IP vs Finance/Securities Law with Engineering background

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IP vs Finance/Securities Law with Engineering background

Postby anom217 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:35 pm

I'm considering law school, and am mainly interested in studying either IP law or finance/securities law. I'm currently working as a software engineer and have an undergrad degree in CS. My question is, would I have a difficult time getting employment doing finance/investment since I don't have a background in finance/accounting/economics? Ideally, I think I might be interested in working with tech start-ups looking for backing from venture capitalists or doing an IPO or being acquired, that kind of thing. I just wanted to check if I would be disadvantaged with my engineering background and be looked over by employers if I'm not seeking IP (even if I took courses in finance/investment during law school). Also, is there a big advantage in either of these law sub-fields over the other?

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Re: IP vs Finance/Securities Law with Engineering background

Postby dailygrind » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:35 pm

One thread's enough. And the second's definitely not supposed to be in the law student forums.

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