Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

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Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:50 pm

Douchey? Most firms with which I am interviewing likely haven't hired from my 1L school (judging by current associate bios). My 1L school is a top 30 in a flyover state. On the one hand, the more relevant info a resume provides a firm in making a favorable decision on my application the better. On the other hand, I don't want to turn off any hiring committee members by looking like a douche in written form. Thoughts/opinions appreciated. tyia

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Douchey? Retarded?


Answer is yes.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby 20160810 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:54 pm

If it's a T30 school, I'm not sure why you're assuming people haven't heard of it. Especially people who are in the business of hiring lawyers.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby bk1 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:55 pm

You think that interviewers are that ignorant?

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:55 pm

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby d34d9823 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:57 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Douchey? Retarded?


Answer is yes.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Douchey? Retarded?


Answer is yes.


Didn't you nearly epically fail at your OCI? Trying to avoid that.

That being said, just soliciting opinions. Thanks for your input.


Yes, I nearly epic-failed at my OCI. However, it wasn't because my interviewers had never heard of the University of Wisconsin, though.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:59 pm

SBL wrote:If it's a T30 school, I'm not sure why you're assuming people haven't heard of it. Especially people who are in the business of hiring lawyers.


Fair point. Thanks. I guess I'm influenced by the blank stares I get among the lay population here when I mention from which school I transferred. Hopefully that won't be the case with hiring partners/interviewers.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:01 pm

ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Douchey? Retarded?


Answer is yes.


Didn't you nearly epically fail at your OCI? Trying to avoid that.

That being said, just soliciting opinions. Thanks for your input.


Yes, I nearly epic-failed at my OCI. However, it wasn't because my interviewers had never heard of the University of Wisconsin, though.


Right, but you stayed in the same region (Midwest). I'm on a coast where everyone acts as if the middle of the country is some faraway land of milk and cheese.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:04 pm

Nothing wrong with milk and cheese :(

Still, as people have pointed out, you're probably talking about a Big 10 law school. People will have heard of it. Even if they haven't, you're going to encounter whatever transfer bias (or lack thereof) whether you have the USWNR rank by it or not.

Sorry for the snark - it probably wasn't justified - but this, at the very best, would unnecessarily clutter your resume. Transfer resumes are already busy enough without including USWNR rankings.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby 20160810 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
SBL wrote:If it's a T30 school, I'm not sure why you're assuming people haven't heard of it. Especially people who are in the business of hiring lawyers.


Fair point. Thanks. I guess I'm influenced by the blank stares I get among the lay population here when I mention from which school I transferred. Hopefully that won't be the case with hiring partners/interviewers.

The focus on lay prestige is one of the things that annoys me most about TLS. You aren't getting hired by laypeople, you're getting hired by people who know the game.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:38 pm

SBL wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
SBL wrote:If it's a T30 school, I'm not sure why you're assuming people haven't heard of it. Especially people who are in the business of hiring lawyers.


Fair point. Thanks. I guess I'm influenced by the blank stares I get among the lay population here when I mention from which school I transferred. Hopefully that won't be the case with hiring partners/interviewers.

The focus on lay prestige is one of the things that annoys me most about TLS. You aren't getting hired by laypeople, you're getting hired by people who know the game.


But when I say I go to University of Chicago people say "oh, that's nice, I know someone who goes to the University of Illinois too!", should I kill myself?

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby 20160810 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 3:46 pm

Eh, at least you go to a T6 nobody's heard of. I go to a T30 nobody's heard of. S'all good brohemian.

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby dood » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:46 pm

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby 20160810 » Sun Aug 15, 2010 4:54 pm

dood wrote:ha, u think thats bad? when i was at an intern lunch for all the judicial interns in the courthouse, the librarian noted TWICE the fact i go to gtown...except i go to GW. i corrected her the 1st time and then didnt even bother the second. lol

Whatever, you guys are having a kickass OCI season from the looks of it. I shoulda gone to GW. :|

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Re: Incl. 1L USNWR School Rank on Transfer Student OCI Resume?

Postby rayiner » Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
ToTransferOrNot wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Douchey? Retarded?


Answer is yes.


Didn't you nearly epically fail at your OCI? Trying to avoid that.

That being said, just soliciting opinions. Thanks for your input.
I'm a huge douchetruck.


Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery bro.




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