So you're suggesting that it's better to leave the LSAT off the resume because it might signal to overachieving interviewers that I did poorly in college?I think that's also a risk I'm willing to take - I do have a scholarship, although it's not an endowed one, and I go to school near where much of my family lives.
Thanks for the advice, by the way, and of course I'm doing my best to do well at law school. Law exams, unfortunately, are not standardized.
I just want to reiterate that if it turns anyone off, that's not going to have a lasting impact on your career.If some interviewers are concerned that you weren't a hard worker in college and won't give you an interview *because* of your high LSAT, well that sucks. There's just as good a chance that someone will think you're bright and give you an interview because of your high LSAT score. Or perhaps the chance of this latter possibility is significantly lower. It still exists, and it makes sense to roll the dice. Because the fact is that hundreds of virtually identical 1Ls are sending in applications for very few positions, and a high LSAT score sets you apart. If you don't include it, you're unlikely to get any interviews; if you do, you may have a slightly better chance of getting one.
99% of 1Ls get interviews for summer associate positions? I thought it was more like 2%.
Also, please let me know where I've gone wrong instead of saying I have, if possible.
LSAT doesn't fit into that rubric, and your inclusion of it draws attention to your low undergrad GPA (signaling you won't put in the hours) and gives you questionable "flight to China" value for office dynamics.
I suppose I've hit a nerve.