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SMU vs GW

Postby maxmartin » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:25 pm

SMU 90K, GW sticker

have no preference over Dallas or DC, have a Bio Ph.D. from a top school, want to be a patent-prosecution attorney.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby TheZoid » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:42 pm

No one on this board will tell you to take gw at sticker. Do you have ties to Texas?

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby maxmartin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:10 am

TheZoid wrote:No one on this board will tell you to take gw at sticker. Do you have ties to Texas?


no ties to Texas or DC. :(

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby TheZoid » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:19 am

What are your stats? Where are you from/ where do you want to practice? Also you said you want patent pros, do you have a hard science undergrad?

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby manofjustice » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:27 am

maxmartin wrote:SMU 90K, GW sticker

have no preference over Dallas or DC, have a Bio Ph.D. from a top school, want to be a patent-prosecution attorney.


No, you want to be a patent litigator--much more interesting. And you could get that in the DC market.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby manofjustice » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:28 am

TheZoid wrote:What are your stats? Where are you from/ where do you want to practice? Also you said you want patent pros, do you have a hard science undergrad?


+1 as to stats and undergrad background.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby TheZoid » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:30 am

manofjustice wrote:
maxmartin wrote:SMU 90K, GW sticker

have no preference over Dallas or DC, have a Bio Ph.D. from a top school, want to be a patent-prosecution attorney.


No, you want to be a patent litigator--much more interesting. And you could get that in the DC market.


Maybe he does and maybe he could, but even IP secure doesn't make gw at sticker a sound decision. OP have u tried to negotiate aid from gw?

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:04 am

Why wouldn't you take SMU here? Money versus no money, and EDTX is a huge patent district, and NDTX is getting there.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby manofjustice » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:14 am

kalvano wrote:Why wouldn't you take SMU here? Money versus no money, and EDTX is a huge patent district, and NDTX is getting there.


You know, great catch. You're right about Texas and patent litigation.

My bad. I change my tune. Yea, patent litigation, focus in on EDTX/NDTX. Gun.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:16 am

And there are Dallas firms that want patent-eligible people. I've got 3 jobs on my Symplicity for starting associates for patent work. Kills me that I can't apply.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby PRgradBYU » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:20 am

SMU, bro. It places surprisingly well for a school of its ranking.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby maxmartin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:36 am

TheZoid wrote:What are your stats? Where are you from/ where do you want to practice? Also you said you want patent pros, do you have a hard science undergrad?


from CA, both DC and DALLAS sounds good to me. Of course I have hard science undergrad.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby maxmartin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:48 am

manofjustice wrote:
maxmartin wrote:SMU 90K, GW sticker

have no preference over Dallas or DC, have a Bio Ph.D. from a top school, want to be a patent-prosecution attorney.


No, you want to be a patent litigator--much more interesting. And you could get that in the DC market.


I know DC is probably the biggest patent market. And I send my resume to some top patent firms DC offices, the feedback is pretty positive. A few even called me back to tell me I have an excellent chance of getting summer intern after I finish my GW 1L. This general positive feedback makes me seriously consider GW.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby maxmartin » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:49 am

TheZoid wrote:
manofjustice wrote:
maxmartin wrote:SMU 90K, GW sticker

have no preference over Dallas or DC, have a Bio Ph.D. from a top school, want to be a patent-prosecution attorney.


No, you want to be a patent litigator--much more interesting. And you could get that in the DC market.


Maybe he does and maybe he could, but even IP secure doesn't make gw at sticker a sound decision. OP have u tried to negotiate aid from gw?


Is it too early to negotiate aid? I guess I should give them a call. Thanks.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby Nova » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:14 am

GW at sticker (or even near sticker...) is over paying.

SMUs job prospects are better than a many T1s.

Dallas is good a sized market and SMU is very respected there. Big cities in Texas are inclusive. Transplants are welcome (I grew up in Dallas).

I would retake or take the money.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby romothesavior » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:41 pm

SMU is the better option between these two. The best option is to retake since you have no ties to Texas.

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Re: SMU vs GW

Postby kalvano » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:58 pm

romothesavior wrote:SMU is the better option between these two. The best option is to retake since you have no ties to Texas.


Won't matter much for someone that can do patent work.




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