JD Careers Out There

by Marc Luber: Career Help for Lawyers and Law Students

JD Careers Out There
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 52
  • Last: 30 Jan 2015
JD Careers Out There (JDCOT.com) explores what to do with a law degree by featuring day-in-the-life interviews with accomplished law grads working in different law practice areas as well as alternative careers for lawyers. Our mission is to help lawyers, law students and those considering law school to find fulfilling careers. Host Marc Luber, a law grad with years of legal recruiting experience, brings you career advice from many types of lawyers (like a criminal defense lawyer, real estate lawyer, etc.) as well as those working in other jobs for law grads (like a sports agent, a non-profit president, etc.) by asking what each path is really like and how to break in. Whether you want to practice law or you're leaving law and wondering what to do with your life, subscribe to this podcast and visit JDCOT for access to full-length video interviews plus more. JDCOT is the site our guests wish they had when they were in law school and young professionals. Enjoy!

Episodes (52)

  • JDCOT 52: Law Degree Careers - Corporate Real Estate Advisor
    JDCOT 52: Law Degree Careers - Corporate Real Estate Advisor
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    Published: 30 Jan 2015 Duration: 06:22
    Commercial real estate careers make a great fit for lawyers who don't want to be lawyers. Today's guest has thrived since becoming a corporate real estate advisor right out of law school. Come hear all about it - unless you're risk averse!
    Commercial real estate careers make a great fit for lawyers who don't want to be lawyers. Today's guest has thrived since becoming a corporate real estate advisor right out of law school. Come hear all about it - unless you're risk averse!

  • JDCOT 51: Law Degree Careers - Writing For TV
    JDCOT 51: Law Degree Careers - Writing For TV
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    Published: 10 Oct 2014 Duration: 04:16
    Many lawyers dream of writing for TV and film, including today's guest, who began pursuing writing for TV while in law school. She shares her journey with us, which has taken her to becoming a writer and producer for NCIS: Los Angeles.
    Many lawyers dream of writing for TV and film, including today's guest, who began pursuing writing for TV while in law school. She shares her journey with us, which has taken her to becoming a writer and producer for NCIS: Los Angeles.

  • JDCOT 50: Law Careers - Working in Appellate Law
    JDCOT 50: Law Careers - Working in Appellate Law
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    Published: 3 Oct 2014 Duration: 04:29
    Appellate law is the best law career for Supreme Court junkies. If you like thinking creatively and combining your research and writing skills, you'll want to hear from today's guest, a partner in a Los Angeles appellate boutique.
    Appellate law is the best law career for Supreme Court junkies. If you like thinking creatively and combining your research and writing skills, you'll want to hear from today's guest, a partner in a Los Angeles appellate boutique.

  • JDCOT 49: Law Degree Careers - Regulatory Affairs Jobs
    JDCOT 49: Law Degree Careers - Regulatory Affairs Jobs
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    Published: 26 Sep 2014 Duration: 04:54
    Regulatory affairs jobs make great jobs for lawyers who want to be lobbyists. Come hear from today's guest, who got a job doing regulatory affairs at a national trade association right after graduating from law school.
    Regulatory affairs jobs make great jobs for lawyers who want to be lobbyists. Come hear from today's guest, who got a job doing regulatory affairs at a national trade association right after graduating from law school.

  • JDCOT 48: Law Degree Careers - Legal Support Services
    JDCOT 48: Law Degree Careers - Legal Support Services
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    Published: 19 Sep 2014 Duration: 05:17
    Interested in working in law without practicing law? Legal support services like making litigation graphics might be for you. Come hear from a former trial lawyer who built his own legal support business after leaving law.
    Interested in working in law without practicing law? Legal support services like making litigation graphics might be for you. Come hear from a former trial lawyer who built his own legal support business after leaving law.

  • JDCOT 47: Law Degree Careers - Being A Writer
    JDCOT 47: Law Degree Careers - Being A Writer
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    Published: 12 Sep 2014 Duration: 05:39
    "I really want to be a writer," said countless lawyers. Sound like you? Wanting to write on the side or hope to leave law to be a full-time writer? Come hear from critically acclaimed writer Peter Orner, JD, on what it's like to be a writer... Read more →
    "I really want to be a writer," said countless lawyers. Sound like you? Wanting to write on the side or hope to leave law to be a full-time writer? Come hear from critically acclaimed writer Peter Orner, JD, on what it's like to be a writer... Read more →

  • JDCOT 46: Law Degree Careers - Compliance Officer
    JDCOT 46: Law Degree Careers - Compliance Officer
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    Published: 5 Sep 2014 Duration: 05:02
    Compliance work is a popular alternative career for lawyers due to the mix of work and the skills required. Come learn all about it from our guest who today is an ethics & compliance officer after leaving law in 2000 to work in compliance.
    Compliance work is a popular alternative career for lawyers due to the mix of work and the skills required. Come learn all about it from our guest who today is an ethics & compliance officer after leaving law in 2000 to work in compliance.

  • JDCOT 45: Law Careers - Elder Care Lawyer
    JDCOT 45: Law Careers - Elder Care Lawyer
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    Published: 22 Aug 2014 Duration: 04:32
    Interested in helping old people? According to today's guest, being an elder care lawyer is focused on helping seniors with their quality of life while they're still here. Come explore this growing field of law.
    Interested in helping old people? According to today's guest, being an elder care lawyer is focused on helping seniors with their quality of life while they're still here. Come explore this growing field of law.

  • JDCOT 44: Law Degree Careers - Public Relations Executive
    JDCOT 44: Law Degree Careers - Public Relations Executive
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    Published: 15 Aug 2014 Duration: 04:46
    PR careers make good alternative careers for lawyers due to the mix of skills required - especially in the sub-specialty of litigation and crisis communications. Come hear from today's guest, who left law before joining this law-adjacent pa... Read more →
    PR careers make good alternative careers for lawyers due to the mix of skills required - especially in the sub-specialty of litigation and crisis communications. Come hear from today's guest, who left law before joining this law-adjacent pa... Read more →

  • JDCOT 43: Law Careers - Immigration Lawyer
    JDCOT 43: Law Careers - Immigration Lawyer
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    Published: 8 Aug 2014 Duration: 04:04
    Interested in immigration law? In this interview, an immigration lawyer tells us about what it's like to focus on the family and removal side of immigration law.
    Interested in immigration law? In this interview, an immigration lawyer tells us about what it's like to focus on the family and removal side of immigration law.

  • JDCOT 42: Law Degree Careers - Being A Legal Journalist
    JDCOT 42: Law Degree Careers - Being A Legal Journalist
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    Published: 1 Aug 2014 Duration: 04:24
    Becoming a journalist after leaving law is not uncommon. In this interview, Jill Schachner Chanen, an assistant managing editor of the ABA Journal, tells us about these alternative careers for lawye
    Becoming a journalist after leaving law is not uncommon. In this interview, Jill Schachner Chanen, an assistant managing editor of the ABA Journal, tells us about these alternative careers for lawye

  • JDCOT 41: Law Degree Careers - Strategic Communications Director
    JDCOT 41: Law Degree Careers - Strategic Communications Director
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    Published: 24 Jul 2014 Duration: 04:53
    The role of strategic communications director is a good alternative career for lawyers due to the mix of skills required. In this interview, someone who left law for this path tells us what
    The role of strategic communications director is a good alternative career for lawyers due to the mix of skills required. In this interview, someone who left law for this path tells us what

  • JDCOT 40: Law Careers - Being a Freelance Attorney
    JDCOT 40: Law Careers - Being a Freelance Attorney
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    Published: 18 Jul 2014 Duration: 03:23
    Becoming a freelance attorney is a growing trend in the legal field. Check out this interview with a freelance attorney provider who explains that this role is a contract or temporary attorney who does l
    Becoming a freelance attorney is a growing trend in the legal field. Check out this interview with a freelance attorney provider who explains that this role is a contract or temporary attorney who does l

  • JDCOT 39: Law Degree Careers - eDiscovery Consultant
    JDCOT 39: Law Degree Careers - eDiscovery Consultant
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    Published: 11 Jul 2014 Duration: 04:22
    Leaving law for law-related jobs in the litigation support field is a popular thing to do with a law degree. An eDiscovery consultant tells us about his law-related role in the world of litigation.
    Leaving law for law-related jobs in the litigation support field is a popular thing to do with a law degree. An eDiscovery consultant tells us about his law-related role in the world of litigation.

  • JDCOT 38: Law Careers - Corporate Bankruptcy Lawyers
    JDCOT 38: Law Careers - Corporate Bankruptcy Lawyers
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    Published: 3 Jul 2014 Duration: 05:38
    Interested in bankruptcy law? Check out this interview with a corporate bankruptcy lawyer who talks about the role of climbing in to someone?s business that?s in distress to help them out.
    Interested in bankruptcy law? Check out this interview with a corporate bankruptcy lawyer who talks about the role of climbing in to someone?s business that?s in distress to help them out.

  • JDCOT 37: Law Careers - Workers' Rights Lawyers
    JDCOT 37: Law Careers - Workers' Rights Lawyers
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    Published: 29 Jun 2014 Duration: 03:55
    Interested in employment law but don't want to represent companies? In this interview, an employment lawyer who represents employees tells us about her work - from negotiating employment, severance, non-compete agreements & more.
    Interested in employment law but don't want to represent companies? In this interview, an employment lawyer who represents employees tells us about her work - from negotiating employment, severance, non-compete agreements & more.

  • JDCOT 36: Law Degree Careers - Union Collective Bargaining Director
    JDCOT 36: Law Degree Careers - Union Collective Bargaining Director
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    Published: 21 Jun 2014 Duration: 04:57
    Leaving law for a law-related job is a popular way to use a law degree. A collective bargaining director for a union tells us what her law-related job is like in this interview.
    Leaving law for a law-related job is a popular way to use a law degree. A collective bargaining director for a union tells us what her law-related job is like in this interview.

  • JDCOT 35: Law Degree Careers - Being A Civic Leader
    JDCOT 35: Law Degree Careers - Being A Civic Leader
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    Published: 16 Jun 2014 Duration: 03:43
    Jobs in city government are explained by a lawyer who rose to the top of these alternative careers for lawyers by using the skills of a lawyer. Listen to this interview to learn about being a civic leader.
    Jobs in city government are explained by a lawyer who rose to the top of these alternative careers for lawyers by using the skills of a lawyer. Listen to this interview to learn about being a civic leader.

  • JDCOT 34: Law Careers - Employment Lawyers
    JDCOT 34: Law Careers - Employment Lawyers
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    Published: 8 Jun 2014 Duration: 04:37
    Employment law careers representing companies provide interesting work with a human touch, says an employment lawyer in this interview.
    Employment law careers representing companies provide interesting work with a human touch, says an employment lawyer in this interview.

  • JDCOT 33: Law Careers - Construction Lawyers
    JDCOT 33: Law Careers - Construction Lawyers
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    Published: 19 May 2014 Duration: 04:15
    Construction law is one of the law careers that combines both litigation and transactional law. Listen to this interview to find out what it's like to be a construction lawyer.
    Construction law is one of the law careers that combines both litigation and transactional law. Listen to this interview to find out what it's like to be a construction lawyer.