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  • Assessing Firm Selectivity (podcast)

    February 1, 2023

    Understanding whether a law firm office is "highly selective" or a "target" for you is not an exact science. But this podcast can help. Region-specific information is included.

  • Data Privacy and Cybersecurity: Shannon Yavorsky

    January 20, 2023

    Shannon Yavorsky, Chair of Orrick’s Global Cyber, Privacy, & Data Innovation Group Shannon Yavorsky is the Chair of Orrick’s Global Cyber, Privacy, & Data…

  • Narrowing Down Geographic Locations (podcast)

    January 4, 2023

    As you prepare for EIP, you need to determine in which city you would like to spend your 2L summer and begin your legal career. For some students the answer to this question is easy and for others narrowing down the choices is a genuine struggle. In this podcast, advisor Betsy Dipardo offers suggestions on how to decide on a location and also explains how critical it is that you make these choices now rather than putting them off until later.

  • Appellate Practice: Peter Bruland ’17

    January 4, 2023

    Peter Bruland, ’17 is a Managing Associate in the Supreme Court and Appellate practice at Sidley in Washington, D.C. Peter first learned about appellate…

  • EIP With a Public Interest Background or Goals

    December 21, 2022

    Learn how to leverage your public interest background during EIP, as well as discuss things you should take into account if you are participating in EIP, but aspire to have a public interest career in the longer term.

  • Capital Markets: P. Michelle Gasaway ’97

    December 15, 2022

    Practice Area Podcast Series My name is Yih-hsien Shen with Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services.  Welcome to our practice area podcast series. Today…

  • Strategic Networking (podcast)

    December 15, 2022

    Learn how to gain the competitive edge for EIP by networking. Hear five things you can be doing right now to get your networking started and put yourself in a better position during EIP.

  • Government Contracts: Greg Jacobs

    December 13, 2022

    Greg Jacobs, Chair of Polsinelli’s Government Contracts Group. Greg Jacobs is the Chair of the Government Contracts Group at Polsinelli in Washington DC.

  • Entertainment Law: Neema Sahni

    November 21, 2022

    Neema Sahni ’10, Partner, Covington & Burling Neema’s practice is focused on litigation in the media, entertainment, and sports industries. Neema also maintains a…

  • Technology: Blake Lawit

    November 18, 2022

    Blake Lawit ’00, General Counsel at LinkedIn Blake Lawit ’00, General Counsel at LinkedIn, shares his path from Biglaw partner, to joining LinkedIn as…

  • Litigation vs. Corporate

    November 17, 2022

    Learn some of the key distinctions between litigation and corporate work and advice for determining which might be the better fit for you. Ethan

  • 1L Job Search: Judicial Internships (Podcast)

    October 12, 2022

    Join Betsy DiPardo for information on summer judicial internships and how to search for them. Note: OCS reviewed the content of this podcast on September…

  • EIP Preparation 2023 (Podcast)

    July 19, 2022

    The EIP Preparation podcast will provide you with an overview of what to expect during the week of EIP, important tips on how to ace…

  • Callback Interviews Overview (podcast)

    July 14, 2022

    In this podcast JD Adviser Yih-hsien Shen will give an overview of the callback process, including scheduling, what to expect, and how to prepare. She will also talk briefly about the post-callback process: waiting for, and considering offers. We also encourage you review Callback interviews for more in-depth coverage of the issues discussed in this podcast.

  • Evaluating Offers: 7 Factors that Matter (podcast)

    June 2, 2022

    Congratulations on receiving offers--now how will you decide which firm is right for you? In this podcast, learn the factors to consider so that you can choose a firm that is consistent with your career goals and values.

  • Evaluating Offers: 7 Factors that Do NOT Matter

    June 2, 2022

    Congratulations on receiving offers–now how will you decide which firm is right for you? In this podcast, we discuss factors that should NOT factor into your decision-making process.

  • Renewables/Cleantech: Erica von Pechmann ’16

    April 11, 2022

    Erica von Pechmann '16 is a Managing Associate in the Houston office of Sidley. Erica advises clients in the power and renewable energy industry, with a focus on project development and finance, as well as project acquisitions, dispositions and other investment arrangements. Erica serves on the working committee for the Houston Chapter of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) as Director of Marketing and has been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers as a Texas Rising Star. 

  • Christian Williams ’17, Solo Practitioner (Intellectual Property)

    March 23, 2022

    Christian Williams '17 practices intellectual property law as the founder and managing attorney of Bevel Law in the DC area. Prior to founding Bevel, Christian was an associate at Covington & Burling in DC where she represented top pharmaceutical companies and national trade associations.

  • Tammy Albarrán ’99, Chief Deputy General Counsel at Uber

    March 23, 2022

    Tammy Albarrán ’99, Chief Deputy General Counsel at Uber. Ms. Albarrán talks about her path from transactional work to litigation in Big Law, her move to Uber, how Uber’s 350 lawyer in-house legal team operates, and her recommendation for law students and alumni considering this type of work.

  • Tim Kiefer ’98, Solo Practitioner (Criminal Defense & Family Law)

    March 22, 2022

    Tim Keifer ’98, practices criminal defense, DUI, and family law at his own firm, Kiefer Law Office in Madison, WI

  • Boston Legal Market

    March 9, 2022

    Betsy Dipardo from OCS discusses the state of the legal market in Boston with Jacon McCann, a recruiter with Gridline .