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gustrock
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Franklin Pierce

Postby gustrock » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:14 pm

Got in with money. Solid school?
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chameleon
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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby chameleon » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:17 pm

damn it i want an email...

i have the same question about pierce, it's a tier 3 school but top ten for IP, starting salaries for their patent lawyers look good, but concord kind of sucks.

i guess i'd go if they gave me money and i didn't get into any of my top choices...

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby Oban » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:18 pm

sausage party. Aside from that, it's a T3, but i guess its ok in IP.

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reasonable_man
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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby reasonable_man » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:21 pm

Specialty rankings mean nothing and the only lawyers that become patent lawyers/IP lawyers, for the most part, are hard science majors.

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chameleon
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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby chameleon » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:23 pm

i heard specialty rankings within patent law matter a bit for exactly that reason, it's only science majors

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby hank44 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:25 pm

agree with the idea that specialty rankings mean little... at least from what ive heard...i think a school like pierce, you either go if you get a full ride (unless you get into a much better school that is) OR if you KNOW you want to work in the state/area...otherwise i dont see it helping you get many jobs anywhere...for what its worth, im from the nyc area and didnt know they even had a law school until I saw it noted on this forum...


edit: plus, you might decide youre interested in another aspect of the law, something totally different
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gustrock
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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby gustrock » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:27 pm

Wrong. My uncle is partner at a large firm (500 + Attorneys) that does a lot of IP work, mostly copyrights. He was an english major, graduated from T4, now he is a millionaire.

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chameleon
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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby chameleon » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:28 pm

gustrock wrote:Wrong. My uncle is partner at a large firm (500 + Attorneys) that does a lot of IP work, mostly copyrights. He was an english major, graduated from T4, now he is a millionaire.


he did not pass the patent bar though, did he? and he doesn't write patents himself? there's a difference between being partner at a firm that works a lot in IP and being a lawyer that actually deals with patents...

gustrock
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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby gustrock » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:30 pm

yea. thats true. i dont want to be a patent lawyer. i want to work copyrights. IP is just a blanket term for all these areas. he didn't pass patent bar, no. the market still seems to be lucrative, nevertheless, if you know the right people.

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby Oblomov » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:31 pm

gustrock wrote:Wrong. My uncle is partner at a large firm (500 + Attorneys) that does a lot of IP work, mostly copyrights. He was an english major, graduated from T4, now he is a millionaire.


Oh, well I guess that proves it.

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby fonzerelli » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:36 pm

gustrock wrote:Wrong. My uncle is partner at a large firm (500 + Attorneys) that does a lot of IP work, mostly copyrights. He was an english major, graduated from T4, now he is a millionaire.


This is such an underrepresented perspective in these threads which I have dozens of close, first hand examples of as well..... thanks for noting this.

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby mhd08 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:40 pm

I was accepted to Pierce the day before I retook the LSATs (good morale booster). I think it's a great school for me because of my interest in IP (particularly copyrights). If I get a full ride or close to it, it's definitely a consideration. Although, I would be a little nervous to attend a school with such an intense focus on IP in case my interests change.

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby chameleon » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 pm

mhd08 wrote:I was accepted to Pierce the day before I retook the LSATs (good morale booster). I think it's a great school for me because of my interest in IP (particularly copyrights). If I get a full ride or close to it, it's definitely a consideration. Although, I would be a little nervous to attend a school with such an intense focus on IP in case my interests change.


stats (if you're comfortable)? were you a hard science major?

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Re: Franklin Pierce!

Postby mhd08 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:50 pm

161, 3.41... I was a business major, but I'm more interested in IP in terms of copyrights. I'm a musician and am very passionate about the arts so I figure this is the best way to combine that interest with law.




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