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Mary Kate Sheridan

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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5 Tips for Tackling Remote Law School Exams

by Mary Kate Sheridan | April 23, 2020

Law school finals are quickly approaching, and many law students will be taking their exams virtually. Here are five tips for nailing your remote tests.

9 Tips for Working from Home with Kids

by Mary Kate Sheridan | March 25, 2020

Being a working parent during coronavirus shutdowns isn't easy. Here are nine tips to help you balance child care with your full-time job.

How to Handle Your Legal Job Search During the Coronavirus Outbreak

by Mary Kate Sheridan | March 23, 2020

Whether you are a law student or attorney, the coronavirus pandemic has likely derailed your legal job search or career planning. Below are some tips for navigating this uncertain time when it comes to OCI, summer associate and internship positions, and the lateral job search.

Why You Should Do Multiple Internships During Law School

by Mary Kate Sheridan | March 02, 2020

A legal internship can provide myriad benefits to law students just starting to pave their career paths. And you probably shouldn't stop at just one internship—here's why.

Six Bar Exam Mistakes to Avoid

by Mary Kate Sheridan | February 10, 2020

The February bar exam is quickly approaching, and how you handle your studies and emotional well-being are critical to success on test day. Here are six mistakes to avoid in the weeks leading up to the exam.

What Questions Should You Ask During Your Legal Job Interview?

by Mary Kate Sheridan | February 03, 2020

One question you can count on during any legal job interview is, "Do you have any questions for me?" Preparing thoughtful questions that are customized for the law firm or organization is critical. Read on for 20 questions you should ask during your next interview.

2020 New Year's Resolutions for Your Career

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 24, 2019

When it comes to Near Year's resolutions, there is no better area to consider than your professional life. Ring in 2020 with these resolutions for all career stages.

5 Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid so Your Job Application Stands Out

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 23, 2019

Making a mistake in your cover letter can land you in the reject pile. Here are five cover letter mistakes to avoid so that your job application makes it to the next round and—hopefully—gets you an interview.

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.

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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