GermX wrote:. It's IP program, called one of the nation's strongest, consists of a few classes and a journal that you can get on just by applying to it (they accept like 80 people, I wish I was exaggerating, most of whom have below 3.2 GPAs).
Check the top law firms for IP in Washington DC they have quite a few GW people. They seem to only take Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and GW.
This is an incorrect overgeneralization. The "boutiques" (e.g. Fish and Finnegan) do some recruiting from GW but my sense is that it is representing a smaller percentage than it used to. Furthermore, this list omits GULC, which has historically placed a significant number of attorneys in these firms.
Regarding the GP firms on that list that do patent litigation, my sense is that they hire a smaller percentage of GW and GULC grads than the boutiques relative to other schools.
Finally, Yale does not warrant mention on this list.
Employers are certainly not hiring only from these schools, and the list you provided doesn't substantiate your claim as to schools from which the "top firms" hire.