What is considered a strong resume?

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CoGar

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What is considered a strong resume?

Postby CoGar » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:49 pm

Hey guys curious what this community thinks would be considered a strong resume? One that could potentially make up for a lower GPA (3.3)? It seems like alot of people on here talk about their strong work experience coming out of college or having worked for 2-3 years in between law school, but i'd like to see what is actually considered "strong" and legitimately impactful in the admissions process.

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Re: What is considered a strong resume?

Postby totesTheGoat » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:08 am

Work experience is minimally helpful in admissions. It's more helpful in getting a job. By and large, unless you've done something quite unique, you're going to do as well as your GPA, LSAT, and URM status when it comes to admissions.

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Re: What is considered a strong resume?

Postby Bla Bla Bla Blah » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:11 am

Puts up at least 250 three times on the bench. Runs a sub 4.4 in the 40. Tests negative for substances. You know, the ush.

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Re: What is considered a strong resume?

Postby BeeTeeZ » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:18 am

From my limited experience, every "strong resume" should have the following, in order of importance: (1) high LSAT score; (2) high GPA from a well-regarded undergraduate school--bonus points for grad school(s); (3) some work experience; (4) volunteer experience--particularly when applying to law schools; (5) an "interests" section--really.

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Re: What is considered a strong resume?

Postby Yulifus » Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:31 pm

Strong resume should underline your strong points: academic honors, high LSAT score, extracurricular activities, volunteer work, professional experience after high school to present.

I didn't include hobbies on my resume because I didn't feel it was relevant. But you should definitely underline where you excel.



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