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.

If you are specifically interested in going to law school, please check out our pre-law page.

Strategies for Achieving Work-Life Balance in BigLaw

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For many lawyers—especially those in large firms—work-life balance seems like an elusive goal—impossible to reach with billable-hours requirements and client demands. And, the move to remote work in the wake of COVID-19 has blurred the lines of work and personal …

By Kirkland & Ellis - Vault
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Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Opportunties!

Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship Opportunties!

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) is accepting applications for Academic Year 2021-22 and Summer 2021 fellowships until January 31, 2021. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be at least at the intermediate or advanced level in one of …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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New Feature – Sign In To Our Website with Your UW Net ID!

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Are you tired of trying to remember different sets of credentials for each tool on our website, such as Handshake, PathwayU, LinkedIn Learning, GoinGlobal, and Husky Landing?  New in 2021 – you can log in to our website using your …

By Briana Randall (She/Her)
Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director Briana Randall (She/Her)
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Non-Legal Holiday Reads: A Book List For Lawyers, by Lawyers

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If you find yourself with some down time this holiday season, you just might consider picking up a book for fun. After all, lawyers don’t often get the chance to read “just because”—the legal lifestyle of poring through dense materials …

By Shelley Awe - Vault
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Advice for Assessing Whether a Law Firm Values Diversity

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Diversity. This word has generated much buzz in recent years, and shows no signs of losing momentum. The social unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in May 2020 has prompted companies, even those that have not been vocal …

By Kasey Hemphill - Vault
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