University of Wisconsin–Madison

Student and Leaders Network VODs

Below are links to a series of talks presented by Student Career Info, a production of Students & Leaders Network, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing career information for students, educators, parents and the public.

 

Why an Art Degree Made Me a Better Lawyer

Most students eyeing a law degree may think a pre-law undergraduate track is the best way to becoming an attorney. Maybe not, says Ann Wenzel, a corporate lawyer, currently working at American Family, a Fortune 500 company. Ann discusses the effect her undergraduate studio art degree has had her legal career and her approach to legal issues and problem solving. Echoing the advice of law school advisors, Ann suggests that there are many other valuable things other Bachelor’s degree programs offer as a pathway to becoming a lawyer. Source: www.studentcareerinfo.com (Running Time 22:10)

Law School 101: the Ins-And-Outs of Getting in and Why People Go

Have you ever sat and dreamed about how you would change the world if you only had the power? Well, while law school won’t necessarily provide you with the magic wand of world domination, it can teach you the art of WORD domination which, when combined with other skills, can take you pretty far. Sir Williams will walk you through the process of getting into law school and will discuss how a law degree might come in handy once you are out of school. Source: www.studentcareerinfo.com (Running Time 24:55)

Being a Civil Law Attorney – Fighting for Justice for Al

People often think of attorneys as those who make the big bucks and drive fancy cars. But for lawyers who fight for equal justice for low-income people, the rewards are not measured in dollars. Heidi Wegleitner is a staff attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin, a law firm that provides free legal services in civil law cases surrounding basic needs such as food, housing and health care. Heidi shares her insight and passion for the work she does helping people in need as they face eviction from their homes or other basic living crises.(Running Time 24:33)

Paralegal: Supporting the Legal Profession

If you are interested in the law and helping people, but don’t want to become an attorney, a career as a Paralegal may be a path to choose. Many consider Paralegals the backbone of the legal profession, delving into the research, writing and prep work for cases. We’ll explore the career opportunities for this important supporting role helping those trying to navigate our legal system. (Running Time 23:05)