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Holiday Gift Ideas for Lawyers

by Mary Kate Sheridan | December 09, 2019

'Tis the season for gift giving, and if you have a lawyer or law student on your list, look no further than Vault's holiday gift ideas!

What Is It Like Working as a Lawyer Focused on Emerging Companies & Venture Capital?

by Vault Law Editors | December 03, 2019

What are some typical tasks for lawyers focusing on emerging companies and venture capital, and what challenges do they face? Here, lawyers from top-ranked firms in this area share their insights on working with startups and emerging companies.

Why I Am Thankful I Went to Law School

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 27, 2019

No one ever said going to law school or pursuing a legal career would be easy. But here are some reasons to be thankful for both.

Legal Career Spotlight: General Counsel of State Farm

by Kaitlin McManus | November 18, 2019

What is it like to work as in-house counsel? In this interview, Steve McManus—Senior Vice President and General Counsel at State Farm—shares insights on his career path, details on his responsibilities, advice for those hoping to go in-house, and more.

The 6 "P"s of Law School Exam Prep

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 12, 2019

Law school final exams are just weeks away. Follow these six study tips so that you're ready to beat the curve—and handle unexpected stress—on test day.

From the Armed Forces to Law Practice: Resources for Veterans in the Legal Industry

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 11, 2019

Thank you to all veterans for your selfless service. In honor of this special day, we are sharing some resources for veterans who are considering launching a legal career or are currently building one, including information on gaining financial assistance in law school, on-campus and employer groups who support the veteran community, and job-search tools..

Introducing Vault's Law Practice Area Resources!

by Mary Kate Sheridan | November 06, 2019

One of the most difficult aspects of being a law student or new lawyer is figuring out what area of law to practice. These practice area resources will help you research potential paths and plan your next career steps.

Preparing a Writing Sample for Your Legal Job Interview

by Vault Law Editors | November 04, 2019

A carefully selected writing sample can showcase your writing, editing, and analytical skills—and having one printed and ready at your interview will demonstrate your organizational skills. Here are some guidelines on how to best prepare your legal writing sample before interview day.

Tips for Crafting an Effective Legal Resume

by Vault Law Editors | October 28, 2019

As a law student or lateral candidate, your resume is one of the first impressions you will make on a prospective legal employer. Here are 3 tips to help your resume stand out.

From Making Deals to Handling the Unexpected: What It's Like to Be a Corporate Attorney

by Vault Law Editors | October 23, 2019

What is it really like to practice corporate law? Here, five corporate attorneys share what a typical day is like for them, including the kinds of tasks they perform and how their roles have changed over time.

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