When to take transfer school off resume?

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When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:58 pm

Wasn't able to find anything really definitive on this. Was wondering when the appropriate time (if ever) is to remove the school you transferred out of from your resume. Graduation? First job? Thanks in advance.

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby RecruiterMan » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Never. You wear that Scarlet T for life my friend.

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:48 pm

RecruiterMan wrote:Never. You wear that Scarlet T for life my friend.


Actually? Seems kind of dumb considering like 99% of the reason people transfer up is because of the prestige increase and subsequent job opportunities. Whats the point of the transfer if you're just going to be treated like you're from the original school...

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby LawSchoolGeeky » Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
RecruiterMan wrote:Never. You wear that Scarlet T for life my friend.


Actually? Seems kind of dumb considering like 99% of the reason people transfer up is because of the prestige increase and subsequent job opportunities. Whats the point of the transfer if you're just going to be treated like you're from the original school...


The poster above is obviously being sarcastic. I'd say you could take it off by the time you graduate and just list the law school you graduated from under your education section.

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby northwood » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:05 am

When you graduate law school you should only list the school where you received your diploma. If they want to see grades then show them both transcripts.

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby LitigatingLiar » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:08 pm

The resume is just a snap shot that is supposed to get you to the interview. If you have a strong work history and it prevents you from keeping the resume to one page, then don't put it. Since at my current school, I've made Dean's List, I was told it was more important to highlight my strong academic record and work experience. When you're at the interview you can discuss it or provide them the transcripts if they ask.

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby QContinuum » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:48 pm

northwood wrote:When you graduate law school you should only list the school where you received your diploma. If they want to see grades then show them both transcripts.

I agree with this advice. Obviously, don't write anything inaccurate (i.e., don't list yourself as having spent three years at your transfer school, when in reality you only spent two years there). But otherwise, I'd say no need to put your 1L school on your resume/LinkedIn/whatnot. Resumes are all about curated info, and the fact that you attended a different law school for 1L is, I'd say, something that can be cut (just like, say, the retail job you worked before college).

(Of course, for background checking purposes, you should disclose your 1L school.)

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Re: When to take transfer school off resume?

Postby TransferAdvice18 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:07 am

I also transferred and just finished my first semester at my new school. Career services said to take off our 1L school after we get grades from our new school.



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