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Do I need to include my college GPA on my resume if it wasn’t as good as my law school GPA?

Q: Do I need to include my college GPA on my resume if it wasn’t as good as my law school GPA?

A: If you include one, you should include the other; the omission would be noticeable and likely prompt a question at an interview. If you are five or more years beyond law school, however, you can leave both GPAs off the resume, and lead with your experience rather than your education. Be prepared, in any case, to discuss grades and, for that matter, any topics, without being defensive. Your improvement from college to law school can be presented as something positive, showing your maturation and focus, rather than an embarrassment to you. Remember, truth plus advocacy is the order of the day at an interview.