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.

5 Tips for Getting That Government Job (Shared Article from Next Avenue)

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The pay and benefits can be great, but the application process has its own special protocol

Written By Nancy Collamer

Why Federal Jobs May Open Up

According to the Office of Personnel Management, there are 2.3 million federal civilian employees — …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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Opt-In Resume Books for Law, Government, & Policy

Opt-In Resume Books for Law, Government, & Policy


Internships – https://uw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3698104

Full-time Jobs – https://uw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3698105

This is an opt-in Resume Book for students interested in Law, Government, & Policy industries and jobs.

This Resume Book will be made available upon request to employers that the UW Career & Internship Center …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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June at the Virtual Career & Internship Center

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Since Monday, March 16th, the Career & Internship Center has been entirely virtual.  It’s now June and while our doors in Mary Gates Hall remain closed, all our team members continue to work remotely, excited and ready to connect with …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Student Engagement Emma O
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UW Law Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program


UW Law Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program


The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program is designed for non-lawyers who seek a deeper knowledge of law to respond to legal issues in their professional life. Students interested in …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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PSJD – Pathway to Public Service Legal Careers

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Are you interested in a law career in public service? Then you should check out PSJD!

PSJD is an online clearinghouse for law students and lawyers looking to connect with public interest job listings and career-building resources. Users of the …

By Daniel Herb (He/Him)
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