Monday, June 26, 2017

Which law school for the study of "intellectual property"?

A letter to Law Admissions Q&A at US News stated:

I completed a Master of Science in biotechnology this year, and I want to shift
into intellectual property law, hence I will be taking my LSAT this September and
applying to law schools for the fall 2018 term.

I've listed out a few of the questions I had regarding this: 1. Is it necessary for me to have
prior knowledge about law in order to apply, or is it okay that I am from a STEM background? 2.
What is, on average, the minimum GPA required by top law schools? 3. Should I apply to law schools
that have an overall higher ranking or those that are specifically known to be good for patent law? –Prospective Patent J.D.

Part of the answer included:

Pay attention to other resources, too. Some schools have an entire department devoted to the
study of issues with patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, such as
Texas A&M University's Center for Law and Intellectual Property. Clinical work and externship opportunities are also worth considering.


The website for Texas A&M includes:

At the Center for Law and Intellectual Property (CLIP) at Texas A&M University School of Law,
we combine classroom time with hands-on experience to prepare our students to navigate
the complex legal issues surrounding patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets.

Most recently, peer surveys conducted by U.S. News and World Report have
ranked Texas A&M ​7th among the top IP law programs in the United States.


Glynn S. Lunney, at Texas A&M.

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