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Job Search / Re: Callback interviews
« on: August 29, 2006, 09:03:24 PM »
I just got a callback from a DC firm that I interviewed with at the Patent Fair four weeks ago.  Hoestly, I was surprised (and thrilled!) after this long that I got a callback.

Job Search / Re: Law Patent Program Interviews in Chicago
« on: August 08, 2006, 04:54:22 PM »
wow. I haven't heard anything either, but I figured it's pretty early.

Current Law Students / Re: Work Load during Thanksgiving
« on: July 28, 2006, 08:11:47 AM »
I'm sure it varies from school to school, but law school is different than undergrad. The work flow is pretty steady as far as reading goes.  The problem is when you have memos due. They take up ALOT of time, usually all weekend the weekend before they are due so that makes doing the reading harder depending if you're trying to cram it in while doing the memo or trying to catch up after the memo. As far as I recall, at my school the last memo was due right before thanksgiving.  i think most people used Thanksgiving break to start/catchup on their outlines before coming back and the big finals crunch happens.. and you have your normal reading amount.

Hi NorthEast_1L -
Everyone has a different experience, but I'll be truthful with you.  There are some things I like about Syracuse, some I do not.  I really enjoyed my first semester.  I had great professors and learned a lot. That semester I got sick and had to be hospitalzied (long story) and the professors and dean of students were absolutely great about it and SO helpful for the classes I missed.  The second semester, I did not have as positive an experience. The professor my section had were terrible. However, this was just the luck of the draw.   As at every school, there are some good ones and some bad ones.  Also, I found the 2l's and 3l's very helpful and willing to give outlines and advice about profs which I found useful.  The other thing I might mention is that our class is known as the class of "overacheivers" that for some reason compared to the 2L's and 3L's and past classes we had more students applying to  things (ie. journals, moot court, jobs).. which created tougher competitoin among ourselves.  I suspect that your class will even be more competitive among each other which can only help in the rankings... but that's just a humble soon to be 2L's opinion.:)
As far as the IR joint program, it is pretty flexible with the law school as it is the program that most joint masters students do. I already have a masters degree, so I don't know much about it because I was not interested, but I do know I have some friends who are doing it.  They had to take classes such as Professional REsponsibility this summer to fit in some masters classes next year.. but overall I hear it's pretty doable and being at the law school helps with admission. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

I will be a 2L at syracuse and I will tell you most of the 1L's were upset when this drop happened. People went sorta nuts talking about it and others coudldn't stand to hear about it.. many more declared they were transferring.  However, supposedly the 3Ls and other alumni and profs say it doesn't matter in the long run, but I don't know.  We teeter back and forth.  It was disapointing though and like I said i'm a little too early in the procsess to know if it matters.I was not happpy when that drop happened so..I feel for you... we all do!

Transferring / Re: Anyone attempting a transfer to Buffalo?
« on: July 25, 2006, 03:07:18 PM »
hmm.. i haven't heard from my friend in a couple days...last I spoke to her was on Sat and she hadn't heard, but I'll let you know if I do.  She's coming from Syracuse (which is where I go :) ). 

Transferring / Re: Anyone attempting a transfer to Buffalo?
« on: July 24, 2006, 12:17:13 PM »
I really wouldn't worry.  I think that when medical conditions are concerned they weigh heavily as a reason to transfer because they want to make sure you're not just transferring for an increase in rank. I know i have a friend that applied as a transfer to Buffalo and still hasn't heard either, so I think they just have no made their decision yet. Good Luck!

Current Law Students / Re: to 3L patent attorneys to be - A QUESTION!
« on: July 10, 2006, 03:27:24 PM »
I am attending the even in Chicago and also taking the patent bar in August. I have started my search for summer 2007 as well.  I'm totally stressed out about it all :) Anyway, when are you guys going to start mailing out resumes and cover letters to firms not in Chicago or at OCI.   Beginning of fall?  I am not sure when the right time to do this is as my career services isn't great. thanks.

Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: July 04, 2006, 04:30:40 PM »
on chapter 2100 and also not feeling confident.. and the course is almost done (PLI). I have the exam Aug 9.  yikes.

Current Law Students / Re: Engineers who went to law school...
« on: June 27, 2006, 06:33:39 PM »
I am a Bio person and just finished my first year of law school. I have a master's in Biomedical Engineering as well. i found the first year to be challenging, but in a different way than science/engineering.  The work load was more bearable, but the curve makes it harder. However, I definitly found that I was more prepared to work than most students coming from a different major. I have no regrets so far and find it more rewarding than working in a lab and constantly have to pray experiemnts work.

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