Uconn (Patent) Law or Stay in Engineering??

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Uconn (Patent) Law or Stay in Engineering??

Postby csau » Tue May 04, 2010 5:26 pm

I was accepted into Uconn's evening division. I get up to $60K tuition reimbursement from my employer if I stay part time in law school, full time in current job.

I am interested in patent law specifically, but have read very conflicting reports on my prospects after graduating. I am already in a well-paying enjoyable job in aero engineering. I like what I do now, but am looking for next step in my career. I'm concerned a career in patent law (with a Uconn degree) may not be a salary boost at all.

Will I only have good job prospects if I am in top 10% of my class? Should I try to transfer to a higher ranked school, going full time? Should I stay in engineering?

Any advice?

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Re: Uconn (Patent) Law or Stay in Engineering??

Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 04, 2010 5:38 pm

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Re: Uconn (Patent) Law or Stay in Engineering??

Postby Michael Scarn » Thu May 06, 2010 11:12 am

$60k in tuition reimbursement should leave no debt, assuming OP qualifies for in state tuition. Tuition for the PT program is around 12-13k per year depending on how many credits you take, multiply that out times 4 years and you get to around $50k.

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