CALI High A -- Put on Resume

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CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:39 pm

I CALI'd my legal writing class second semester. Is that something that goes on a resume or is it something employers don't even care about?

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I CALI'd my legal writing class second semester. Is that something that goes on a resume or is it something employers don't even care about?

I put it on my resume. You should too.

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:54 pm

Definitely put it on your resume. I've been told that employers care more about that grade than any other.

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:57 pm

ilovesf wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I CALI'd my legal writing class second semester. Is that something that goes on a resume or is it something employers don't even care about?

I put it on my resume. You should too.

How did you word it?

"CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Legal Writing", i.e., the formal award name; or

"CALI High A in Legal Writing, Second Semester"

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:01 pm

CALI excellence for the future award in x, spring 2012

With the appropriate capitals- I'm lazy and on my phone

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby ggocat » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:06 pm

I would put "CALI Award (highest grade in class) for Legal Writing II" or something to that effect. I'm not sure all employers know would know what "CALI Excellence..." or "CALI High A..." means.

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I CALI'd my legal writing class second semester. Is that something that goes on a resume or is it something employers don't even care about?


i was wondering about this, too. there are only 15ish or so people in my writing section, is it still really worth it? I got the highest grade in my section both semesters.

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:08 pm

Yeah, as a general rule CALI's, AmJurs, Book Prizes, Dean's Scholars, and the like should all go on the resume.

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby Ludo! » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:11 pm

Definitely put it on the resume.

I'm also happy that one of these threads got through this many posts without someone from a non CALI school saying 'what the hell is a CALI award' and pretending that they can't figure it out from context

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Re: CALI High A -- Put on Resume

Postby lolwat » Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:42 am

I would put "CALI Award (highest grade in class) for Legal Writing II" or something to that effect. I'm not sure all employers know would know what "CALI Excellence..." or "CALI High A..." means.


This exactly.

i was wondering about this, too. there are only 15ish or so people in my writing section, is it still really worth it? I got the highest grade in my section both semesters.


Yes. Besides, no one ever really asks "how many people were in that class?"




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