BarbellDreams wrote:A hiring partner at a V100 told me that honors are a big deal because that will stay on your resume for life and without checking any other info someone looking at your resume will see it first. He said the students that are really screwed are the ones who graduate just below honors cause there really is not difference between a 3.1 and a 3.3 (at least he said to him there is no difference when he checks resumes).
I think this is a bit overstated. Honors are certainly a good thing, but after 5 years of practice, your professional body of work had better eclipse your law school honors in terms of importance on your resume. If not, your career is going to be in trouble even if you have a bunch of fancy latin words on your degree.