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Sean Bateman
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LSAT score on resume?

Postby Sean Bateman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:30 am

I'm applying for an internship with my US Senator this summer, the summer before 1L.

Being proud of my LSAT score, I thought including it on a resume could help me land the internship. Is this a pretty common practice or will it just seem odd?

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby SAE » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:32 am

Sean Bateman wrote:I'm applying for an internship with my US Senator this summer, the summer before 1L.

Being proud of my LSAT score, I thought including it on a resume could help me land the internship. Is this a pretty common practice or will it just seem odd?

Unless you got an amazing score, great GPA, and still enrolled at a TTT, don't do it.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby LawandOrder » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:33 am

DDDouchebag.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby screenymcgee » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:33 am

lol. this forum never fails to disappoint.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby jetlagz28 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:34 am

No.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby Sean Bateman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:37 am

thanks guys.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby John J. Rambo, Esq. » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:40 am

I would leave it off your resume. BUT if the person hiring you knows you have taken the LSAT, he/she may ask about your score. This has happened to me at a law firm. I don't think your question is ridiculous, OP.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby 270910 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:44 am

No. There are a few tiny exceptions, at places like investment banks or whatever that like to see test scores. The senate is not one of them; you should not put it on your resume. It will be a red mark.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby Sean Bateman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:46 am

I didn't find it ridiculous either. I've seen GPA on resumes before, and I personally thought it wasn't a horrible idea. I thought I'd be safe coming to an open forum, where I thought one could ask questions they didn't know the answer to. After all, we can't all know everything. Apparently I was wrong. Apparently asking a question I didn't know the answer to makes me a douchebag.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby rando » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:48 am

John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:I would leave it off your resume. BUT if the person hiring you knows you have taken the LSAT, he/she may ask about your score. This has happened to me at a law firm. I don't think your question is ridiculous, OP.


Not saying you are wrong, but I have been in dozens of hiring interviews and never once got a question about my LSAt.

To answer your question, I would not put your LSAT on your resume.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby Sean Bateman » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:52 am

rando wrote:
John J. Rambo, Esq. wrote:I would leave it off your resume. BUT if the person hiring you knows you have taken the LSAT, he/she may ask about your score. This has happened to me at a law firm. I don't think your question is ridiculous, OP.


Not saying you are wrong, but I have been in dozens of hiring interviews and never once got a question about my LSAt.

To answer your question, I would not put your LSAT on your resume.


Yea, clearly it's not a good idea. Something I didn't know before my original post. I've seen enough responses to figure out I should not do this. I appreciate the genuine responses to an issue which I was uninformed on. I resent the prick who called me a douchebag for asking. that is all.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:58 am

Sean Bateman wrote:I didn't find it ridiculous either. I've seen GPA on resumes before, and I personally thought it wasn't a horrible idea. I thought I'd be safe coming to an open forum, where I thought one could ask questions they didn't know the answer to. After all, we can't all know everything. Apparently I was wrong. Apparently asking a question I didn't know the answer to makes me a douchebag.


Welcome to tls. I guess you're new here.

I currently work for a member; I just asked the guy who does the interviews in our office about it, and he laughed. It probably won't make a difference either way, but interning in the office of a senator is not prestigious; it's grudgework man. They don't want somebody coming in thinking they're going to be getting special treatment because they're going to some fancy law school and did really well on a test.

HTH

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby AlasLavinia » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:23 pm

I have only been asked for test scores by the government of a Middle Eastern country, and by a large banking firm. That is all. Also:
screenymcgee wrote:lol. this forum never fails to disappoint.

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Re: LSAT score on resume?

Postby XxSpyKEx » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:38 pm

Sean Bateman wrote:LSAT score on resume?


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