Looking for opinions! Several options, what's best?

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Wulfz
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Looking for opinions! Several options, what's best?

Postby Wulfz » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:16 pm

I'm in my Senior year as a Biochemistry major with a 3.91 GPA. Got several extracurricular activities under my belt (part-time jobs, teaching/tutoring, sports, honors clubs).

I've just recently even heard of Patent Lawyers and I believe that it sounds like a career I would enjoy pursuing. I've got a connection with one of the top patent lawyers in my area and plan to meet with him soon but I wanted to get some ideas on my options...

A. Take a year to work in a related field, then go to law School.
B. Take an extra year to get a minor in physics, possibly do some research, and do an internship, then go to law school.
C. Take a year to work in a related field, then get a masters degree in some sort of Engineering, then go to law School.
D. Take a year to work in a related field, then get a PhD in Biochemistry, then go to law school.
E. Any sort of combination of these things.

I really don't want to get a PhD in Biochemistry... I just really do not want to be in school that long and I don't want to put off my career for that long but if that is the best option I'll do it. I'd prefer to take this year then go directly to law school but I don't want that to come back to haunt me in the future if that isn't my best option. I'm thinking staying for a year and getting a minor in physics, with my degree in Biochemistry and my experience in research with an internship at a patent law firm could be enough to score a good Patent Litigation spot down the road...?

What are your opinions?

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quiver
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Re: Looking for opinions! Several options, what's best?

Postby quiver » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:39 pm

Wulfz wrote:A. Take a year to work in a related field, then go to law School
I say this one.

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Re: Looking for opinions! Several options, what's best?

Postby bk1 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:40 pm

Locked because you already have another topic for this.




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