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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.

Virtual Career Fair: National Labs + Federal Facilities

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Are you a current or recently graduated student looking for a paid STEM internship or research opportunity?

Join us from 12-3 p.m. EST Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Virtual Recruitment Fair …

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Patrick Chidsey Associate Director & Career Coach Patrick Chidsey
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UPcoming Event: Peace Corps, City Year, and Teach for America are teaming up to answer your questions!

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If you are considering a career (or even just  a year or two) in public service helping others, come to the ChangeMakers Mixer on November 20, 2019 5:30-6:30 in Allen Library Room Green A.  This is an excellent opportunity to …

By Jon Olivera
Jon Olivera Career Coach Jon Olivera
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UW Husky Pre-Law Day!

HUSKY PRE-LAW DAY [FINAL]

In partnership with UW Pre-Law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta (PAD), the Career & Internship Center welcomes Seattle UW undergrads and alumni to join us for an event where pre-law students will get the chance to hear from panels of law …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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WATCH: UW Law School: Life as a 1L

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Considering law school or trying decide which law school(s) would be the best fit for you?

A great way to learn more about student’s experience in law school is to hear from the law students themselves!

University of Washington School …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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Law vs Policy. What’s the Difference?

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Understanding the difference between law and policy and the intersections between the two, can be helpful in understanding what kind of career path you would like to take and if additional education (such as law school, a Masters in Public …

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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

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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, …