Read the application instructions carefully. You must follow the rules provided for form, length and content. Some schools will specifically request a resume. You will want your resume to be user friendly so that the reader may scan through in about 30 seconds and gain the information important to them.
Always Put Education First!
Why? You are applying for entry into an institution of higher education.
You can also emphasize a strong major GPA (especially if your GPA is lower than their normal admissions standards).
List and describe college/academic honors you've received.
You may also emphasize classes that you have taken that show a background in law or have developed your writing and analytical thinking skills.
Your resumé should highlight relevant experiences including:
Consider adding a short description about your work while at the job, organization, or experience
You could also use bullet points to help highlight your accomplishments or skill development therein.
It is important to explain your role so the reader will be able to imagine what type of work you've done. The best way to accomplish this is through real life examples.
Here is an example of a Sample Resume intended only for reference.
Again, any involvement through an activity should shed light on your contributions and how they have helped shape your skills applicable to a law school student.
Include organizations in which you are a member and any offices or positions you held.
However, do not write "member" if you did not hold any office or position. Membership is implied by your listing the organization.
This is one of the best ways to distinguish you from other candidates. As the world economy continues to expand, a need for bilingual or multilingual professionals increases. You should only list languages that you are fluent and able to converse in.
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