Mary Kate Sheridan

Mary Kate Sheridan

Mary Kate is a writer, editor, and attorney with an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, a JD from Columbia Law School, and a BA in English from Mary Washington College. She is a former Vault Law Editor and her writing and editing experience includes blogging, magazine and journal writing, managing web content, creating press releases, engaging in social media, and drafting legal memorandums and documents.


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Transfer Toolkit: 7 Pointers for Navigating a Law School Transfer

by Mary Kate Sheridan  |  April 20, 2018

For many, their first year of law school is coming to an end. It's a milestone of sorts: you dove into the Socratic trenches and are emerging alive, although probably far more jaded and bleary-eyed than before. You've proven you can hack it in the competitive legal field and now can take a few months to relax and rejuvenate before 2L year begins. That is, unless you're interested in transferring law schools, in which case you'll be spending your summer months polishing your applications,... Read More >

Alternative Legal Career: Riverkeeper

by Mary Kate Sheridan  |  April 10, 2018

Jesse Iliff is the South Riverkeeper for the South River Federation, located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Jesse's tasks include advocacy, enforcement, outreach, monitoring, and more. Prior to his position as a Riverkeeper, Jesse worked as a litigator. He received his JD from University of Maryland School of Law, with a Certificate of Concentration in Environmental Law. Vault interviewed Jesse about his alternative legal career and advice for others seeking a nontraditional... Read More >

Eight Tips for Tackling Law School Exams

by Mary Kate Sheridan  |  April 04, 2018

With finals on the horizon, nightmares from last semester's exams may be haunting you. Or if this is your first round of law school exams (hello spring starters), you may be in full-out panic mode over what to expect. Breathe. You have all of the tools you need to succeed. You just have to commit yourself to preparing. Below are 8 tips for navigating law school exams with as much ease as possible. 1. Start Early & Create a Study Plan When it comes to preparing for law school exams,... Read More >