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jrose5
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Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby jrose5 » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:02 pm

I'm a 0L (I swear - check my post history), but I'm asking this question for a family member currently attending a top 20 law school who has median grades. What kind of employment opps are available? This is his 1L summer and he is interning abroad.

If it makes any difference, he has an undergraduate science degree and is looking into IP/patent, but not exclusively.

Any advice would be helpful, thanks!

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby theduder » Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:13 pm

interested in hearing these response

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby jrose5 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:35 pm

Nothing?

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby Teoeo » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:40 pm

This thread is relevant to my interests

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby Aston2412 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:41 pm

A science degree (depending on what it's in) can be a huge boost for IP positions. A lot of IP hiring looks at median applicants.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby jrose5 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:46 pm

He's starting his 2L this fall and is really concerned about finding a 2L summer internship. He says that everything he's been looking at requires top 25% grades. I have the feeling he's looking at stuff a little beyond his league, to be 100% frank... could someone tell me where might be a good place for him to start looking for a 2L internship? Preferably one that could potentially lead to a job offer.

He's decent at networking, if that means anything at all.

Thanks!

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:48 pm

What kind of science degree? Engineering undergraduate is usually okay, but I think they want post-grad science people for IP prosecution.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:51 pm

The dude should have already applied to the Loyola Patent Fair.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby Aston2412 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:52 pm

jrose5 wrote:He's starting his 2L this fall and is really concerned about finding a 2L summer internship. He says that everything he's been looking at requires top 25% grades.


Consensus I've gotten from this board is that sometimes people that say they require top 25% do not in fact require top 25%. Tell him to talk to his career office and see what they say - they should have more information on past hires from his school than is otherwise available.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby jrose5 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 pm

MC Southstar wrote:What kind of science degree? Engineering undergraduate is usually okay, but I think they want post-grad science people for IP prosecution.

Not engineering, just science.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:55 pm

Aston2412 wrote:
jrose5 wrote:He's starting his 2L this fall and is really concerned about finding a 2L summer internship. He says that everything he's been looking at requires top 25% grades.


Consensus I've gotten from this board is that sometimes people that say they require top 25% do not in fact require top 25%. Tell him to talk to his career office and see what they say - they should have more information on past hires from his school than is otherwise available.


Also this. Shitty firms advertise through my school's career services that they want like top 20 or 25%, but no one with those grades would ever work there.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby jrose5 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:59 pm

Thanks for the input, everyone.

He was getting really depressed about the fact that every job he looked at seemed to require top 25% grades.

Loyola Patent Fair looks interesting. Will def. let him know about it (and look into it myself - am an ugrad science major interested in IP).

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby MC Southstar » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:00 pm

jrose5 wrote:Thanks for the input, everyone.

He was getting really depressed about the fact that every job he looked at seemed to require top 25% grades.

Loyola Patent Fair looks interesting. Will def. let him know about it (and look into it myself - am an ugrad science major interested in IP).


If the school publishes data about GPAs, I would use that instead. That's what I'm basing a lot of my chances around.

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Re: Jobs for Median Students at a T20 Law School

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:01 pm

jrose5 wrote:Thanks for the input, everyone.

He was getting really depressed about the fact that every job he looked at seemed to require top 25% grades.

Loyola Patent Fair looks interesting. Will def. let him know about it (and look into it myself - am an ugrad science major interested in IP).


Too late for him, registration is long past. What UG major? Most of them aren't that in demand. Bio BS is virtually worthless. Though I'd recommend you go to it, because it's extra chances to interview.




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