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Shelley Awe is Vault's Senior Law Editor. 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 was a litigation associate at a Vault Law 100 firm.

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Drafting the Perfect Out-of-Office Email

by Shelley Awe | September 14, 2021

Taking some time away from work? Make sure you've covered your bases with an out-of-office email that includes all the right details.

Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for Transparency

by Shelley Awe | August 31, 2021

In these videos, attorneys at two of Vault's Best Law Firms for Transparency discuss how their firms promote a culture of transparency.

What to Ask During a Networking Interview

by Shelley Awe | August 09, 2021

Networking is more important than ever, but once you’ve made a new connection and set up a meeting, what should you plan to talk about?

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.