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Foundations for Practice Report: Implications for Legal Educatio

In July 2016, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) released its newest report: Foundations for Practice: The Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient ( This report explores the results of The Foundations of Practice survey, which was designed to clarify the legal skills, professional competencies, and characteristics that make lawyers successful. More than 24,000 lawyers in all 50 states from a range of backgrounds and practice settings answered. Their answers are illuminating and pose opportunities and challenges to the schools that educate lawyers and the employers that ultimately hire them.

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