Jonah interviews leading lawyers and learns about their practice. I wish I had this when I was a law student and young lawyer!
Jonah’s How I Lawyer podcast provides unique insights of how the law is practiced in the U.S. from stories of real practitioners in almost every practice area. The content is invaluable to internationally-trained lawyers from around the world. Many of us come to understand the American legal system through legal TV shows and movies, and spend the rest of our career correcting our impression from American TV lawyers.
I love listening to this podcast. Jonah Perlin always hosts interesting, accomplished, passionate guests who inspire and motivate attorneys like me. If you’re looking to re-engage with your practice and learn from experienced lawyers of all specialties, this is a great source!
The podcast is thoughtfully geared toward law students and new lawyers, but I’ve been practicing 20+ years and still enjoy it.
There are myriad different kinds of lawyer and this shown is a great way to learn about them. I never miss an episode.
As a law school professor, I regularly assign and recommend episodes to my students as they sort through what kinds of lawyers they want to be and think about what their day-to-day practice will look like. The insights of practicing lawyers across a diverse range of practices will interest students and lawyers alike. The podcast is also incredibly well-produced. Professor Perlin is a pro!
This is a refreshing and excellent podcast. While an amazing resource for law students and new attorneys, ever episode provides valuable insights and perspective for seasoned lawyers too. Keep up the great work Jonah!
I wish I’d had this podcast when I started law school. Every week, Jonah really leans into the “How” of the legal profession with his guests. The variety of practices and approaches gives listeners a chance to learn about what works and what doesn’t, to borrow ideas for their own day-to-day, and to think long-term about the many (and often circuitous) paths lawyers take in their careers.
A great series. For young and old lawyers as well as people thinking about a legal career.
I just recently found this podcast, it’s such a great resource for current law students! I listened to episodes #40 and #38 so far (interested in environmental law) and they have so many great takeaways and are filled with actionable advice.
I’m not in law school, but med school. However, this podcast impacted the way I study, write, and think about material learned in my school curriculum. The guests are each unique. The stories of their journeys and the advice they give can be applied to anyone entering a professional field. I truly believe some of the thought provoking content will one day help me bring a unique perspective to, and leave a greater impact within the field of public health.
Jonah’s podcast is terrific - from engaging guests to spot-on questions, the conversations flow and make this one of the most engaging podcasts. It’s great for lawyers and law students, or even those curious about the stories behind some of the most notable lawyers in America. Well done!
Super helpful for clarifying what exactly lawyers do while working in different areas of the law. Reccommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about what lawyers do but also to anyone who is applying to law school and feels a little unsure about what direction to go in and if they're right for the profession. (p.s if you fall into the latter category: you got this!)
I’ve always had interest in law and our legal system. This podcast was recommended by a Legal Writing professor. I listened to the recommended episode, then I subscribed. I started at #1. I just listened to #62. I enjoy listening to Professor Perlin and his guests. There are great company while driving, working around the house, etc.
I am a mid-career attorney and I recently stumbled upon this podcast. It is very thought provoking and covers a wide variety of topics, so everyone should be able to find an episode deeply relevant to them. Jonah is an excellent host, who asks very thoughtful questions. I recommend this to anyone interested in becoming a lawyer or anyone currently practicing law.
Jonah is a fantastic interviewer. His interviews focus on how the interviewee developed their careers. I really appreciate hearing about that. I wish I had discovered this earlier in my career.
I wish I had this when I was starting out. Deep, thoughtful perspectives from a variety of lawyers, practice areas, and experiences.
I always look forward to Jonah Perlin’s How I Lawyer podcast! This is a great resource for both new attorneys seeking professional advice, and more seasoned attorneys who need a reminder about why they became lawyers in the first place.
As a rising second year law student, I’ve loved listening to this podcast and learning about the breadth of law jobs that exist - which law school usually doesn’t teach you about! Will certainly keep listening.
Bottom line up front: The host asks thoughtful, pragmatic and interesting questions of prominent attorneys in a myriad of practice areas. Background/ perspective: The only lawyers I “knew” growing up were LT Daniel Kafee & Atticus Finch. I start law school in a few months. I’ve tried many law school niche podcasts and was pleasantly surprised to find one I genuinely enjoy listening to. Highlights: I’ve found this podcast to be an efficient (45 min at 1X but definitely able to listen at 1.5X) and quality way to learn more about different types of law. Since listening, I’ve had a noticeable improvement in my own abilities/ confidence in conducting my own informational interviews—- as that’s essentially how the host structures each show. Not currently in law school but plan to continue listening as I decide which type of law I want to practice. Audio quality is 💯( it’s professionally produced) Host is a Georgetown law professor
When is a podcast like having a personal legal career mentor? When it’s How I Lawyer with Professor Jonah Perlin. Every episode features uniquely relevant information about the art of lawyering presented through an engaging conversation with legal thought leaders. I just finished the episode with Professor Heidi Brown, and I think her perspective is a game changer for law students.
Professor Perlin has an absolutely star-studded lineup of guest speakers. This podcast has greatly expanded my view of what I can do with a law degree. He is also a great follow on Twitter!
As a first gen law student, I came into law school with a really narrow idea of what “being a lawyer” looks like. Listening to interviews with attorneys from such a wide range of practice settings and career paths has really opened my eyes to the exciting breadth of possibilities within the profession, and I’ve found that to be invaluable. In addition, the conversations themselves are just as interesting and wide-ranging as the slate of guests. How I Lawyer is a must-listen for anyone eager to learn more about the legal arena and the lives of those working within it
As a first-gen incoming law student, I have found Prof Perlin’s podcast to be an incredible resource, one that’s allowed me to explore a variety of legal practice areas and career paths!
Simply put, in a profession that constantly begs for your time but often wastes it, this podcast is actually worth the time spent.
I stumbled upon Professor Perlin’s podcast looking for a new listen and I am so glad I did! This podcast is a necessary listen for any current or prospective law student and even young attorneys could get something out of it!!! The mix of advice and storytelling while exploring the realities of the legal field keeps me coming back episode after episode!!
There are a ton of law student/junior attorney oriented podcasts out there and Professor Perlin’s is a standout—it's not overdone, it's honest, and he consistently succeeds at extracting unique, actionable advice from guests.
I’m a 1L going through the summer and post-grad job search processes. The in-depth conversations and insightful interview style of Jonah Perlin keep me coming back. My school’s career services professionals are top notch, but the 1-on-1 talks between Jonah and his guests are a crucial supplement. This is a must listen for all who seek to learn about the legal industry’s practice areas, professional best practices, and career development opportunities. It is clear that Jonah also has direct access to the interests, anxieties, and questions of current law students … and he does the lord’s work by addressing those in this podcast.
Highly recommend Professor Perlin’s podcast for all attorneys and students. He asks all the right questions of amazing lawyers across dozens of practice areas. I take a great deal from each episode, even those unrelated to my practice. Side benefit is the positive and encouraging tone of the podcast. I arrive to work energized and excited about the law.
I wish this podcast had been available when I was in law school, or for that matter when I was contemplating going to law school. There is so much about the practice of law and business side of the industry that one never learns as a student or as a young associate. The myriad perspectives - from leading litigators to senior in-house counsel - offer useful tips on what drives these highly accomplished practictioners to continue their work as notable figures in their respective fields.