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Law School Admissions / Preparing for Intellectual Property [IP] Law?
« on: November 06, 2010, 11:42:46 AM »
Hey Guys,

I am a senior in high school who is about to commit to either George Washington University, UT Austin, or Boston University.  My question was how do I prepare myself to becoming an IP Lawyer? should I major in engineering or science? and which is the best and most secure category of IP Law? Is it trademark, copyrights, trade secrets etc.?

Any help appreciated!  :)

Thank you sooo much Stinkypants and Morten for helping me solidify my liquid mind! I appreciate it a lot. I realize I have plenty of time and now I should be worrying about my GPA and getting in to undergrad and doing well from there.  And morten I will definitely check that book you suggested to me!  ;D

I heard that a good SAT score will lead to a LSAT score because LSAT is logic and SAT is also logic (especially for the critical reading)?  It sounds kind of absurd because its a pre-college level test but I heard this from a lot of people who took their LSATs and are heading for law school

The only thing that will "lead to" a good LSAT score is lots and lots of preparation.  It is somewhat similar to the SAT in the sense that neither are really testing substantive knowledge, but that's about as far as that comparison goes.  A good SAT score may be predictive of a good LSAT score - I don't know - but one thing that is abundantly clear is that a good LSAT score requires preparation.  Lots and lots of preparation.

Just in case you missed that:  Lots and lots of preparation.

Hahah gotcha  ;) .... Since I am thinking about doing a double major in Finance and Economics, would Corporate Law be a good choice?

Oh, as to why it has taken him 5 years. During the brief time I was a biochem major, I learned that 5 years was not uncommon for that degree. So, the fact that your brother was able to change majors so many times and graduate in 5 years with a biochem degree is actually pretty good. He must have already been taking a lot of the classes toward it because (at least where I went to school) you had to take through Cal III, chem, organic chem, biochem, other chem classes, lots of bio classes, etc, which can easily take 4 or 5 years when you already have a lot of other required courses for the university itself.

Yeah he was actually ahead in calculus and he just finished organic chemistry one.... so i guess its a good thing... Another quick question.... I heard that a good SAT score will lead to a LSAT score because LSAT is logic and SAT is also logic (especially for the critical reading)?  It sounds kind of absurd because its a pre-college level test but I heard this from a lot of people who took their LSATs and are heading for law school

I think you should pick whichever one (or even two) you find the most interesting and in which you can excel.  The specific major doesn't really matter that much. Your GPA matters a lot more. My BA was in Anthropology & Latin and I got a minor in Archaeology, so not exactly the typical kind of BA one gets before going to law school. Don't focus so narrowly on your end goal of going to law school that you don't take the chance to experiment with classes from different departments that sound interesting to you, even if they don't relate to your goal. I took a lot of electives that just sounded interesting to me like sign language and a class about juvenile delinquency. I actually started college as a Biochem/Latin major. I took Anthro my 1st year and found it much more interesting than Chemistry, and then switched majors. Anyway, don't box yourself in so much that you don't explore your options in college.

Cicero, I wanted to explore new subjects/areas of interests in the beginning but my parents want me to stick with the major for four years, this is because my brother explored different areas of interest (first physics, then philosophy, then math and finally biochemistry) and he constantly changed majors (about 4 times total corresponding to the subjects I listed previously) and now he is going to be a 5 year grad due to so many major changes.  Is this true for all people who changed their major or "explored" so many times or is it a policy at certain schools (My brother attends the university of texas at austin)

Thanks a lot guys, I am really worried though if I have time in undergraduate to decide is law is right for me... I know I have time left but I have been known to be a somewhat indecisive person about these things..... Also what major would you guys recommend to get into law school... I love economics/government, politics, and history and I heard those were good tracks for Law but which one is the better one?

Hey Guys,

I have a major dilemma about planning to go to law school. I have heard from so many sources that it is very difficult to get a job as a lawyer now a days for all reasons regardless of a bad economy/recession. I heard this is due to a loss of respect or dislike against lawyers. Is this true or is the exception those who graduated from T14 Law Schools. If I don't get into a T14 law school is it worth it to practice law at all? Also what do you think about 3+3 accelerated programs some universities have these days where one can get a BA/JD or BS/JD within six years? I am seriously considering it but a lot of people say its a bad idea! I am really going nuts about this and I really need some mature advice!

Any Help Is Really Appreciated


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