The résumé is usually the last part of a law school application that gets any serious attention. You’ve written the hell out of your law school personal statement and you’re pretty much positive you got some kick ass recommendations. Now, what the hell to do with your résumé? Glad you asked.
Let’s take a moment to think about your résumé in the context of your entire law school application. What information is already out there? There’s your law school personal statement, your transcript, and whatever it is you wrote on the application itself. Include as little information from those three items as possible on your résumé. I can give you two reasons to adopt this strategy.
First, those reviewing your law school application are trying to determine what type of lawyer you’ll be.