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Soft Skills Are Universal

Soft Skills Are Universal

Soft skills complement the hard skills that law students learn as the substantive law. Hard skills are those skills directly relevant to a job, field, or profession. Hard skills may be more quantifiable and easier to learn than soft skills. Soft skills are universal and necessary in circumstances that do not involve employment. Soft skills complement hard skills. They are a combination of the following attributes, enabling people to operate in their environment, work well with co-workers, perform their best, and successfully achieve their goals. attitudes; career attributes; character or personality traits; communication skills; people skills; social skills; social intelligence quotients; and emotional intelligence quotients.   The Collins English...

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First Year Students: CDTA is Laser Focused on Your Success

Law school begins with a great deal of trepidation for many first year students, and although anxiety levels may run high, this type of intensity often leads to an intense motivation to succeed.  Prior to law school orientation, you will likely be bombarded by well-meaning friends and family members regaling their horror stories of their own cutthroat law school experience. They will direct you to watch films such as The Paper Chase  or One L , depicting first-year law students going to any length to push their fellow classmates “down the curve”.  You will hear about professors hell-bent on seeing...

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The Advantages of Attending Law School Online

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Distance learning has been growing in popularity for decades now; in fact, millions of students in the US today are taking at least one course online—often in tandem with conventional college courses too. And while standard campuses may eschew the online classroom and continue to sell students on the virtues of being at school in person, growing numbers of courses are offered virtually. Distance learning allows students of any age added flexibility in schedule along with the simple economics of not having to commute (or even change out of pajamas for that matter!), not having to worry about childcare, and...

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