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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.

Apr 20, 2017

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Lansing campus hosted a special guest at the Lansing campus, State Bar of Michigan President, Larry Nolan who discussed the role that faith plays in helping you find legal success.

Apr 13, 2017

The Christian Legal Society (CLS) at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School’s Grand Rapids campus hosted a discussion on poverty and law with a showing of the PovertyCure Inc.’s video series, “Justice for the Poor.” The Feb. 20 event explored the roots of human flourishing with a focus on entrepreneurial solutions to poverty.

Representatives from Acton Institute, a think-tank whose mission is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles, facilitated the discussion on issues surrounding rule of law, or lack thereof, in the developing world. Acton Institute Alumni Relations Director Patrick Oetting and PovertyCure Strategy & Engagement Manager Andrew Vanderput discussed the film and what could be done to help combat poverty in local communities.

 

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Apr 6, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Jason DeSouza of the DeSouza Law, P.C. Litigation Law Firm. Jason is alumnus of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Mar 30, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Dennis Swan, CEO and President of Sparrow Hospital and Sparrow Health Systems in Lansing Michigan. Today we are speaking with Dennis Swan about his legal journey and how having a law degree has enhanced and extended his reach throughout his career in health care.

Mar 23, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Brendan Beery, Professor of Law at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. We talk to Professor Beery about the field of Constitutional Law, especially in relation to some of the actions of the new President of the United States.

Mar 16, 2017

This week in the Law School Insider we are bringing you Senator Tonya Schuitmaker, Michigan State Senator for the 26th State Senate District which represents Allegan and Van Buren counties, and the city of Kentwood and Gaines Twp. in Kent County.

Mar 9, 2017

This week on the Law School Insider we bring back Nelson Miller, who is Professor and Associate Dean of the Grand Rapids campus at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School to talk to you about tips to finding success on getting through your law school experience.

As you are past your first term, you have your grades and know that you can be successful you will want to figure out what you want to do while in law school. Dean Miller mentioned that there are many "hidden" or not required aspects to your law school experience. While many of these are not truly hidden, as they are advertised, the key is understanding how these opportunities tie into attaining the goals that you have.

Mar 2, 2017

This week on the Law School Insider we bring you Linda Kisabeth, who is Professor at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She is joining us to talk about what you need to think aboutto create a successful law school outline and ultimately find success in the first term of law school and beyond.

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. 

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