rbgrocio wrote:i guess it depends. I go to a tier 3... so i think work experience is more important. I think that's what really helps u get a job. If I were at Harvard or one of those i wouldn't have to worry so much about building my resume because graduating from Harvard pretty much guarantees u a job.
I think work experience, especially in the legal field, really is invaluable simply because it takes you outside of the mind-games of law school. I really enjoy working at the job I am at right now (in-house IP department for defense firm) because the job is giving me some killer opportunities and giving me a whole new perspective on the practice of law that I couldn't even dream of in lawl school.
Oddly enough, my highest grade this past semester was not in IP even though that's what my current job is all about!