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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.

Virtual Career Fair: National Labs + Federal Facilities

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 …

By Patrick Chidsey
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!

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!

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

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?

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 …

By Dawn Cheung
Dawn Cheung Career Coach Dawn Cheung
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Featured Classes

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…

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

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 Navigating Your Legal Career in the Time of Coronavirus

The Vault Guide to Navigating Your Legal Career in the Time of Coronavirus provides expert advice to help law students navigate law …