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From Field to Office: Transferable Skills for Student Athletes in the Workplace
Recent graduates who are about to enter the workforce for the first time will face many challenges. When applying for entry-level positions they may lack certain skills that potential employers are looking for, and when starting work for the first time they may feel nervous or anxious.
The Top Five Firms for Appellate Litigation
Appellate litigators work on appeals in both federal and state courts. It can be difficult to build a practice that is purely appellate work, especially outside of larger markets, but many general litigators also practice at the appellate level.
Choosing a Pacific Northwest Law Firm
The Pacific Northwest, famous for the ocean, the beautiful forests, and the rain, has many excellent legal markets to work in (Portland and Seattle spring immediately to mind, among others). Our Pacific Northwest rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
Antitrust Law: Recommended Classes, Valuable Skills, and Potential Career Paths
Antitrust attorneys help companies navigate competition issues created by organic growth or acquisition under national and international laws and regulations. Read Q&As from attorneys at top-ranked antitrust practices on the Vault Law Resource Center for Antitrust to learn more about the kinds of deals and clients antitrust attorneys encounter, what a “typical day” is like as an antitrust attorney, and more.
Practice Area Insights: Real Estate
Real estate lawyers work in a variety of areas, including purchases, sales, joint ventures, and financings for projects, as well as navigating the state and local land use regulations. Clients can include owners, developers, landlords, tenants, investors, REITs, and lenders involved in a real estate market.
The Top Five Firms for Antitrust
Antitrust attorneys help companies navigate competition issues created by organic growth or acquisition under national and international laws and regulations. Antitrust attorneys straddle the line between litigation and corporate attorneys.
Choosing a Mountain States Law Firm
The Mountain States are beautiful, they have many excellent legal markets to work in, and they also feature some unique practice opportunities (water law, as a specific subset of environmental law, comes to mind). Covering cities such as Denver, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix, among others, our Mountain States rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
Practice Area Insights: Products Liability
Products liability lawyers represent companies or individuals in lawsuits arising out of alleged defects in consumer products that cause injuries to the public, generally in class action lawsuits. Because products liability cases involve many parties, jurisdictions, and claims, they are complex and often long-lasting cases.
The Single Most Useful Way to Study for Law School Exams
What should you do if you’re staring down the barrel of a midterm in a week or two, and you haven’t prepared as much as you planned to by this point in the semester? Or what if you have, but you’re simply not sure how to maximize your time and effort in the final days leading up to the test?
Choosing a Midwest Law Firm
Chicago is far from being the only major legal market in the Midwest. Covering cities such as Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Cincinnati, among others, our Midwest rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
Practice Area Insights: What We Mean by General Corporate Practice
Broadly speaking, corporate or transactional lawyers advise companies on a variety of transactions—including M&A, financings, and securities—in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. Corporate generalists work across these disciplines and can sometimes act as “outside general counsel.
Announcing Vault Law's Regional Resource Centers
Law student and lateral jobseekers choose their firms for various reasons—strength and prestige in a particular practice area, quality and type of work available, firm culture, prestige, and of course, location. Whether for family reasons, proximity to a particular industry (entertainment in Southern California and oil & gas in Texas come to mind!
Choosing a Mid-Atlantic Law Firm
New York isn't the only big legal market north of DC along the Atlantic Coast. Covering cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Wilmington, among others, our Mid-Atlantic rankings cover a huge range of cities, firms, and practices.
Advice for International Students Looking for Sponsorship in 2024
With this year’s H-1B visa registration season quickly approaching—the lottery registration window opens on March 6, 2024—we spoke with international student career expert Marcelo Barros about what international students should be doing now to get hired in 2024, what to expect from this year’s H-1B lottery, and what he learned during the 2023 visa season. Below is an edited version of our conversation.
Lessons from the ABA Women in Litigation Conference
Pictured above: Some of the MoloLamken team attending the conference: (from left) Lois Ahn, Lauren Weinstein, Jennifer Doran, Jenn Schubert, Catherine Martinez, Swara Saraiya, and Alex Eynon.On the first day of November, my colleagues at MoloLamken LLP and I flew to San Diego. While a cross-country work trip might not sound particularly noteworthy (especially for a firm with a nationwide docket), this one stood out for at least two reasons.
Practice Area Insights: Project Finance
Attorneys practicing in the area of Project Finance assist in just that—the financing of large construction projects, often in the energy sector (dams, power plants, wind farms) or infrastructure (railroads, airports, canals). Because the projects are large and complex, they are document intensive and can take a long time to close.
How to Build Your Legal Network
When you go to law school, you buy three things: an education, a credential, and the opportunity for a high-quality network. Only one of those assets increases in value over time.
Choosing a Florida Law Firm
The Sunshine State holds a thriving legal market across several of its cities, and prestigious work in virtually any practice area can be found here. From Tampa to Miami to Ft.
Conquer Recruitment with Vault Law's Summer Resource Center
Summer associate programs are many things—a very well-paid internship, an opportunity to learn from practicing attorneys and understand the difference between practice areas, a chance to network with attorneys from junior associates to partners in both work and social settings, and if all goes well, they are the key to walking into 3L year with a job offer lined up for after graduation. These programs are most common—and have the largest class sizes—in BigLaw, though midsize and boutique firms often have a few spots available for the right candidates.
Choosing an Atlanta Law Firm
Legendary southern hospitality meets an international travel hub and a robust legal market in the city of Atlanta. Georgia's capital holds the headquarters of some of the country's most prestigious law firms and work in any practice area you might desire.
Why Are You Interested in Us?
Megan Corsetti is the Recruiting Manager for Bracewell LLP’s Washington, DC and New York offices and has previously worked with law students in law firms and career services roles. If you’ve ever interviewed for an internship or job, you know that at some point prospective employers will ask you why you’re interested in their organization.
Choosing a DC Law Firm
Whether because you want to do government work, live near the Patent Office, or just like being surrounded by history, you've decided you want to work in DC. The nation's capital holds the headquarters of some of the country's most prestigious law firms and work in any practice area you might desire.
BigLaw Hiring for Students: Navigating Pre-Recruitment and OCI
In BigLaw, the hiring process can seem daunting, fast-paced, and overwhelming—especially for law students. This process has especially accelerated in speed and size in recent years, with summer associate jobs on the rise across the industry with no signs of slowing down.
Choosing a Chicago Law Firm
You need a high winter weather tolerance, but speaking from firsthand experience, the food and the work opportunities in the Windy City are unbeatable. The third largest city in the United States holds the headquarters of some of the country's most prestigious law firms and work in any practice area you might desire.