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Tips for Approaching & Successfully Completing Summer Associate Assignments

by Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP | May 05, 2021

As a summer associate, you’ll tackle real legal work and explore your practice interests. Here are eight ways to maximize your summer assignments.

Lessons Learned from Virtual OCI

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 04, 2021

This past year, many law schools and law firms shifted to remote interviewing due to COVID-19. Here are five takeaways from this virtual recruiting season.

5 Rules for Success as a Summer Associate

by Beth Landers, Director, Recruiting—Bracewell LLP | May 03, 2021

In the coming weeks, law firms will launch their summer programs. Here are five tips for making the most out of your summer associate experience.

Four Things You’ll Miss About Law School

by Shelley Awe | May 03, 2021

Happy graduation season, law students! As you look toward the bar exam and your career, here are a few things to smile about as you reflect back on law school.

What Are Affinity Groups & How Can They Help You Grow as a Lawyer

by Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP | April 28, 2021

Lawyers from Gibson Dunn explain what affinity groups are and how these groups have helped them professionally and personally.

Supporting Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities

by Shelley Awe | April 28, 2021

Three speakers at this year’s NALP Annual Education Conference discussed supporting law students and lawyers with disabilities throughout their legal career.

Law School Finals Care Package: Apps, Playlists, Shows, and Podcasts

by Vault Law Editors | April 20, 2021

Stressed about finals? We’ve created a list of apps, playlists, shows, and podcasts that will help you focus and tackle exam nerves.

Legal Career Paths: From Practicing Securities Litigation to Empowering Student Athletes

by Vault Law Editors | April 20, 2021

Joyce Anderson left BigLaw for a new career as a tennis coach and student athlete advisor. Today, she's the Co-Founder of Honest Game. Read more about her path.

Why Pro Bono Work Is Essential to a Successful Legal Career

by Sonja Sahlsten and Pejmon Pashai—Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP | April 19, 2021

Pro bono allows lawyers to expand their legal skills and serve others. Here, lawyers from Finnegan share how pro bono has enriched their practices.

The Ins and Outs of Practicing Real Estate Law

by Vault Law Editors | April 14, 2021

Real estate lawyers tackle myriad areas, making the practice challenging and exciting. Take a glimpse into what it is really like to work in this area.