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Matt is Vault’s Law Editor and writes about legal industry news and career advice on Vault’s Law Blog. Prior to joining Vault, Matt worked as a litigator at two Vault 100 law firms. Matt has a JD from Georgetown Law and a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida.

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BigLaw to $190K—Who? What? When? Where? Why?

by Matt Moody | June 05, 2018

Milbank is raising associate salaries, with first years making $190,000. We dive into the details of the pay raise.

Meet the Rhodes Scholar, Harvard Law Grad Rapper Running For Congress

by Matt Moody | April 02, 2018

Antonio Delgado is vying to become the first rapper in Congress... and the umpteenth lawyer.

Ask Vault: Help! I Chose the Wrong Law Firm

by Matt Moody | February 16, 2018

A 2L regrets deciding to summer at one high-ranking law firm over another. Our law editor weighs in with what to do with summer associate buyer's remorse.

How Lawyers Can Learn From Failure

by Matt Moody | February 12, 2018

Everyone fails, but successful people learn from those failures. Learn how Justice Sonia Sotomayor turned her failure as a BigLaw summer into the fuel for success in her career.

Trump’s Court-Packing Scheme

by Matt Moody | October 16, 2017

According to a recent report in Axios , President Trump has privately predicted that he will appoint four justices to the Supreme Court by the end of...

What to Do in Law School to Actually Prepare To Be a Lawyer

by Matt Moody | September 26, 2017

Many legal scholars and law school professors like to say that law school is not a trade school. That is, law school may shape the way you to think...

Can Lawyers Really Take Vacation?

by Matt Moody | September 12, 2017

Everyone needs a break every now and then. But do attorneys actually get to take them? When you’re paid by the billable hour, taking a vacation is...

Law Schools May Be Getting a Trump Bump

by Matt Moody | August 29, 2017

Law School Admission Appear to Be Getting a Trump Bump Trump bump. It’s fun to say. It’s fun to type. That’s probably why people have been using the...

20 Interview Questions Top Law Firms Ask

by Matt Moody | August 23, 2017

It’s law firm recruiting season again, law students are furiously googling to try to figure out what questions they’ll be peppered with at OCI or on...

Lessons from Trump's Legal Team

by Matt Moody | August 01, 2017

President Trump has hired a team of outside counsel in the last few months to represent him in connection with Robert Mueller’s special counsel...