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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, 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.

Advance Your Career in Education, Law, Psychology or Nonprofit Work

The University of Washington’s Professional and Continuing Education programs are great ways to further your career, whether you are just getting started or already in your career of interest.

They offer courses, certificates and degrees to help you discover how …

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Funded Opportunities for Civically Engaged Students!

The Roosevelt Network develops and supports undergraduate college students —in particular, those who hold identities historically denied political power—to be the next generation of leaders in the progressive policy ecosystem. They are encouraging students to apply to their Fellowship programs. The first round …

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Riverways Rural & Tribal ASB Programs- Nov 30th Deadline to Apply

Riverways Education Partnerships recruits UW students to participate in a variety of programs that partner with rural and tribal K-12 schools across Washington State as a means of transforming the learning and inspiring the growth of both groups of students, while …

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UW Law | Student Spotlight: Annalyse Harris

To read the full spotlight article and watch the accompanying video, visit the UW Law blog page. Start reading below…

After a year in Miami, Florida at St. Thomas University College of Law, Annalyse Harris, 2L, decided to switch things …

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Building a Movement (BAM) Labor *Paid* Internship

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies’  Building A Movement (BAM) Labor Internship is a paid internship program that connects undergraduate students at the University of Washington with the local labor movement.

Students who are invested in labor and social …

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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 …

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Law/Government/Policy Career Goals

Career interests in law, government and/or policy areas opens a huge range of scholarship opportunities that provide support to students …

Career & Industry Guides

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 Criminal Justice Jobs

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

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2021 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 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 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, …

Vault Guide to the Top Pacific Northwest Law Firms, 2020 Edition

The Vault Guide to the Top Pacific Northwest Law Firms is an in-depth, candid guide on the most prestigious law firms in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring …