dynamics in the workplace shield perpetrators of sexual harassment

We often associate the #MeToo movement with the entertainment industry, but sexual harassment is a widespread problem in all industries. The hierarchical nature of the workplace influences victims’ fear that reporting harassment will result in retaliation, and they do not feel protected by the very systems that are in place to protect them.

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Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

In 2009 and 2010, two ships packed with refugees fleeing the Sri Lankan civil war arrived on the shores of Canada. Those refugees inspired Sharon Bala's debut novel, The Boat People, which won the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.

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Speak Up: Tips for lawyers on how to give an impactful public speech

Legal Rebels Podcast

How experiential learning in law schools became widely accepted

When Rodney Smolla was featured as a Legal Rebel in 2009, he was in the midst of leading an innovative plan at Washington and Lee University School of Law, which involved eliminating traditional third-year coursework and replacing it with experiential learning.

The Modern Law Library

How to train your expert witness

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First-year lawyer offers self-care tips and shares how he learned to quiet his mind post-law school

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Founder of The Slants talks about the band’s free-speech fight

Legal Rebels Podcast

What’s your brand? Max Miller has some thoughts

It's good to be seen as a "thought leader," but don't call yourself that in marketing materials, says lawyer, professor and small business owner Max Miller.

The Modern Law Library

How the Great Recession changed American law firms

There's no denying that law firms have gone through significant changes in the last decade. These changes continue to create unprecedented challenges for modern law firms today. So, what's next?

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Want to go to law school? This teen has some tips

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How to become a federal criminal: It’s easier than you may think

Legal Rebels Podcast

Avvo founder unwinds as he thinks about the next step

The Modern Law Library

A curmudgeon’s tips for making it in BigLaw

For new law graduates and associates going into the world of BigLaw, the stakes have never been higher—and neither have the expectations.

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Amped Up: ADHD med abuse in the legal profession

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Public speaking skills every lawyer should master

For every lawyer who thinks they have oral presentations down pat, there’s another who has anxiety about talking in front of a crowd. And they both need help.

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How can Americans get the civic literacy they need for a functioning democracy?

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