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Court is Back in Session: Law School Advice from the Pros

The first Monday in October proceeded as usual this year, at least for the U.S. Supreme Court. In spite of the partial federal government shutdown, the court began its new term on Monday, October 7, and has announced that it will operate normally at least through October 18 (further announcement will be provided if the lapse of appropriations continues beyond that date). Read More >

Your Law Career in Six Words

Six words tell a great story. So great, in fact, that last week SMITH Magazine's Six-Word Memoir project expanded its sphere of influence to reach the legal blog universe. Inspired by the Six-Word Festival on Twitter, held from September 24-26, several legal websites including the ABA Journal and the WSJ Law Blog invited readers to share six-word stories about law school, law careers, or the law in general. Read More >

Summer Associate Decision Time

It's that time of year when 2Ls who are lucky enough to have multiple offers for summer associate positions must make their big decision. If you have yet to accept an offer, you are likely wrestling with some serious questions that will not only shape your upcoming summer, but the rest of your career. Read More >

Latest Survey Shows Slow Improvements in Law Firm Diversity

Results of the most recent Law Firm Diversity Survey, conducted jointly by Vault and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), show that minority and women attorneys at law firms are making steady advancements, but are still far from achieving full parity. The findings are from the 10th annual Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey conducted in the spring of 2013. Read More >

Halloween Preview: Scariest Law Firms

Autumn is upon us.  With the chilly weather slowly creeping in on the East Coast and Halloween season not too far away, it seems appropriate that BTI Consulting Group released its "Fearsome Foursome" list just last week.  This year, according to BTI's annual survey of in-house attorneys, the "Most Feared Firms in Litigation" are… (cue haunted house sound effects please)… Jones Day, Kirkland & Ellis, Quinn Emanuel, and Skadden Arps. Read More >

Vault Honors the Best Law Firms for Diversity

On Friday, August 2, Vault hosted its third Annual Diversity Awards in Washington, DC. At the awards ceremony, Vault recognized the top-ranked law firms for diversity. Once again-for the fifth straight year-Carlton Fields was ranked the No. 1 firm for Overall Diversity. The 2014 Diversity Rankings are based on the results of Vault's annual Associate Survey, in which nearly 17,000 associates took part this year. Read More >

Which Law Firms Offer the Best Summer Associate Programs?

Just in time for early interviews, Vault has released its third annual Law Firm Summer Associate Program Rankings. As part of our Associate Survey earlier this year, Vault asked first- through third-year associates who had worked as summer associates at their current firms to rate the program both in terms of how well it prepared them for full-time practice and how much fun they had. Read More >

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 >

Vault Releases 2014 Regional Law Rankings

Vault.com has just released its annual Regional Law Rankings, which reflect the prestige of firms within specific legal markets-including Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Miami, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest, New York City, Northern California, Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, Texas and Washington, DC. 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 >

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