engineer wrote:I hate jumping on the assumption train, but assuming that gtown is more concerned about OCI numbers, how would someone whose intended field isn't being drastically affected by the job market fare? I'm inclined to do patent law, and if I pass the patent bar before they review my app, could that give me a little extra push?
I would think so, showing a specific interest and passion for an area of law can only be a good thing. I think this is especially true for patent work which requires a specific background and separate bar.
I doubt they are more concerned with OCI numbers than overall employment numbers (although they are probably highly correlated). This is an interesting idea though: do they admit based on how likely they think you will be able to get a job at graduation and thus have a positive impact on their overal US News score? Would this give a preference to people looking for biglaw vs. PI where a successful transfer could not only help the % employed number but also the median/mean starting salary?