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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby WokeUpInACar » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:41 am

If these are your options with a very high EE GPA from a good school, you absolutely need to retake the LSAT.

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby Ned Racine » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:56 am

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:26 am

Ned Racine wrote:
WokeUpInACar wrote:If these are your options with a very high EE GPA from a good school, you absolutely need to retake the LSAT.


Thanks, but let me amend. It's very high for EE, above 3.70 but below median for almost all schools I applied to.

I've taken the LSAT twice with very diligent prep for the second attempt, and am confident I've topped out. If you want to know my full range of choices, I have UT Austin at sticker, Waitlisted at Georgetown and Cornell, and still waiting (unbelievably) to hear from Duke, Vandy, and Michigan. At this point in my cycle, I'm considering my options as GW and UGA.


Above 3.70 and a good score might still get you decent $ at a T14. The negatives are almost zero if you still have a job and won't be dawdling for a year, and it might save you tens of thousands of dollars. Check out the LSAT prep forum.

Your biglaw prospects would not be bad- but 278K is an enormous amount of money. The interest alone is 20K per year!

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby Ned Racine » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:37 am

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:39 am

Forget GWU at sticker. Wait for Duke.

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby cm2015 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:04 pm

Ned Racine wrote:Thanks timbs. I know you hear this all the time, but I really don't think I will improve on a retake. I utilized the prep info on these forums heavily back when I was studying and scored just below where I was practicing. I travel for work and work long days, so had to prep at night in a hotel over several months which was hell. With that said, I'm not going to retake.

Would UGA with $$$ not be a good bet for ATL patent big law with my background and ties?


I can't speak to patent law specifically but UGA still gives you a decent shot at biglaw in Atlanta, provided good performance during law school. With a strong undergrad background in electrical engineering, and with any luck solid performance in LS, I would think you have a fairly good shot at biglaw IP work in Atlanta from UGA (considering your ties as well) or elsewhere from GW. I think the numbers on LST are something like 11.4% biglaw, with most of that presumably being in Atlanta vs. 17% at GW but at $100k more (side note: is there something about patent law at GW that is particularly appealing that I am not aware of?). Anyway, UGA at very low cost is a pretty low risk option. I would bet you'll get money from Emory later in the cycle too (same thing happened for me during last year's cycle) but I would argue that it is not a substantially better option than UGA for Atlanta, also maybe some money from Emory could help in leveraging more from UGA and GW.

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby gregfootball2001 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:35 pm

Actually UGA is up to 24% total, biglaw (16.6) + fed clerking (7.4).

GW's at just over 31%, with 27.3 biglaw and 3.8 fed clerk.

I don't know if $200,000 is worth a 7% chance of a better outcome. If you really want to work in Atlanta, and aren't in at Duke/Vandy/HYS/Emory with LOTS of $$, I'd say UGA is the place to be.

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby timbs4339 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:55 pm

Ned Racine wrote:Thanks timbs. I know you hear this all the time, but I really don't think I will improve on a retake. I utilized the prep info on these forums heavily back when I was studying and scored just below where I was practicing. I travel for work and work long days, so had to prep at night in a hotel over several months which was hell. With that said, I'm not going to retake.

Would UGA with $$$ not be a good bet for ATL patent big law with my background and ties?


Well, if you really have to go this year, Georgia >>>>>>>>>>>> 280K at GW. 80k is on the high end of what I'd pay for Georgia but still within reason. 280 is almost 3x as much as I'd pay for GW.

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby Ned Racine » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:24 am

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby bulinus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:16 pm

I got some merit money from GW, but I got less of a package from UGA, so you might want to fire a LOCI at GW and try to squeeze something out of them. Also, I'm sort of in the same boat with patent law, and it seemed when I was checking them out that UGA had a dearth of upper level IP electives.

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Re: GW vs UGA($$$) for IP

Postby dissonance1848 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:22 pm

Screw GW, its not worth sticker, even with their supposed IP prominence.

That said OP, I absolutely cannot believe that someone with above a 3.7 GPA in EE from a good engineering school cannot kill the LSAT.

You should be scoring no less than 170, really more like 173+.

Seriously, you should be gunning for NU full scholly 150k.

Retake, and get NU.




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