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Shelley Awe is Vault's Senior Law Editor. Based in Chicago, Shelley covers law school and legal career advice and insights on Vault's Career Advice Blog. Shelley received her J.D. from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Prior to joining Vault, Shelley was a litigation associate at a Vault Law 100 firm.

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Tips for Successful Law School Outlines

by Shelley Awe | November 18, 2021

Final exams will be here before you know it. Read on for tips and tricks to get the most out of your law school outlines.

Introducing Vault Law's Newest Editors!

by Shelley Awe | November 15, 2021

Vault Law welcomes two new editors, Travis Whitsitt and Carter Isham, to the team!

Law Firm Prestige: Is It Everything?

by Shelley Awe | November 09, 2021

What are candidates thinking about when deciding whether to accept a law firm job offer? Our data shows that prestige is important, but it's not everything.

Bouncing Back from a Job Rejection

by Shelley Awe | September 28, 2021

Didn't get the job? It's disappointing, but here are some tips for handling the rejection, maintaining positivity, and moving forward in your job search.

Drafting the Perfect Out-of-Office Email

by Shelley Awe | September 14, 2021

Taking some time away from work? Make sure you've covered your bases with an out-of-office email that includes all the right details.

Vault Rankings in Action: The Best Law Firms for Transparency

by Shelley Awe | August 31, 2021

In these videos, attorneys at two of Vault's Best Law Firms for Transparency discuss how their firms promote a culture of transparency.

What to Ask During a Networking Interview

by Shelley Awe | August 09, 2021

Networking is more important than ever, but once you’ve made a new connection and set up a meeting, what should you plan to talk about?

Surviving a Breakup During Bar Exam Prep

by Shelley Awe | July 07, 2021

Bar exam prep is no picnic, especially if you’re simultaneously going through a breakup. If you find yourself in this position, here are tips for forging ahead.

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.

Four Things You’ll Miss About Law School

by Shelley Awe | May 03, 2021

Happy graduation season, law students! As you look toward the bar exam and your career, here are a few things to smile about as you reflect back on law school.