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Top 5 Questions to Determine if a Firm is the Best Fit for You

by McDermott Will & Emery | August 03, 2021

Asking targeted questions during your legal interviews can help you understand a firm's culture and identify potential issues. Here are five must-ask questions.

A Day in the Life: Ropes & Gray Corporate Associate

by Ropes & Gray | July 29, 2021

From analysis charts to conference calls to colleague get-togethers—here is a day in the life of a corporate associate at Ropes & Gray.

Tips for Selecting the Right Summer Associate Offer

by Sullivan & Cromwell LLP | July 27, 2021

Sullivan & Cromwell partners Jonathan Carter and Kamil Shields share some advice and tips on choosing the right summer associate offer for you.

Vault Law's 2022 Quality of Life, Diversity, & Summer Associate Program Rankings Are Here!

by Vault Law Editors | July 27, 2021

The 2022 Best Law Firms to Work For are live—see which firms came out on top and check out our 2022 law rankings for diversity and summer associate programs.

Summer Associate Tips for Success

by Winston & Strawn LLP | July 22, 2021

Winston & Strawn’s Hiring Committee Chair William O’Neil offers advice to help aspiring lawyers stand out during OCI and make the most of their summer.

Introducing Vault's 2022 Top 100 Law Firms!

by Vault Law Editors | July 21, 2021

The 2022 Vault Law 100 ranking is here! See which firms made the cut and take a dive into our 2022 law firm practice area and regional rankings too.

On Campus Interview Prep Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Vault Law Editors | July 14, 2021

Preparation is key to making a good first impression during OCI. Use this OCI Prep Checklist to help you get ready for your screeners.

A Day in the Life: Law Firm Summer Associate

by Efat Elsherif, White & Case LLP | July 12, 2021

Follow one summer associate through their day working in the summer program at White & Case.

Surviving a Breakup During Bar Exam Prep

by Shelley Awe | July 07, 2021

Bar exam prep is no picnic, especially if you’re simultaneously going through a breakup. If you find yourself in this position, here are tips for forging ahead.

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

by Caitlin Cahow | July 06, 2021

Asking questions during OCI and callbacks will provide insight into life at the law firm. Here are some tips for ideal questions to ask in your next interview.