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loved it.  the law quad is just as gorgeous as it is in the cd-rom, the students are amazing and the professors are brilliant.  i strongly encourage everyone to visit if possible.  please let me know if you guys have any questions! :)

the law quad may be nice, but take into the account the weather.  Also, if you're into the whining liberal thing you're in the right place.  If you're interested in intellectual curiousity, I wouldn't be too excited.  A very stifling educational environment.  If you don't agree with your professors, expect a low grade.  I went undergrad at michigan and know several of the professors in the law school...just a heads up

There is a big difference from Michigan undergrad and Michigan law.  Just like the difference between NYU undergrad and NYU law.  The difference in like night and day, the only thing that is similar is the location.  I doubt that many law profs would teach in the undergrad dept, none of the law profs taught any normal undergrad classes at my school anyway.  As for the "not agreeing with your professor thing", thats true of all undergrads- but generally no not law schools.

In terms of the hotel thing at the preview weekend, Michigan hooked you up, I think it was a 75 dollar charge for two nights.  It was pretty nice.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Future IP Lawyers!
« on: March 20, 2005, 08:22:02 AM »
Well, seems that everyone agrees on Yale over FP. Has anyone considered about Boalt vs. YHS for IP? As an engineer, I guess I had always been fascinated by UC-Berkerly engineer program. Is it really serve better than YHS Patent/IP program wise?

Also, is practicing Patent Law a good career choice?

Hiring from a school most greatly depends on what school you go to. HYS while their "programs in IP" may not be as good as berkeley, their hiring (getting those 125k starting salary) is probably way higher.  I think specialty programs show the strength of the program, how many courses, how much you can learn, etc,etc.  THis has very little to do with how likely you are to get a job after graduation.  A tier 3 is a tier 3, you'd be hard pressed to get a six figure starting salary from their no matter what you practice......

BTW, most IP lawyers (I know quite a few) will tell you to go to the highest ranked school you get into. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Future IP Lawyers!
« on: March 12, 2005, 03:12:30 PM »
Im going to Michigan.  I'm probably have to make a strong freaking case to sit for the patent bar.  I'm a comp sci major whose school isn't accredited by ABET, so I might be in some trouble...... hopefully everything will work out (best case scenario, I will have to take 2 physics classes to accompany my CS classes).  I don't even want to think about what the worst case scenario is.... ugh.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Testmasters/Powerscore Instructors in NJ
« on: February 17, 2005, 02:51:00 PM »
Being the giant moron that I am, I took both the powerscore and testmasters classes since I started at a low 150.  Honestly, if I were to choose one, I think I would go with powerscore just because of the smaller class size.  I think the instructors are pretty similar, but Testmasters sometimes CRAMS people into college lecture halls, whereas powerscore limits it to 30 or so I think. 

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: GULC DING
« on: December 07, 2004, 08:41:31 AM »
Man, you guys all have amazing numbers.  Someone should tell GULC to stop being numbers whores........

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Accepters - raise your hands.
« on: December 05, 2004, 02:41:31 PM »
hehe, actually the pictures make it look better than it really is, but pictures always do that.  It is however, still ridiculously large and "awe-inspiring".  Not so much of a tomb of thought, since a lot of the buildings though are very modernized..... though the reading room is gorgeous.... The underground library is amazing for the fact that it is completely underground...... Overall, even though the pictures do make it out to be larger and grander than it is in person, its still ABSOLUTELY amazing, and really green...... (im from new york, so the only grass I know is the grass being sold by the druggies in Washington Square Park). 

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Law School Admissions / Re: Looking for the best Pre-Law colleges
« on: December 05, 2004, 02:31:57 PM »
I agree.... pre-laws ironically have the absolute worst admissions stats out of everyone else.  I think physics majors fare the best.  In all seriousness, if you are gunning for a top law school, your best chance is to do some sort of science major coupled with a humanities major.  I think this show that you have the critical thinking skills plus the ability to express yourself, or if you had to choose, do the science major and get good grades.  Pre-law just doesn't make you stand out enough....... and BELIEVE me standing out is INCREDIBLY important in the law school process.

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Law School Admissions / Re: getting into a top 5 law school
« on: December 05, 2004, 02:24:44 PM »
Jeez, this as long as your on the tenure track at Northwestern...... I can't imagine any school rejecting you even if you do score a 165...... I do believe you fall under the "extraordinary circumstances" provision.....

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Accepters - raise your hands.
« on: December 05, 2004, 12:07:27 PM »
I'm coming too!! Where did you get your lawyers club app?  I didn't find it in the initial package, do they send it to you after the deposit?  I visisted last month, I think around the 20th of or so, and it was a bit chilly but nothing I wasn't used too (NYC weather can get pretty cold too). Then again, I was so intimidated by the size of the buildings that for an hour, I just sat there in the cold being intimidated..........

P.S. Are you a summer starter??

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Law School Admissions / Withdrawing
« on: December 05, 2004, 07:06:05 AM »
Does anyone know how to go about doing this?  Do I send an e-mail? Call them? Write a letter? Mich says I need to withdraw from my schools sometime within the coming month, and i'm eager to do so.......

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