Getting involved/ building resume

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droges
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Getting involved/ building resume

Postby droges » Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:30 pm

I am a 1L and was wondering if anyone has advice for activities that would be helpful to building a resume. I am interested in one or two organizations, but would other things would be beneficial to include in a resume (joining and attending local bar association events, other volunteer work, etc).

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LAWYER2
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Re: Getting involved/ building resume

Postby LAWYER2 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:16 pm

you should join your state and county bar associations immediately (it's free or nominal for students), attend their functions, CLE's, networking events etc. Get out there and meet lawyers who are already practicing. I've gotten some stellar advice, and golden networking opportunities this way.

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Re: Getting involved/ building resume

Postby shock259 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:55 pm

I'm just doing student orgs and Student Bar Association crap first semester. The time commitment is relatively nil, and you get to put it on your resume. Second semester and on is for networking, IMO.

Grades > networking during 1st semester. Networking can be really time intensive..

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Re: Getting involved/ building resume

Postby BarbellDreams » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:45 pm

Network and get grades. Thats it. All those student groups will mean absolutely nothing, literally.

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Re: Getting involved/ building resume

Postby Void » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:32 pm

BarbellDreams wrote:Network and get grades. Thats it. All those student groups will mean absolutely nothing, literally.


+1. Student groups are basically resume fillers- they just fill in the "activities" section, but it doesn't really matter what you actually do. DON'T spread yourself too thin!




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