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NYU Law Graduaton Graduation from NYU Law School on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Hulu Theater Madison Square Garden. (Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ)

It used to be that new grads land entry-level jobs at large organizations or law firms and spend their first few years doing the grunt-work required of their profession. For young lawyers, this often meant years of manual document review and endless research. After learning the ropes (and paying their dues), hires climbed the ladder and started to do the work law school had prepared them to do.

Now, thanks to technological advancements including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, grads can often bypass lower value roles and move straight into the more interesting work they’ve been freed to do—practice law. Here are six tips for the legal class of 2018 as they embark on careers in the age of automation:

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