October 20, 2008
Law School Rank and GPA Aren’t the Best Predictors of BigLaw Success
Law school rank and grade point average aren’t the best predictors of success at large law firms, according to a study of more than 1,300 associates conducted at a top 25 law firm trying to combat high associate attrition rates. The study's aim was to identify lawyer recruits who have the required educational credentials as well as the “stuff” to thrive at the law firm according to Moneyball Indeed!, a summary by James Bergin and Ron Paquette, consultants from Kerma Partners. The study identified 12 factors of success including group hobbies, collegiate-level athletics, specific law school classes, and foreign language proficiency, and a number of attributes that were detrimental to success in BigLaw.
Hat tip to the ABA Journal. [JH]
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