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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby flashdril » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:21 pm

You don't have to put anything on your resume that you don't want to. Your resume should not be longer than 1-2 pages anyway, preferably one page.

Don't put dozens of different date ranges. Put "Seasonal" or the larger date range.

This is basic resume stuff this should be locked down by the time you're applying to T14.

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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby mcmand » Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:49 pm

Law schools don't. The bar will when you apply for admission. Compile the information for future reference in a few years.
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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:34 am

I'd be at least a little concerned about the no tax info for the bar if you got paid and didn't pay taxes. Might be worth running it by an attorney who specializes in bar C&F stuff for advice on how to proceed.

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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby Platopus » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:19 am

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Postby Jjbb938483 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:29 am

BlendedUnicorn wrote:I'd be at least a little concerned about the no tax info for the bar if you got paid and didn't pay taxes. Might be worth running it by an attorney who specializes in bar C&F stuff for advice on how to proceed.


Sorry let me clarify that. I didn't mean that the paid work lacked tax information. All taxes on wages/earnings were paid and records have been kept. I meant non-taxable unpaid work (school related stuff mostly) that I'd like to include.
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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:32 am

Jjbb938483 wrote:
BlendedUnicorn wrote:I'd be at least a little concerned about the no tax info for the bar if you got paid and didn't pay taxes. Might be worth running it by an attorney who specializes in bar C&F stuff for advice on how to proceed.


Sorry let me clarify that. I didn't mean that the paid work lacked tax information. All taxes on wages/earnings were paid and records have been kept. I meant non-taxable unpaid work (school related stuff mostly) that I'd like to include.


Oh yeah that shit's fine and probably on 90% of k-jd resumes. No worries.

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Postby Jjbb938483 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:33 am

flashdril wrote:This is basic resume stuff this should be locked down by the time you're applying to T14.


I know basic resume stuff but most the time it isn't for anything this important. I'm just double checking/seeking advice on the other part. Plus resumes for law school are obviously different than typical ones, as another commenter noted.
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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:18 am

Platopus wrote:
flashdril wrote:Your resume should not be longer than 1-2 pages anyway, preferably one page.



Agree with everything you said, just want to clarify that a law school resume is different than a resume you would submit for a job. The one page limit applies more to a job resume than to a law school resume.


I don't think a law school resume should go over a page. No one's actually interesting enough to warrant more text.

However, you should try and be as thorough as possible on the work history portion of the application. The school isn't going to actually chase down all your employers, but it's a good idea to have this list ready to go before you apply for the bar (where they will chase down all your employers).

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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby sanzgo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:24 am

cavalier1138 wrote:
Platopus wrote:
flashdril wrote:Your resume should not be longer than 1-2 pages anyway, preferably one page.



Agree with everything you said, just want to clarify that a law school resume is different than a resume you would submit for a job. The one page limit applies more to a job resume than to a law school resume.


I don't think a law school resume should go over a page. No one's actually interesting enough to warrant more text.

However, you should try and be as thorough as possible on the work history portion of the application. The school isn't going to actually chase down all your employers, but it's a good idea to have this list ready to go before you apply for the bar (where they will chase down all your employers).



JW but if i did a bunch of private tutoring in a foreign country and got paid in cash (and listed it in resume), how would the bar ever track it down?

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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:40 am

sanzgo wrote:JW but if i did a bunch of private tutoring in a foreign country and got paid in cash (and listed it in resume), how would the bar ever track it down?


If you worked through any kind of company, there would be a record of your employment somewhere. If you were a self-employed contractor who never paid taxes or reported any earnings, the gap in your work history might raise red flags, but it might not be verifiable. That said, always disclose, because lying on your bar application is always going to be worse than the underlying offense (if there was an offense).

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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby flashdril » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:42 pm

Platopus wrote:
flashdril wrote:Your resume should not be longer than 1-2 pages anyway, preferably one page.



Agree with everything you said, just want to clarify that a law school resume is different than a resume you would submit for a job. The one page limit applies more to a job resume than to a law school resume.

Most of the schools I applied to specifically said a one page resume. I think it was Georgetown(?) where I had another copy of resume that was much longer because they specifically asked for 2-3 page resume.

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Re: Do law schools verify work history/activities? Does it hurt if they can't?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:06 pm

FWIW, none of the T14 appear to put any page limits on resumes (at least based on instructions on their admissions webpages; a few say there is no limit, the rest don't specify when they're describing what to submit. So it's possible the actual application has a page limit that they don't feel necessary to mention on their websites, but I wasn't about to open up LSAC applications to find out).

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