CapLaw Partners: Benefits of Legal Education - Capital University Law School

CapLaw Partners: Benefits of Legal Education

  • A legal education is not just for practicing attorneys.

    Many people who seek a law school degree have no plans to practice law. Instead, they know the skills learned at Capital University Law School are applicable in a wide array of professions. So, regardless of your professional aspirations, a law school degree can make you more valuable to your employer in today's competitive work environment.

    Actually, a legal education is one of the most flexible, diverse and useful advance degrees available today.

    A legal education teaches discipline, negotiation, dispute resolution, leadership, interviewing, communication and analysis. It instills the kind of work ethic employers value.

    A law school degree changes how people think, how they approach problems, and how they present themselves and their ideas.

    A legal education is about much more than the law. It's also about managing complexity in a world that is getting more complicated every day!

    The training, skills, knowledge and overall mindset gained through a legal education can be applied to every professional endeavor. Those who receive a legal education know how to handle high volumes of work, are skilled in complex research, and know how to ask substantive questions that get to the point. A legal education is about critical thinking, work ethic, and managing conflict.

    A legal education provides...

    • Communication Skills
      • Convey information in a clear, concise, logical manner
      • Communicate persuasively
      • Develop advocacy skills
    • Analytical and Logical Reasoning Skills
      • Review complex written documents, drawing inferences and making connections
      • Develop logical thinking and problem-solving abilities
    • Client Service Skills
      • Customer service skills
      • Negotiation and dispute resolution skills
      • Cultivate relationship with clients, vendors, and colleagues
    • Research & Technology Skills
      • Locate and analyze supporting principles and theories
      • Knowledge of legal terminology and its interpretations
      • Become familiar with electronic discovery, litigation support and document management software
    • Time Management Skills
      • Ability to manage competing priorities
      • Meet tight deadlines
      • Develop a strong work ethic
    • Organization Skills
      • Manage large volumes of documents, files, and data
      • Navigate complexity
    • Teamwork Skills
      • Collaborate with others to reach a common goal
      • Coordinating and sharing information and knowledge
    • Leadership Skills
      • Effective decision-making
      • Clearly defined vision
      • Inspire others with the organization
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