Dan Filler at Concurring Opinions, David Bernstein at Volokh, and Jeff Stake and Bill Henderson at the Empirical Legal Studies Blog discuss whether law students should list their LSAT scores on their resumes. One reason to do so is that law students often decide to attend less prestigious schools, usually for monetary reasons, and may want to signal that they could have gone to more elite schools. This type of signaling has the advantage of allowing students to get a less expensive and, arguably, equally strong legal education while limiting the professional impact of attending a less prestigious school.
In my view, a more direct way of accomplishing the same goal would be for law students to list on their resumes which law schools admitted them, assuming (of course) that the law school they actually decided to attend is less prestigious than other schools that admitted them.
This view necessarily contains several assumptions. First, I assume that people get strong legal educations at the vast majority of accredited law schools. In my view, the difference between a Harvard Law School education and a non-elite law school education does not turn on the actual abilities or knowledge that students acquire over three years, but the job opportunities that an elite law school degree confers. At the very least, I think it's fair to say that any differences in educational quality are sufficiently small that they do not explain employers' focus on elite law schools.
Second, I assume that what does explain the focus on elite law schools is that those schools serve as a proxy for diligence, aptitude, etc. As a result, employers view hiring at such schools as less of a risk. Moreover, employers like to boast that they have hired x number of students from such and such elite school in any given year.
Job applicants can address the first concern by listing where they got admitted. That is, applicants can signal that they have the same work ethic, aptitude, etc., that students from a more elite school tend to have. The listing wouldn't serve the promotional value of elite law school hiring, but I am going to assume (yet another assumption, I know) that employers care more about hiring excellent attorneys than promoting where their new recruits attended law school.
In any event, I agree with the idea of students using signaling devices like LSAT scores, but I believe that by listing the law schools where someone was admitted, students can accomplish the goals of signaling more efficiently and allow them to take advantage of a lower cost (and equally strong) legal education while minimizing the often unwarranted professional job opportunity costs associated with that decision.