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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #5 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 1:02pm »
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on Mar 30th, 2007, 1:39pm, Guest1234 wrote:
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Make sure either 1) you're at a top 14 school, where grades don't matter or either 2) your at a top 15 - 30 school, where grades matter a little bit.  
 
Otherwise, for every other school, make sure you're either 1) and EE in the top 25 percent or 2) any other engineer in the top 15 percent
 
Good Luck

 
Would be a waste of time for an ME to attend the college of william and mary?  They ranked 27th in '07 but dropped to 31 in '08.  I'm considering W&M mainly due to location.  I would study hard but wouldn't expect to graduate in the top 15%, given all the liberal arts grads who've had more than 2-3 undergrad writing courses..
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #6 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 1:57pm »
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on Apr 4th, 2007, 1:02pm, daven wrote:

 
Would be a waste of time for an ME to attend the college of william and mary?  They ranked 27th in '07 but dropped to 31 in '08.  I'm considering W&M mainly due to location.  I would study hard but wouldn't expect to graduate in the top 15%, given all the liberal arts grads who've had more than 2-3 undergrad writing courses..

 
 
a 4 spot drop in rankings is insignificant. it's still a good school.
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #7 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 4:18pm »
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on Apr 4th, 2007, 1:02pm, daven wrote:
I would study hard but wouldn't expect to graduate in the top 15%, given all the liberal arts grads who've had more than 2-3 undergrad writing courses..

 
My experience in law school was that the liberal arts grads enjoyed no particular advantage over their more mathematically inclined peers.
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #8 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 5:11pm »
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on Apr 4th, 2007, 1:02pm, daven wrote:

 
Would be a waste of time for an ME to attend the college of william and mary?  They ranked 27th in '07 but dropped to 31 in '08.  I'm considering W&M mainly due to location.  I would study hard but wouldn't expect to graduate in the top 15%, given all the liberal arts grads who've had more than 2-3 undergrad writing courses..

 
 
I think W&M is a good school.  I would say top 25% at that school would be a shoe in for a patent firm.  And as Isaac mentioned, I don't think liberal arts majors have any advantage over engineers.  In fact, I find that the people who do well in law school are those that pay attention to all the little details of the law (mentioned in the casebooks/classes), remember those details, and then apply them on the exam.  I guess engineers are good at this skill, but don't discount liberal arts majors either.  
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Re: Chicago Patent Law Interview Program 2007
« Reply #9 on: Apr 4th, 2007, 5:22pm »
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Engineers are also used to having competitive curves and tests that can make or break their grade, at least, that's how it was like for me for all my classes as an EE. They are also used to having a ridiculous amount of homework as well, even if law is memorizing reams of text for a test, rather than pages of formulas.
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