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The only real limit seems to be in IP law. To practice Patent law you need to be licensed by the Patent Office and they require science experience, which usually means at least a bachelors in a hard science.

Other than that it all seems to be fair game, but there is some debate about whether specializing is a good thing. Basically, if you don't absolutely know for a fact that you want to practice X specialty, then don't worry about it.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Foreign Languages
« on: July 16, 2008, 05:18:37 PM »
Thanks for the advice everybody.

So if I have this right: Spanish for PI and Mandarin for IP?

How useful is French?

Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: July 16, 2008, 05:16:11 PM »
Waivers from: Pacific McGeorge and Case Western

"Still accepting" email from washburn.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Foreign Languages
« on: July 15, 2008, 10:10:53 PM »
So here's my story, I've been teaching English in South Korea. I am coming back this fall to apply to law school. After I get all my apps in, I think I'd like to go abroad again, to study another language. I am already reasonably fluent in German.

Are there any other languages you guys think would be useful for a lawyer?

Thanks in advance!

Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: July 15, 2008, 06:39:35 PM »
Email waivers from Tulsa and Cincinnati.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: U of Oregon Law??
« on: July 15, 2008, 12:00:00 AM »
My understanding is that UO is very much a regional school; that it is difficult to find jobs outside of Oregon or Washington. So the question of whether you will practice in the region is really something you should consider when choosing a law school.

Law School Applications / Re: June 2008 LSAT -- any fee waivers yet?
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:16:27 PM »
W&M Email: Institute of Bill of Rights Law

Pace, Drexel, Hofstra: still accepting apps for fall '08. waiver from pace

Does anyone else think it's strange that these guys are still trying to fill their 1L class for the fall?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: why obama win
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:09:00 AM »
If bush is NOT the worst president ever, then who is? Hoover, is a close second, but even Nixon had more responsible policies.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Recording lectures on a Mac
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:03:57 AM »
Quicktime has a very simple recording feature. If you want something with a little more power, for cutting out sections of the lecture for example. Try  Audacity: If you don't like either of those there are many utilities available on the internet.

I haven't tried using Garageband for lectures, but it seems like it would be way overpowered. Quicktime is just a record button, and audacity has more options like garageband, but without all the complicated instruments and other stuff.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: U of Oregon Law??
« on: July 13, 2008, 10:18:57 PM »
I went to UO undergrad and I had a class with a professor from the Law School. As far as the law school goes, the building is really new, it looks great and it is on the quieter side of campus. The campus is beautiful by the way.

Oregon is great if you don't mind overcast skies. The rain in Eugene has been erratic for the last few years, but it does still rain quite often. It's a 45 minute drive to the beach from Eugene, there are a ton of biking and running trails all over town, and people really do use them. There is decent Skiing pretty close to Eugene, again about 45 minutes, although usually very little to no snow in town.

Basically it is a college town. There isn't much that's open late except the bars and the clubs, so if you are looking for a late night cafe culture, look elsewhere. But Oregonians are easy-going, nice and generally good people. The food is good, and the beer is great (look for Ninkasi on tap if you like IPA's it's probably the best beer in the world). Or if you like wine there are a several good wine shops and I think three vineyards are actually in the Eugene area.

If you are looking for big city type atmosphere, Eugene is not the place to be. They have decent concerts, but nothing like you'd find in a bigger city. On the other hand, Portland is really close 2-3 hours away by car, totally doable by train or bus for a good weekend trip. And Salem, the capital, is only about 1-2 hours away if you are interested in state government.

I hope that helps, I don't really know much about the law school. In Oregon, I might prefer Lewis and Clark over UO just because it is closer to PDX and networking might be a little easier, but it is a VERY slight advantage. Williamette is actually in the capital, but by most accounts is less reputable.

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