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Work ethic, collegiality among top skills that impress legal employers

More important than research or analytical skills, a study shows

Law school students entering the workforce—and even legal professionals who are looking to climb the ladder within their department or firm—likely think it’s their writing, research or analytical skills that make them stand out among potential job candidates in what has been a slow legal hiring market. 

But work ethic, collegiality and a sense of individual responsibility are the qualities that most impress legal employers, according to a new study by the University of Dayton School of Law. 

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