being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

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Being active on law campus by joining a club helps you get a job??

1. Yes, it demonstrates leadership if you are on an exec. board.
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8%
2. No, high GPA and getting on Law Review/other journals are the key ways to impress a prospective employer.
10
83%
3. Yes, whether on exec board or not it shows that you can multitask and willing to work with others
0
No votes
4. I don't know.
1
8%
5. No, as long as you attend a T14 school or a top regional school and remain in top 50% or top 10-25% respectively it does not matter if you did not join a single club, did no journal or your gpa is not too stellar.
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 12

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being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby CCNP » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:12 pm

For undergrad, involvement on campus is always touted as an important way to stand out and learn "transferrable skills"

Does this reasoning apply to law school?

Does being a member (whether executive or not) looks good on resume when seeking a law job?

Serving as a VP on the Business Law Club will impress a prospective employer?

With these questions in mind, please take part in poll. If you wish to answer the above questions in post, go right ahead.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:08 am

Your poll is too confusing.

Also, you're not special.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:14 am

I gather from the final option on your poll that your are an elitist dick.



Welcome home.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby Cupidity » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:15 am

I also object that there is no "ITE forget employment, lets talk methods of suicide" option.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby fortissimo » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:25 am

Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:14 am

fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby OperaSoprano » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:26 am

patrickd139 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.


I lol'd. FTR, option #5 is contradictory. I would say, in this order: grades, law review, field specific club (most important for the networking opportunities)

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby 1L2b » Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:12 pm

OperaSoprano wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.


I lol'd. FTR, option #5 is contradictory. I would say, in this order: grades, internships, law review, field specific club (most important for the networking opportunities)


since being involved in EVERYTHING is nearly impossible, try 1. grades, 2. internships (connections!), and 3. law review :)

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:21 pm

1L2b wrote:
OperaSoprano wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.


I lol'd. FTR, option #5 is contradictory. I would say, in this order: grades, internships, law review, field specific club (most important for the networking opportunities)


since being involved in EVERYTHING is nearly impossible, try 1. grades, 2. internships (connections!), and 3. law review :)

Only a 0L would put internships above LR in a hierarchy of importance for getting a job.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby fortissimo » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:39 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.


No...my friend goes to a MVP. And yes, really a friend.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby patrickd139 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:07 pm

fortissimo wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.


No...my friend goes to a MVP. And yes, really a friend.

Confirmation that your post is, in fact, useless. Your friend got a callback in NYC because s/he goes to MVP.

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Re: being member of a field-specific club looks good on resume??

Postby 09042014 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:08 pm

patrickd139 wrote:
fortissimo wrote:Not really, no. Although my friend with sub median grades (and a C on the transcript) got callbacks in NYC, probably partly because of ECs.

This post is useless. For all we know, your "friend" goes to, say, Chicago or Cornell.


Well you can cross off cornell.




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