r6_philly wrote:rad lulz wrote:SBL wrote:You need to apply a balancing test before listing your prep school on your law school resume. Balance the likelihood that it will help you get a job (which, I'll grant you, is statistically nonzero) against the likelihood that it will raise eyebrows and make people think you're an asshole (higher, I'd wager).
The ONLY way I might list my high school is if I grew up in a place, went away for a while, and it's not obvious in my resume that I'm from there. But you've also got the cover letter.
I wouldn't put on the resume, but I would use it for interviews. I went to a really good/well known high school, and I bring it up when my interviewer went to college around the area. It's a very good way to establish ties and start conversations.
I can think of one scenario you could put it on your resume - if you won an award or something. But that still wouldn't be in the education section.
IN FAIRNESS, I did interview at one firm in San Jose where like half of the attorney bios listed a local prep school. I thought it was weird and I've never seen this done anywhere else, but there are some people who care. In situations like that, if I'd gone to the same school, you bet I would have brought it up. But for the most part, no one curr.