Art law doesnt = patent law.It's clearly not impossible to secure an IP gig without sweetening the deal with the possibility of patent practice (requiring a science background), BUT it's a ridiculously uphill battle. Some people have done it, especially with in-house positions (e.g. fashion) or by fighting for IP work once you've already got your foot in the door at a firm. It's going to suck though, I don't recommend it. We recently had an IP panel of attorneys from all walks of practice. Every single one of them had a science background, save one partner who was founder of a major IP related national law journal.
what the heck is art law?
The only one that absolutely requires any sort of science or engineering background is patent prosecution, and that's because you have to know the science in order to do the job.
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