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Shelley Awe is a Law Editor at Vault. Based in Chicago, Shelley covers law school and legal career advice and insights on Vault's Career Advice Blog. Shelley received her J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining Vault, Shelley practiced law as a litigation associate at a Vault Law 100 firm.

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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.

Law School Transfer Tips & Insights

by Shelley Awe | May 17, 2021

Applying to transfer law schools can be a confusing process. Here are a few tips and insights to help you navigate the process.

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.

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.

Should You Get a Dog in Law School?

by Shelley Awe | April 05, 2021

A furry friend may sound like a great study companion, but are you fully prepared to take on the responsibility of dog ownership during law school?

Seven Quick Tips for Regaining Your Motivation

by Shelley Awe | March 16, 2021

Stuck in a slump? Here are some tips for snapping out of it when you need a boost to get back to your most motivated law student or lawyer self.

How to Ask a Law School Professor for a Letter of Recommendation

by Shelley Awe | March 09, 2021

Whether you're applying to jobs or seeking to transfer law schools, here are a few tips for requesting a letter of recommendation from a law school professor.

Vacation Checklist for BigLaw Associates

by Shelley Awe | February 23, 2021

Going on a vacation (or staycation)? It can be a stressful prospect when you work in BigLaw. Follow these tips to prepare for a successful time away from work.

Bar Exam Tips for Two Weeks Out

by Shelley Awe | February 08, 2021

With the February bar exam approaching, you might be starting to feel some panic creeping in. But if you remain calm, stay the course, and follow these tips, you are well on your way to bar exam success.

What to Do if You Strike Out at OCI

by Shelley Awe | February 01, 2021

If OCI has come and gone and you don’t have a law firm job offer, all is not lost. Read on for tips about what you can do next.