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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.

WISIR Webinar Series on Contemporary Race & Politics, April 29

Join the Department of Political Science on April 29 from 11:30AM-12:30PM Pacific Time on Zoom for the final 2021-22 session of the WISIR Webinar Series on Contemporary Race & Politics.

This session, moderated by Associate Professor Chip Turner, will focus …

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Social Justice and Labor Studies Scholarships, Info Sessions, and Internships Available

The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies at the University of Washington is currently accepting applications for scholarship funding for the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, the Washington State Labor Council is taking applications for their Union Summer internship program.

Labor …

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Virtual Career Trek with WSDOT – 4/20

We are excited for you to join the WSDOT Career Trek on Wednesday, April 20 at 12pm!

What can you expect? Each career trek will …

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Summer 2022 Internships at the Executive Office of the President

We are pleased to announce that, for the first time in history, the Executive Office of the President (EOP) is launching an EOP-wide paid internship program. The EOP Internship Program will provide a stipend to participants. The Office of Administration (OA) …

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Free LSAT Logical Reasoning Workshop for UW Students – April 14th

You are invited to an LSAT Logical Reasoning Workshop presented by TestMasters, the leader in high-end LSAT preparation.

When: April 14, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific Time

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://testmasters-net.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd–gqDgoG9dyGEjMPaxGFTPglH6PpBIo

The workshop will be …

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

Applying to Law School …

Scholarships & Fellowships Supporting Law/Government/Policy Career Goals

Career interests in law, government and/or policy areas opens a huge range of scholarship opportunities that provide support to students …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …