Law Review significance to IP

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Lycurgus
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Law Review significance to IP

Postby Lycurgus » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:40 pm

By and far if you want to work in a large firm the consensus is that law review is huge. I just transferred into a T1 from my T4 and wish to go the IP/patent prosecution route. Thoughts on LR's significance when pursuing a career in IP?

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:21 pm

close to zero significance (other than the fact that it shows you write well, but this can be seen after you've done a few assignments as an SA). anyone who says otherwise has an agenda

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby target » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:51 pm

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:close to zero significance (other than the fact that it shows you write well, but this can be seen after you've done a few assignments as an SA). anyone who says otherwise has an agenda


is it still true if I want to go into IP lit? also, what do you mean by agenda?

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby dood » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:24 pm

LR/journal is not significant to any firm job, but the absence of it on ur resume might raise an eyebrow here or there, but even then very unlikely to affect u adversely in any significant way.

might look nice for the resume if u end up as editor-in-chief or some other title that makes people think ur a boss, like "managing editor". but just being a journal member is really not huge pro or con.

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:31 pm

As long as your undergrad major is EE, ME, or Computer science and that your law school GPA is above median, your prospects of finding a job is significantly higher than your law school peers.

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby dood » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:31 pm

target wrote:
Julio_El_Chavo wrote:close to zero significance (other than the fact that it shows you write well, but this can be seen after you've done a few assignments as an SA). anyone who says otherwise has an agenda


is it still true if I want to go into IP lit? also, what do you mean by agenda?


all the editors want good staff members slaves who are good at editing. and in order to attract the top talent, they make journal membership sound "prestigious". of course, by the time u find this out, it'll be too late and the best thing for u to do is to become a 3L editor and perpetuate the fraud on incoming 2Ls.

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby Dr. Review » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:34 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:As long as your undergrad major is EE, ME, or Computer science and that your law school GPA is above median, your prospects of finding a job is significantly higher than your law school peers.


Less ME and more EE than in previous years though.

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby Lycurgus » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:25 pm

I have Biomedical Engineering Degree. Does that seem too life-sciency?

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby Dr. Review » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:30 pm

Lycurgus wrote:I have Biomedical Engineering Degree. Does that seem too life-sciency?


My thoughts on the matter (however useful or useless they may be) from another thread: http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=188851

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby chasgoose » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:51 pm

Also aren't transfers pretty much the only people that can get away with not having a journal without it raising eyebrows? Not being at the school when writing competition happened is usually a pretty understandable excuse...

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Re: Law Review significance to IP

Postby wiseowl » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:10 pm

prosecution only - not a big deal

going for lit - better at least try to have it if possible




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