Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Posted by Jeff Lipshaw
Law students, it's time to clean up, put on the suits, and go to work. And Suffolk University Law School's acclaimed legal research and writing program now has just the iPod content you need for those commutes into the office.
Called "Transitioning from One-L to Summer Legal Work," this iTunes-available series contains 19 podcasts, each by a different legal writing professor from around the country, and all available free of charge. Each podcast offers another piece of "real world" advice, like how to interact with support staff, send an e-mail to a partner, use LexisNexis in a cost-effective way and behave at a firm social event. The series is available on Suffolk Law's iTunes U site.
The podcast series is the brainchild of Suffolk Professors Gabriel Teninbaum (left) and Kathleen Elliott Vinson (right, the director of Suffolk's Legal Practice Skills program, and who introduces the series via video). Suffolk's Dean Fred Aman not only provides an introductory podcast, but in his second life as an accomplished jazz drummer, he provides the musical background you hear in each segment of the series. (Fred took the sticks for one number at Suffolk's student black-tie end of year celebration, the Barristers' Ball, and it was sublime!)
For this series, even I'd put up with a little earspill.