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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.

UW Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The personal is Political

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Diversity Leadership Conference 2020: The Personal is Political: Showing Up for Ourselves and Others in Solidarity

“Certainly there are very real differences between us…But it is not those differences between us that are separating us. It is rather our refusal …

By Dawn Cheung
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Jobs Available in Local, State, and Federal Government

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Are you interested in working for the local, statewide, or national government after graduation? If so, now is a great time to apply for positions! Here are a few job boards geared specifically for positions in Washington State or the …

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APPLY: Mayor Durkan Youth Climate Council due January 30th

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Mayor Durkan is Seeking Passionate and Committed Youth for Mayor’s Youth Climate Council

https://greenspace.seattle.gov/2020/01/seeking-youth-climate-leaders/#sthash.32qTo7SA.dpbs 

Mayor Durkan is creating an opportunity for young leaders to continue building their own capacity as advocates, shape new ideas for policies and programs to stem …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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RSVP: Huskies in Non-Profit and Government Careers: Coffee and Cookies with UW Alums

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Huskies in Non-Profit and Government Careers: Coffee and Cookies with UW Alums

February 24, 4-6pm

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in non-profits or the government but aren’t totally sure what that …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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Diversity Career Fair 2020

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DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th, 2020

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

UW Seattle Campus – Husky Union Building (HUB) Ballroom

OPEN TO ALL UW STUDENTS!

All Majors (Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts and the Sciences)

All Class Levels (Freshman – …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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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 …

Law / Government / Policy Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in law/government/policy.  …

In Demand Skills for Legal Careers

Careers in Government

Careers In Government (CIG) is dedicated to matching qualified individuals with challenging and rewarding careers in government and the public sector. …

Organizers for America

Non-partisan job board for community organizer positions

Career & Industry Guides

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 …

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 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, …