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Vault Announces the Best Law Firms to Work For

We recognize that prestige is just one factor among many for law students and associates searching for the right law firm. For some candidates, quality of life weighs far more heavily in their considerations than a firm's reputation in the community. That's why each year Vault compiles its "Quality of Life" rankings, in addition to its rankings of the most prestigious law firms. Read More >

Announcing Vault's 2014 Law Firm Practice Area Rankings

Vault.com has just released its annual Practice Area Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific practice areas, as determined by associates at peer firms. To help you hone your job search, Vault ranks law firms not only in overall prestige, but also in a variety of practice areas. These rankings are based on the opinions of associates who took our annual Law Firm Associate Survey earlier this year. Read More >

The 2014 Vault Law 100 Rankings Are Here!

The numbers have been crunched and the results have been tabulated: nearly 17,000 associates took Vault's survey this year, and yes-Wachtell is still number one. In fact, there was only one change to the top ten this year: Sullivan & Cromwell reclaimed the No. 3 spot it earned in 2011 and 2012 (Skadden briefly stole it away in last year's rankings). Read More >

Vault's New Guide to Legal Practice Areas

What does a securities litigator do all day? Which courses are recommended for budding private equity attorneys? What does it actually mean to be an "international lawyer"? Unfortunately, a traditional law school curriculum doesn't do much to help students figure out what it's really like to practice in different areas of the law. That's where our new guide-Practice Perspectives: Vault's Guide to Legal Practice Areas-comes in. Read More >

Are African-American Attorneys Losing Ground?

Vault, together with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, has worked with more than 200 law firms, including most of the Vault 100 and the Am Law 200, for the last 10 years to collect demographic data about law firm populations, recruiting practices, retention efforts and attrition rates in order to track diversity trends. Despite a recessionary blip, for the most part we have seen steady - albeit slow - progress for minority lawyers over the years. Read More >

Love and Law: 51% of Lawyers Polled Have Had an Office Affair

Who says the law isn't sexy? In Vault's annual Office Romance survey, 51% of attorneys reported that they had been part of an office romance. While this number pales in comparison to the 75% of energy sector employees who have gotten frisky with a co-worker, there's certainly more love in the air at law firms than one might expect. So what, exactly, do we mean by romance? Read More >

Check out Vault’s 2013 Pro Bono Guide!

The 2013 edition of the Vault Guide to Law Firm Pro Bono Programs is now available! The guide features detailed information about the pro bono work that 126 top law firms across the country have engaged in over the past few years. Read More >

A Day in the Life: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project

While a 1L, Susan Friedman learned of a critical National Academy of Sciences report on the strengths and weaknesses of forensic science in the courtroom. Susan, who came to law school with two science degrees (a Bachelor's in Biochemistry and a Master's in Biomedical Sciences) and a passion for public interest law, was in the market for something that would combine her science background with her interest in service. Read More >

Overqualified is Not Out of Luck

How Overqualified Attorneys Can Market Themselves Competitively by Diane Rifkin, Rifkin Consulting We didn't fall over the fiscal cliff, but our economy is still not on solid ground. As the economy still struggles forward, the legal community has seen some high profile law firm collapses that sent shockwaves through the industry.  The legal industry is struggling and attorneys are struggling to find their place within the industry. Read More >

Hurricane Sandy: Equal Justice Works Legal Assistance

In times of disaster, public interest organizations like Equal Justice Works become especially relevant as people who have lost their homes and livelihoods find themselves in special need of legal services. Equal Justice Works Americorps Legal Fellow Marcy Wehling gave Vault some insight into the legal aspects of disaster relief and the unique challenges posed by a storm's aftermath. Read More >

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