Legal Profession

Title

A Changing Eye for Talent

Document Type

Issue/Research Brief/Blog

Publication Date

2010

Keywords

law firms, recruitment, LSAT

Abstract

Legal employers and law schools alike have long judged applicants by measures, like grades and test scores, which ostensibly gauge cognitive ability. In so doing, they have de-emphasized other skills, including problem-solving, leadership, and consensus-building, that a growing body of evidence—and many leaders in the legal field— suggest are equally important in becoming a successful lawyer. This article examine ways that employers can rethink how they recognize, recruit, retain—and ultimately define—top legal talent.

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