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Postby njlaw » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:45 pm

It says on their version of the application (NOT LSAC's), which can be found here: http://www.law.umich.edu/prospectivestu ... /jdapp.pdf

That "resumes sometimes lack detail--about extracurricular activites... We always like to know more more MORE. So if there's a format other than a resume that allows more elbow room, feel free to submit it. We prefer content over style."

I probably could include more detail if I submitted another format besides resume, but what does this mean? They don't want you writing essays about things on your resume.

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Postby Remnantofisrael » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:46 am

I'm interested in an answer here as well. Given my wide professional experiences before, during and after college, and the unique wants/needs of a law school, I kind of want to break from the mold on my resume a bit. I was considering breaking it up into life stages. Pre College, College, Post-College. And in my resume covering when I got married, when my children were born, etc.

I feel like that tells a more useful tale of who I am then a traditional "go get a job" resume.

Then again, I don't want to get ignored for appearing to not know how to do a resume in the first place. And i need to stop trying to get "cute". I've had ideas this week that have been shot down because they've been done before, including in a movie I've never heard of.

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