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Law School Insider

LawSchoolInsider podcast is geared toward students that are considering law school and graduates of law school. We talk all about being successful in law school and in your career. The shows are short - only 15-20 minutes each - and are shared weekly on Thursday mornings.
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Law School Insider - Conversations with students, lawyers and employers.

Feb 23, 2017

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This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Dr. Paul Zelenski, Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Services at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Today we are speaking with Dean Zelenski about the importance of being a leader during law school and the steps you should take to build leadership potential within yourself.

Feb 16, 2017

This week on the Law School Insider we bring you Nelson Miller, who is Professor and Associate Dean of the Grand Rapids campus at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. He is joining us to talk about what you need to think about to find success in the first term of law school and beyond.

Feb 9, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Bill Fleener, a Clinical Coordinator for Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Today we are speaking with Bill Fleener about Tips for a successful Law School Internship or Externship. I know you will find a ton of value in what he shares.

Feb 2, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Stacey of Stacey E. Burke P.C., a firm that specializes on working with law firms in social media marketing, website design, branding, email marketing, print advertising and more. 

Jan 26, 2017

This week on the Law School Insider we have Associate Professor and Auxiliary Dean at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, David Tarrien on Battling Test Anxiety and Avoiding Law School Exam Disasters.

Jan 19, 2017

This week on the Law School Insider we have Eric Davis, that a solo practitioner in Illinois that does a little bit of everything including family law, immigration law and more. However, Eric Davis' journey in and through law school was unique and he shares this with us today.

Jan 12, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Michigan State Representative Peter J. Lucido, and exploring the use of a JD degree in public service.

Jan 5, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Sharon Rowen, principal of Rowen & Klonoski and filmmaker of the recent film entitled Balancing the Scales, a film that explores some of the challenges that women have had over the last 50 years.

Dec 29, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Jamie Lieberman, partner and co-owner of Hashtag Legal. Finding Your Passion and Saying "No" Open Doors to Success

Dec 22, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Lori Buiteweg, one of the principal shareholders within the Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C. firm. Lori Buiteweg is the past president of the State Bar of Michigan and has a long career of advocating for ethical standards and rights for her clients. We are excited to have her on the show today.

Dec 15, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Phillip Schaedler of Schaedler, Lacasse & Frost P.C. in Adrian, Michigan. 

Today we will be exploring Phillip Schaedler's journey into law school as well as examining a lawyers' role as a mediator and the possibilities for you in your future career.

Dec 8, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Judge John Badalamenti, judge on the Florida Second District Court of Appeal. Judge Badalamenti shares his experiences with us as well as some of the struggles that he faced as well as explores how success is the intersection of opportunity and achievement.

Dec 1, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Jeff Thomas, Executive Director, Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep. It was great having Jeff Thomas on the show as he talked to us about the LSAT, Bar Preparation and many other things. 

Nov 24, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Bob Beeckman, Special Investigator with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). #LawSchoolInsider

Nov 17, 2016

Eschelbach.pngThis week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Michael Eschelbach, Director of the Bureau of Tax Policy for the State of Michigan. Today we will be talking about his career in education and tax law as well as about things that you can do to find success in your legal career.

Nov 10, 2016

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Bryant Dunivan, attorney with the Law Offices of Michael J. Owen, PLLC. Bryant Dunivan focusses his career on real estate law, and today we talk about this niche area as well as his own journey through law school and beyond.

Nov 3, 2016

This week on the Law School Insider podcast I had the pleasure of interviewing Romando Nash, Associate Vice President for Student Services at San Jose State University. Today Romando shared his law school experience as well providing insight into other ways in which you may use a JD degree, outside of a courtroom. 

Oct 27, 2016
WKZO Morning Hour with Chris Trudeau

Selling a Haunted House? Legal Experts Give Advice on Scary Business

It’s that time of year. October 31st is hiding around the corner. Halloween and haunted houses. Both scary business. WMU-Cooley Law School Professors give practical advice to home owners with chilling concerns for more than just one day out of the year.

Professor Christopher Trudeau teaches Stambovsky v. Ackley in his Property I class. The case covers the disclosures of paranormal activity during the sale of a home. Professor Trudeau has also done extensive research on other statutes and laws regarding such cases. For instance, there is a law in Louisiana that requires individuals to disclose whether their house has a reputation of being haunted. Other cases actually cause people to disclose that a house ISN’T haunted as a marketing tool.

Oct 22, 2016

This week on the Law School Insider Podcast I am bringing you Laura McClellan who is of counsel for K & L Gates, a large international law firm that covers many different areas. Her primary focus are is in Real Estate law and today we will be exploring her journey.

Oct 20, 2016

Today on the Law School Insider podcast we talk with Professor Devin Schindler of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. Professor Devin Schindler is an expert on Constitutional Law and I wanted to bring him on to talk about the new television show Designated Survivor as well as the reality of the law on television today.

Oct 13, 2016

This week on the Law School Insider podcast we welcome Nicole Abbood, host of the Gen Why Lawyer podcast to our show to share her own law school journey as well as the journey she has been on to find passion in her career and practicing with passion always!

Oct 6, 2016

This week on the Law School Insider Jacqueline Freeman, Director of Pre-Enrollment Programs and Diversity at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School shares secrets to attending law school as an international student. 

Sep 22, 2016
Setting Yourself Apart From The Rest In The Legal Career Search

Setting Yourself A part From The Rest In The Legal Career Search. A #LawSchoolInsider Interview with Dean Charles Toy, Associate Dean of Career and Professional Development at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Sep 15, 2016
The Keys To Unlocking Your Law School Success

This week on the Law School Insider I am bringing you Dale Richardson, a lawyer with a solo practice, the Law Offices of Dale Richardson in Atlanta, GA as well as the host of the LivetheGoals podcast, a podcast that is dedicated to helping you set and reach goals that matter.

Sep 8, 2016
Are There Legal Jobs Today?

This week in the law school insider I am bringing you Dean Charles Toy, Associate Dean for Career and Professional Development at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

This week we are talking with Dean Toy about the job market. In 2014 there was a lot of media attention to the downsizing of large law firms and an outcry that there was no jobs in the legal profession. Dean Toy is setting the record straight today as it comes to legal jobs.

 

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