What does it take to enter and succeed in law school?
The qualities needed for a successful legal career are attention to detail, thoroughness of preparation, integrity and high ethical standards.
Other important abilities include:
Skill in applying applicable law to the facts of each case.
A good vocabulary.
Sound reasoning skills.
The ability to understand complex written material, as well as to write clearly and concisely.
A good memory.
The ability to communicate well orally. It's also important to be able to listen well
— Legal Careers, a publication of the Division for Public Education of the
American Bar Association
How to prepare for a career in law? Attend a liberal arts institution.
Meet just a few of the St. Lawrence graduates who are successful attorneys or business executives who have a legal education.