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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, relationship 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.

Seattle Office of Civil Rights Hiring!

For recent graduates with internship and/or job experience already within the policy and legislative advocacy realm, as well as understand what it takes to advocate through a racial and social justice lens, take a closer look at the Policy Lead

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UW DIDI Students Present Findings to United Nations

Read the full success story by Lindsay Kathryn Lucenko on the LSJ News page. Start reading below…

“Megan McCloskey, a PhD student at the UW School of Law and lecturer in the Law, Societies, and Justice Department, along with a …

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Evans School Autumn courses

The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance will offer the following undergraduate PUBPOL courses in AUT 2024:  

In addition to introducing the discipline, this is a solid course to start exploring the public policy minor and our undergraduate …

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LSJ’s Juvenile Parole Project Encourages Students to Create Change 

Read more about the Project in the article written by Lindsay Lucenko on the LSJ page. Learn the basics below…

Law, Societies, and Justice prides itself on the unique and experiential opportunities that the department can offer its 258 majors. …

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Breaking from routine with a mini sabbatical or ‘adult gap year’ can be rejuvenating

Read the full article by Colleen Newvine on the AP News website. Start reading below…

If you daydream about getting a break from stress, you might picture a restful week of vacation or a long weekend away. But some …

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Student Stories & Advice

Alyssa Barba

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  • Finance Assistant Mullet for Governor
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CJ Bermudes

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  • Masters of Arts in International Relations Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
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Jon M

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  • 2nd Lieutenant United States Marine Corps
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Saghar Amini

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  • Legislative Assistant State of Washington
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Ewan Cameron

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  • JD Student UW School of Law
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Madison Keiran

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  • Grad Student - European Politics & Policy University College London
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Michael Muster

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  • Nuclear Shift Test Engineer Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
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Sarah Wells

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  • Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture
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Featured Resources

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:

Pre-Law Guide

Applying to Law School …

Law / Government / Policy Search Engines

USA Jobs

As the federal government’s official employment site, USA Jobs connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the …

Diplomat in Residence

Learn About Careers, Paid Internships and Fellowships in Diplomacy – All Majors Welcome

The U.S. Department of State has the pleasure …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Career Guide to Law, Fourth Edition
Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2024 Edition

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

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 Guide to Law Jobs, Third Edition

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

Vault Guide to Criminal Justice Jobs

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