I wondering where on the scale dean's list fits in when applying to jobs. I know it isn't as high as law reviews and other activities...but how does it look to employers? My school puts people in the top 20% on the Dean's list...does this make it less valuable to employers?
Assuming that Law Review is top 10%, then it is 10% less valuable than law review.
By the same token it is 80% more valuable than "regular law schools schmuck".
Anything you can do to positively distinguish yourself from the pack is a good thing. If you can distinguish yourself from 90% of the class, then that's AWESOME. But distinguishing yourself from 80% of the class sure as hell ain't bad.
Congrats on making Dean's List.