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Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for LGBTQ+ Individuals

by Vault Law Editors | June 10, 2021

In these videos, attorneys at Vault's Best Law Firms for LGBTQ+ Individuals discuss their firms' diversity initiatives and share advice for evaluating firms.

Perfect Zoom Backgrounds for Lawyers & Law Students

by Ashley Reed & Mary Kate Sheridan | June 09, 2021

Going virtual doesn't mean you have to sacrifice professionalism (or style!). Check out these Zoom backgrounds for all your legal meetings and events.

Tips for Recovering Your Law School GPA

by Ashley Reed | June 01, 2021

If you didn’t achieve the grades you were hoping for this semester, here are some tips for future improvement.

Ten Tips for the Virtual OCI Process

by Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP | June 01, 2021

OCI is fast approaching, and many firms will continue to interview law students virtually. These tips will help you get organized and prepare for interview day.

Practice Perspectives: Everything You Need to Know About Legal Practice Areas

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 26, 2021

Vault's 2021 Practice Perspectives guide is here! Take a sneak peak into life as a corporate lawyer and as a litigator at some of the most prestigious firms.

Legal Cover Letter Checklist [INFOGRAPHIC]

by Ashley Reed | May 25, 2021

A polished, compelling cover letter is key. Follow these tips for crafting a cover letter that will help you stand out from the crowd.

Why You Should Join Law Review

by Vault Law Editors | May 24, 2021

Is the write-on competition worth the effort? Here, law firm associates weigh in on why joining law review or another journal can be valuable to your career.

How to Create a Law Firm Bid List for OCI [Infographic]

by Mary Kate Sheridan | May 18, 2021

Selecting a list of law firms for OCI can be daunting. Check out this infographic for four tips to help you research and narrow your bid list.

Creating a Bar Exam Prep Schedule

by Ashley Reed | May 18, 2021

The bar exam is a few months away, which means it’s time to start prepping! Set yourself up for success with these tips for creating your best study schedule.

Law School Transfer Tips & Insights

by Shelley Awe | May 17, 2021

Applying to transfer law schools can be a confusing process. Here are a few tips and insights to help you navigate the process.