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Real Interview Questions and How to Tackle Them

by Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | October 14, 2019

Standing out from the crowd is critical during law firm interviews. Read on for insights from Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP on common types of questions that interviewers ask, why they ask them, and how best to answer them.

First-Year Associate Mistakes to Avoid

by Mary Kate Sheridan | October 09, 2019

Nothing is more important as a new law firm associate than making a good impression. Check out these 8 mistakes to avoid as a first-year associate.

Legal Career Spotlight: Supreme Court Clerk to BigLaw Associate to Academia

by Kaitlin McManus | October 01, 2019

When it comes to legal careers, David Van Zandt has done it all: clerking at the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, practicing in BigLaw, and eventually moving into academia, culminating in his current role as president of The New School. He sat down to chat with Vault about his incredible career path.

Questions You Should Never Ask During a Legal Job Interview

by Vault Law Editors | September 25, 2019

Preparing questions for your legal job interview is important, but not all questions are appropriate during the interview process. Read on for questions that you should avoid.

Maximizing Your Law School Experience Beyond the Classroom

by Mary Kate Sheridan | September 23, 2019

While law school grades are important, they aren't everything—your experiences outside the classroom are also valuable in paving your future legal career. Read on for three opportunities you shouldn't overlook as a law student.

A Day in the Life: Senior Associate, Real Estate Investments & Transactions

by Ropes & Gray LLP | September 18, 2019

What is it like to work on real estate transactions? Here, Sally Davis—a senior associate in Ropes & Gray's Real Estate Investments & Transactions group—shares a day in her life.

Navigating the First Year of Law School: 1L Timeline

by Mary Kate Sheridan | September 11, 2019

The start of 1L year is like entering an entirely new world—and you may not be sure how to navigate it. Check out our 1L timeline to help determine your priorities for a successful first year of law school.

The Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey Results Are In!

by Vault Law Editors | September 04, 2019

We're pleased to announce the results of the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey. Read on to learn more about the most recent trends in diverse hiring, retention, and promotion in the legal industry.

A Day in the Life: Hallie Kiernan, Junior Associate, IP – White & Case LLP

by White & Case LLP | September 04, 2019

What is it like to work as an intellectual property associate? Check out a day in the life of this junior IP associate at White & Case.

Tips for Summer Associate and Lateral Recruiting

by O'Melveny & Myers LLP | August 28, 2019

With legal recruiting season in full swing, O'Melveny & Myers' hiring partner Catalina Joos Vergara offers insight into the summer and lateral recruiting processes, how to stand out to recruiters, and how to get the most out of your summer associate experience.

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