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Old 16-11-2017, 04:04 PM
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I read in the papers that the other 3 joining the Chambers all hold first-class law degrees. Why is 'smartness' so valued in the legal industry?

I believe that work experience matters more than 'smartness'.

True, smartness doesn't guarantee success. However. in the eyes of the highly desirable employing firms, this innate quality does lay the foundation for these lawyers to continue learning and acquiring new experiences for which they are expected to contribute significantly to their employers in the foreseeable future.

To give you an analogy, do you think the Olympic selection committee would select experience sprinters from the existing highly experience national runners to compete in the world premier sporting event or a newly discovered 20-year old prodigy who regularly clocks 10.3 sec in the 100m dash?

The answer is pretty obvious!
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