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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Miami or Catholic?
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:53:53 PM »
Another thing - out of all the schools that have accepted me, Miami has been very active in trying to keep invovled.  So far, I have been a part of several online chats, watched a webcast, and get a couple of emails every week from the admissions office offering a whole bunch of services (meeting with staff/students, apartment location help, etc...)

It is interesting (and nice) to see that Miami is trying extremely hard to get me to attend.  The other schools that I have been accepted to have only sent an invite to their admitted students day.

I am also an engineer and most likely will be attending Miami.  I asked some of the students about technology firms/corporations located in the Miami area and did not really get a strong answer.  My background is as a Computer Engineer and so when one student mentioned that Citrix has its headquarters in Miami, I thought that this is at least a start.

For IP law, I think there needs to be a large number of technology/venture capital firms or at least firms that specialize in IP law.  I really did'nt see this in the Southern Florida area (I am not sure about Northern Florida), but in the last webcast that Miami had, an alumni who was a Senior Director for Oracle was presenting. 

So, it probably isn't hopeless.  But then again, it isn't as great as NYC, Boston, Cali, or even DC.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Good Info to Send when Deferred?
« on: March 22, 2005, 10:36:37 PM »
I got the same letter when I applied a couple years ago.  I basically told them of some new developments (like grades from the fall semester, interesting projects, or leadership activities).  Also if you are working, tell them about any new projects at work.  Make sure you make it sound interesting.  I kept my statement to one page.

Although I still got rejected, this advice worked for several people that applied there with me.

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