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Cold Call Lawcast
45 minutes | May 25, 2019
Episode 37 - Raising the Bar
On this episode of Cold Call, 2018 St. Thomas Law graduate Molly Hough talks to us about her experience as a recent law school grad. Molly is a practicing attorney who joined us on the podcast to talk about life as a new associate at a mid-sized law firm. Additionally, Molly recently passed the Minnesota bar exam and so we discuss the challenges and struggles of taking the exam.
41 minutes | May 13, 2019
Episode 36 - Aloha Clerk
During this episode of Cold Call we talk to Robby Dube, a 3L from the University of Minnesota Law School. We discuss his clerkship on the Hawaii State Supreme Court. Were we jealous that Robby will get to spend a year in Hawaii clerking for their Supreme Court? Of course we were!
37 minutes | May 1, 2019
Episode 35 - Fear Factor
Fear Factor - Law School Edition! The co-host must answer a current events trivia question; wrong answers and they must grab a jelly bean out of the bag of "Bean Boozled". Half the jelly beans in the bag taste like regular jelly beans and the other half taste disgusting.
40 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Episode 34 - Endgame
It's Endgame for the co-hosts as the semester starts to wind-down. On this episode, we talked about what we learned, specifically what we learned about ourselves, this year and the challenges with seeking employment in a competitive industry. We also discussed our favorite TV/movie lawyers because we all joined law school based on what we saw on the television, right?
44 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Episode 33 - Highs and Lows
During this episode, we talk about the highs and lows of our first year in law school. Law School can be challenging and we go through our mental status at the end of the year.
46 minutes | Apr 3, 2019
Episode 32 - Critique Our Podcast
Sarah Koziol and Cristina Cruz join the podcast as guest co-hosts. Sarah, who went to art school and is a self-described podcast snob. She critiques the podcast to hopefully (but don't count on it) make the podcast better! We also talk about our summer plans, why water parks are awful, and why the movie Legally Blonde is a great law school movie... Cristina also reads us some bad legal jokes.
53 minutes | Mar 28, 2019
Episode 31 - At The Border
Al Otro Lado is a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. Sarah Koziol traveled to Tijuana during spring break to work with migrants and refugees looking to enter the United States. We also talk to Sarah about her background in art, her work as a paralegal, and we also debate the importance of echo chambers.
30 minutes | Mar 20, 2019
Episode 30 - TORT Part 2
On Part 2 of TORT, we continue our conversation with Ellen and Jacob on the law school musical production of "A Tale as Old a Time". This musical parody will be playing March 29th and 30th at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis, performance begins at 7:00 pm. During this episode we also cold call Ellen and Jacob by asking them challenging judicial trivia questions. Wrong answers are punished by having them answer shameful personal questions. What was Ellen's worst date? What was Jacob's most embarrassing moment? Listen and find out...
29 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Episode 29 - TORT Part 1
On March 29th and 30th TORT (Theater of the Relatively Talentless) will be performing their musical parody "Tale as Old as Times" at the Pantages Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Ellen and Jacob from TORT join the podcast to talk about their time at the University of Minnesota Law School, what areas of law they're interested in, and what being on a Journal is really like.
38 minutes | Mar 8, 2019
Episode 28 - Under Construction
We talk to Nick about his background in construction, working and growing up in Tennessee, and moving to Minnesota. We talk about how he determined with his partner to go to the University of Minnesota and what classes we like in law school.
58 minutes | Feb 28, 2019
Episode 27 - Improv with Sua Sponte
Sua Sponte, the law school improv group, joins the show to perform some improv. We talk to the Colleen and Nicolette about improv comedy and how their improv group helped them through law school. Check out their improv comedy show this Friday, March 1st at 5:30PM in the St. Thomas Law Moot Courtroom.
37 minutes | Feb 21, 2019
Episode 26 - Beyond the Vote
On this episode of Cold Call Lawcast we talk with Helene Haapala an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild. This weekend she'll be a speaker at the MNxMN 2019: Beyond the Vote conference held in St. Paul this Sunday, February 24th. We talk to Helene about her role with the NLG and how we can become more civically engaged.
26 minutes | Feb 8, 2019
Episode 25 - Plead the Fifth
Anthony had a birthday last week so we played Plead the Fifth with him. We asked him three very personal questions, he could only "Plead the Fifth" to one of them... His answers may surprise you. We also discuss the State of the Union and possibly another Government shutdown.
50 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Episode 24 - Study Abroad
Study abroad in law school? We talk to Kate Averwater about her experience studying law in Germany. We learn about the great opportunities there are to study abroad and what it's like as a law student in a foreign country. We also learn about how one of our co-hosts almost got stabbed while studying and how later that next day they needed to have their appendix removed.
50 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
Episode 23 - Dean Vischer
In the season 2 premiere, we talk to Robert Vischer the Dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law. We discuss Dean Vischer's career in private practice and his move to becoming a law professor. We also discuss current and future issues within the legal profession. Dean Vischer is an advocate of the Socratic method, so we cold call the Dean by asking him judicial trivia. Incorrect answers result in Dean Vischer answering an embarrassing question.
60 minutes | Dec 19, 2018
Episode 22 - International Perspective
During our final episode of 2018 we talk to Navin, an international law student from Southern India. We discuss Navin's background, the challenges of being an international student, and the oddities of the U.S. justice system. To wrap up the season we play co-host trivia where we see how much the co-hosts have learned about each other. Spoiler… apparently not much. Plus, a special thanks to everyone who has appeared on our show.
50 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Episode 21 - Hot Topics in Accounting
Cryptocurrency, capital gains taxation, stock valuation vs. speculation... what more could you want out of a podcast?! Our guest Ashley is an Accountant going to law school at Mitchell Hamline. Together we talk about life as a part-time student working full-time.
31 minutes | Dec 4, 2018
Episode 20 - Newlywed Game
On this episode of Cold Call we play the Newlywed Game with Anthony and his wife Abby. These two were married only a few months ago, but they have known each other since high school. How much do they really know each other? Listen and find out!
46 minutes | Nov 29, 2018
Episode 19 - Bar Exam
During this episode Colleen, a 3L from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, fills in as our Hannah for the day. We also speak with representatives from the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners. We discuss taking the bar exam and additional character and fitness steps we need to fulfill to become licensed attorneys.
44 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
Episode 18 - Law School Bachelorette Part 2
The Law School Bachelorette's exciting conclusion! During this episode we test the bachelors legal trivia knowledge (wrong answers are punished and right answers rewarded). We also subject these bachelors to an intense cross examination all in an attempt to find true love in law school. Who will our bachelorette choose as the winner? Listen to find out!
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