GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

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GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

GW IP LLM
1
11%
Georgetown LLM
1
11%
Neither
7
78%
 
Total votes: 9

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GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:04 am

I graduated from a T-14 law school in 2011, but without a job. I started working at the USPTO as a patent examiner. It's a pretty sweet gig, but I still cling to the idea of being a practicing attorney. I passed NY bar, and I will take the patent bar later in the spring. I am considering pursuing an LLM part-time at either Georgetown and GW, focusing almost exclusively on IP. Is the LLM a credited route or can I transition to a firm without it?

Pros:
1. Re-invigorates clerkship apps and firm prospects
2. Develop expertise in IP

Cons
1. Costs
2. Absolutely no guarantee of success, considering the schools (potentially unfair statement but...)

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:08 am

you should consider clerking

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:10 am

Hey poster: Do you mean clerking without LLM or clerking after getting an LLM?

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:14 am

clerk now dude, if JD is like investing in Enron, an LLM is like investing by placing a large sum of cash into a burning fire.

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Agent » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:31 am

Anonymous User wrote:I graduated from a T-14 law school in 2011, but without a job. I started working at the USPTO as a patent examiner. It's a pretty sweet gig, but I still cling to the idea of being a practicing attorney. I passed NY bar, and I will take the patent bar later in the spring. I am considering pursuing an LLM part-time at either Georgetown and GW, focusing almost exclusively on IP. Is the LLM a credited route or can I transition to a firm without it?

Pros:
1. Re-invigorates clerkship apps and firm prospects
2. Develop expertise in IP

Cons
1. Costs
2. Absolutely no guarantee of success, considering the schools (potentially unfair statement but...)


More info about your grades and technical background would be helpful. I'd be very careful about the LLM route; I generally don't think it's a very good idea.

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:10 am

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby LawIdiot86 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:clerk now dude, if JD is like investing in Enron, an LLM is like investing by placing a large sum of cash into a burning fire.


This.

Grizz wrote:Image


And this.

Just don't do it.

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby truevines » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:I graduated from a T-14 law school in 2011, but without a job. I started working at the USPTO as a patent examiner. It's a pretty sweet gig, but I still cling to the idea of being a practicing attorney. I passed NY bar, and I will take the patent bar later in the spring. I am considering pursuing an LLM part-time at either Georgetown and GW, focusing almost exclusively on IP. Is the LLM a credited route or can I transition to a firm without it?

Pros:
1. Re-invigorates clerkship apps and firm prospects
2. Develop expertise in IP

Cons
1. Costs
2. Absolutely no guarantee of success, considering the schools (potentially unfair statement but...)


A master in EE/CS is more useful than a LLM in IP, for both prosecution and litigation.

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:24 pm

You can still become an attorney. One of my good friends was a jobless 2010 grad from a T50 that found work at the PTO as an examiner. Six months later he found a gig as a prosecutor at a firm. The LLM won't help. Just get some experience then apply to firms.

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:35 pm

Neither, obviously. LLM in IP won't open any doors unless you want to become a professor.

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Re: GW IP LLM (PT) vs. Georgetown LLM (PT) vs. neither

Postby Grizz » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Neither, obviously. LLM in IP won't open any doors unless you want to become a professor.




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