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that's a good idea.  thanks for the tip.

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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.

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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?

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you sound somewhat cynical, but i do understand your argument about their lack of incentive to mentor someone whom they cannot also use for their purposes.

thanks for the info.  i will make inquiries in other places.

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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.

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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?

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Studying for the LSAT / best lsat prep materials
« on: January 10, 2012, 01:09:21 AM »
hello all.  i am writing to find out which lsat prep materials are most effective.  i used powerscore and manhattan for gre and gmat prep and did very well on those exams.  are those companies also good sources for lsat prep material?  if not, what are the most effective?

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