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East-Meets-West Strategy: Q&A With Weishan Xie, President of Kmind

by Kmind | March 29, 2023

Vault-Firsthand sat down with Weishan Xie, President of Kmind, to discuss the firm's strategy in the booming Asia-Pacific consulting market.

How to Prepare for Life in BigLaw

by Vault Law Editors | March 24, 2023

We have five preparedness tips for those about to begin their legal careers at one of the large firms known colloquially and collectively as BigLaw.

Simple Rules for Clean Legal Writing

by Vault Law Editors | March 22, 2023

We go over eight fairly simple tips to keep your legal writing clean, clear, and professional.

Selecting Courses After Your First Year of Law School

by Peter Horvath | March 15, 2023

The process of selecting upper-level law classes entails balancing several factors, including taking required courses and gaining practical experience.

The Rise of the Machines: AI in the Legal Profession

by Rebecca King-Newman | March 13, 2023

Discover how artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the legal profession, improving efficiency, accuracy, and client outcomes.

The Unusual Career Path of a Patent Attorney

by Julia DiPrete | March 10, 2023

Patent prosecutors are a unique breed of lawyers, with specialized and desirable career paths.

How to Salvage Your Legal Career After Disciplinary Actions

by Peter Horvath | March 08, 2023

Attorney discipline is a potentially life-changing event for sanctioned lawyers. However, it is possible to recover and salvage your legal career.

Demystifying Law School for the Next Generation

by Yale Law School and Latham & Watkins | March 06, 2023

Yale Law School’s Launchpad Scholars Program, powered by Latham & Watkins, tackles head on the challenges of applying to law school.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Clerkships

by Rebecca King-Newman | March 03, 2023

Judicial clerkships are a great way for law students or recent law graduates to gain valuable legal experience and skills, but they are not for everyone.

Navigating Generational Diversity, Part II: Bridging the Generational Gaps

by Julia DiPrete | February 27, 2023

Generations have their differences, but difference doesn’t have to lead to workplace conflict. Understanding each other is key in bridging generational gaps.