What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned since graduating from law school?

There is no one road for a legal career. Today, more legal careers don’t involve working at a traditional law firm with client generation requirements or at government agencies. There are any number of roads an individual may take or even create to utilize the knowledge and training obtained during law school. Many innovative and creative individuals have developed and built numerous businesses, partnerships and other entrepreneurial opportunities that center around their interests and utilize their ambition and legal knowledge. As younger generations embrace law school, I am sure these new lawyers will continue forge new paths that surprise and delight many of us Baby Boomers and traditionalists left in the legal work force.


Patrick M. Dukes '90 Associate Vice President, Commercial Claims Legal, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company Columbus, OH
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