Address upward trend on resume?

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linkx13
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Address upward trend on resume?

Postby linkx13 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:14 am

I´ve seen some material on law school resume help that say to put something to the effect of "GPA since fall 200x"

I have a 3.47 LSAC GPA (3.5 undergrad, 3.8ish in major), so I´m wondering to put considering the 3.47 is well below medians for schools I want to go to. Any advice is much appreciated!

Right now I have decided to just not put a GPA since putting anything but a high GPA seems silly, but I do wonder if it ultimately won't matter since the reviewer may notice it isn't there and be more drawn to it anyway.

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JamMasterJ
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Re: Address upward trend on resume?

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:26 am

don't do any of this. They have your transcript, rendering putting your gpa superfluous, and they have your transcript, rendering noting a grade trend superfluous. the only reason for gpa addendums are tramatic events/illness, etc.

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Re: Address upward trend on resume?

Postby bp shinners » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:55 pm

linkx13 wrote:I´ve seen some material on law school resume help that say to put something to the effect of "GPA since fall 200x"


I would strongly recommend no one ever do this. If I read that resume, I'd be looking at the transcript to see exactly how bad the GPA was before that date. It's like saying, "I haven't killed anyone for 10 years!"

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Re: Address upward trend on resume?

Postby fringles » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:45 pm

It would not be as catastrophic as the other two posters seem to think it'd be, but definitely do not do it




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