I'm a 1L soon I'll be look I'll be looking for a job. My career adviser critiqued my resume and says I should not put my test scores there. She says law firms don't want to see it. The problem is that I don't have a lot of experience (graduated from college within three years, and went straight to law school), and I think my test scores show that I'm pretty good at writing (800 on the SAT 2 writing and on the SAT verbal, [171 on the LSAT]).
Do I just omit the scores? It seems like a waste.
Just to add to all of the other accurate comments.
Placing your LSAT score on your resume will only hurt you, because your school is a proxy for your score. In relation to your classmates, your LSAT is either 1) at median, 2) below median, or 3) above median. In none of these situations will providing your score help you.
First, if you have a median score, you don't accomplish anything by telling your prospective employer. She'll probably wonder why you bothered because she would have assumed that you are around your school's median if there is no score. This might indicate you that you do not have much common sense.
Second, if you have a below median score, then you are hurting your job prospects. The employer will see that your score is below your classmates' scores, and she likely will think this means you are not as smart as your peers are.
Finally, if your score is above the median, you are still hurting your job prospects. If the employer sees your score is above your peers' scores, then she will assume that something else is wrong with you, because otherwise you would have gone to a better school.
Since none of these scenarios reflect well upon you, why would you put your LSAT on your resume?