Every lawyer should be skilled in several areas and should possess excellent communication skills. Extensive knowledge of the law, courtroom practice and integrity are not considered as skills but are important for every lawyer. Over the last several years, the demand on lawyers for special skills has increased. The change has required lawyers to acquire a couple of unconventional skills that were not required of them in the legal profession twenty years ago. Sandy Smith of Womble Carlyle is among the adaptable lawyers that have thrived in this new age; and he credits many of his achievements to a strong foundation of education, which includes an MBA at Dartmouth.
The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth is known for having one of the most prestigious MBA programs in the world. On the school’s website, they describe the experience as so:
“Our focus on the MBA, a small student body, a residential experience, and access to a preeminent faculty—these make Tuck unique among the world’s top management programs.
As a student at Tuck, you’ll profit from abundant resources and individual attention, all dedicated to helping you realize your career aspirations.
We learn what we live: collaboration and leadership, respect and responsibility, ethics and stewardship.
Our community is where we share expertise and diverse perspectives. Where teachers meet students face to face and support them individually in a quest for success.”