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LSAT on resume

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Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2008, 08:17:22 PM »
Most law students don't list their undergraduate GPA on their resumes unless they have high honors.

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« Reply #51 on: December 21, 2008, 08:35:30 PM »
the question is if they are so inclined.  that's the piece of information they're trying to glean. 

Our high-scoring friend is having a real problem wrapping his head around this one.

Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2008, 02:15:43 PM »
I've heard the same thing about the UG GPA - that you should list it if it looks high, even if it didn't get you latin honors at your school.

On the GPA vs. LSAT thing: I figure if a recruiter thinks "but for some youthful indiscretions, this guy would be at Harvard," that's a bit better than "ah, yet another generic candidate from mediocre School X." Some might respond in the absurd way dasharashi did, but I'm not sure I'd want to work at that kind of shop anyway.

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Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2008, 02:17:08 PM »
I've heard the same thing about the UG GPA - that you should list it if it looks high, even if it didn't get you latin honors at your school.

On the GPA vs. LSAT thing: I figure if a recruiter thinks "but for some youthful indiscretions, this guy would be at Harvard," that's a bit better than "ah, yet another generic candidate from mediocre School X." Some might respond in the absurd way dasharashi did, but I'm not sure I'd want to work at that kind of shop anyway.


And most of the other people in this thread who've applied for legal jobs....

Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2008, 02:21:02 PM »
I'm hoping the groupthink among recruiters is different. ;)

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Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2008, 02:22:10 PM »
I'm hoping the groupthink among recruiters is different. ;)

Well good luck with that.

Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2008, 02:47:12 PM »
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yeah, the student who would have been at harvard but for some youthful indiscretions IS the generic candidate from mediocre school x.

That's not true. 90% of students (75% at the very least) at my school didn't do well enough on the LSAT to get into Harvard.

Going through the 1L job hunt at a school like Harvard or Columbia doesn't make you a recruiter mind reader. It gives you little information, I'd think, about what HR types think when they see resumes from lower ranked schools. It wouldn't be unreasonable for them to think, "oh, he's probably one of the brighter ones, maybe we should call him in to see what he has to say."

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If it's easy to do, then why the heck didn't you bother?

I made straight As in my last four semesters, after I decided I was going to grad school. It took very little effort.

Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2008, 02:52:35 PM »
Are you in desperate need for attention?  You've had basically 8 pages of people telling you the idea is crap.  Give it up.  You're not going to change the world (or at least how recruiters and hiring partners view resumes).  You're not going to be a special and unique snowflake who will be lauded for being brave.  Please, for the love of Popazao, give it up.

Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2008, 02:58:57 PM »
I like this thread.

Re: LSAT on resume
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2008, 03:05:41 PM »
JMcarothers: (which appears to be his real initials/name, y'all) competing strongly for title of LSD toolbox of December. YLS2012 isn't going down without a fight, though.