Boston v. George Washington -IP law


LucieLD
Hey guys,

I'm struggling right now. I have been accepted to both these university and I don't know which one would be better for a LLM in Intellectual property. Both are very good.
I'm really into patent law & antitrust / pharmaceutical related courses, so if anyone can help me...

(I also was admitted to Vanderbilt but I believe on the 2 above would be better even if vdb is better ranked ?)

Thanks !
Hey guys,

I'm struggling right now. I have been accepted to both these university and I don't know which one would be better for a LLM in Intellectual property. Both are very good.
I'm really into patent law & antitrust / pharmaceutical related courses, so if anyone can help me...

(I also was admitted to Vanderbilt but I believe on the 2 above would be better even if vdb is better ranked ?)

Thanks !
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kutty
From what I've heard GW has a fantastic patent law program ( also the oldest) It is also rated 3rd best in the states, right after Stan and Berk. Apparently, the school also offers plenty of opportunities to network and also has the locational advantage. So, if you wish to get into patent law practice, GW is a great choice. I haven't heard much about their copyright/TM/anti-trust courses though. Would wait for an alumnus to throw some light on this.
From what I've heard GW has a fantastic patent law program ( also the oldest) It is also rated 3rd best in the states, right after Stan and Berk. Apparently, the school also offers plenty of opportunities to network and also has the locational advantage. So, if you wish to get into patent law practice, GW is a great choice. I haven't heard much about their copyright/TM/anti-trust courses though. Would wait for an alumnus to throw some light on this.
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Finrod
i'd like to hear about their copyright/tm courses and job options too.
i'd like to hear about their copyright/tm courses and job options too.
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LemonLime
Hello guys! I posted this in other thread but I think it fits better here... hope it helps to anyone interested.

I have noticed something that could be an important difference between BU and GW: I have seen in previous posts and in GW's website that the IP program allows you to take the courses needed to take the NY bar exam. On the other hand, someone told me that BU's Intellectual Property program does NOT allow you to take all the required courses to qualify for the NY bar exam... and therefore, that if you wish to sit for the bar, you should enroll in the LLM in American Law for foreign students, with specialization in IP.

Do you believe that this is a disadvantage of BU when compared to GW if you are really looking forward to completing an IP specific program? What are your thoughts? Where have you decided to enroll?
Hello guys! I posted this in other thread but I think it fits better here... hope it helps to anyone interested.

I have noticed something that could be an important difference between BU and GW: I have seen in previous posts and in GW's website that the IP program allows you to take the courses needed to take the NY bar exam. On the other hand, someone told me that BU's Intellectual Property program does NOT allow you to take all the required courses to qualify for the NY bar exam... and therefore, that if you wish to sit for the bar, you should enroll in the LLM in American Law for foreign students, with specialization in IP.

Do you believe that this is a disadvantage of BU when compared to GW if you are really looking forward to completing an IP specific program? What are your thoughts? Where have you decided to enroll?
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LucieLD
Well. I finally chose BU, for several reason :
- they granted me a scholarship, GW didn't
- Boston's city is MUCH better and more exciting. It will be cheaper to live there compared to Washington DC
- Same distance to NY by bus ;)
- In France, it's best to go to Boston compared to GW (better reputation)
- There is the MIT & Harvard in Boston. You have a much better chance to get a great network there than in Washington (where you "only" have Georgetown
- You can get a specialization in IP anyway in Boston, so that's fine by me. And they have classes that suits me best with what i want to do (patent law)

Hope this can help you ! :)
Well. I finally chose BU, for several reason :
- they granted me a scholarship, GW didn't
- Boston's city is MUCH better and more exciting. It will be cheaper to live there compared to Washington DC
- Same distance to NY by bus ;)
- In France, it's best to go to Boston compared to GW (better reputation)
- There is the MIT & Harvard in Boston. You have a much better chance to get a great network there than in Washington (where you "only" have Georgetown
- You can get a specialization in IP anyway in Boston, so that's fine by me. And they have classes that suits me best with what i want to do (patent law)

Hope this can help you ! :)
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