Mary Kate is Vault's Senior Law Editor. She holds a JD from Columbia Law School, an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and a BA in English from Mary Washington College. Mary Kate covers legal careers, the legal industry, and general career advice. Previously, Mary Kate worked as a litigator at a Vault 100 law firm.
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From the Armed Forces to Law Practice: Resources for Veterans in the Legal Industry
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..
Maximizing Your Law School Experience Beyond the Classroom
While law school grades are important, they aren't everything—your experiences outside the classroom are also valuable in paving your future legal career. Read on for three opportunities you shouldn't overlook as a law student.
Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline
The start of 1L year is like entering an entirely new world—and you may not be sure how to navigate it. Check out our 1L timeline to help determine your priorities for a successful first year of law school.
Key Steps Toward Self Compassion for Lawyers & Law Students
In a world where we are constantly plugged in, how can lawyers focus on themselves? Here are six ways to incorporate self compassion into your practice or studies.