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The “W’s and How”: What You Need to Know About Transferring Law Schools

by Shelley Awe | January 22, 2020

It may seem early, but if you want to transfer law schools, the time to plan is now. Whether you began law school intending to transfer or are just curious about the process, here is what you need to know.

Advice from Law Firm Associates on Selecting a Summer Program

by Vault Law Editors | January 17, 2020

Choosing the right summer associate program will help launch your legal career in the right direction. Here, law firm associates share their advice on how to select the ideal summer program for you.

1L Grades: How to Overcome a Disappointing First Semester

by Shelley Awe | January 14, 2020

If you’re a 1L disappointed by your first semester law school grades, don’t panic. Follow these tips for improving your second semester strategy.

What's Missing from the ABA's Report on Why Women Leave Law Firms?

by Lori Mihalich-Levin | January 08, 2020

How much progress have we made with gender equality in the legal industry? The answer may surprise you. Read on for insights regarding the ABA's report on why women leave private practice, including an important solution missing from the report.

The Career Path of an Intellectual Property Lawyer

by Vault Law Editors | January 06, 2020

So you want to become an intellectual property lawyer, but you aren't sure what path to take? Here, six BigLaw attorneys share how they got their starts in IP and what drew them to this practice.

The Best Law Firm Summer Associate Events

by Vault Law Editors | December 31, 2019

Summer associate events are prime opportunities to network within the firm and assess how well you fit with the firm. These events are also known for being fun, unique, and oftentimes extravagant. Here, we share favorite summer events from law firm associates at the Best Summer Programs for Social Experiences.

It’s About You. Who is Your Employer of Choice?

by Latham & Watkins LLP | December 30, 2019

First-year of law school is a critical time for paving your future legal career. Read on for tips on finding employer events, networking, and researching to pinpoint your target employers as a 1L.

Balancing BigLaw Hours & the Holidays

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 23, 2019

The holidays are here, and you have a mountain of billables to tackle. What's a lawyer to do? Check out these tips for tackling your work this holiday season.

Thank You, Thank You—Writing a Thank You Note After a Legal Interview

by Kaitlin McManus | December 19, 2019

Sending a thank you note after a legal interview can help you reaffirm your interest in the employer, as well as stand out among candidates. Whether you’re in the middle of 1L interviewing, wrapping up OCI, or breathing a sigh of relief after a long day of callbacks, here is some advice for crafting an effective post-interview thank you.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Lawyers

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 09, 2019

'Tis the season for gift giving, and if you have a lawyer or law student on your list, look no further than Vault's holiday gift ideas!

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