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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Need your input
« on: July 22, 2004, 10:31:18 AM »
I agree completely with biscuit002 about requirements to appear for patent bar. I am taking it this oct (yes, that means both Patbar and LSAT, and it's driving me nuts!) and know that there are different categories of qualification. With a MS or BS  one falls in category A in which transcripts are enough. But if you do not have those degrees, then it's a category B where you have to show equivalency in credits done in sciene. Too much o  a hassel and too many classes to attend. So think about it and you have time during and after your JD to make a choice.

On a different note, I can answer correctly in the logical and RC sections. Ofcourse as I am just starting out, I am falling into time pressure and can only answer about 20 in each of these 3 sections , but whatever I anser it's correct. The logical section was killing me. Last night, I started without timing, just trying to approach diagrammatically and found out that I could answer two types of games. Has anyone tried the logic bible? I am thinking of buying and familiarizing myself with the game types so I know the approach. I am really aiming for 155, as that's enough for the schools that I can attend part-time.So, I figure I have to get atleast 2 games (meaning 2X 6 questions) correct. Any input?

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Need your input
« on: July 21, 2004, 02:12:24 PM »
Having worked in intellectual property for only 1 yr now, this is my experience. Due to the technical nature of most patents, the law firms as well as the corporations are always looking at the technical background of the patent attorney. They want to make sure that they have someone with knowledge of law but more importantly the person should be the bridge between inventors and the Ip dept so that no info is lost. What's preferred is one who has made a transition from science to IP as then theya re more confident that the attorney understands both sides. In prosecution in particular, it's very important to be able to sieve the prior art and position the patent in a way that the claims eventually get throught the examiner. Without enough technical background , this is difficult. Having said that, in my limited experience I have seen that corporations almost always want advanced degrees, in addition to a JD while law firms still have people with undergrad and JD. However, we are talking of fewer attorneys per corporations as opposed to Law firms. Hope this helps.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Need your input
« on: July 21, 2004, 11:56:09 AM »
Hi:
I have a Ph.D in Chemistry and thorough work experience. I made a move from being a scientist to intellectual property and am planning to apply for JD program for fall 2005. I have no doubt that I can get good reco letters etc etc. The problem is that I just started taking practice tests for LSAT and am scoring 140-145 :(

I have only taken 3 so far. I just can't crack the logic section whereas the RC section and games are better for me. I am planning to apply for part time program only as I have a full time job. If I can't improve my score, where do you think I would stand for schools like Univ. San Francisco, Santa clara Univ or GGU?

Also, in intellectual property it has almost become essential that a JD also has a Ph.D to get the better jobs so I guess it makes sense to the admission schools to see that I am not defocuused.

Need advice on how much do you think I can improve my LSAT score and how does my chances look at the schools I mentioned for the evening program.
Thanks  a lot

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