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Public Policy, Government & Law


The Public Policy, Government, and Law industry cluster is the cluster of fields primarily associated with the organization and stability of societies.

From public service to think tanks, if it involves using knowledge of society and serving your society than you will likely find it in one of these industries:

  • Public Policy
  • Think Tanks
  • Government
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty
  • International Development
  • International Relations
  • Military

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Resume & Cover Letters Samples

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Pre Law Assistance

Students interested in learning more about law school should attend a Pre Law Workshop (see dates below) hosted by Vanderbilt's pre law Advisor, Professor Klint Alexander. Whether you are unsure what to do with your transcript from the Universidad de Madrid or you want to know the best tactics to use for your personal statement, this session is for you.

Those students interested in scheduling an individual appointment with Professor Alexander must first attend a Pre Law Workshop. If your questions are not answered during the workshop, please call 615-322-2750 to schedule an appointment. 


Pre Law Workshops

Spring 2014 Workshops

Location: Center for Professional Development, Student Life Center, 2nd Floor

All current VU students welcome. No pre-registration required. 

1/16/14 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 p.m.
1/30/14 Thursday 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
2/13/14 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 p.m.
2/27/14 Thursday 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
3/13/14 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 p.m.
3/27/14 Thursday 4:10 - 5:00 p.m.
4/10/14 Thursday 3:10 - 4:00 p.m.


Law School Fair

Each September, our office hosts a law school fair. This event brings in representatives from more than 30 different law schools including Boston College, Duke University, Texas Tech University, and UC Berkeley. More information including the list of participating colleges and universities can be found in DoreWays beginning in late August.


Decoding the Federal Resume

In this video, Tess Rook, FBI Special Agent and Recruiter, shares advice and information with students concerning the process of applying for jobs with the federal government.