in the process wrote:Question regarding political activity on one's resume and the impact it may have EIP.
I have a resume chock full of politically oriented jobs (on the Hill, at a think tank, with a presidential campaign, etc..) and am worried about how it'll affect EIP for me. Also affiliated with law school journals and campus groups that tend to be associated with one side of the political spectrum.
To narrow the question, these associations are all politically right of center. Nothing with perceived extremists like Trump or Cruz, though. More of the mainstream, palatable (I think) variety.
Not a whole lot on this in threads from previous years, and what is out there is inconsistent ("Never have anything politics on your resume, it'll kill you" to "Working for Senators and Presidential candidates can only increase your cache, and most won't hold party affiliation against you")
Anyone have any experience, personal or anecdotal?
Don't worry, you'll be fine. Lots of people have similar resumes (on BOTH SIDES of the aisle) and it's not an issue at all, especially if you want to be in DC. Among DC firms, you might get some raised eyebrows in interviews if you go for left-leaning firms like Jenner or Wilmer, but even then your political affiliation won't hold you back if you're an otherwise good canfidate. And there are lots of firms that love HLS conservatives, eg Kirkland or Gibson. I assume you're in FedSoc- sometime before EIP, they'll distribute a guidebook with info about which firms tend to be conservative-friendly. Check that out for sure.