Professor Adam Winkler is an author, editor and a law professor at UCLA law school who specializes in the Supreme Court, constitutional law and gun policy. Adam’s most recent published book: We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights (2018) received the Scribes Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction, National Book Critics Circle Award, the California Book Award, and the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award. Before he joined the UCLA law faculty in 2002, Adam served as a law clerk for Judge David Thompson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and defended Michael Jackson in his trial for sexual assault. Adam’s legal expertise has led him to be featured in nationally recognized newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. His 2011 book Gunfight: the Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America was featured as a question in the popular game show, Jeopardy!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE
- What are the best entry level jobs to climb the legal ladder
- What skills and experiences are most useful for newcomers to the legal field
- What it means to pursue scholarship within the legal field
- What the “moneyball” era of legal hiring is and how that will affect your post college experience
- What is Adam’s favorite parts of being a law professor
- How Adam describes “being on the edge of your seat” and “just saying no” as some of the most important parts of an interview process