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Emerging Lawyer Spotlight: Interview with a Health Care Compliance Attorney

by Shelley Awe | February 19, 2020

Interested in compliance work? Read on for our interview with Christine Kearney, a Chicago-based junior attorney working in health care compliance. She discusses her current role, the path she took to get there, and her advice to law students!

The Top Law Firms in New York & California

by Vault Law Editors | February 18, 2020

New York City, Northern California, and Southern California are three of the most coveted legal markets for lawyers paving their careers. But what stands out in one doesn't necessarily take the prize in the other. So how is a law student or lawyer to distinguish among the three? Click to check out Vault's newest regional-based resources!

Startup Advice from Crowdspring Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky

by Derek Loosvelt | February 17, 2020

Vault recently interviewed Ross Kimbarovsky, the founder and CEO of the successful gig economy business crowdspring. Ross spoke with us about his firm, his career trajectory, and the most important advice he has for startups.

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.

Prepare for Legal Job Interviews with a Personal Elevator Pitch

by Shelley Awe | February 04, 2020

You don't want to be stumped when an interviewer asks you to "tell me about yourself." Instead, come prepared with your personal elevator pitch!

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.

Emerging Lawyer Spotlight: Interview with a Second-Year Federal Judicial Law Clerk

by Shelley Awe | January 28, 2020

We sat down with John Pavletic, a second-year federal judicial law clerk, to ask about his experience and advice for law students interested in clerking.

The “W’s and How”: What You Need to Know About Transferring Law Schools

by Shelley Awe | January 22, 2020

It may seem early, but if you want to transfer law schools, the time to plan is now. Whether you began law school intending to transfer or are just curious about the process, here is what you need to know.

Advice from Law Firm Associates on Selecting a Summer Program

by Vault Law Editors | January 17, 2020

Choosing the right summer associate program will help launch your legal career in the right direction. Here, law firm associates share their advice on how to select the ideal summer program for you.

1L Grades: How to Overcome a Disappointing First Semester

by Shelley Awe | January 14, 2020

If you’re a 1L disappointed by your first semester law school grades, don’t panic. Follow these tips for improving your second semester strategy.

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