I'm a software engineer in the silicon valley area. i'm interested in finding out about tech IP law. i also have a passing interest in policy regarding software patents, which is just a clusterf**k right now. in addition to the job prospects, i really need to find out whether i won't hate the day to day tasks involved with doing the job.
your point had already been taken, though i would like to pick your brain further.
is the oversupply of lawyers pervasive across all specialties, or is it endemic to those with a humanities/social science B.A. + JD? do you know where i can find comprehensive statistics about employment prospects and salary for lawyers according to specialty?
I will take that under advisement. What I really want is a way to start a network of contacts and to get advice from practicing lawyers (in tech) so that I know what I am getting myself into before I apply to law school and switch careers.
hello all. i am a silicon valley software engineer who wants to (potentially) switch career paths. i want to get a better sense of which fields of law i might be interested in (preferably those that leverage my math and computer science background) by volunteering at a law firm in the silicon valley area. can you guys give me tips about how to approach a tech law firm about the possibility of volunteering? how else may i get exposure to the field before applying to law schools?