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Saint Louis U / Re: SLU, anyone?
« on: February 15, 2006, 11:13:07 PM »
I will be attending SLU in the Fall after completing the Summer Program. I heard that the campus is very nice and the cost of living is cheap there. Hope that help.


General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Part-Time
« on: May 13, 2007, 09:57:00 PM »
Thank you for your very detailed information. They are very helpful! This is what I have in my head as right now for the next 10 years.

Option 1: If I decide to work in USPTO first
I will probably spend the first 5 years there, then go to law school (if I still want more school). After that I will want to work in a private firm, can be either small or larger firms (at least 120k in salary is my goal). After gaining enough experience, I might start own firm.

Option 2: If I decide to go to law school first
Will want to work at a firm that pays at least 100k, not sure if thats possible. Then eventually start my own firm after gaining enough experience.

The major difference between the 2 options is the experience at USPTO. I heard that a lot firms like to hire former patent examiners, that's why I am thinking about working there first. But I also don't feel like reappling law schools again in the future because it's so much pain. If I don't have any experience at USPTO, would that put me in a disadvantage when I'm looking for a job in this area in the future?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Part-Time
« on: May 13, 2007, 08:47:50 PM »
I have a master degree in EE. From what I know, I can start as GS9 at USPTO. I have a few friends who work there and like there, tho sometimes they are stressed. I think sometime between GS11-GS13, you can take the patent bar exam. I think it's required before GS13/14. You are right on the law school rehembursment. The newest information I heard is that you have to serve one month in USPTO for each credit paid by them, which will take a long time to finish. I still have sometime to think before I make the decision. Either decision won't go wrong, but which one is better? Thank you.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Part-Time
« on: May 13, 2007, 07:33:32 PM »
Thank you for your information. I will be focusing on patent law if I decide to go to law school. Currently, I got offers from USPTO and Seton Hall (part-time), and I am deciding if I should work at USPTO or go to law school first. Working at USPTO will provide me very valuable experience, but I might have to retake LSAT and go through the whole application process again which is very annoying. If I decide to go to law school, I probably won't work at USPTO after graduation because the difference in salary. Any thoughts? Thank you.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Part-Time
« on: May 12, 2007, 01:03:33 PM »
If you are a part-time in law school, does that show on your diploma? Also, is it harder to find a job after you graduate as a part-time comparing to a full-time student? Thank you.

Personal Statement / CLEO Personal Statement
« on: January 08, 2007, 01:54:14 PM »
Can someone help me to edit my Indiana CLEO Personal Statement please? It's 3 pages long. Thank you in advance!!

Law School Applications / Re: Obtaining a fee waiver
« on: August 18, 2006, 06:13:55 PM »
I see what you mean. They didn't have the fee waiver service on their web site last year I think (at least I didn't see it last year). I will apply from the web site. Thanks!

Law School Applications / Obtaining a fee waiver
« on: August 18, 2006, 02:46:14 PM »
Is it still possible to obtain a fee waiver from law schools after I registered and paid for LSAC? I didn't know its existence after I paid for it, but I believe my financial status qualifies such waiver. Any chances obtaining a fee waiver from the following schools if I send them an email describing my circumstances? Thanks.

1. University of Denver
2. Seattle University
3. Indian University - Indianaplis
4. Seton Hall
5. Loyola (CA)
6. University of Missouri - Columbia
7. Santa Clara
8. Temple
9. U. of Oklahama
10. U. of Tennessee

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: May 10, 2006, 10:02:20 AM »

Is that the type of deal we're looking for?

The $750 off coupone won't stack with the 20% off discount! Help!

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: laptop
« on: April 28, 2006, 02:39:14 AM »
What about aerolite?

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