A Note by Soha Abdurrahman
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One might expect that after completing three years of law school the next step would be to enter into a law firm and practice law until retirement. Yet that idea is changing. Lawyers are no longer just becoming lawyers. In reality, lawyers are using their degree for so much more—and one destination for them is all the way at the top: Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This paper acknowledges that lawyers that become CEO make a difference. But it is not due to external factors, but rather the skill sets innate to lawyers that allow them to get to the top.