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Episodes

Let's Get Personal with Lindsay Dubin, Staff Attorney at Defenders of Wildlife

April 5, 2022

Lindsay Dubin developed the courage early on to push back against other people's expectations. Join us for Episode 21 and hear from Lindsay about her experience as an environmental law litigator, what made her say "No Thanks…

Let's Get Personal with Emily Thomas, Senior Counsel at Hyatt Hotels Corporation

March 29, 2022

Leaning into Liens? Join us for Episode 20(!) and our conversation with Emily Thomas, Senior Counsel at Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Emily shares how she decided that a transactional practice focused on real estate was the path…

Let's Get Personal with Suhas Subramanyam, Delegate (HD-87), Virginia House of Delegates

March 22, 2022

Delegate Suhas Subramanyam's first call to public service came when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans while he was in college at Tulane. Since that time, Delegate Subramanyam has dedicated himself to public service in a numb…

Let's Get Personal with Jonathan Jacobson, Trial Attorney, Public Integrity Section at U.S. Department of Justice

March 15, 2022

On Episode 18, we chat with Jonathan Jacobson, a Trial Attorney in the Public Integrity Section at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Jonathan shares the story of how he charted his own course to law school, …

Let's Get Personal with Chloe Rossen, Senior Counsel at Longroad Energy

March 8, 2022

On Episode 17, we are joined by Chloe Rossen, Senior Counsel at Longroad Energy in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to her job at Longroad, Chloe was an associate at Mayer Brown in Chicago. On this episode, we chat with Chl…

Let's Get Personal with Leah Litman, Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School

March 1, 2022

On Episode 16 we chat with Leah Litman (@LeahLitman). Leah is a Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She is the Co-Host of the Strict Scrutiny Podcast (@StrictScrutiny_) and Co-Founder of Women Also Kno…

Let's Get Personal with Donya Khadem, Judicial Law Clerk

Feb. 22, 2022

If you're interested in clerking, this episode is for you! During Episode 15, we chat with Donya Khadem, a University of Michigan Law School graduate who embarked on two clerkships right after graduation. She first clerked o…

Let's Get Personal with Todd Belcore, Executive Director of Social Change and Advocate for Social, Economic & Racial Equity

Feb. 15, 2022

In Episode 14, we welcome Todd Belcore to Personal Jurisdiction. Todd is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Social Change, a national nonprofit organization committed to liberation and amplifying community voices throu…

Let's Get Personal with Katherine Leung, Labor Lawyer

Feb. 8, 2022

In the first episode of Season 2 (!), we speak with labor lawyer Katherine Leung. Katherine is a graduate of Wellesley College and Harvard Law School, and currently works as a Field Attorney at the National Labor Relations B…

Let's Get Personal about Season 1

Jan. 4, 2022

Happy New Year! In this Bonus Episode, co-hosts Allison and Hallie talk about the themes that came up throughout Season 1 of Personal Jurisdiction. They reflect on what went well, what could be improved, and what their plans…

Let's Get Personal with John Mack, Director of Athletics at Princeton University

Dec. 7, 2021

Welcome to Episode 12 - the last episode of Season 1! We end Season 1 with an amazing guest: John Mack, Director of Athletics at Princeton University. John's job as Athletic Director at Princeton University is a dream come t…

Guest: John Mack

Let's Get Personal with Dan Sharpe, Patent Attorney and DEI Professional

Nov. 30, 2021

What is it like to move from one firm to another early in your career? Dan Sharpe is a Patent Attorney at the law firm of Bookoff McAndrews in Washington D.C. and a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Professional. On Episode 11…

Let's Get Personal with Thomas Kayes, Solo Practitioner and Owner of the Law Office of Thomas R. Kayes

Nov. 16, 2021

Have you ever dreamed about what it would be like to start your own law firm? In Episode 10 of Personal Jurisdiction, we chat with solo practitioner and civil rights litigator Tom Kayes. Tom shares his path to solo practice …

Let's Get Personal with Jordan Matthews, Former Assistant United States Attorney

Nov. 9, 2021

On Episode 9 of Personal Jurisdiction, we speak with Jordan Matthews about her career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Jordan's career path …

Let's Get Personal with Courtney Francik, Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of Maryland

Nov. 2, 2021

On Episode 8 of Personal Jurisdiction, we speak with Courtney Francik who discusses her career as a public defender at both the state and federal levels. Courtney shares her path from the state legislature to law school, the…

Let's Get Personal with Leslie Kuhn-Thayer, Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin LLP

Oct. 27, 2021

Leslie Kuhn-Thayer developed her leadership skills, team-focused mindset, and discipline during her career as a Division I college athlete and coach. Now, she is Pro Bono Counsel at Sidley Austin in Chicago, IL where she coo…

Let's Get Personal with Amy Chapple, U.S. Commercial Brand Counsel at AbbVie

Oct. 19, 2021

On Episode 6 of Personal Jurisdiction, we speak to Amy Chapple, U.S. Commercial Brand Counsel at AbbVie. Amy demystifies the path from litigation associate to in-house counsel, shares the benefits of authentic networking, an…

Let's Get Personal with Alissa Lietzow, Executive Director of Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services

Oct. 12, 2021

Alissa Lietzow is the Executive Director of Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services in South Carolina. Charleston Pro Bono provides civil legal assistance for low-income Charleston County residents at no cost to the client. In th…

Let's Get Personal with My Khanh Ngo, Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project

Oct. 5, 2021

My Khanh Ngo is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project (IRP) in San Francisco, California. In this excellent episode, My Khanh shares how a variety of experiences before and during law school shaped her curr…

Let's Get Personal with Anna Fodor, Assistant Dean of Students at Marquette University Law School

Sept. 29, 2021

On Episode 3 of Personal Jurisdiction, we speak with Anna Fodor about finding purpose in law school and beyond. Anna shares the three pieces of advice she and her colleagues at Marquette gave law students during orientation,…

Let's Get Personal with Sumbul Siddiqui, Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Sept. 21, 2021

Sumbul Siddiqui is the Mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts and our first guest on Personal Jurisdiction! Mayor Siddiqui chats with us about her early love for constituent services, her drive to serve the community where she gr…

Let's Get Personal with Allison Freedman and Hallie Ritzu, Creators and Co-Hosts of Personal Jurisdiction

Sept. 14, 2021

Hello! Allison Freedman and Hallie Ritzu here. We are the creators, producers, and co-hosts of Personal Jurisdiction. We're also practicing attorneys and law school professors. In the first episode of Personal Jurisdiction, …

Let's Define Personal Jurisdiction

July 30, 2021

When you look up “Personal Jurisdiction” in Black’s Law Dictionary, it directs you to the entry for “Jurisdiction.” We won’t do that to you. We’re here because there’s not enough good information available for law students…