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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

314 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more


012: Resume and Cover Letter Basics

Are your resume and cover letter ready to send out? Many law students wait until they're under the gun to craft their job application materials. The truth is you should write your resume now to avoid having to rush and create one when an opportunity presents itself.

Not all resumes and cover letters are created equal. Find out what makes a law student resume and cover letter stand out in a sea of applicants! 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Why you should do your resume and cover letter early in law school
  • What your resume needs to convey
  • How long the average hiring manager looks at your resume
  • Learning to look at your resume from different perspectives
  • How to make your resume stand out in a crowded field
  • Common resume problems
  • How to elaborate on a short resume
  • How to explain experience that isn’t obviously related
  • How you can get more experience for your resume
  • Crafting different resumes for different types of jobs
  • Where to get help writing your resume and cover letter
  • The importance of consistency on LinkedIn and other social media profiles

Good luck in the job hunt!


If you enjoyed this episode, please let us know!

We'd love a nice review and/or rating on iTunes. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Law School Toolbox website ( 

Thanks for listening! 

Alison & Lee

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