Welcome to "Bears, the Bar, and Beyond," the Baylor Pre-Law podcast! Our podcast is designed to help you get access to generalized information regarding the Pre-Law program, the law school application process and the practice of law. While the first two episodes are intended to provide general, year specific, information the rest are interviews with law schools, on specific elements of a law school application, and with lawyers across the country and in a variety of practice areas. All current students are required to listen to the episode relevant to them (Episode 1 or 2) prior to attending Pre-Law advising.
If there is a specific area of law that has not yet been featured, that you would like to be the subject of an episode, please send your suggestions, or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ep. 1 - Pre-Advising 1 (required listening before advising)
September 6, 2018 / Duration - 22:35 mins
Our first episode will explore general advice and how to make the most of your Baylor years. Students must listen to this podcast prior to attending Pre-Law advising.
Ep. 2 - Pre-Advising 2 (required listening before advising)
September 27, 2018 / Duration - 20:29 mins
In episode 2, we'll discuss timing for the LSAT and law school applications generally. Students are required to listen to episodes 1 and 2, prior to attending Pre-Law advising. Following episodes will consist of interviews, so stay tuned!
Ep. 3 - Personal Statements
September 27, 2018 / Duration - 32:35 mins
In episode 3, we'll talk with the Director of Admissions at Michigan State University College of Law, Ian McInnis. We'll be looking at personal statements, what they are, why they matter and how to go about writing a good one.
Ep. 4 - Clerking in the US Supreme Court
8 October, 2018 / Duration - 1:07:56 mins
In this week's episode we hear from Baylor alum, Ben Aguiñaga who has served as a judicial clerk on the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeal and now the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Aguiñaga has also served the civil rights division of the Department of Justice.
Ep. 5 - Corporate law in NYC
October 17, 2018 / Duration - 41:34 mins
In this week's episode we travel to the Big Apple to meet with Richard Hall, a partner in the corporate team at Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP. With offices in New York and London, Cravath was voted the nation's most prestigious law firm. If you are interested in working in a large firm and have an interest in transactional work, in a prestigious jurisdiction like New York, this will be an episode of interest to you.
Ep. 6 - International Affairs & Public Policy Degrees
24 October, 2108 / Duration - 34:17 mins
This week's episode comes to you from Washington DC, where we chat with Carmen Mezzera, the Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs(APSIA). We'll explore graduate programs in international affairs and public policy, as well as career paths in international affairs.
Ep. 7 - The Law and Technology
31 October, 2018 / Duration - 37:07 mins
This week we meet with legal technology expert, Professor Carla Reyes, director of the Center for Legal Services and Innovation at Michigan State University's College of Law. We'll discuss the role of technology in the practice of law and the implications of the increasing use of Artificial Technology and Artificial Intelligence.
Ep. 8 - Baylor in Washington DC
November 6, 2018 / Duration - 31:30 mins
This week we explore life in Washington DC and the opportunities that Baylor students have to gain valuable, credit bearing experience in the nation’s capital in fall, spring and summer semesters!
Ep.9 - Law & The FBI
November 12, 2018 / Duration - 52:02 mins
In this week's episode we will hear from Baylor alum, lawyer and FBI Special Agent, Edward Duffer. We will explore his journey from Baylor to law school and to a 30 year career with the FBI. Special Agent Duffer's career has involved a range of responsibilities, ranging from working as a SWAT operator to overseeing serious crime, terrorism and gang related criminal investigations.
Ep. 10 - Addenda & Letters of Recommendation
November 20, 2018 / Duration - 42:29 mins
In episode 10, we chat with Ed Coughlin of New York Law School about the best way to write law school application addenda and how to secure meaningful letters of recommendation.
Ep.11 - A Senior Perspective
February 11, 2019 / Duration - 24:19 mins
In this episode, we speak with senior and Pre-Law Society President, Collin Bryant. We discuss his own college journey, lessons he has learned and we discuss how you can make the most of your time here at Baylor.
Ep. 12 Immigration Law
February 18th, 2019 / Duration - 48:21 mins
This week we explore immigration law with New York attorney, David Yurkofsky. Mr Yurkofsky specializes in immigration law generally, but has built a practice working with people of 'extraordinary ability.' These clients range from actors and musicians, to models, bankers and athletes.
Ep. 13 - Law School, The First Year
February 25, 2019 / Duration - 37:39 mins
This week we meet with Baylor to Baylor Law Scholar and 2L Baylor Law Student, Sheridan Berry. Sheridan shares with us her journey to law school, the realities of law school and her 1L year.
Ep. 14 - Law School Interviews
March 5, 2019 / Duration - 22:14 mins
In this week's episode we speak with Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Baylor Law. We discuss the Baylor Law quarter system, practice court and how students should approach interviews for law school.