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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Anyone thinking IP Law?
« on: November 25, 2007, 07:03:36 AM »
I've been researching the bios/CV's of attorneys in some large firms and many of them do not have tech or science backgrounds.  Whether there are ample job opportunities for them or not is another question but I find that there is room in the field for us.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Anyone thinking IP Law?
« on: November 21, 2007, 06:22:23 PM »
Well, to start with there is a great deal of intellectual property to be dealt with that isn't pharmaceutical, technical, science-based, etc.  There are, as PennyLane notes, copyrights, trademarks and the like.  My background is deep in entertainment and I do not want to work in entertainment law.  Clearly, there are places to work (Time/Warner, Universal, Viacom, Google, Apple to name a few) that have IP issues on the front burner and are not necessarily going to be concerned if I have an EE or biochem degree.  I do love the idea of approaching my own industry from a different perspective and I believe that my background is strong enough to be taken quite seriously if I go this route.  As a non-trad though, I am just beginning to consider whether IP law would be making the job search more difficult on myself and my family than I'd like it to be. 

Also, I am a Government major and I can think of some lobbying groups and NGO's that might be interested in someone with my skill set.

Thanks for all your comments!

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Anyone thinking IP Law?
« on: November 21, 2007, 07:12:23 AM »
Just wondering whether anyone is considering intellectual property law.  Any indications as to the better schools for IP?  I live in NY and plan to stay here so IP could work for me but I don't have a science or tech background. 

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