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dean's list in law school

dean's list in law school
« on: July 03, 2007, 02:24:07 PM »
Hey,

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?

Re: dean's list in law school
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007, 06:16:03 PM »
Hey,

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.

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Re: dean's list in law school
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007, 05:35:07 AM »
It means you got a high class rank.  It doesn't mean anything more than the grades that got it for you.  But those grades are pretty important.

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Re: dean's list in law school
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007, 12:09:02 PM »
Any accolades for academic performance are worth noting. Don't leave it up to ab employer to infer Dean's List from your ranking.

I also put things such as Highest grade in Torts, Best Brief, etc.