BlueLotus wrote:You're not understanding. The jurisdiction where the visiting school is is the jurisdiction where my prospective employers are. I'm trying to highlight my ties to that jurisdiction. "Ties" are paramount in legal hiring, in case you didn't know. It's not lying if I put in parentheses "exchange" or "visitor" because that indicates my status at said school. Like I said, I want absolutely no association with my original school.
No, I am understanding you just fine. Sure, put the visiting school to highlight your ties. But you must also put the school that actually awards you your JD. It's not lying to say that you were a visiting student at the school, but your resume will be incomplete if it doesn't include the school that awards your JD. You can't magically make the JD be from the visiting school just by wanting it to be so.
I know that resumes are selective, not comprehensive, but the school awarding your JD is like the one thing you can't leave off to suit yourself. It doesn't matter whether you want any association with the original school - employers want to know this information before they will hire you.