r6_philly wrote:How does Stanford grads fare compared to Berkeley grads doing IP/Technology law? I know Berkeley heavily advertise their IP focus, so I want to know if their grads' prospect is comparable to a Stanford grad.
I'm out of my area because I have no interest in IP law, but just because I don't know if any of the other 1L's on this board will either I'll tell you this: my final decision was between Berkeley and Stanford, and honestly I would doubt there's anything Berkeley has a real edge in. I know IP is their "specialty," but Stanford is in Silicon Valley too and has many technology oriented professors and journals. Frankly, the name Berkeley causes eyes to roll in a lot of circles, probably not as much in IP, but there aren't any employers who are going to have that "oh jeez" reaction to the Stanford name. When I visited Berkeley for admit weekend and mentioned to a few guides that I was also admitted to Stanford, one or two told me quietly, essentially verbatim, "we love Berkeley, but we would never tell anyone to turn down Stanford."