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1L Resume for Extracurricular Applications

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Hi all,

 

I will be starting at Western Law this September. I understood from speaking with current students that applications for clinics and other extracurriculars are all due pretty early into the semester and that I should have a resume & cover letter ready in advance.

 

I was hoping to get some resume writing guidelines from current students. For example, should it be 1-2 pages, have a statement of objective, be tailored to specific extracurriculars...?

 

Thanks,

 

Akratic

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Different clinics will have different criteria for their applications. It never hurts to have an up to date resume but otherwise I would just wait until you know what they want.

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2 pages max, no objective, I don't know how much you can tailor a resume but keep it applicable to most positions. You'll have a chance to tailor your interests in cover letters or e-mails. 

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