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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Best schools for IP?
« on: February 16, 2003, 04:17:56 AM »
Eh, Andrew, I am aware that you attend an excellent school for studying Intellectual property. I have a science background but I was under the impression that most patent attorney had at least a Masters or PHD's in science. Further, I heard the patent bar is very tough it's failure rate is high.  

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Best schools for IP?
« on: February 14, 2003, 05:33:41 AM »
Dean, Geek, is correct: you should attend the best law school you can get in to. Firms, will train you on the job for IP law. It's better to attend a tier one law school than a school that has strong "IP program". Provided that you have good grades in law school, you'll have a much easier time getting a job at a good law school compared to a school that has only a good IP program.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: LSAT  Guidance
« on: December 09, 2002, 08:15:16 AM »
I am using old "acutal"  LSAT material. I only study from question published on previous lsat's.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / LSAT  Guidance
« on: December 09, 2002, 06:26:22 AM »
Hi y'all,

I was wondering if anyone was willing to offer some advice. Lsat year, I decided no to puruse medical school despite good academic credentials: my MCAT (80th percentile) and GPA (3.63).  I was getting tired of studying tradtional sciences and I did'nt want to spend another four years memorizing organ systems and learning obscure microbial names. To make a long story short I decided to pursue a career in law specifically patent law. Patent law would allow me to stay close to the filed of science without having to do all the clinical aspects of science. Furthermore, the compensation in this field is compartive to the medical profession so it seemed like the next logical step.

Anyhow, not to be cocky but I'm fairly intelligent. I graudated with on the Dean's Honours list in molecular biology but I can't seem to achieve a decent score on these paractice tests. I have taken three thus far, and the highest I have scored is 145. I've never been able to read or think fast and I think  that is the problem. I am concerned because I want to achieve a 160 but that seems well out of reach.

Has anyone improved drastically from their first few practice tests or should you be scoring reasonably high if you want to achieve your target score. For instance, in order to realistically achive a 160 should'nt my current score be in the 150's. I guess I'm discouraged because the MCAT seemed much more tougher, yet I can't even achive a respectable score on the LSAT.

Furthermore, does anyone know a good strategy for attacking assumption questions. Also how can I improve my Reading comprehension speed. Currenly I can attempt two passages with 100% accuracy. I usually run out of time before I can begin the third.

Can anyone provide some guidance......

Thanks Kindly.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: How Long To Prep For LSAT
« on: December 30, 2002, 06:28:17 AM »
Thanks, I'm not as worried as before. As for the patent exam: yeah it's a female dog. I don't know if that's want i'll be doing. Basically, I want to use stay close to science as possible and I thought patent law would allow me to do that. Anyhow, we'll see ehat the future holds.

Thanks for the advice....what school are you attending. Further, if you don't mind why did u go from biochem to law?

Thanks again.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / How Long To Prep For LSAT
« on: November 07, 2002, 08:43:56 AM »
Hey

I am preparing for the February 8th LSAT? Will Nov to Febuary be an adequate amount of time to prepare for the LSAT.

Thanks.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Feb 8th LSAT
« on: February 11, 2003, 04:56:10 AM »
at this point I don't really care to dwell on the test; however, for some of you anxious test takers I don't mind helping out.  I had the LR section 2 and 4. Anyhow, I can't recall which questions belonged to what section (Ie 2 or 4); Neverthless I managed to remember a few questions.

I believe there was a strengthing question towards the end of the section (#19 I think)....The argument was about breaking the world record for swimming. Basically you had to strenghten the author conclusion: the swimmer will break the world record in his/her next tournament

another question was a weaken question regarding a blood test that diagnose some disorder. The conclusion of the argument was that docotrs recommend that eveyone should undergo this treament. Again you were to weaken this recommendation.

I also recall two principle question. One question stated that dogs were anecestors of wolves. The wustion further stated that wolves were more inteligent but nonethless dogs had more evolutionary success compared to wolves.

Another question was a principle question regarding the plasma protein Albumin. You had to find a principle that justifed the advantages of using Albumin against blood plasma.

Sorry I ca'nt recall too many other args. Good Luck.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Feb 8th LSAT
« on: February 10, 2003, 07:07:43 AM »
We all agree that the Roller coaster, drugs, and the Dr and floors was the scored games section.

I also know that the reading comp with an immunology (science) passage, Economics passage about some bangledesh banking company and a law passage about some Housing act is the score reading comprhension section.

Hope that helps.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Feb 8th LSAT
« on: February 08, 2003, 07:26:49 AM »
Ez guys, I just wrote the Feb 8, LSAT.

I had the RC section for my experimental. I talk to several testakers and found out which one was the experimental.

The experimental RC section included a science passage about brain physiology and temporal relationship. There was alot of Jargon but the passage was easy. In the context of the passage "temporal relationship meant" timed intervals. I think discerning that was the key. There was a law passage on an organiztion called CITES. It was managable; however, the last few questions were tough. I can't recall the other two passages.

The Games section:

THe first game was easy. It involved assigining side effects to 4 drugs w,x,y,z. THe side effects were f,p,s,h. The game was easy because of the clue limiting that F&P can never go together. Infact, the only possible side effect that W had in common with X was H.

Game 2 was easy but tricky. The best setup was a two tiered diagram using rows assigned to named roller coasters and row two was to decide if the coaster was wooden or steel. This game also involved ordering. The key to this game was to figure out the location of H. After H exactly two steel roller coasters followed it. There were 7 roller coasters so it best to use a number diagram 1 through seven. 1 = a Steel roller coaster, you could deduce that 6= a steel roller coaster and 7 = a wooden roller coaster. 6 = a steel roller coaster because no two consecutive roller coasters could be wooden. P= 2.

Game 3 was easy if your good at conditional statements. THey were fairly straight forward. Mostly if then statements. It invlvoed assigning a doctor to a 7 story building. Can't recall the detials. I'll write more later my head is pounding.

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Hey peeps,

So, I decided not to attend law school this September. I'm kind of dissapointed but I believe I did the right thing. Since I've gotten my admission letters I experinced dread and anxiety anticpating first year law. To be honest, I applied hastily without considering if I wanted to do law for the rest of my life. It's hard to commit to something when the passion just isn't their. I spent may sleepless nights trying to convince my self that law school is my path but I was unsure.

Before I began, undergrad my parents pushed me to become a docotor. I enjoyed science but sorted of resented my parents for pushing me towards medicine. However, in second year I knew I loved biology and was fascinated and day dreamed about becoming a docotor. THe funny thing is I never worked hard to become one. Anyhow, after my rejection from med school in third year I gave up the dream. I was to caught up with timing and making money, etc. ect. SO i decided to look towards alternate careers. I attended a law school forum with a classmate of mine. During the forum I asked recruiters about using my science background within the law. Anyhow, I've spent most of fourth year researching possible areas: IP law, patent law. Thus, after my research I decided to apply to law school. I was so caught up in doing something soon after I graduted I guess I convinced my self that law school was the right path. I ntoiced problem signs during the LSAT. For some reason, I found my self drawn to the scientific passages but didn't care to read the other passages on history, poli sci, or anything not science related. However, I convinced my self that the LSAT was not represeantive of law school and I kept on study. To be honest, I study hard for the LSAT and I didn't do that well but my grades combined with work experince really made the difference.

I guess the main reason that I didn't go was because it never felt right and this medicine thing keeps nagging me. I don't know if medicine is the right career but I think it's something I need to pursue because i'll probably regret not giving it a shot. I think i can't accept another career untill i realize i'm not good enough for medicine or untill I give it my best shot.

Anyhow, I plan on returning to school to take physics, and working with two docotors: a neuropscyhiatrist and a opthomolagist. Then I plan on taking the MCAT as well. The one thing that I'm worried about is that my motivation for medicine isn't strong currently. I hope that motivation comes back soon.

Has anyone had a field the desired to be in but lost the motivation for a while. I posted on a pre-med web-site explain these feelings and recieved some very harsh criticism for trying to pursure medicine again. Most posters thought that since my motivation had weakened I shouldn't bother re-applying.

Anyhow, in the meantime I also try and plan to work with some IP lawyers and some patent attorneys to see if at all I would enjoy the work. In the mean time, I plan on pursuing a dream that I pushed away to easily....

To those that are pursuing law school I wish you all the best. Andrew thanks for all the support.





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