This is my first time posting on here and hope that I am landing in the right spot… I also did some searching on here and did not find my case scenario on here so hopefully someone can weigh in on my question(s):
Over the last year I have had growing interest in patent law and recently began researching the topic. I hold both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from reputable and accredited institutions. Similarly, I am just over ten years into my career as a mechanical engineer, which also means I work full-time. If I were to pursue another degree, I would want something flexible and not overwhelmingly expensive. I live in Charlotte, NC and while there is a law school in my location that is accredited, the expense is overwhelming. I have considered online programs and led to the conclusion that there are major constraints. I believe that California is the only state that recognizes online JD degrees and also reciprocity is not recognized by any other states.
1) Can anyone confirm this? Not sure if there are any case scenarios of this being petitioned or waivered (past or present)?
2) It seems that there is progress towards a uniform bar exam – not sure about the rate of progression that this matter has evolved. Does it appear that this may come to fruition any time soon?
3) Are there any other options that may be worth considering?
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