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Specialist vs. generalist: Profiling the modern lawyer

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 12:35 PM | By Stephanie Curcio

Are you better off advancing your career as a specialist or as a generalist? Studies on this topic have traditionally produced mixed reviews.

On one hand, generalists are able to combine valuable insights from unrelated fields and connect ideas across different disciplines. On the other hand, specialists, given their deeper understanding of their discipline, are better equipped to understand and make sense of new developments as they arise.

Since so many studies on this topic are split, both must be right. In certain prescribed circumstances it...