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Episodes

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…