Business of Law Podcast-Super Interns

Sarah Tansey (Legal Intern at Microsoft) and Craig Maughan (Legal Intern at Microsoft) talk with Jason Barnwell (Assistant General Counsel of Legal Business, Operations, and Strategy at Microsoft Corporation) about their experiences as early career legal professionals and their summer intern experience in Microsoft’s Legal Department, including: their backgrounds [2:43]; what skill sets are being applied to the legal world [4:07]; the importance of gaining new perspectives [4:55]; why mission-driven career experiences matter [11:50]; how a professional life integrates with a personal life [15:00]; Microsoft lawyers’ roles within the respective business groups [20:05]; educational opportunities that have shaped their professional careers [25:32]; learning how to do real work [28:15]; why relational skills matter [32:15]; the process on getting into law school [38:45]; preparing for interviews with law firms [50:10]; and what concerns them about the profession they are inheriting [1:03:23].

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Post image features Sarah Tansey, Craig Maughan, and the Microsoft/LinkedIn/GitHub Legal Interns with Brad Smith (Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer)
Image credit-Coolcaesar, CC BY-SA 4.0,