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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.

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) 2020 Fellows Application

ABOUT CEEP

Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps administrators, faculty, staff, and student leaders at America’s colleges and universities engage students in federal, state, and local elections.

CEEP piloted in 2008 and has been an …

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5 Tips for Getting That Government Job (Shared Article from Next Avenue)

The pay and benefits can be great, but the application process has its own special protocol

Written By Nancy Collamer

Why Federal Jobs May Open Up

According to the Office of Personnel Management, there are 2.3 million federal civilian employees — …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
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Opt-In Resume Books for Law, Government, & Policy

Law/Government/Policy

Internships – https://uw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3698104

Full-time Jobs – https://uw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3698105

This is an opt-in Resume Book for students interested in Law, Government, & Policy industries and jobs.

This Resume Book will be made available upon request to employers that the UW Career & Internship Center …

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June at the Virtual Career & Internship Center

Since Monday, March 16th, the Career & Internship Center has been entirely virtual.  It’s now June and while our doors in Mary Gates Hall remain closed, all our team members continue to work remotely, excited and ready to connect with …

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Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O
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UW Law Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program

UW Law Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) Program

ABOUT THE M.J. PROGRAM

The Master of Jurisprudence (M.J.) program is designed for non-lawyers who seek a deeper knowledge of law to respond to legal issues in their professional life. Students interested in …

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Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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Become a Government Project Manager

Watch the 5 courses in this LinkedIn Learning path to get the skills you need to not only excel at…

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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

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 …

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 …