I recently graduated with a BPS (Bachelors of Professional Studies) largely compiled of science courses with some splashes of economics and criminal justice courses. GPA = 3.6 LSAT = 152
I applied to 58 law schools after graduation (yes I know, quite a few) due to fear that I would not get accepted.
Several acceptances/rejections/waitlists/no responses later, the following schools are ones that have given me the proverbial thumbs up:
Ohio Northern University
New England Law - Boston
Oklahoma City University
7 total, and none of them stellar (ranking wise strictly, not knocking the school)
I do however feel that If I had to choose, I would choose Creighton or Regent. Regent for its location, nice values, and somewhat national recognition (which I have heard both positive and negative things about). Creighton for its highest ranking of any on my list (T3), and decent patent law program.
I have a minor scholarship at each school, but nothing to write home about.
I am determined that I will be attending law school in the fall, and do not plan on retaking the LSAT.
I would really like to be a patent attorney, and to quote a well informed source on this board
Ken wrote:Patent lawyers are in demand more than ever so if one has a technical background and is interested in patent law there are no concerns about a slowdown of any sort. Patent prosecution (filing the applications) requires a technical degree and that one pass the patent bar, but patent litigation (which I have done) does not require passing the patent bar. A great article about passing the patent bar is at:
A scientific background is not required for copyright or trademark prosecution (filing the applications and strategizing over risk analysis of various trademarks, which I do a lot of).
However, trademark work is down for everyone as the creation and protection of brands becomes less important when a company is worried about staying in business. Trademark and copyright law are definitely impacted when the economy slows down and are cyclical (as opposed to bankruptcy law which is counter cyclical and booming right now).
For those entering law school now, I think the economy will be much better in 3 years and copyright and trademark attorneys will again be in demand, but the guarantee is that patent attorneys will always be in demand because so few attorneys have the requisite technical background.
Derived from this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=316&hilit=creighton+patent+law
However, I do understand that ambitions may change once in law school, so I am not bound to patent law specifically.
Having recently spent spring break in Virginia Beach, I can say that I would love living in that area. Ive never been to Omaha, so I cant knock the area til' I have tried it.
I would really appreciate someone who has any information or opinion on either school speaking up as my deadline to drop a seat deposit at Regent is April 1, and Creighton April 15.
Thank you for your responses