LEGAL PODCASTS

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed all our lives in many ways. For university students, one way has been the shutting down of physical teaching and interaction. This has been hard on many, and has meant as law students, we aren’t as fully immersed in the legal world as we are used to being. One way that we can re-immerse ourselves in the legal world is through podcasts. There are many legal podcasts available, both in Australia and Internationally. Below is a list of our favourites. Give them a listen, show your support, and immerse yourself in all the legal profession has to offer you.

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You are interested in learning about issues at the 'intersection of law, social justice and innovation'. Australian innovator and lawyer Andrea Perry-Petersen interviews guests who have discovered innovative and new ways to update the legal profession. Whether you are a curious law student, or an individual passionate about social justice and legal tech, or a business owner wanting grow and expand, or someone wanting to 'make a positive social impact', this podcast is for you!

 

  • This Podcast targets...

Students interested in learning about their career options after law school.

  • Hot topics covered:

Building Networks

Being 'A Sponge'

Learning How to Thrive in a Unprecedented Environment

  • An episode to get you started:

Episode 3 - Hero's Quest

Katherine Brabon, law graduate and Vogel Literary Award winning author of 'The Memory Artist', shares her insights on writing our own next chapter.

  • Available on:

iTunes

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You are interested in learning about the different pathways and career options available after your Law degree. 'Around 50% of all law graduates choose to work in areas other than law'. Hear from Amy Scarlett, a Senior Employability Officer within the Faculty of Law at Monash University, interviewing law graduates in their new career path and the journey they took, literally after law school!

 
LIFE AFTER LAW SCHOOL
MONASH LAW SCHOOL

  • This Podcast targets...

Students in any year of university, interested in increasing their employability and professional capacity.

  • Hot topics covered:

Resume Writing

Clerkship Applications

Answering Interview Questions

  • An episode to get you started:

Episode 13 - Legal Tech

This episode speaks to two legal tech experts in vastly different areas of the law, in discussing the uniqueness of their individual roles and the future of the legal tech industry.

  • Available on:

Spotify for Monash LSS Members

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You are interested in looking at 'professional avenues' available to law students. The podcast is run by the Monash Law Student Society, and raises practical issues current law students can do to maximise their employability prospects.

 
CAREERS CLASSIFIED
MONASH LSS

MORE FROM LAW

HARRY CLARK

  • This Podcast targets...

Students who are mid-way through their law studies and are an aspiring lawyer or want to learn more about the legal industry from legal professionals.

  • Hot topics covered:

Building Commercial Awareness

Networking

Using LinkedIn

Personal Branding

  • An episode to get you started:

Episode 34 - COVID-19, 2008 And The Legal Profession: with Adam North of Kissoon Carr

To learn from a Recruitment Consultant and Legal Headhunter about how COVID-19 has impacted the practice of commercial law. While the focus is on impact on the UK, this episode covers general changes in the industry that we are also seeing in Australia.

  • Notes

Some key terms mentioned in the podcast that our British friends are familiar with, but may be new to you:

  1. Trainee solicitor: the equivalent of a clerk in Australia, like an internship in a law firm who provide you with training prior to graduating

  2. Vacation scheme: we call it a clerkship in Australia

  3. Pupillage: a 12-month apprenticeship with a 'pupil supervisor' who is a Barrister; you shadow and observe them, like practical legal training specific to aspiring Barristers

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You are interested in learning more about the legal industry and 'broaden your legal horizon'. Hear from Harry Clark, a future trainee solicitor (Aussie version of a seasonal clerk) at Baker McKenzie in London interview various legal and business professionals about career related advice and the legal industry.

  • Available on:

iTunes                              

Spotify                              

Castette

YouTube

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  • This Podcast targets...

Students interested in working in commercial law or at Allens, particularly those looking to build commercial awareness in preparation for clerkship season.

  • Hot topics covered:

Global opportunities through Allens

Clerkships

Legal Tech and Innovation

Well-being in Law

  • An episode to get you started:

Season 4: Episode 1 - Clerkships, Legal Tech and App Development

To learn more about what it like to apply and be a clerk at Allens, as well as a down to earth outline of opportunities to be involved in Legal Innovation as a graduate at Allens

  • Available on:

iTunes

Spotify

PodBean

 

More information here.

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You want to to learn more about the perks of working at Allens and keeping up with what's going on in commercial law. Geneva and her co-host Caitlin interview Allens employees from different practice groups and areas of the firm with an engaging and light-hearted tone. While this podcast gives great insights into the work of the 'elite squad known as Allens' it also guarantees a laugh.

 
ALLENS CONFIDENTIAL
ALLENS

  • This Podcast targets...

Students interested in innovative law and legal practices and models. Also relevant for students interested into legal tech, business, innovation and leadership management.

  • Hot topics covered:

Divorce Done Differently

Meaning of Success

Performance Review Time

  • Available on:

iTunes

Spotify

 

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You are interested in hearing more about how and why progressive companies are practically changing the legal profession for the better. Lucy Dickens interviews current professionals in NewLaw on how and why they're 'doing law differently'. The podcast looks into innovative business models and services shaping the legal industry.

 
DOING LAW DIFFERENTLY
LUCY DICKENS

  • This Podcast targets...

Students of all year levels interested in law reform and legal education. Also relevant for non-law students interested in learning about the current issues within the law!

  • Hot topics covered:

COVID 19 & Family Law

Security Laws

'Cruises, Coronavirus and Causation'

Intellectual Property Breaches

        

 

 

 

  • Available on:

ABC Listen

iTunes

Google Podcasts

 

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You are interested in knowing about current and controversial cases, legal education and law reform. Lawyer and journalist Damien Carrick provides jargon-free stories and information about the law with the hope of increasing the accessibility of legal education.

 
THE LAW REPORT
ABC RADIO

  • This podcast targets:

Students interested in commercial law. They offer such a broad range of topics that someone studying law, practicing law, or someone just interested in law, would benefit from listening.

  • Hot topics covered:

They cover such a wide range of issues on a wide range of topics. All are from a commercial law context​​

  • An episode to get you started:

Global M&A Trends 2020

This series is 5 episodes long and is based upon Herbert Smith Freehills latest global M&A report titled M&A in 2020: The new normal. Join top HSF M&A lawyers as the delve into the trends in M&A and how to navigate through them.

  • Available on:

www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

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You are interested in deep diving into a wide range of thought leading issues, topics and sectors from a leading law firm. So far with their 30 podcasts, you will be able to learn about a wide range of topics and also gain a deeper insight into Herbert Smith Freehills and the type of work they do.

 
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PODCAST
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS

  • This Podcast targets:

Students interested in the legal industry. They offer such a broad range of topics that someone studying law, practicing law, or someone just interested in law, would benefit from listening.

  • Hot topics covered:

Cover a wide range of topics.

Not necessarily focussed on just areas of law, but also wellbeing, global issues and their impact on law etc.

  • Available on:

Lawyers Weekly

iTunes

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You are interested in staying up to date with what Australian lawyers are talking about and the issues they face. Produced by Australia’s leading legal title, Lawyers Weekly, the podcast brings you a personal touch to legal news and will act as a good way for you as a law student to become more involved in the legal industry.

 
THE LAWYERS WEEKLY SHOW
LAWYERS WEEKLY

  • This Podcast targets:

Students interested in the impact of Covid 19 on law firms and how we can be resilient in these unprecedented times.

  • Hot topics covered:

This podcast series is all about Covid 19; its impact, how to deal with it and how Baker McKenzie is adapting. So if this is something you're interested in, then definitely give it a listen.

  • Available on:

Baker McKenzie

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The impact of COVID-19 on the legal industry interests you. In their own words, the 'series features key practical insights intended to strengthen your organization's capacity to respond, recover and thrive'. There are currently 6 episodes in this series.

 
RESILIENCE, RECOVERY & RENEWAL
BAKER MCKENZIE

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  • This podcast targets:

Students interested in Maddocks as a firm and what type of work they do as well as commercial law in general.​

  • Hot topics covered:

​This podcast series was established in May 2020, and has focused on the clerkship process, going from law student to legal practice and how to connect during COVID-19.

  • An episode to get you started:

​​Season 1: Episode 1 - From law school to legal practice

  • Available on

Google podcasts

iTunes

Spotify

Listen Note

- Literally everywhere.

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You are interested in Maddocks as a firm and learning from the experiences of their lawyers. This series is aimed at not only being educational but also entertaining as well. Enjoy diving into these bite sized series from around the firm. Although there are currently only 3 episodes out, they are well worth the listen to educate and provide an insight into Maddocks.

 
MADDOCKS ON THE MIC
MADDOCKS
  • This podcast targets:

Students interested in learning about different roles within the legal industry and how law graduates and other professionals have built their careers.

  • Hot topics covered:

Leadership and management

NewLaw and innovation

Finding your purpose

Building your personal brand

  • An episode to get you started:

​​E9: Forge Your Own Path - Katrina Bullock, General Counsel at Greenpeace

This episode covers how Katrina Bullock went from a corporate lawyer at Clayton Utz to practicing in-house at Greenpeace and becoming a journalist on the Finance News Network. A prime example of how a law degree can bring a diverse and fruitful career.

  • Available on

iTunes

Spotify

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You are looking for digestible 30-minute interviews covering the habits, careers and mindsets of Australia’s top lawyers and legal leaders. Launching the podcast in June 2020, Sam Burrett is a leader in NewLaw, innovation and legal technology and has a friendly and inquisitive interviewing style.

 
THE LEADING LAWYER PODCAST
SAM BURNETT
  • This podcast targets:

Legal professionals and students curious about different career pathways in law and how to find hapiness in law.

  • Hot topics covered:

Finding your tribe,

Helping clients,

Women in law,

Leadership,

Alternative career paths in law

  • An episode to get you started:

Episode 120 - Happiness thanks to vegemite with the Honourable Michael Kirby This episode includes a humourous, light-hearted but poignant keynote speech by Honourable Michael Kirby at the podcast's 100 episode anniversary party. He speaks about priorities and change, ater which Clarissa reflects on her first year of the podcast and what's to come.

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iTunes

PlayerFM

PodBean

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You want to hear how legal professionals find hapiness in law and life. Clarissa Rayward, a divorce lawyer based in Brisbane, interviews lawyers worldwide who share their career journey and insights into finding a positive way of being a lawyer while having a great life. Each episode is about one hour, perfect for a listen while out for exercise.

 
HAPPY LAWYER, HAPPY LIFE
CLARISSA J RAYWARD
  • This podcast targets:

Legal professionals and students curious about what the futureof the legal industry will look like. ​​

  • Available on

iTunes

PlayerFM

Spotify

TuneIn

more information here

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Legal technology, legal business and legal operations are something you want to learn more about. A shift in the way legal services are delivered is being seen across the industry, particularly in light of COVID-19 and Alex Rosenrauch and Elliot Leibu will help you by delving into the aspects of this shift. Episode lengths vary between 30 minutes to an hour.

 
THE LEGAL OPS PODCAST
ALEX ROSENRAUCH & ELLIOT LEIBU