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Shelley Awe is Vault’s Manager of Law School Engagement. She covers the legal industry and career advice, with a special focus on content geared toward law students. Shelley received her law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining Vault, Shelley worked as a litigator at a Vault Law 100 firm.

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Bar Prep in a Pandemic: Tips for Staying on Track

by Shelley Awe | July 09, 2020

Read on for some tips on staying focused if you’re stuck taking an in-person bar exam later this month.

Five Ways to Mix Up Your Work-From-Home Routine

by Shelley Awe | June 23, 2020

We've been working from home for a while now. If you feel your productivity and motivation slipping, here are a few tricks to try for a work-from-home reboot.

What to Ask During a Networking Interview

by Shelley Awe | May 28, 2020

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?

Ten Articles on Coronavirus and Mental Health

by Shelley Awe | May 08, 2020

We’ve rounded up some helpful and informative articles that take a deeper dive into how this pandemic is affecting mental health and what you can do to take care of yourself during these difficult times.

Tips for Nailing the Law Review Write-On Competition

by Shelley Awe | May 07, 2020

As 1L year wraps up, it’s time to start thinking about one of the next law school steps: journal write-on. Check out these tips for write-on success!

Professional Legal Associations for Law Students

by Shelley Awe | April 20, 2020

Looking to network and boost your resume remotely? Joining a legal association is a great way to do it—read on for a list of some that law students can join.

Law Students, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay During the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Shelley Awe | April 01, 2020

COVID-19 has impacted life as we know it across the globe. For law students in particular, the pandemic has caused a number of challenges and disappointments. Intense emotions like anxiety, sadness, and anger are completely normal—and it's okay to adjust your goals and expectations to prioritize your mental health needs.

How to Survive Virtual Law School and Maintain Your Sanity

by Shelley Awe | March 16, 2020

If you’re one of the many law students trying to adjust to a new internet-based classroom, we’ve compiled some tips for you—not only on how to set yourself up for success, but also on how to stay sane in a classroom of one.

When You Don’t Want the Job: How to Tactfully Decline a Legal Job Offer

by Shelley Awe | February 25, 2020

What should you do if you receive a legal job offer but you don’t want to accept it? Read on for how to reject the offer and keep your professional reputation intact.

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!

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