Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

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justinhanahs
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Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby justinhanahs » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:38 am

I'm interested in IP law and I'm currently considering three schools
here are the COA-scholorship(per year):

UC Davis: $79,181-$44,300=$34,881
W&L: $64,110-$30,000=$34,110
SMU:$69,034-$24,000=$45,034

I'm from Taiwan and basically doesn't mind where I practice.
I'm going to take a low interest loan in my country. ($30000 without interest and the rest with 2%-3%)

LSAT/GPA:
164/3.11(taken 2 times)

any suggestions?
Thank you.
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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby downbeat14 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:31 am

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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby justinhanahs » Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:44 am

downbeat14 wrote:Are you calculating the COA for just each year above?


the numbers are per year

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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby downbeat14 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:33 am

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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby johnsont426 » Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:56 am

FYI are you a green card holder or a U.S citizen?
If you are neither, it's nearly impossible for you to get a job in the U.S after you graduate.
(I'm also from Taiwan :) )

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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby justinhanahs » Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:49 pm

downbeat14 wrote:Is your GPA from a US or Canadian school? Otherwise I'm pretty sure only LSAT matters. Either way, you shouldn't attend these schools esp at this price. Work hard for a 170+ on a third take, or at least 167+. Otherwise don't go.


The GPA is from a school in Taiwan. Are these schools really this bad :( I'm getting a bit worried.

johnsont426 wrote:FYI are you a green card holder or a U.S citizen?


I'm a U.S. citizen, so this shouldn't be a problem.
Glad to meet another person from Taiwan :D . Are you still in law school?

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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Mar 28, 2015 4:31 pm

what are your patent law credentials?

UC Davis used to be an okay choice for someone with EE (as in, respectable law firms in California will look at you down to about median). I assume that's still true but someone could correct me. If you're just waiving around IP as an interest and you don't have a strong engineering background, then you'll need to retake the LSAT to make any choice worthwhile.

I wouldn't do Washington & Lee, and SMU is too expensive.

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Re: Davis VS W&L VS SMU (IP law)

Postby justinhanahs » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:24 am

jbagelboy wrote:what are your patent law credentials?
I wouldn't do Washington & Lee, and SMU is too expensive.


I major in a ABET certified CS program.(the program is actually a ECE program)

Why not W&L?




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