Sections of Your Résumé
Include post-high school institutions attended for one or more semesters, expected/actual graduation date and degree, major(s)/certificates, cumulative GPA, thesis/capstone, and academic honors/awards. You may alternatively include separate sections for honors/awards or research.
Include post-high school employment and internships whether paid or unpaid—your titles, dates of employment, a brief summary, with and detailed information concerning responsibilities and accomplishments at each job. Describe your experiences by taking a close look at how those experiences match the skills required for law school. Start with a verb. If you’ve had several legal and non-legal experiences, consider splitting the section between Legal/Non-legal experiences.
Volunteer & Extracurricular Experiences
Include all involvement with student organizations, athletics, volunteering other than an unpaid internship, and other activities to which you devote significant time. If you have few activities, consider including them in the education section instead. Beware of passive memberships/activities. Focus on the results of your efforts and work.
Skills and Interests
This section allows you to highlight language skills, travel, and unique interests that may not fit elsewhere in your resume.
Other Information (If Applicable)
Include any recognition for academic or non-academic achievement or leadership—honor society membership, merit-based scholarships, etc. If you have only one or two honors and/or awards (e.g., dean’s List), then it would be better to include the item(s) in the education section.
If you have one or more items of research to highlight, it may be appropriate to include a separate section for research. Include substantive writings such as a thesis or capstone, significant work product for a directed study, and publications with or without a professor/TA as co-author, etc.