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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.

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

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 …

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Free Webinar for Students of Color: Start Your Path to a Successful Career in Intellectual Property

IPO Webinar

STUDENTS OF COLOR: START YOUR PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAREER IN IP

November 24 @ 9 am
The event is hosted by the IPO Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Panelists:

Alesha Dominique, Trademark Practice Chair, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (Howard University, B.S. …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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TODAY and Tomorrow: Info Sessions on The Washington Center ‘s (Washington, DC) Remote Internship Opportunities

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Are you interested in an internship with a D.C. organization while earning UW credit? If yes, attend a Zoom information session for The Washington Center (TWC):

Thu, Nov 12
3:30-4:20pm
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Fri, Nov 13
2:30-3:20pm
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Eli Heller (He/Him) Career Coach Eli Heller (He/Him)
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UW Virtual Law School Fair is Open for Registration

Law School Fair Nov ’20

Student registration for November 3rd’s 2020 Virtual Law School Fair is now open!

60 Law Schools have registered and are eager to connect with Huskies during the virtual fair, hosted on the Handshake platform – including brand-new registrants like Stanford, U …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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UW School of Law – Upcoming Events

UW School of Law - Upcoming Events

The University of Washington School of Law will have a number of admission events in the near future. See the events listed below, and feel free to register as needed!

October 27, 5PM PT: PAC-12 Admissions Webinar
Representatives from UW, …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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Featured Resources

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 Law 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 Career Guide to Nonprofit Careers

Whether you’re mulling over the pros and cons of a career in the nonprofit sector, or are actively seeking employment …

Virtual Interview Practice

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

LinkedIn Learning Path – Become a Government Project Manager

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform for building skills relevant to specific career paths.  Become a Government Project …