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Law / Government / Policy

Welcome to the Law, Government, and Policy interest community!

Members of this community are interested in careers that provide services to the public while often working for the public’s best interest in mind.  People who pursue careers in law, government, or policy develop skills in writing, public speaking, coalition building, interpersonal and intercultural communication, conflict resolution, outreach, systems-thinking, analysis and problem solving.

Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to): lawyers, legal assistants, paralegals, public policy, international development, researchers, engineers, finance and budgeting, managers, activists, community organizers, analysts, politics, advocacy and local, statewide, tribal or federal administrators.

Zed Factor Aerospace Fellowship application now open

The Zed Factor Fellowship Class of 2022 applications are now open. Apply by January 3rd, 2022 by visiting https://zedfactorfellowship.org/apply.

The Zed Factor Fellowship empowers aspiring aerospace professionals from underrepresented backgrounds to explore the innovative aerospace industry through a hands-on, practical …

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A Day in the Life: Policy Analyst in a Nonprofit Advocacy Group (Energy)

8:00 AM: Arrive at the office and start the morning with your daily review of the news wires to see what developments are afoot in the energy world:  corporate merger rumors, congressional legislation proposals, updates on the latest accounting scandal, announcements by a foreign …

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Deadline Extended! Stanford Law School Empirical Research Fellowship Opportunity

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Assist with the research of Professors John J. Donohue, Jacob Goldin, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler and Alison Morantz at Stanford Law School. Designed for graduating seniors or recent college or master’s program graduates, the fellowship provides a unique opportunity …

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Tomorrow (11/16)! CIA Info Session

Don’t forget to join us tomorrow at noon for an information session with the Central Intelligence Agency (Audio-only)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
12pm – 1pm PT
Hosted virtually in Microsoft Teams

Learn More & Register Here

An Agency Representative will provide …

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The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is Hiring for Summer 2022!

The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is hiring Summer 2022 field and fire season positions throughout Central Washington. Temporary positions are a great way to gain valuable experience, work outdoors, and get exposure to different careers.

What: Positions are being filled in

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Become a Government Project Manager

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Exploring & Preparing for Law School

Law schools have a vested interest in enrolling not only good students, but good people who they think would excel as lawyers. …

Preparing for the LSAT

For an overview of the LSAT process and content, you can view this resource from the LSAC – Admission Made …

Applying to Law School

The law school application process has a number of components, so whether you’re still figuring out which schools to apply …

Pre-Law Guides & Handouts

These guides and infographics will assist you in learning more about the application process:

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Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Law/Government/Policy

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 3 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Politics, Public Policy, and Activism Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to Government Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for a career …

Vault Guide to the First Year of Law School

The Vault Guide to the First Year of Law School offers advice for new law students on surviving law school, landing a …

Vault Career Guide to Law, Third Edition

Lawyers provide legal advice and representation to companies and individuals regarding hundreds of issues, such as civil rights, criminal offenses, …

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2020 Edition

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at the …

Vault Guide to Navigating Your Legal Career in the Time of Coronavirus

The Vault Guide to Navigating Your Legal Career in the Time of Coronavirus provides expert advice to help law students navigate law …