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The 6 "P"s of Law School Exam Prep

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 12, 2019

Law school final exams are just weeks away. Follow these six study tips so that you're ready to beat the curve—and handle unexpected stress—on test day.

From the Armed Forces to Law Practice: Resources for Veterans in the Legal Industry

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 11, 2019

Thank you to all veterans for your selfless service. In honor of this special day, we are sharing some resources for veterans who are considering launching a legal career or are currently building one, including information on gaining financial assistance in law school, on-campus and employer groups who support the veteran community, and job-search tools..

Introducing Vault's Law Practice Area Resources!

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 06, 2019

One of the most difficult aspects of being a law student or new lawyer is figuring out what area of law to practice. These practice area resources will help you research potential paths and plan your next career steps.

Preparing a Writing Sample for Your Legal Job Interview

by Vault Law Editors | November 04, 2019

A carefully selected writing sample can showcase your writing, editing, and analytical skills—and having one printed and ready at your interview will demonstrate your organizational skills. Here are some guidelines on how to best prepare your legal writing sample before interview day.

Tips for Crafting an Effective Legal Resume

by Vault Law Editors | October 28, 2019

As a law student or lateral candidate, your resume is one of the first impressions you will make on a prospective legal employer. Here are 3 tips to help your resume stand out.

From Making Deals to Handling the Unexpected: What It's Like to Be a Corporate Attorney

by Vault Law Editors | October 23, 2019

What is it really like to practice corporate law? Here, five corporate attorneys share what a typical day is like for them, including the kinds of tasks they perform and how their roles have changed over time.

Legal Career Spotlight: From Private Practice to Dean of Students to Belonging Consulting

by Kaitlin McManus | October 18, 2019

After several years of private practice, this attorney took her passion for mentoring and professional advocacy skills to academia, and later founded a consultancy aimed at belonging and true inclusion. Read more about her career path and her advice on what belonging means in the workplace.

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Best Law Firms for Technology & Innovation

by Vault Law Editors | October 16, 2019

In an industry that is slow to embrace innovative technology solutions, some firms stand out from the rest with their impressive tech and connectivity. Read on for Vault's Top 10 Best Law Firms for Technology & Innovation, as well as insider quotes from associates.

Real Interview Questions and How to Tackle Them

by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | October 14, 2019

Standing out from the crowd is critical during law firm interviews. Read on for insights from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP on common types of questions that interviewers ask, why they ask them, and how best to answer them.

First-Year Associate Mistakes to Avoid

by Mary Kate Sheridan | October 09, 2019

Nothing is more important as a new law firm associate than making a good impression. Check out these 8 mistakes to avoid as a first-year associate.

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