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What field of law is most promising for law school grads?
« on: June 09, 2006, 04:15:08 PM »
I'm planning on going into IP (specifically patent law). I've heard nothing but good things about the field, and have been told that it has a very bright future ~ the demand and pay for IP attorneys are very high and will remain that way for years to come.

So as my title asks, what field of law is most promising for law school grads? Assume good grades, class ranking, etc. and ignore factors such as law school ranking/location.

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Re: What field of law is most promising for law school grads?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2006, 11:06:10 PM »
hope you realize patent law requires a hard science degree for the pat bar.

it's probably easier to say what isn't promising - IMO with good grades and rank you'll find a good paying job in most areas of law - except crim law - almost never in crim law, unless you're planning to be a mob lawyer or defend sports stars.

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Re: What field of law is most promising for law school grads?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 06:12:20 AM »
And yes, I'm well aware of the hard science requirement. My mechanical engineering degree should do the trick.

I found this article online at a placement firm.  (I'm interested in IP, too.  I have a BS in Comp Sci.)

http://www.infirmation.com/articles/one-article.tcl?article_id=2602
(See section 3. "The Reasons Patent Attorneys Are Continually in Demand")


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Re: What field of law is most promising for law school grads?
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 10:36:08 AM »
to take the patent bar u have to have a undergrad or grad school degree in engineering or something?  i wasnt aware of that. 

what are the specifics for this?

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Re: What field of law is most promising for law school grads?
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 10:18:12 PM »
In response to the initial question, how about immigration???