Thursday, August 29, 2013

Six Skills Every Law Student Needs to Master

by Anna Ivey

Don’t get complacent just because you’re at a top law school and making good grades, or you just landed a coveted law firm or public interest job for the summer. To move up in the long run, you'll need something extra. Smarts and a fancy credential aren't enough anymore.
Ask yourself: “What's my plus?” How do you stand out when your profession is being commoditized, and being average is no longer an option?
You cannot afford to wait to work on the skills you need to succeed once you're in a job. There are some skills you need to acquire now.

Here are the top six skills you need to learn in law school: