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Competitiveness

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:46 pm

Top quarter at T20, master's in science, passed patent bar, 2L V30 SA in litigation. Chances at D.Del, D.MD, and E.D.VA?

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Re: Competitiveness

Postby ph14 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Top quarter at T20, master's in science, passed patent bar, 2L V30 SA in litigation. Chances at D.Del, D.MD, and E.D.VA?


Hmm, maybe if you were at a V25. But V30 has no shot.

In all seriousness, can you be more specific? What is your recommendation situation? Are you a 2L/3L/alumni?

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Re: Competitiveness

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:55 pm

ph14 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Top quarter at T20, master's in science, passed patent bar, 2L V30 SA in litigation. Chances at D.Del, D.MD, and E.D.VA?


Hmm, maybe if you were at a V25. But V30 has no shot.

In all seriousness, can you be more specific? What is your recommendation situation? Are you a 2L/3L/alumni?


I'm a 2L. I have some profs and attorney contacts who are willing to refer me. Focusing on patent-heavy dockets obv.

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Re: Competitiveness

Postby Citizen Genet » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:12 pm

No idea on how patent specificity affects competitiveness. (My sense is, if you can quickly and coherently explain to a judge why he is special, you stand a better chance at being reviewed. I could see that being salient for patent dockets particularly. But I don't know if that is enough to make up for the school/grade combo.)

Any reason you're not considering E.D. Tx as well?

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Re: Competitiveness

Postby theaccidentalclerk » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:42 pm

Very little chance in ED Va or D Del. The former is actually one of the more competitive districts now. Lots of fun national security cases. The problem with Delaware is that there just aren't very many judges, and the ones that are there are really well-regarded. Even for the patent-heavy dockets, I suspect it's pretty much out -- there aren't all that many of them, and I suspect that there well be enough T14 applicants with better grades and similar science backgrounds applying to rule you out.

I don't know enough about D. Md. I'd guess you might have a shot with patent-heavy judges, but that's really just a shot in the dark.

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Re: Competitiveness

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 pm

theaccidentalclerk wrote:Very little chance in ED Va or D Del. The former is actually one of the more competitive districts now. Lots of fun national security cases. The problem with Delaware is that there just aren't very many judges, and the ones that are there are really well-regarded. Even for the patent-heavy dockets, I suspect it's pretty much out -- there aren't all that many of them, and I suspect that there well be enough T14 applicants with better grades and similar science backgrounds applying to rule you out.

I don't know enough about D. Md. I'd guess you might have a shot with patent-heavy judges, but that's really just a shot in the dark.


Would a year or two at a firm put me over the edge into "possible?"




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