Practicing law – especially the areas in which I practice – can be very writing intensive. Along those lines, editing and composition are two skills that I use every day that were honed as an English major. The skill that has made the largest impact on my career, though, is analysis. I am not sure I appreciated the analytical skills I was developing as I was writing a paper in Chaucer would transfer into the skills needed to evaluate whether a federal court has jurisdiction to hear a lawsuit filed against my client, but I know that my background as an English major established that foundation.
Updated Feb 2023