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.
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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?
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.
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.
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
9. U. of Oklahama
10. U. of Tennessee