(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
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Pless wrote:tennisballs wrote:Hi Dean Pless,
Thanks so much for answering questions. I'm excited for the application to come out this week!
Regarding the resume, do you frown upon a document that is more than 1 page?
I've heard different things. This website says it should be 1 in their section as do others. However, my pre-law advisor and a law professor who I sought advice from told me I should should not cut mine down further than I already have... which is 1.5 pages. They said an admissions office wouldn't frown upon this unless I had a bunch of useless info included.
If you would let me know how you feel about this and how Illinois views it, I would really appreciate it!
I have always said that, for Illinois, a resume doesn't need to be restricted to one page. Each school will have their own thoughts on this. At Illinois, we want to know what you have been doing outside of your coursework. When in doubt, include it. Once you get here, our Career team will help you strip it down to the one page format that legal employers (typically) prefer.
Thanks for the response Dean Pless! As for the application delay, extra time to spend on my personal statement is not something I can complain about.
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WSJ_Law wrote:nucky thompson wrote:anyone want to exchange "why Illinois" statements?
"I want to attend UIUC law because of the high medians"
Yes, trolling is a problem.
Anyone else who trolls on-topic threads should be prepared for ban.