Our lobby is open 9:00-5:00. We also offer virtual appointments.

Our lobby will be closed Dec. 14 2:30-5:00 and Dec. 18 - Jan. 1 9:00-5:00.

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.

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 …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
Read more

Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship [due Nov 17]

Interested in law school or a career in the law? Don’t know where to start?

Apply for the DWT Pre-Law Diversity Fellowship!

FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW

As DWT is committed to continually working to ensure our firm and our industry reflect our …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
Read more

Gain Leadership Experience for Your Resume: Apply for the Husky Experience Student Advisory Council

Help advance the Husky Seed Fund, an award that brings to life innovative ideas by students that are inclusive, impactful, and inventive to the UW.  Gain valuable experience advancing and managing a program that will impact thousands of students at UW. 

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
Read more

Navigating Law School Admissions Podcast

After three seasons, Miriam Ingber and Kristi Jobson, the deans of admission at Yale Law School and Harvard Law School, are taking their podcast, Navigating Law School Admissions, on the road. They’ve partnered with Perkins Coie in Seattle to host …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
Read more

Live (and low-cost) LSAT and GRE Prep this Fall

There will be another set of low-cost, high quality, LSAT and GRE prep courses offered LIVE online this fall.  These courses have been held on campus in Smith Hall for the past 12 years, but the current courses will be live …

By Meaghan Wood (She/Her)
Meaghan Wood (She/Her) Career Coach
Read more

Sidebar

Job Market Trend DataIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Type in a keyword to select a relevant occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Student Stories & Advice

Alyssa Barba

Student Stories & Advice
  • Finance Assistant Mullet for Governor

CJ Bermudes

Student Stories & Advice
  • Masters of Arts in International Relations Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Jon M

Student Stories & Advice
  • 2nd Lieutenant United States Marine Corps

Saghar Amini

Student Stories & Advice
  • Legislative Assistant State of Washington

Ewan Cameron

Student Stories & Advice
  • JD Student UW School of Law

Madison Keiran

Student Stories & Advice
  • Grad Student - European Politics & Policy University College London

Michael Muster

Student Stories & Advice
  • Nuclear Shift Test Engineer Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Sarah Wells

Student Stories & Advice
  • 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

Applying to Law School …

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 …