« on: May 20, 2008, 10:03:19 AM »
My advice, as I originally suggested, would be to re-think what he can/wants to do after law school graduation. The original poster was adamant about practicing IP. If he isn't one of the few that will land BigLaw (or a boutique),practicing IP is a problem. If the original OP is fine with being a litigator at a small or mid size firm, then fine. The problem is two-fold: the IP market for attorneys is very different than it was 4 years ago and small firms do not have IP practices.
BTW, you seem to assume my comments were made because I go to a T14 school. They weren't. I happen to have substantial pre-law school experience with IP, and I doubt anyone on this board understands the IP market more than I do.
I wish you had made this point to begin with. If you had it wouldn't have appeared that you were slagging off on someone who likely already has enough anxiety in regards to his career choices. Having noted your actual IP experience (and you must admit many posters on this board lack experience in the fields in which they are advising) your suggestions appear more constructive and helpful then they originally appeared.
My apologies for going off on you. I feel, to a degree, this board is filled with people who intend on preying on others anxieties in order to make them feel better about themselves. Clearly this was not your intention.