We recognized a problem. Law students don’t have unencumbered access to key career-shaping information. Information about what it means to practice law in different areas, insights into various recruitment processes, the bar exam, the licensing process, and every other piece of the law school experience that shapes our developing professional life. Our solution is The Law School Show – a free discussion based podcast available at the click of a button.
At The Law School Show we talk to professionals who have lived the experiences. We ask pointed questions to discover the root of their decision-making processes. And aim to reveal the secrets of their success, the mistakes that they made along the way, and their unique personal advice for you.
The Law School Show is by law students, for past, present, and future law students. It is the first podcast of its kind and it will continue to uncover, unlock, and unleash the power of information for the benefit of your law career.
Rishi Dhir, Co-Founder and Director
Some people have a hunger for knowledge – an unrelenting pursuit of learning across seemingly countless disciplines. Rishi is nothing if not this person. He consistently brings positivity to the discussion and makes the people around him better. He is good at finding creative solutions to complex problems and seeing them through to their logical end. A strong believer in grabbing life by the horns and making the most of every moment.
A graduate of uOttawa Law, Rishi is currently an associate in the Corporate Group of Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto. Prior to law school, Rishi worked at Microsoft Canada and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Rishi is also a co-founder of Bar Exam Crackers, a platform developed to assist law graduates with preparation for the Ontario Bar Exams. You can find Rishi on LinkedIn, he loves to meet new people!
Chris Deschenes, Co-Founder and Director
Calm and motivated, Chris is determined to build a legal career that compliments who he is and what he cares about. He is interested in ideas, creative thinking and challenge. Chris has a great ability to generate alternatives then pick one and see it through. He pursues high stakes moments because he understands this is where growth happens. Chris is self-aware which allows him to apply his skills honestly and effectively to help.
A graduate of uOttawa Law, Chris is currently an associate in the Litigation Group of Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto. During his articles at Stikes, Chris also completed a secondment at Coca-Cola. Prior to law school, Chris worked in music business and human resources. You can find him on LinkedIn and he’s happy to connect.
Marco Figliomeni, Advisor and Host
I am a Business Affairs Analyst at the Shaw Rocket Fund. While a student at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, I explored the impact of 21st century technology on the production, distribution and consumption of creative content. This fascination has now translated into a survey of the profession in which I operate. What does it mean to be modern legal professional? How can one exploit a vacuum in the provision of legal services to create their own unique offering? Definitive answers may not exist. But through The Law School Show, I hope to explore this topic, as well as others, and to share it with as many interested people as possible.
Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.
David Lu, Co-Manager and Host
I believe everyone has a story that deserves to be shared. With a background in social history, I have a passion for learning about the experiences of those around me and fostering greater understanding through this sharing of knowledge. A University of Ottawa student since undergrad, I have a variety of experiences prior to law school including time in the Canadian Armed Forces. When not doing law school things, you can find me on my bike, in the pool, or eating at a local ramen establishment. Growing up beside the Pacific Ocean, I always yearn for more time on the water with my sea kayak (although kayaking around Ottawa has also been enjoyable).
Feel free to connect with me on Linkedin
Angela Huang, Co-Manager and Host
After finishing a Master’s in International Management and living in eight cities in five countries, Angela has learned to adapt to different environments and to take on challenges. Her latest challenges include baking healthy cookies and learning Japanese. One of her goals is to master five languages. She is fluent in three languages so far: English, Mandarin, and French. She also enjoys analyzing data and finding ways to improve projects. She admits that she still likes to use Excel even after becoming a law student at the University of Ottawa. With her marketing experience, she intends on helping the Law School Show grow. She believes that more people would benefit from the tips and resources that the Law School Show provides. After all, she survived 1L partly on Law School Show’s advice.
Polly Ho, Host
I believe continuous learning and creativity is the key to a brighter future, and a big part of learning comes from connecting with others and reshaping our thoughts as we encounter new beliefs, cultures and ideas. Through the Law School Show, I hope to learn from others’ experiences, discover the steps they took to find success, and help students and young professionals in law to find their career paths and passions.
Prior to law school, I was involved in a diverse array of work, including academic research, scientific translation, and patent prosecution. Outside of law school, I am interested in web development, jewellery designs and playing the ukulele.
Feel free to contact me on Linkedin.
Kathleen Wang, Host
Kathleen’s adventurous and curious nature has motivated her to travel and volunteer abroad. She strives to bring 100% to the work that she does, but will always find time to connect with new people. With her experiences from working abroad and in the not-for-profit sector, she learned to approach new challenges in a creative and analytical manner. Kathleen is currently a law student at the University of Ottawa and she is set to graduate in 2019. She completed her undergrad at Western University.
Kathleen hopes to contribute to discussions and content developed by the Law School Show and aims to bring new perspectives to help current and future law students. If you cannot find Kathleen on campus, she might be off exploring new restaurants and coffee shops in the city.
Blanchart Arun, Media Manager