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General Board / Re: To law or not to law
« on: September 27, 2006, 04:52:46 PM »
My interests are shifted more towards computer science topics, especially networking. But I did take many EE courses in my undergrad, so I have a strong background on that too.

Honestly, the big paycheck is what initially geared my attention towards this career path. Other than that, engineering work at the Master's level is at least initially pretty dull and monotonous (permanently stuck in front of a computer). I've also become disappointed with the lack of social and networking skills of the people in this area, which makes me feel depressed at times.

On the other hand I don't think these by themselves are enough reasons to jump boats. I guess law can also be dull and excitement in any career depends on what you make out of it. Plus being an attorney certainly requires longer hours of work. So that's why I'm asking about any particularly good resources that talk about patent law work.

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General Board / To law or not to law
« on: September 27, 2006, 02:33:21 PM »
I'm considering going into patent law. I'm just finishing my MS and already have a BS in Computer Engineering. Can anyone recommend specific books, blogs, or any other resources which can help me make my decision? Law school costs time and money, and I really want to be sure this is what I want. Although money is a big incentive, I really want to know if I would enjoy this profession.

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General Board / Re: dropping MS for Law School
« on: April 19, 2006, 11:12:39 PM »
Thanks for the replies. I might just stick it out by pure inertia...
But now I have some comfort that it won't affect my chances at law school in case I decide to quit.

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General Board / dropping MS for Law School
« on: April 13, 2006, 10:30:32 AM »
Hi.

I'm considering dropping out of my Master's in Computer Engineering program and I want to apply to Law School for Fall 07. I already have a B.S. in Comp Eng. Could dropping from the M.S. have a negative effect on my chances to enter Law School? I'm not thinking of dropping because I want to go to Law School, but because it's not what I thought it would be and I don't really feel motivated to stay. I've heard people say that all that matters is undergrad GPA and LSAT. So I just want to know if they'll care about the fact that I started a Master's and didn't finish it, or they'll simply ignore it.

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Law School Applications / Do LSAT percentiles include part-time admissions?
« on: December 24, 2007, 02:33:49 PM »
I posted this on the Law School Rankings forum, but there's not much action there.

Does anyone know if the 25th-75th percentile stats for admitted law students include those admitted for part-time studies? I'm looking to enter GWU part-time. I've got a LSAT score of 158, undergrad GPA 3.76 and M.S. GPA 3.50, both in Computer Engineering. Do I have bad, decent or good chances to get in?

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Law School Rankings / Do LSAT percentiles include part-time admissions?
« on: December 23, 2007, 09:25:28 PM »
Does anyone know if the 25th-75th percentile stats for admitted law students include those admitted for part-time studies? I'm looking to enter GWU part-time. I've got LSAT score of 158, undergrad GPA 3.76 and M.S. GPA 3.50, both in Computer Engineering. Do I have bad, decent or good chances to get in?

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Good thing I read this, since I'm doing the June 2007 today. Now I won't get frustrated if I do lower than my avg. Btw, to see the huge range in scores that people have when taking the test multiple times (going up and down, not just up) just shows how overrated and misused it is for law school admission. I wonder... if the LSAT was done with multiple LG sections and instead of adding up the questions they averaged out the score for all sections, maybe the scores would be more stable.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: I HATE RC
« on: November 07, 2007, 03:14:08 PM »
Maybe you just need to slow down a bit on RC questions. They're usually easy questions, but if you go into then with the same high speed rhythm that you've developed for LG and LR then you might think they're easier than they really are.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Bible worth it at this point?
« on: November 07, 2007, 01:39:56 PM »
Hey, thanks to all for the replies. I ordered it along with the Next 10 prep test book. I'll hopefully have at least two weeks that I can dedicate to full time LSAT studying, so I think I can get at least some benefit out of it.

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Studying for the LSAT / LR Bible worth it at this point?
« on: November 06, 2007, 08:27:03 PM »
I decided late to take the LSAT in December 1. I've been studying the Games bible but haven't finished it. Is it worth it to spend $65 on the LR bible at this point and try to breeze through it, or should I just go for practice tests? Other recommendations are welcome.

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