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Many of us lawyers didn't have it all figured out from the start. It takes time to find your way in your legal profession. This podcast sheds light on some of the challenges that lawyers face in the earliest part of building their careers. Each week, our host, Anjie Vichayanonda, sits down with members of the legal profession, to chat about the paths they took to get where they are now, including the times they stumbled, the times they fell, and the times they needed a little help. To encourage candor, the attorney guests remain nameless, but their stories are laid bare for your consideration. From time to time, Anjie invites prospective and current law students to join the show as a guest host so that they can practice their interviewing skills and connect with lawyers.

This podcast is produced by Leg Up Legal, which provides a mentoring mobile app and curriculum to connect prospective law students to attorney mentors and teaches them how to build their first professional relationships. For more information about Leg Up Legal, please visit:

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Sep 25, 2020

In this episode, a lawyer discusses her journey from a state law school, to being a prosecutor, to running her own practice specializing in criminal defense. She was waitlisted or rejected by every law school she applied to, but she applied again in the next cycle and received an offer of admission. Attending a state law school and commuting from home gave her the opportunity to save money and obtain her law degree without incurring a lot of debt. She describes her experiences as a white woman attending a historically black law school as "the best experience that she could have imagined." We hope you enjoy listening to her story.

Our guest host this week is Samina Haneef! Samina is a senior majoring in political science at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is a prospective law student and also an intern at Leg Up Legal.