Choosing based on IP interest

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FringeFan
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Choosing based on IP interest

Postby FringeFan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:28 pm

I've pretty much decided that I want to focus on IP in law school. Background: BS Mechanical Engineering + BS Mathematics. I'm still waiting to hear back from Georgetown and Duke, but I've currently narrowed down my top choices to UT and GWU.

#15 UT: unranked IP, COL will be very small, COA will be around 21k.
#21 GWU: #3/#4 IP, very appealing internship opportunities, possibility of LLM in IP after 1 extra year, COL and COA (35k) will be much higher.

I'm from Texas and I'd like to work in TX/the Southwest (space commercialization is my main interest). I also have an interest in working on the West Coast or around the DC Metroplex.

Basically, do I go for less debt at UT and then just brush up on patent bar review during/after 3L, or do I go for GWU where I'll be getting more + practical IP classes and possibly more connections to what I want to do at the cost of more debt?
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Re: Choosing based on IP interest

Postby ironbmike » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:42 pm

Where do you want to work? Where are you from?

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J-e-L-L-o
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Re: Choosing based on IP interest

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Where are you from? What are your stats? What is your degree?

FringeFan
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Re: Choosing based on IP interest

Postby FringeFan » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:06 pm

Updated the initial post.

AC Vegas
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Re: Choosing based on IP interest

Postby AC Vegas » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:20 pm

Don't pay much attention to the specialty rankings.

That said, getting an IP job from GW is a thing, but not guaranteed. I don't know much about the IP market in Texas, but I would assume UT gives you as good a shot at a job there as anywhere else your considering would.

Either way, the general recommendation is to go to the school in the area that you want to live.

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Re: Choosing based on IP interest

Postby ajr » Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:25 pm

Are you serious? Texas wins on every count. GW would have to give me a full ride for it to even compete.

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J-e-L-L-o
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Re: Choosing based on IP interest

Postby J-e-L-L-o » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:02 am

UT bruh.

Lower cost, lower cost of living, AND you want to stay in Texas. NO brainer.

IPSecure.

Try to pass the patent bar before school starts and enjoy your 1L SA.




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