« on: April 03, 2010, 10:32:10 AM »
When you write that you're "very interested in IP law", you're being silly. First, it looks like you haven't even applied to law school yet, correct? Much less taken a law class related to it? So how do you know?
Second, there are multiple areas of "IP law" -- at the very least, there is litigation (under which one can lump patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation), there is trademark (minor area, mostly when you have a business client for whom you handle other stuff), there is copyright (potentially a career, especially if you went to work for an outfit like RIAA or ASCAP), and there is patent prosecution. You could also possibly lump in "sports and entertainment law" under IP; it's mostly a mix of contract and copyright, along with salary negotiations and bailing drunk drummers out of jail after bar fights.
The only one that absolutely requires any sort of science or engineering background is patent prosecution, and that's because you have to know the science in order to do the job. If you know nothing about chemistry, and a client comes in to talk about the process he's developed for making octanitrocubane, you're not going to be able to understand a word of what he's saying, nor how to write it up as a patent application.