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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.

PITCH YOUR IDEA and win a trip to Berlin! – FALLING WALLS LAB on May 16th

The UW Office of Global Affairs, in collaboration with the German Center for Innovation & Science, the German Research Foundation, and UW CoMotion, would like you to know about the Falling Walls Lab, a great opportunity for students to share …

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UW LSAT Summer Prep Course

This course covers verbal logic, puzzles, passage reading, and essays.

Instructor: Stuart Anderson has taught this LSAT course since 2004. He has a masters degree in mathematics, and is an award-winning poet. He has over 30 years teaching experience at …

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Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Marie for Congress Democracy Summer 2024 Opportunity [due 4/12]

My name is Tyler Troelsen and I am the Campaign Assistant with Marie for Congress. As winter comes to a close and spring approaches, I am here reaching out about a special opportunity for young activists in the area. I …

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Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
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Looking to expand your network and explore potential career paths with a former Husky?

Huskies@Work is a UWAA program that matches current UW students with alumni to discuss career journeys and job experiences in one-time, low-commitment online talks. Whether you’re …

By Lauren Sevilla (she/her)
Lauren Sevilla (she/her) Mentor & Alumni Engagement Program Manager
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HIRING: Peer Writing Tutor & Student Assistant Positions Open @ Odegaard Writing & Research Center

The Odegaard Writing & Research Center (OWRC) is now hiring for multiple hourly Peer Writing Tutor and Student Assistant positions beginning the Fall Quarter 2024 and continuing through Spring Quarter 2025.

Application: https://depts.washington.edu/owrcweb/wordpress/about/jobs/)

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary writing and …

By Lily Burnstein (She/Her)
Lily Burnstein (She/Her) Career Coach
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Student Stories & Advice

Alyssa Barba

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  • Finance Assistant Mullet for Governor
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CJ Bermudes

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

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  • 2nd Lieutenant United States Marine Corps
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Saghar Amini

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  • Legislative Assistant State of Washington
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Ewan Cameron

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  • JD Student UW School of Law
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Madison Keiran

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  • Grad Student - European Politics & Policy University College London
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Michael Muster

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  • Nuclear Shift Test Engineer Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
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Sarah Wells

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  • Grants/Contracts Operations Analyst Idaho State Dept. of Agriculture
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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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Law / Government / Policy Search Engines

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 …