Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

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Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:09 pm

I tried to search the forum but my keywords are just far too broad.

I am doing research for a professor at my school. Some of it may end up unedited in a future publication, but let's just assume nothing I do will be published.

What benefits can be derived from this? If any, how much would it help?

I am a rising 2L. I am doing a civil litigation clinic and researching for a professor this summer. I want to maximize its worth for OCI later on this Fall. Thanks guys!

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Re: Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

Postby kalvano » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:16 pm

1) You get paid for it.

2) You can develop a relationship with a professor that leads to recommendations and help with jobs.

3) It serves as an indicator that you have pretty good research and writing skills. Professors don't usually use bad writers as RA's, so it's just a further indication to a firm that you're capable of producing decent work.

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Re: Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

Postby semantic » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:47 pm

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Re: Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

Postby UnderrateOverachieve » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:55 pm

I am absolutely putting it on my resume, was just curious if it really held any significance or if it should be a very small one-liner.

It is considered work study and does not show up on the transcript as a class.

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Re: Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:08 pm

RAing shouldn't show up on your transcript (you do it for money, not credit). Independent research with a professor, that you do for credit, is completely different. (For one thing, you shouldn't be doing the professor's work if it's independent research for credit, unless you're co-publishing I suppose).

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Re: Research with a professor. Resume boost or just good for LOR

Postby nevdash » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:48 pm

If you're interested, see if the prof routinely feeds into certain clerkships. I know there's one at my school who, without fail, sends one of his research assistants every year to a clerkship with a certain COA judge.




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