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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.

Government-focused Industry Mentorship Program Applications Now Open! (Due 11/18)

Industry Mentorship Programs are a great way for students to learn about an industry and explore professional development topics through small group mentoring (4-6 students per mentor). Through experiences both in the classroom and with a mentor, participants will gain insight …

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Don’t Forget! Upcoming Law School Information Fair (11/18)

Don’t miss your chance to get in front of top employers at the Law School Information Fair. Best of all, there’s no waiting line!
Register in Handshake today and sign up for group video sessions and 1:1 meetings with companies …

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Join NextGen Civic Leader Corps to Build Connections for a Career in Public Service

The NextGen Civic Leader Corps (NGCLC) is part of a network of similar programs at Universities across the country designed to inspire and support the exploration of careers in public service. 

We offer advising, programming and financial support to diverse …

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Scholarship for Unpaid Internships

Are you interested in doing an internship with a non-profit or government organization in summer 2022? If so, then this scholarship is for you!

The application deadline for the UW Scholarship for Unpaid Internships is 11:59pm on Sunday, December 5.

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Interesting Econ Job Opportunity with US Department of Justice – Apply by 11/5!

Are you graduating soon? Are you studying or interested in the fields of economics, business analytics, management consulting, or mathematics? The Department of Justice could be the place to use your skills!

Learn more information about the job and apply …

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Become a Government Project Manager

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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

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Pre-Law Guides & Handouts

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Pre-Law Guide

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Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Law/Government/Policy

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 3 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

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 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, …

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas, 2020 Edition

Practice Perspectives: Vault’s Guide to Legal Practice Areas is the insider’s guide to what it’s really like to practice at the …

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 …