Plan of action in case things don't work out

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What Have I Done?
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Plan of action in case things don't work out

Postby What Have I Done? » Wed May 08, 2013 7:57 pm

So here's the deal. I'm a BSEE with 6+ years w/e in project engineering/management at a company listed on the Dow. Have a shit-ass 2.7 uGPA and currently part-time 1L at some podunk TTTT that no one has ever heard of. Should get grades back in a two-three weeks; should be pretty good but don't feel like they will be top of the class or anything (except for rocking LRW).

I was looking to specialize in patent law (pat bar registered) but now I kind of feel like this whole law thing might not be for me. I'm more interested in patent law as a business strategy (got dat entrepreneurial bug) so I was looking at making the jump to our in-house IP counsel after graduation. After speaking with a couple of IP attorneys here, that idea is all but shot. General consensus is "we don't hire attorneys without private practice experience." Now I'm thinking crap, there are virtually no law firms here with IP departments plus the company is paying for all of law school. I highly doubt I'll be able to get hired at a law firm after graduation if I stick it out here part-time without getting any law firm experience.

Here's what I think my options are:

1. If grades are good enough, transfer to a better school in an IP-rich market. GW is probably the highest I'll be able to reach from a TTTT. Maybe to PT at GW and do the whole patent agent gig possibly getting some school paid for.

2. If grades suck, drop the fuck out, rock the GMAT, get killer rec's from by supervisors and go onto top 15 MBA program. Good thing is, if I drop out, I have accumulated $0 law school debt.

3. If grades are borderline, try for the transfer. If unsuccessful, see how things go summer and fall semester, and then reapply for transfer for the summer term (GW and GULC allow part-timers to apply after 2L fall semester). IF that doesn't play out, see number 2.

This sucks. Thoughts?

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Grazzhoppa
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Re: Plan of action in case things don't work out

Postby Grazzhoppa » Fri May 10, 2013 6:54 pm

doesn't sound like a bad plan. good thing you have no debt.

hiima3L
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Re: Plan of action in case things don't work out

Postby hiima3L » Sat May 11, 2013 8:04 am

You do realize GW and even Gtown grads are having a hard time finding jobs, right?

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BaiAilian2013
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Re: Plan of action in case things don't work out

Postby BaiAilian2013 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:20 am

I'm confused about your situation. Why is the company paying for your JD?




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