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We have a wealth of information on this subject. For example, here is an overview from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: resume writing tips for lawyers. And here are some legal career 101 articles from The National Law Journal and other publications: how to write a good cover letter for law school, general essay topics for law school applications, and tips on what to include in your personal statement for college applications (including advice on how to structure all those clauses).
What do you think about the idea that resumes should be shorter? Do you agree with students who prefer briefer resumes? Is there any one aspect of a resume that really stands out as “overkill” or “underkill”?