Pitt ($) vs. W&L ($) vs Chi-Kent ($$)

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Pitt ($) vs. W&L ($) vs Chi-Kent ($$)

Postby skamike » Mon May 10, 2010 12:48 am

Pitt @ 8k a year: above median
W&L @ 6k a year: above median
Chi-Kent at 20K: above 3.25 (above median nets 10k)

I want to study IP law with the intention of working on the music/internet side of copyright (i.e. DMCA, DRM, etc)

I know W&L is the highest ranked, but the other two seem to have more IP potential (dedicated programs, certificates, etc) Also, even with the 6k pity scholly, W&L is still 32k a year.

I would have ruled out chi-kent because I want to go to a school with a real campus (as opposed to an office building), but I do like their financial offer...and Chicago rocks!

any thoughts?

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Re: Pitt ($) vs. W&L ($) vs Chi-Kent ($$)

Postby Rowinguy2009 » Mon May 10, 2010 1:33 am

I'd personally choose W&L...they have the best reputation of the bunch. Do you know by chance where a 3.25 falls on the curve at Chicago?

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Re: Pitt ($) vs. W&L ($) vs Chi-Kent ($$)

Postby Regionality » Mon May 10, 2010 1:35 am

I think it matters where you want to work...all 3 are pretty regional (though W&L is the most national of the 3)...

Also, those scholly's from Pitt and W&L are basically no money at all...especially stipulations. You're talking token scholly's at best...

W&L places in the NYC market somewhat well, which probably has a lot of that market you're looking at for IP law...

I'd vote W&L if you don't mind living in Lexington.

For what it's worth, I'm deciding whether to attend W&L too...and I'm leaning toward no bc of the boring and secluded nature of Lexington.

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Re: Pitt ($) vs. W&L ($) vs Chi-Kent ($$)

Postby klmnumbers » Tue May 11, 2010 6:48 pm

Pitt does have a nice IP program, but it's really geared more toward Biotech and hard science. I'm currently a 1L at Pitt and have a music degree (and wanted to do some sort of music/art law). They do have classes in the area, but it's not the strongest program, I would think.

However, I love my school and the area. W&L is the best ranked, but I would make my decision based on where you want to practice after graduation.

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