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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.

Introducing Vault’s 2022 Top 100 Law Firms!

The results are in, and for the sixth straight year, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has clinched the No. 1 spot in the Vault Law 100, making it the most prestigious law firm yet again. At its heels is a …

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One Week Left! – Remote Internship Opportunities with Virtual Student Federal Service

A great opportunity to gain experience and build skills through a nine-month remote internship with the Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS). Opportunities are open to U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who are interested in sharing their talent, fresh ideas, …

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Top Questions to Ask to Determine If a Law Firm Is the Best Fit

There is no doubt that OCI can feel like an intimidating process. But, it is also a very exciting and important process for many looking to transition from law school into practice at a firm.  Set up as a sort …

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FBI InfoSessions this July

Interested in employment related to intelligence fields, or the FBI specifically? The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a number of virtual InfoSessions during July to help introduce candidates to varied career paths.

San Francisco Field Office Honors Internship …

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Remote Internship Opportunity with Virtual Student Federal Service

The Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) is a nine-month remote internship for U.S. citizen students, college-level and above, who would like to make a real difference in the work of the U.S. government. Since 2009, thousands of eInterns have expanded …

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Become a Government Project Manager

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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

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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 …

Virtual Interview Practice

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

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 …