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Hey everyone,

I'm a sophomore at a bay area junior college looking to get into patent law down the road. My current plan is to transfer to a top biology program here in CA and get my bachelors in biology, then apply to law school. Will a b.s in bio and an education from a good law school be enough to make me competitive in the patent lawyer job market or should I be going for at least a masters degree first?
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Incoming 1Ls / Things to buy before school starts?
« Last post by bls 20 on August 11, 2016, 09:35:37 AM »
New incoming first years, hereís a list of things you probably want to buy for school compiled from threads asking the same question. Hopefully this list makes things easier instead of having to scroll through a ton of posts. Iíve definitely missed a few things, so feel free to comment.

Food:

[6 Quart Crock Pot / Slow Cooker](http://amzn.to/2aHJqVa). This will become your best friend once you learn a few simple recipes. Can make a ton of food that you can freeze and eat for the week. Iíd google 100 Easy slow cooker recipes for some ideas.

[Keurig / Coffee Maker] (http://amzn.to/2aoEotz). If you drink coffee than you probably already have one. If you donít drink coffee, well you probably are gonna start in school, so a Keurig is pretty fast and handy.


Furniture:

[Sturdy Ikea Desk] (http://amzn.to/2anhbLn)

[Desk Chair] (http://amzn.to/2aasiG0) Donít cheap out on this one.. your back will thank you.

[A good LED Desk lamp] (http://amzn.to/2aasq8s) with adjustable light settings and USB ports


Electronics / Misc:

[Second Monitor for you Laptop] (http://amzn.to/2anDuu7). Iíve linked the HP Pavilion IPS screen since thats the one I use and I havenít had any issues with it. Having the bigger real estate when studying at home really makes your life easier when watching recorded lectures / putting less of a strain on your eyes.

[Wireless Keyboard and mouse when using the monitor] (http://amzn.to/2aFL2N7). Self explanatory

[Bose Noise Cancelling Headphone] (http://amzn.to/2aoFm92). Cannot recommend these enough. There are obviously better sounding high end headphones, but in terms of comfort and actual noise cancellation the QC 25s are well worth the price. Probably good if you like quiet when studying. Love these things and can wear them for hours.

[Good reliable laser printer] (http://amzn.to/2aeuaZQ). If you like taking notes on printouts, definitely get a printer so you donít have to run to the library or find somewhere to print the 800 pages of slides youíre writing on.

[1 TB External Harddrive] (http://amzn.to/2anEGOe). Take it from someone who lost all of their files, pictures, and lecture notes last month. This thing can be an absolute life saver.

[Whiteboard] (http://amzn.to/2asRgf7). Added from comments

[Jot Pro Pen for your iPad / Tablet] (http://amzn.to/2aeu8kW). If you take notes on your iPad or tablet, your finger is not going to cut it. This has been the best stylus Iíve found for my iPad when it comes to taking quality notes.

[Zebra Highlighters] (http://amzn.to/2aQqLo3) Added from comments



Books you might need:

Also here are some good [FREE] (http://amzn.to/2apKerW) books that will come in handy

[BOOKS] (http://amzn.to/2ay48E4) -- Full List:

[LEEWS](http://amzn.to/2aidpl1) (Legal Essay Exam Writing System) -- $200 so might want to split it with someone

[Con Law: Chimerensky and the Nutshell] (http://amzn.to/2aIMZqH)

[Torts: E&E by Gannon] (http://amzn.to/2auFG39)

[Contracts: E&E by Blum] (http://amzn.to/2auGBAu)

[Civ Pro: E&E by Gannon] (http://amzn.to/2alwNcr)

[Criminal Law: Understanding Crim Law by Dressler] (http://amzn.to/2alwOx1)

[Property: Understanding Property Law by Sprinkling] (http://amzn.to/2aRD9Wp)

[Legal Writing I: Legal Writing in Plain English by Garner] (http://amzn.to/2alwEWC)

[Legal Writing II: Point Made by Guberman] (http://amzn.to/2aidIwh)

[LS Test Taking: Getting to Maybe] (http://amzn.to/2aREpsw)

[MBE Flashcards] (http://amzn.to/2av2TIx)

[1L of a Ride] (http://amzn.to/2aAgI2Y)

[Deal Struck] (http://amzn.to/2alQ8u8)
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Law School Admissions / Re: What's the highest ranked school I can get into
« Last post by Tmasters78 on August 10, 2016, 11:11:55 PM »
I was in a similar stance. I scored 2 points lower and got into 5 schools, but I had 4 years work experience, grad degree, and about a year of management experience plus an excellent LOR from a well known lawyer in the area. So I don't think you should have any issues. Some schools really really care...others could care less. It was weird....
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General Off-Topic Board / Clerks who dont even have college
« Last post by Kobayashi Maru on August 10, 2016, 09:13:33 PM »
.......just venting here...........hate that *&^%.

SO.....f-ing.........stupid............yet think they are in charge.......I wish they required at least a Bachelors Degree for that *&^%............@#!*.
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on August 10, 2016, 12:49:01 PM »
Trump leads Clinton anon independents 54 to 34. In swing states.

Trump is ahead in Florida and Ohio and when 3rd party candidates are factored in he leads by more.

This is despite the national corporate media spin polling which claims Clinton is ahead by 10 points....big deal---swing states count not ny or ca or tx.

Trump cleverly targets all 2nd amendment voters who see a Hillary Clinton appointee to the supreme court as a danger to their gun rights---if you live in Alaska or Montana or mountain regions you need guns to survive--NYC gun advocates are scarce because for one thing there are no bear and you just call the cops.  No need to bear arms in Philly or Detroit...

So, by making the election partially about who trump will push for the supreme court he speaks directly to the entire right wing of the Republican party and enthuses them to exercise the voting rights....they WILL vote early and often to protect that second amendment.

Clintons gatherings have small crowd gatherings unlike Bernie sanders and Donald trump.

There is the Obama economy and Clinton has no enthusiasm...

She is toast
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on August 10, 2016, 11:26:17 AM »
Julie have no friends.

Julie 45 year old man living in parents basement. Maybe parolee.

Julie pathetic loser for ever.

Maintain, stop being a puerile chump, girl.

Use facts and logic.  I am not Julie fern....just very smart....

Think about it, I DO NOT like hillllry Clinton in the slightest.  And Julie fern loved hrc so much he called her hrc....also he still has a quote about her in his tiny toeprint ..

Get off your phat democratic sludgewallowing well azz and do some research.
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on August 09, 2016, 09:20:03 PM »
Wow! Hillary Clinton will need all of Marco rubios votes if she wants to beat trump in Florida.

The numbers are just not there for her compared to the Republican side.

Her main problem is that she has NO enthusiasm whatsoever and people will sit thus one out.

The ny times, wash post, CNN and NBC are doing a wonderful job of trying to demonize trump--but it is not convincing.  His supporters are not looking for a politician--
Just like us Stein/Sanders supporters were not looking for an establishment democrat--we want radical change to our country and the two party system

We do not like warmongers and Clinton is number 1 warmonger.

Also, if you look at the elections from 2008, 2012 the party votes were mostly Democrat then Republicans and dems were close in 2012 but dems had the enthusiasm with Obama..... .but this time, 2016 the Republican voters or should I say republican/ independent and democratic voters are out numbering establishment democrats by about 500,000 votes.

I dont think the corporate media can drum up enough voters for her.

In fact, even a lefty like myself knows that trump was suggesting that 2nd amendment activists need to take the cause to the polls..

Trying to paint trump as something he is not does not work.

We know that despite his bigoted comments he is trying to brownnose Putin and thought going into Iraq and Libya was a dangerous and stupid decision...no way the new York times can spin this.

Clinton hasn't seen an opportunity for regime change and dictator removal she doesn't like....except if it involves her Saudi Arabian regime underwriters.

HA!

The more corporate party corruption I see the more easy I am with a trump presidency.  Plus half the bigoted shite he is perpetrating will never get past congress.....after the DNC fixed the election for Clinton and sabotaged Bernie---I, along with others dont give a shite about party unity!!!!!

That is a solid point!
I'm seriously cynical and don't care if trump wins. 
I'd rather win the marathon than the 4year dash.
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by Maintain FL 350 on August 09, 2016, 09:16:29 PM »
Julie have no friends.

Julie 45 year old man living in parents basement. Maybe parolee.

Julie pathetic loser for ever.
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on August 09, 2016, 12:46:27 PM »
You folks really are not good with evidence and facts.

Julie love Hillary.
CinSyn think Hillary career never happen.  Hiliary political toast.
Can't wait for debate.
Trump, Stein smell hiliary's dirty underpants.
No one said you were sane or lacked your love of sockpuppets
didn't you also used to pretend to be a "sonofapickle" and some weird blue starwars avatar with full voice box sounds in the posts?

seek help freak.

No one say you crazy make you stop window licking.
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Politics and Law-Related News / Re: POTUS
« Last post by cinnamon synonym on August 09, 2016, 12:42:55 PM »
JILL not Hill!!!!😊
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