Episode Five: A law degree for non-lawyers with Tim O'Brien

Microsoft executive Tim O’Brien always wanted to study law but he didn’t want to become a lawyer. It took 20 years to find the perfect program - a master’s in jurisprudence at the University of Washington.

He’s now in year two of his degree and is applying his newly honed legal knowledge to his work as a technology evangelist. Tim explains why he’s so enthusiastic about education and how he fits his studies into his busy life. We also talk about our shared passion for technology ethics.  We talk about...
  • Why Tim went back to school to study law when he doesn't want to be a lawyer
  • The differences in being a student in your 20's and 30's vs in your 50's
  • Making time for school while also managing a demanding career and family life
  • How Tim's dad was a role model for life long learning
  • The learning culture at Microsoft
  • Why tech ethics is an important and timely topic
A huge THANKS to our season sponsors, Athabasca University, Canada's online university. 
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