Transfer Resume

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Transfer Resume

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:16 pm

Should a transfer resume be 1-page? Or should it be 2-pages, as is common with a normal law school app?

Thanks!

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Re: Transfer Resume

Postby Nebby » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:47 pm

I am applying for transfers soon, and I decided to use a one-page resume. From what I gather, your current school and law school GPA/Class rank are the most important factors considered for transfer applications. So what is on your resume will only provide small bumps to make you competitive above your peers with similar GPA/Class rank. Eg., if you're at a T1 school and in the top 5%, you could probably get into most T14 schools (except Yale) with a blank resume.

I did add a second page, but the only information it contains is the 1L offer I accepted for summer 2014 with the dates that I will be there and a one sentence summary of what the internship entails. (it's with the EPA's office of enforcement)

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Re: Transfer Resume

Postby kyle010723 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:02 pm

1 page, there should be no reason why you cannot fit everything into one.

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Re: Transfer Resume

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:should it be 2-pages, as is common with a normal law school app?

Not sure where you got this. One page is far more common.

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Re: Transfer Resume

Postby BVest » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:43 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:should it be 2-pages, as is common with a normal law school app?

Not sure where you got this. One page is far more common.


Two is a common limit, IIRC.

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Re: Transfer Resume

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:49 pm

Limit, sure, but that's something different.




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