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Job Search / Re: Loyola patent program
« on: June 05, 2009, 10:07:19 PM »
Thank you very much. I keep my fingers crossed. At least one interview would be nice.

Transferring / Re: i need advice
« on: June 05, 2009, 10:06:16 PM »
Yes, this is what I am asking. Sorry I didn't make myself clearly the first time.
For example, I know that for one school in the 50's, they require at least a top 5-10% performance; whereas a school in the 30's requires a top third performance. At least from what I read int he FAQ section for transferring students.

Transferring / i need advice
« on: June 05, 2009, 10:47:49 AM »
Hi everyone -
First of all, I find this board really helpful. Thanks for your help everyone. I have one concern. I am interested in transferring. Why is it that for some lower ranked schools, tranfer applicants need to be ranked in the top 5-10% of their class; whereas for some of the higher ranked schools, those schools seem to be generally more lenient about the class ranking, ie top 1/3 of the class?  Can someone explain to me?

Rene Descartes

Job Search / Loyola patent program
« on: June 02, 2009, 03:41:41 PM »
Hi people

Does anyone know anything about this summer interview program?
If so, can someone tell me about the success rate?

Transferring / How important are professors' recommendations?
« on: June 02, 2009, 10:44:38 AM »
Hi people

I would like to know: if the grades appear to be borderline acceptance. Does the school give weight to recommendations? What about your other achievements on the resume, such as advanced degree and publications? Thanks.

Rene Descartes

Transferring / transferring issue
« on: June 01, 2009, 03:21:36 PM »
Hi people

I would like to know something. I asked my school to prepare a dean's letter of standing and a transcript. The person in charge of handling the matter asked me why I want to transfer and would like to discuss with me. That person is not my recommender and I don't understand why she feels the need to talk to me about transferring. Has this ever occurred to anyone? It feels strange. What advice can you give me? I look forward to your reply.

Rene Descartes

Current Law Students / Re: Help with the UCC?
« on: May 31, 2009, 02:21:09 PM »
good old UCC.
not my favourite.
i thought it was extremely dry.

Job Search / life science patent law
« on: May 29, 2009, 10:19:22 PM »
for a person with a Master's degree in biochemistry/molecular biology, what is the job market like? Whenever I read about job market for patent lawyers, there is only information for engineers, but what about the biochemists? the life scientists? Does anyone know anything about the market for this group of people, myself included?

Thanks, I would like to hear from you.

Current Law Students / Just an observation
« on: May 29, 2009, 10:03:56 PM »
I understand this whole law profession is very hierarchical. The name of your school is important in finding employment.  However after one year of law school at a not so top school, one thing I realize is how superficial this hierarchy is. The quality of the students in my school is excellent (regardless of the law school entrance numbers).  There are people who didn't do well either on the LSAT or in undergrad but they can do very well in law school. The B curve can be annoying because you can get one question wrong on the test and you still end up with a B.  I was impressed with my classmates for a long time. There are a large number of engineering / physical /life science students in my school, PhDs, Masters and those with tons of work experiences who have had USPTO patents.  For a tier 3 school, the Class of 2011 is extremely strong. I don't think there is one person who is unconscious or drunk at any point.  I think the class is just as strong as any other at other law schools.   

It's just sad reality that a group of smart people such as my class is considered to be on the lower rung of the law hierarchy.  It really bothers me to read about people who desperately wanna transfer from UPenn to Harvard.  I understand this hierarchy really puts pressure on people.  But at the end of the day, what does this really mean? There are people in my school who are very bright.  This whole tier thing just doesn't make sense.

Transferring / Transferring recommendation letter
« on: May 28, 2009, 09:40:23 PM »
Hello everyone,

For the transferring application, do we go back to that LSAC website and submit an electronic form? and tell our recommenders to fill out an LSAC recommendation form to be submitted on their own to LSAC? Doesn't the law school already have copies of old reoommednations that you first submitted when you applied to law schools? Where will this new transfer recommendation go?

My second question is: I would like to reapply to a couple of schools. Can I just start with a new application for the same school?

Please help me.

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