What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?

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What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?

Post by Samster11201 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:59 pm

Like the title says, what exactly does Harvard Law look for in resumes?
Since it is one of the top three schools along with YLS and SLS, I would think that softs matter.
But what would happen if someone hypothetically has the numbers for HLS, but have a very bland and mediocre resume? What advice would you give a person in that position?

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Re: What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?

Post by UVA2B » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:10 pm

Represent yourself in a way that is interesting and not bland?

You can't lie about your experience on your resume, but you can paint an interesting picture with it, so you should strive to do that (and that's not unique to HLS or any law school, so apply broadly). But if you have nothing on your resume that you can expound on, then maybe find things that will make you interesting and that you can expound on.

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Re: What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?

Post by Samster11201 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:38 am

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Re: What exactly does Harvard Law look for in resume?

Post by cavalier1138 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:52 am

They look for someone who isn't trying to pad their resume.

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