The Law School Show
By Rishi Dhir & Chris Deschenes
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The Law School Show brings you, the law student, information that will allow you to make more informed decisions about your career. We do this by conducting interviews with lawyers, students, academics and anyone else that has a perspective that can benefit you.
||CleanEP 110- Interview with Hugh Verrier, Chairman of White & Case LLP||Hugh Verrier is a Chairman of White & Case LLP. He manages the firm's strategy as well as its operations worldwide. In this episode, we follow his career path from a graduate of the University of Ottawa's law program to his current role as the Chairman||9/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 109- Discussing International Trade Law with Susana Lee||In this episode with Susana Lee at Cassidy Levy Kent, we discuss the unique aspects of International Trade Law. Susana comes from a science background, and applies her financial skills from her MBA degree in her daily work as an international trade coun||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 108 – Legal Coaching with Joel Miller: A Solution to the Family Law Access to Justice Crisis?||Joel Miller has over forty years of family law experience. He was a partner and the family law chair of Ricketts Harris LLP. He still acts as counsel there but is also the lawyer behind the Family Law Coach. Over the years he noticed the significant gr||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 107 – Life as GC of a major media company with Gillian Akai||Gillian Akai is Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Postmedia Network Inc. Yes, all of those things at once! Obviously, Gillian is quite talented but from experience I can tell you she is also honest and humble.||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 106 – Mooting 101 with Professor Daimsis||Anthony Daimsis has been teaching at the University of Ottawa since 2003. He is the current Director of the National Program, a program that leads to a dual JD/LL.L degree. He is also the Director of the common law's mooting program. Prof. Daimsis teach||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 105 – A Foreigner’s Journey in Law – Adolfo Morais||Adolfo Morais is an immigration lawyer living in Ottawa. He has a unique background as a foreign trained lawyer and also a Canadian lawyer. He came to Canada from Brazil with is family in 2008; as a newcomer, he had to face many challenges in life. Adol||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 104 – Advantages and Challenges of being a Sole Practitioner - An interview with Stephen Dam||Based in Ottawa, Stephen Dam is a sole practitioner in the areas of Real Estate, Estate Planning, Civil Litigation, and Family Law. In this interview, Stephen shares with us his experience from being a law student to starting his own practice. He also t||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 103 – Fail Better– a Web-series by Roselyn Kelada-Sedra||Marco sits down with litigator and arts & entertainment professional Roselyn Kelada-Sedra to discuss her web-series in development, Fail Better. They explore the fear of failure that's part and parcel with striving for perfection in imperfect profession||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 102– Journalism and Law: An Interview with Melissa Kluger of Precedent - Part I||Precedent Magazine and its student offshoot Precedent JD are the brainchild of Melissa Kluger, a graduate of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. Melissa started out articling at Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP, spent two months on a secondment at||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 101– Legal Aid Clinics in Ontario: Career Insight & Opportunities– Part I||In this episode, we interview two senior lawyers at a legal aid clinic, and discuss the role poverty plays in exacerbating individuals legal problems and opportunities for students to get involved in legal aid work. Mike Laliberte Mike is a senior staf||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 100– Lucrezia Spagnolo CEO and Founder of Vesta: An App that Aims to Increase Reporting and Conviction Rates for Sexual Assault||Lucrezia Spagnolo is the founder and CEO of Vesta Social Innovation Technology. An online platform and app that allows victims of sexual assault and harassment to document their experience in real time. It was developed in consultation with survivors of||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 99– Finding One's Niche and Making the Most out of Law School - A Conversation with Danielle Waechter||Danielle Waechter, a lawyer at Forget Smith, practices mainly in the area of insurance defence litigation including bodily injury, accident benefits, and motor vehicle accidents. She completed her JD at the University of Ottawa. In this episode, Daniell||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 98– Project Finance Lawyer in a Global Law Firm– Alison Babbitt at Norton Rose Fulbright||Alison Babbitt is an English- and Ontario-qualified project finance lawyer at Norton Rose Fulbright's Ottawa office. In this episode, Ms. Babbitt talks about her international experience from a law student in Scotland and UK to an experienced project fi||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 97–Finding & Pursuing Your Interests with Anna Lillicrap, Legal Counsel at IDRC||Anna Lillicrap is an in-house lawyer at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa. Anna shares her passion for international law and advice on pursruing your interests in and after law school. If you think the Bay Street route might||2/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 96–Meagan LePage & Stephanie Smith from Court Coach LLP: Tips to start your own family law practice||Looking to start your own family practice? Check out this episode before you take that leap! Meagan LePage and Stephanie Smith decided to establish Court Coach LLP three years ago, a practice focused in family law, child protection services, and legal c||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 95–Mike Hook on Becoming a Lawyer-Entrepreneur||Whether or not you’ve considered opening your own firm – this is the podcast for you. Mike Hook, lawyer, entrepreneur, and founder of Intrepid Law in Toronto, talks about the skills that all lawyers should hone, regardless of entrepreneurial intenti||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 94 – Toronto Recruitment Series – 2L Toronto Recruitment Debrief||Understanding that many students are currently going through the Toronto recruitment process, we are re-launching a few relevant episodes to help student prepare for their interviews. Josh Smith and Karen Cheung sat down with two UOttawa students who we||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 93 – Toronto Recruitment Series– OCI and In Firm Preparation Checklists||Understanding that many students are currently going through the Toronto recruitment process, we are re-launching a few relevant episodes to help student prepare for their interviews. In this episode we give you two checklists: one to go through a day||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 92 -Toronto Recruitment Series– Susan Pak, Director of Student Programs and Human Resources at Stikeman Elliott Toronto||Understanding that many students are currently going through the Toronto recruitment process, we will be re-launching a few relevant episodes within the next few days to help student prepare for the interviews. In this episode, Susan Pak, Director of St||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEP 91- Transition from science into law: 1L reflections and experience with 1L Ottawa IP recruitment||In this episode, Polly shares her experience transitioning from science into law. Reflecting on her 1L experience, she discusses some ways to tackle law school exams, prepare for classes, and balance school work with extra-curricular activities. She als||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Wish it were part of school curriculum
As a 2L, I wish this had been known to me in 1L. SO MANY TIPS! The episodes can be bit long, but there are so many nuggets of useful/de-stressing/humourous “holy crap this successful lawyer is human” -type wisdom that its hard to not just book the 30-50 min off. It also helps me know/seem like I know what the f— I’m getting myself into by entering into the field of law…!
Would like to see a few more “theme” episodes.