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alltheway
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Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby alltheway » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:27 pm

In seeking employment, do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score? Is it expected that you put your score on your resume or do these places care far more about your performance in actual law school courses? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby TTT-LS » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:34 pm

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby Aeroplane » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:44 pm

Fancy consulting firms and i-banks sometimes ask for standardized test scores.

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Postby ruski » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:57 pm

i was also told it's not asked, and that it's even improper for them to ask. but i interviewed with a small/medium firm in NYC, and the guy asked me point blank what my score was. caught me off guard since i was told it's never done, but i guess it can happen.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby OperaSoprano » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:58 pm

TTT-LS wrote:No.


Our CPC was absolutely adamant about this.

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Postby TTT-LS » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:54 pm

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby Aeroplane » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:02 pm

This is kinda tangential, but our career office said it was perfectly good to put our scholarships on our resume in the education section. Not the amount, but the name of it. For a 1L with no grades, I see how it might help as an indirect way of implying a high probability of a high LSAT score for people who care about that, but I don't know if firms read into it that deeply. If nothing else it implies that you are somewhat above average at your school (unless you're at Michigan or another school where >50% of the class receives some amount in grants).

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby los blancos » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:06 pm

Aeroplane wrote:Fancy consulting firms and i-banks sometimes ask for standardized test scores.


This is true. I was even talking to an accenture guy once about MBA prospects and he straight-up asked me my GMAT score.

I had my LSAT, ACT, and GMAT on my resume. I think it helped me land interviews with the best firms, but I also think it hurt me during final rounds when people thought I was going to bolt to law school or B-school after a year.



DISCLAIMER: I am a 0L and the above applies to my experiences with OCR at my UG. NOT FOR LEGAL JOBS

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby vamedic03 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:22 pm

alltheway wrote:In seeking employment, do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score? Is it expected that you put your score on your resume or do these places care far more about your performance in actual law school courses? Thanks in advance.


Law GPA is all that matters -> the LSAT is meaningless once you have grades

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby alltheway » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:42 am

OperaSoprano wrote:
TTT-LS wrote:No.


Our CPC was absolutely adamant about this.


What is CPC?? Is that career counselor or something?

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby underdawg » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:52 am

someone i know got asked by wachtell at oci

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby ConsideringLawSchool » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:04 am

It seems, in general, most numbers (GPA, SAT, LSAT, etc) that were pinned to our foreheads only matter as steppingstones. Once you get into college, your HS GPA and SAT score are meaningless. Same for UG numbers I assume. Someday, the one resume line "Supreme Court justice" implies sufficiently that you did ok in HS, got a decent SAT, did ok in UG, got a decent LSAT, did ok in law school, had a series of jobs that you didn't screw up too badly.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby Flanker1067 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:18 am

ConsideringLawSchool wrote:It seems, in general, most numbers (GPA, SAT, LSAT, etc) that were pinned to our foreheads only matter as steppingstones. Once you get into college, your HS GPA and SAT score are meaningless. Same for UG numbers I assume. Someday, the one resume line "Supreme Court justice" implies sufficiently that you did ok in HS, got a decent SAT, did ok in UG, got a decent LSAT, did ok in law school, had a series of jobs that you didn't screw up too badly.



This is not true. When I was interviewing with private equity firms and hedge funds, 7 out of 8 asked for SAT and basically only cared about that. They know that college (undergrad) is not hard and grades are inflated ridiculously high at most schools. That being said, it makes alot less sense to ask for your LSAT score because in LS you are graded on a curve.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby detljgh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:19 am

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby Flanker1067 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:21 am

detljgh wrote:Yes. Many federal departments, such as mine, ask for LSAT right on the application. Interestingly enough, Law School GPA is not mentioned, although I imagine you'd need to provide it eventually.



Interesting, do you know which ones off hand? I am just curious. (not that it matters, if they ask then they ask...)

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Postby detljgh » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:35 am

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby underachiever » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:12 am

I had boutique firm ask about my LSAT and my SAT score during the interview

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby RVP11 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:02 pm

I was asked in one judicial internship interview.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby jitsrenzo » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:09 pm

Would it be inappropriate/toolish to write SAT/LSAT on your resume if you scored very well?

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby RVP11 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:15 pm

jitsrenzo wrote:Would it be inappropriate/toolish to write SAT/LSAT on your resume if you scored very well?


Yep.

Even if they are, no one should be asking. So you shouldn't be volunteering.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby voice of reason » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:20 pm

jitsrenzo wrote:Would it be inappropriate/toolish to write SAT/LSAT on your resume if you scored very well?


A little, yes.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby Herb Watchfell » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:22 pm

jitsrenzo wrote:Would it be inappropriate/toolish to write SAT/LSAT on your resume if you scored very well?


Maybe you can write down your percentile range if you scored very, very well. I think this helps especially if you're a URM, since some people tend to think URMs gain admission only because of the large boost they receive.

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby phoenix323 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:58 pm

Herb Watchfell wrote:
jitsrenzo wrote:Would it be inappropriate/toolish to write SAT/LSAT on your resume if you scored very well?


Maybe you can write down your percentile range if you scored very, very well. [strike]I think this helps especially if you're a URM, since some people tend to think URMs gain admission only because of the large boost they receive[/strike].


Sweet Jesus, not again...

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby LjakW » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:50 am

phoenix323 wrote:
Herb Watchfell wrote:Maybe you can write down your percentile range if you scored very, very well. [strike]I think this helps especially if you're a URM, since some people tend to think URMs gain admission only because of the large boost they receive[/strike].


Sweet Jesus, not again...

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Are you saying that people do not think this or that it's not true?

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Re: Do law firms and businesses want your LSAT score??

Postby GATORTIM » Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:57 am

jitsrenzo wrote:Would it be inappropriate/toolish to write SAT/LSAT on your resume if you scored very well?


probably won't get the job if you had to ask this question




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