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Topics - Prince Rondavel
I'm kind of bringing up an old post but I learned something relevant...
I was talking to a professor who teaches IP. She said that the confusion stated above comes from the fact that most lawyers who do patents call themselves IP lawyers, and folks that do copyright law call themselves copyright lawyers. Hence you get a lot of people associating the attributes of patent law with IP. BUT, this has been changing, especially in schools, where copyright is considered IP also. That's where the confusion comes in. It really just depends on what kind of IP law you want to do. Patent law does usually require a working knowledge of what the patent is about, but copyright does not.
After 4 years of doing video journalism and audio work, I'm heading in this copyright and 1st amendment rights direction also.
I mailed my deposit for BLS today. Thank to everyone for all the advice. Anyone ever seen the inside of one of the school's apartments? I'm on a merit scholorship and I'm from Atlanta so I'm thinking my chances of landing one of them for me and my wife are pretty good. Hopefully. It sure would make moving a hell of a lot easier than going through the brokers and classifieds and dealing with landlords.
« on: March 29, 2004, 02:41:45 PM »
I just spent a few days touring NY Law, Brooklyn, and Cardozo, but I'm still not sure where I should go.
NYLaw has offered me $15k and honors program deal that would put in automatically on the Law Review if I can place in the top %15 of the class. They have a communication law program which seems really interesting. The downside is that their tuition for next year is going to be $34k. The upside of that is that it will not increase during the 3 years I'll be there.
Brooklyn has offered me $10k. It's a higher ranked school, but it does not have a specific comm law program, although it does have enough comm law classes to get me excited. I'm not sure what exactly the tuition is going to be, but if it's around $30k or 31k then the amount of money I'll be responsible for is going to be about the same as it would be for NYLaw. Plus I only need to get into the top %30 to keep my scholorship, and it could increase the better I do.
I would really like to go to Cardozo, but they have still not accepted me. The communication law program there is very appealing. When I visited they just told me that they were giving me a good look. My GPA is higher than what they are accepting (3.61) but my LSAT is one point lower (162).
So any advice between NYLaw and Brooklyn? I'm not really interested in working for a big firm, communication law could take me to one of them, into a media (tv, radio, publishing, internet, music) company, or into government or public interest work. What school will offer me the most options? The amount of money I end up owing is a big factor mainly because the amount of money I make when I get out is not.