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Kaitlin Edleman

Kaitlin is Vault's Associate Law Editor. She  covers news and career advice relating to the legal industry on Vault's Law Blog. Kaitlin earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. from University of Maryland. Prior to joining Vault, she clerked for the Honorable Randall Smith and the Honorable Marjorie Arrington of the First Judicial Circuit of Virginia. 


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How to Answer a Dreaded Interview Question

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  June 05, 2014

You've tailored your cover letter and resume and now you've landed that interview. Great! Now it's time to prep. While you may be prepared to answer questions about your resume and past experiences, there are often questions that you would rather not answer. One question that makes many job hunters uncomfortable is the dreaded "What's your [fill in standardized test here] score?" No matter the poison, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, etc., feeling like you're being judged based on a number can certainly be... Read More >

Law Students School ICE

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 30, 2014

With law school enrollment declining and professors and Supreme Court justices battling over whether law school should be reduced from three to two years, it can be easy to forget some of the positive substantive work upper-year law students perform. Recently, students enrolled in the Workers & Immigration Rights Advocacy Clinic of Yale Law School in conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants' Rights Project won a victory for detained undocumented persons.... Read More >

The Return of the Electric Chair, Firing Squad and Gas Chamber

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 23, 2014

While the use and public approval of the death penalty has declined, and many prestigious law firms take on death row inmates as pro bono clients, some states are looking for a work around to continue executing inmates despite the recent shortage of the drugs used in lethal injections. Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, approved a law which would allow the Volunteer State to execute death row inmates using the electric chair, if prisons did not have the appropriate lethal... Read More >

Should You Accept a Job that You Don’t Really Want?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 16, 2014

The hunt for a new job, particularly an entry-level job, can be agonizing-endless hours of scrolling through LinkedIn, writing cover letters that, somehow, aren't just a restatement of your resume, faking that you have two to five years experience, sending applications into the black void of the internet, never to be seen or acknowledged again. The rejection is real, and restraining yourself from throwing your phone into the East River when your Mom suggests that you buy a newspaper and... Read More >

What is Litigation Funding? Can it Work for You?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 09, 2014

The high cost of litigation has often been lamented as the both the cause of strike suits filed with the intent to force defendants to settle and as a barrier preventing plaintiffs from pursuing meritorious claims. Litigation funding is unique new way to potentially resolve this problem. Essentially, a third party finances the litigation and receives a portion of the winnings, if any, in return.  I recently had the opportunity to learn more about this exciting new industry by interviewing... Read More >

Which Law Firms are Cashing in on the Donald Sterling Scandal?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 02, 2014

If you turned on a TV, opened a newspaper or used the Internet this past week, you probably heard about the latest scandal in the NBA. A recording of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist remarks to his (then ?) girlfriend was leaked to celebrity gossip website TMZ and subsequently blasted across all media outlets. Advertisers started dropping their sponsorship of the team faster than John Wall and there were rumblings of fan protests. The response from the NBA was swift,... Read More >

Congrats to the 2014 Top Ten Family Friendly Firms

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 25, 2014

Vault is pleased to recognize the 2014 Top 10 Family Friendly Firms as determined by Yale Law Women. Yale Law Women's Top Ten Family Friendly Firms Initiative surveys the policies of law firms ranking in Vault's Top 100. The survey evaluates factors such as the billiable hour requirement, part-time and flex-time options, parental leave policies and child care availability. The survey looks at law firm policies and their utilization by both male and female attorneys. Below please find the... Read More >

Does this Study Prove that Law Firm Partners are Racist?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 22, 2014

So it turns out that partners at law firms are racist, and they don't even know it. The legal industry, particularly, BigLaw, has long struggled with diversity. While improvements have been made in the hiring of diverse associates, many law firms still fail to retain and promote minority and female associates. Associates who participated in Vault's 2013 Law Firm Associate Survey, a survey of nearly 17,000 associates from over 150 large and mid-sized law firms from across the United States,... Read More >

Maintaining Your Sanity During Law School Exams

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 15, 2014

As we meet mid-April, law students either find themselves in exam week lockdown or feverishly outlining while pretending to do their reading for their last few classes before exam week and solitary confinement officially begin. In my experience, there were three types of law students: (1) Over-prepared; (2) Do not GAF and (3) Just need one more day to study. No matter where you fall, below find my tips for avoiding a breakdown and feeling relatively like a normal human being during your... Read More >

Attorney and Author Eve Wright Discusses the Path to Personal Fulfillment

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 11, 2014

Many attorneys and other professionals may seek out careers they believe will be economically and personally gratifying only to later find themselves stuck in a rut, or worse, completely unhappy with their jobs. Finding job satisfaction and personal fulfillment is possible, but often, busy professionals need a push in the right direction. As such, I was pleased to have to opportunity to discuss attorney Eve Wright's new book Life at the Speed of Passion: Create a Life of Intention,... Read More >

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