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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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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!

Why I Am Thankful I Went to Law School

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 27, 2019

No one ever said going to law school or pursuing a legal career would be easy. But here are some reasons to be thankful for both.

The 6 "P"s of Law School Exam Prep

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 12, 2019

Law school final exams are just weeks away. Follow these six study tips so that you're ready to beat the curve—and handle unexpected stress—on test day.

From the Armed Forces to Law Practice: Resources for Veterans in the Legal Industry

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 11, 2019

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..

Introducing Vault's Law Practice Area Resources!

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 06, 2019

One of the most difficult aspects of being a law student or new lawyer is figuring out what area of law to practice. These practice area resources will help you research potential paths and plan your next career steps.

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