Interesting Study on Predictors of Success

In law school, much of the discussion around career success centers on grades and class rank.  While academics are a significant factor in hiring, at least for certain employer types (e.g. large law firms) other factors are critically important to long-term job success.  Check out this article from Slaw: Canada’s Online Legal Magazine, discussing research showing that optimism, social connection and the ways we perceive stress account for up to seventy-five percent of long-term job success.

By Eric Bono
Eric Bono Assistant Dean for Career Opportunities Eric Bono