Probably the first time that you'll need to polish your resume and send it out will be soon after your first semester at law school, to apply for internships during the summer following your first year. You might also need it to apply for certain classes and programs in your school. It's all right if you don't have legal experience yet; most students don't. Arrange your resume to reflect those skills which will convince an employer that you're on your way to becoming an exceptional lawyer. For litigators, writing and editing skills are very important, as are any managerial or organizational positions you may have held. If you have done community service or been involved in any political activities, make sure to highlight those in your resume. Emphasize any promotions or increase in responsibility in your jobs as well.
A good resume does not go too far back. At this stage in your career you probably shouldn't include your high school grades or activities. Your resume should fit on a single page. It's extremely rare that you will need more than one page, regardless what you were doing before you went to law school. Multiple-page resumes are usually reserved for high-level executives or PhDs with many publications. By the way, although you should certainly emphasize your own publications, list only the relevant ones. You can provide a separate list together with your resume.
Your resume, at this early stage, should include the following information:
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