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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.

FBI Virtual Career Fair! (This Thursday, 10/7)

Interested in learning more about what it’s like to work in a division of the FBI? Join the FBI’s virtual career fair this Thursday, October 7 from 2:00 – 3:00pm PDT.

A little about the FBI’s Resource Planning Office: At …

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Career Curious? Sign Up for Huskies@Work!

Find knowledge and inspiration, learn how Huskies landed where they are and see what it takes to get where you want to go with Huskies@Work! Just tell us a little about your interests and goals, and we’ll get you connected …

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Second Day of Washington State Legislative Internship Program Information Sessions: This Friday, October 1

Each January the Washington State Legislature welcomes a cohort of passionate, inquisitive, and hardworking juniors and seniors to serve as non-partisan legislative staff.  This is a full-time, five-days-a-week internship lasting through the whole of Winter quarter 2022.

Applications for the …

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Law, Societies, and Justice | Dawg Daze Events and Admissions Workshops!

Interested in learning about the meaning of justice and the methods used in efforts to realize it? Curious about how the politics of rights and legal institutions structure our social life? If so, consider majoring in Law, Societies & Justice! …

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Connect with UW’s Peace Corps Recruiter

Hello to all, and welcome back to campus!  It’s been a challenging couple of months, and we’ve all had to find ways to adapt and be flexible over the course of this pandemic. Why not use those new skills of adaptability …

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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…

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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 …

Virtual Interview Practice

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

Law / Government / Policy Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in law/government/policy.  …

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 …