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What do you think of my PS topic?
« on: July 23, 2004, 08:29:23 PM »
I an a non-traditional applicant, an immigrant, am in this country for 5 yrs only. have done a Ph.D in my country , come from middle class, but educated family, am from a small town, went to the best college in the country (in a big city)travelled to Europe for post-doctoral work. wanted to explore more (totally true) and so moved to US. Am working in the pharmaceutical industry. Frankly I am creative (I know, I wouldn't brag about it in the PS)and inventive and so made a conscious move to intellectual property from a successful scientist's career.

Would this be a good topic for my PS statement? I am thinking of bringing out the energy, guts and enthusiasm that I have in exploring new things (eg. going and living in new countries, with new languages, cultures and changing careers from chem to intell prop).

Truth is that I need a law degree to do well in intell. prop career. Would it work against me if I sort of declare that my inclinations are in help bridge the gap between scientists and intell prop laws? would that show disinterest in other types of law and work against me.

Your inputs are really appreciated.

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Re: What do you think of my PS topic?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 08:36:32 PM »


"Truth is that I need a law degree to do well in intell. prop career. Would it work against me if I sort of declare that my inclinations are in help bridge the gap between scientists and intell prop laws? would that show disinterest in other types of law and work against me."

i think that you should absolutely declare your inclinations, since those are the reasons you desire to attend law school.  in fact, i think that the reason you stated -- that you need a law degree to do well in intell. prop -- is concise, focused, and directed.  i think that would be appreciated by the adcoms, especially since so many probably put sappy, idealistic, and vague reasons to attend.  combine that with your history, and you should have a darn good PS.

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