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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.

2024 Bonderman Travel Fellowship Competition for graduate students- application opening Nov 20th

Where would you go if you had eight months to travel solo? Which two regions and six to nine countries would you visit? What experiences would you seek out? How would you be transformed?

Each year a handful of lucky …

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Lex Fellowship Opportunities

Interested in pre-law study abroad programs? What about a chance to win a chance to cover the tuition for a one-week winter trip?

What’s a Lex Program?

* Visit and work on a case in 4-5 law firms per week
* 1 …

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Beinecke Scholarship for juniors in arts, humanities & social science fields

The Beinecke Scholarship (https://beineckescholarship.org/) seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue graduate study in the arts, humanities and social sciences, and to be courageous in their selection of graduate programs. The scholarship provides $35,000 for a research-focused …

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Her Bold Move Future Leaders Spring Fellowship [deadline 12/1]

Her Bold Move is excited to offer students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in political action, community organizing, fundraising, and campaigning with our Future Leaders Fellowship. We are looking for applicants from anywhere in the U.S. who are current …

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Scholarship Opportunities & Upcoming Sessions

Scholarships

Qacagʷac Grant 2023-2024

Deadline: Monday November 6th, 2023 (midnight, PST). To apply click here.

Husky Leadership Certificate

Deadline: Monday, November 13th, 2023. Any questions, contact uwhlc@uw.edu or visit the Program website.

The Dept of German Studies Offers Spring in …

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Student Stories & Advice

Alyssa Barba

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  • Finance Assistant Mullet for Governor

CJ Bermudes

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  • Masters of Arts in International Relations Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

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  • 2nd Lieutenant United States Marine Corps

Saghar Amini

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  • Legislative Assistant State of Washington

Ewan Cameron

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  • JD Student UW School of Law

Madison Keiran

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  • Grad Student - European Politics & Policy University College London

Michael Muster

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  • Nuclear Shift Test Engineer Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Sarah Wells

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  • Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture

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

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USA Jobs

As the federal government’s official employment site, USA Jobs connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the …

Diplomat in Residence

Learn About Careers, Paid Internships and Fellowships in Diplomacy – All Majors Welcome

The U.S. Department of State has the pleasure …

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 …

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 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 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 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 …

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 …