We’ve got a great “back to school” episode this month – featuring two segments about employment opportunities for law school graduates.

In our “On the Blawgs” segment we feature a post from the Above the Law blog about a promising new idea that may result in real-world experience for the newly graduated law school student.

In our “In the News,” segment we feature a recent news headline from Thomson Reuters News & Insight about the forecast for law firm associate positions to open up in 2012.

We also have our interview segment, with Bernie Codd, Intellectual Property Partner at McDermott, Will & Emery. We spoke with Bernie about the newly proposed patent reform bill and the impact it may have.

And in our “Chaos in the Courts” segment we have a strange story about a teen in Texas whose belief that he is a 500 year-old vampire landed him under a mental health hold with charges of burglary and assault.

You can listen to the episode now by clicking the Play button on the built-in player below, or listen later.

We’re also on iTunes (just enter “Legal Current” in the search box).

If you have a suggestion for a future interview or episode theme, just leave a comment on this blog post or send an email to contact@legalcurrent.com. You can also follow us on Twitter at @legalcurrent.

Show notes for September 2011:

0:00-0:50 Open
00:55-2:05 “Chaos in the Courts”
2:05-3:45 “On the Blawgs” featuring a blog post from Above the Law
3:45-19:25 Interview/Bernie Codd: Patent Reform bill
19:30-21:20 “In the News” with Thomson Reuters News & Insight
21:20-21:50 Closing comments