LSAT score on Resume?

Should I put my LSAT score on my (PRE-LAW) Resume?

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doing_it_in_a_car
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LSAT score on Resume?

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Tue May 10, 2011 6:21 pm

I'm planning to work a few years before law school - currently applying for paralegal/legal assistant/entry-level office positions. Should I include my LSAT score (171) with the rest of my skills/miscellaneous? Will employers consider this cocky or helpful?

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bk1
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Re: LSAT score on Resume?

Postby bk1 » Tue May 10, 2011 6:24 pm

I wouldn't do it unless it was in a field where employers like seeing high standardized test scores (I think finance/business comes to mind, but I could be wrong on that one). So generally I would not.

ETA: To elaborate more, I don't think they would care either way in most situations. If you do do it, put the percentile you placed in rather than a score, or at least in addition to it, considering the number would be meaningless to most people since they don't know about the LSAT.
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Re: LSAT score on Resume?

Postby orm518 » Tue May 10, 2011 6:25 pm

I see resumes all the time, often they include MCAT scores. I can't speak for the legal profession, but no one bats an eye at an MCAT score because it's apropos, as I would think an LSAT score would be?

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Re: LSAT score on Resume?

Postby doing_it_in_a_car » Tue May 10, 2011 8:29 pm

bk1 wrote:I wouldn't do it unless it was in a field where employers like seeing high standardized test scores (I think finance/business comes to mind, but I could be wrong on that one). So generally I would not.

ETA: To elaborate more, I don't think they would care either way in most situations. If you do do it, put the percentile you placed in rather than a score, or at least in addition to it, considering the number would be meaningless to most people since they don't know about the LSAT.


That makes sense, I'll keep that in mind. Thanks!




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