Honors Societies

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t.o.o
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Honors Societies

Postby t.o.o » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:10 pm

Not sure where to put this since it's more of a general question, not one relating to law school admissions. Please move the thread if it's not in the appropriate forum.

I've been invited to join Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa and was wondering which of the two was more prestigious/ more worth the membership fee. I've already heard back from schools so this wouldn't be an attempt to improve my admissions changes. Just curious about what the general consensus is since I really have no idea...I'm going to pick one of the two regardless so which one is more notable/would look better on a resume?

Thanks!

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby Favre4Prez » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi. I don't really think it makes much of a difference in your cycle. From what I understand though, PBK is pretty prestigous. In fact, at the law firm where I work, some of the attorneys who were Phi Beta Kappa have it under their personal bios on the website. Here is how I think about it: in this case, an attorney's educational/academic achievements are condensed down to four lines, and in those four lines Phi Beta Kappa is included. That probably says something about how prestigous it is.
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Re: Honors Societies

Postby boston13 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:45 pm

FTW Phi Beta Kappa

Congrats!

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby t.o.o » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:20 am

Thanks! Any more opinions?

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby bernaldiaz » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:25 am

t.o.o wrote:Thanks! Any more opinions?


Yeah PBK is by far the best honors society. Not much of a debate.

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby thatkid » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:26 am

Phi Beta Kappa is one of the best honors societies around. I've never heard of the other one. Congrats!

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby Dany » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:26 am

I've seen PBK on firm websites so I'd go with that.

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby top30man » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 am

boston13 wrote:FTW Phi Beta Kappa

Congrats!

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby t.o.o » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:17 am

Thanks so much everyone! Much appreciated :)

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Re: Honors Societies

Postby nygrrrl » Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:25 am

Phi Beta Kappa all the way (and congratulations!)




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