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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.

If you are specifically interested in going to law school, please check out our pre-law page.

LSAT Prep Course – UW Instructional Center

If you are preparing to take this LSAT this summer, the UW Instructional Center is here to help! This course will cover verbal logic, puzzle problems, passage reading, and essays, using the last ten complete recent LSAT exams! The instructor, …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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City Year – Upcoming InfoSession & Last Application Deadline!

Ready to make an impact and work towards educational equity this next year while preparing for your next steps post graduation? Take a GAP YEAR with City Year in the 2021-2022 school year!

Want to learn more? Consider attending an …

By Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her)
Emma O'Neill-Myers (She/Her) Associate Director of Employer & Community Connections Emma O
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10 Jobs That Are Fantastic for Political Science Majors (You Don’t Have to Work in Politics!)

It might seem like a political science undergraduate degree would prepare you primarily for a career in politics. However, there are four million professionals with poli sci degrees—and their jobs range from attorneys to social workers to financial analysts. If …

By Katherine J. Igoe - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Federal Careers Panel (presented by Seattle Federal Executive Board)

Federal Careers Panel (presented by Seattle Federal Executive Board)
Monday, May 17, 2021
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Virtual Session

Curious about career paths and opportunities in the Federal government? Join this session to hear from five Federal employees about their career …

By Luis Santiago (He/Him)
Luis Santiago (He/Him) Associate Director of Coaching Operations Luis Santiago (He/Him)
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What Are Affinity Groups & How Can They Help You Grow as a Lawyer

Affinity groups are critical resources for networking, training, and—most importantly—creating community within law firms. For many lawyers, these groups can have a significant impact on their professional growth and personal satisfaction. In this post, Gibson Dunn lawyers Michelle M. Gourley, …

By Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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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

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.  …

In Demand Skills for Legal Careers

Careers in Government

Careers In Government (CIG) is dedicated to matching qualified individuals with challenging and rewarding careers in government and the public sector. …

Organizers for America

Non-partisan job board for community organizer positions

Internship List

Thanks to UW’s Law, Societies & Justice department!

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Courts & Probation Services Immigration Government …

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 Law 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 Career Guide to Nonprofit Careers

Whether you’re mulling over the pros and cons of a career in the nonprofit sector, or are actively seeking employment …

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, …