LL.M. in IP - Copyright, Art Law, Entertainment Law, Trademarks


RonnyPrg
- WHICH ONE FOR LL.M. in IP ???
- Surviving LL.M. ?
- Career ?

Hi,

I am 25 graduated from a Law School in Prague. I am LL.M.in IP applicant on several schools in the U.S. for fall 2010.

I wish to focus rather on copyright, + trademarks maybe. My credentials are quit fine and my resume is rather colourful (diverse internships in culture, diplomacy, PR, publishing).

Can you give me any comments on schools of my choice please?
Would you suggest applying to all of them? If not, then which should I choose?
My favourites are Cardozo and GW which I also visited already.


Does anyone have experience with Franklin Pierce Law Centre?
Their IP LLM program looks very good so good that I expect some hook.

Benjamin E. Cardozo School of Law
GW George Washington
BU Boston University
USF University of San Francisco
Santa Clara
Franklin Pierce Law Centre

Also I am aware that I might experience difficulties with writing tasks for example; however, I expect to improve during the legal internship I found for this summer in New York. Should that be enough? I studied legal English on my faculty in Czech Republic. LL.M. programs are generally told to be extremely demanding. I am motivated and I want to learn as much as I can, however, I am not 100% in laws, I have always been interested also in other fields of studies apart from law and I would like to have some time and mental capacity to attend other courses or workshops and to breathe a bit. Is that feasible while on LL.M. program or is it really 24/7 blood bath? Please, conceder that the U.S. graduate education system would be very new for me in any case.

My last question is about career. As I already mentioned, I am not a typical attorney type and I wonder what kind of career should I begin to work on. I speak several foreign languages; I have broad knowledge in diverse areas but foremost Film Industry but also Visual arts, Design and Marketing. I really love film and creative writing. My soft skills are quit well also in important environments and I am used to travel a lot and to live in diverse countries. I also would like to have family one day so I wouldnt like to work around the clock.
On the other hand I am the type who doesnt sleep for 48 hours if in the middle of important project and doesnt hear not see till it is perfect.

Thank you very much for any reply and piece of advice.

Ronia
- WHICH ONE FOR LL.M. in IP ???
- Surviving LL.M. ?
- Career ?

Hi,

I am 25 graduated from a Law School in Prague. I am LL.M.in IP applicant on several schools in the U.S. for fall 2010.

I wish to focus rather on copyright, + trademarks maybe. My credentials are quit fine and my resume is rather colourful (diverse internships in culture, diplomacy, PR, publishing).

Can you give me any comments on schools of my choice please?
Would you suggest applying to all of them? If not, then which should I choose?
My favourites are Cardozo and GW which I also visited already.


Does anyone have experience with Franklin Pierce Law Centre?
Their IP LLM program looks very good – so good that I expect some hook.

• Benjamin E. Cardozo School of Law
• GW – George Washington
• BU – Boston University
• USF – University of San Francisco
• Santa Clara
• Franklin Pierce Law Centre

Also I am aware that I might experience difficulties with writing tasks for example; however, I expect to improve during the legal internship I found for this summer in New York. Should that be enough? I studied legal English on my faculty in Czech Republic. LL.M. programs are generally told to be extremely demanding. I am motivated and I want to learn as much as I can, however, I am not 100% in laws, I have always been interested also in other fields of studies apart from law and I would like to have some time and “mental capacity” to attend other courses or workshops and to “breathe” a bit. Is that feasible while on LL.M. program or is it really 24/7 blood bath? Please, conceder that the U.S. graduate education system would be very new for me in any case.

My last question is about career. As I already mentioned, I am not a typical attorney type and I wonder what kind of career should I begin to work on. I speak several foreign languages; I have broad knowledge in diverse areas but foremost Film Industry but also Visual arts, Design and Marketing. I really love film and creative writing. My soft skills are quit well also in important environments and I am used to travel a lot and to live in diverse countries. I also would like to have family one day so I wouldn’t like to work around the clock.
On the other hand I am the type who doesn’t sleep for 48 hours if in the middle of important project and doesn’t hear not see till it is perfect.

Thank you very much for any reply and piece of advice.

Ronia
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Hi Ronia,
I am alumni of Franklin Pierce Law and I graduated in the year 2000. It was an interesting experience at Pierce Law and the system of IP education was more pragmatic than in any other schools that I came across. Apart from the IP skills that I learned, the people I met from various parts of the world made the difference and it would suffice to say that my life at pierce law changed my attitude towards living and I returned a true international. I am a lawyer practising in India and I could with conviction say that it was one of the best years of my life so far. I do hope this would help you in your quest for information and I would be happy to answer any specific questions tat you might have on IP law and/or Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Best Wishes

Rajesh Ramanathan
Hi Ronia,
I am alumni of Franklin Pierce Law and I graduated in the year 2000. It was an interesting experience at Pierce Law and the system of IP education was more pragmatic than in any other schools that I came across. Apart from the IP skills that I learned, the people I met from various parts of the world made the difference and it would suffice to say that my life at pierce law changed my attitude towards living and I returned a true international. I am a lawyer practising in India and I could with conviction say that it was one of the best years of my life so far. I do hope this would help you in your quest for information and I would be happy to answer any specific questions tat you might have on IP law and/or Franklin Pierce Law Center.
Best Wishes

Rajesh Ramanathan
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napoleone
HI Rajesh,
I am looking for some information about an LLM program in IP. What do you think about your experience in Franklin PIerce Law Center? Does Franklin have an internationally reputation in IP? Is Franklin P. a very good law school?
Thank you very much for your time
HI Rajesh,
I am looking for some information about an LLM program in IP. What do you think about your experience in Franklin PIerce Law Center? Does Franklin have an internationally reputation in IP? Is Franklin P. a very good law school?
Thank you very much for your time
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Hi Nepoloene,

Thanks for the post. I would still think Pierce Law (Now UNH School of Law) is one of the best in IP studies. Thye approach I found was more pragmatic than any other school. Truly International. I still am in touch with many of my friends world over and it is good business too. So, I would certainly think Pierce Law IP is a very good option and now that rthe School has also merged with UNH, you sure could expect better things to happen careerwise. Good luck and let me know if you have any specific queries.
Regards
Rajesh
Hi Nepoloene,

Thanks for the post. I would still think Pierce Law (Now UNH School of Law) is one of the best in IP studies. Thye approach I found was more pragmatic than any other school. Truly International. I still am in touch with many of my friends world over and it is good business too. So, I would certainly think Pierce Law IP is a very good option and now that rthe School has also merged with UNH, you sure could expect better things to happen careerwise. Good luck and let me know if you have any specific queries.
Regards
Rajesh
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yxw
I've also heard that Franklin Pierce offers one of the best practical training for aspiring IP lawyers. I'm not sure about its international reputation, but I do know that it's fairly well-known within the IP community in Asia.

I've had many practitioners tell me GWU has the best pure patent program in the nation. GWU is also focused on pragmatics (as opposed to theory/academics, which I believe is where super-elite schools like Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, and NYU excel). My research seems to confirm this, and I'm a patent attorney, so I'm enrolling in GWU. I didn't apply to any of the other schools you listed.

However, I heard GWU is not very strong in copyright, which is the field you're looking to go into. You may want to confirm this on your own. (Mind you, this is all based on hearsay, so I'm not saying any of this is an indisputable fact. I'm just sharing what I've learned or heard over the past few years.)

In terms of job prospects, GWU offers a lot of opportunities to network and meet IP practitioners and judges. Unless you want to become a full-time professor, I actually think networking opportunities are more important than the quality of education. Of course, networking may not be a concern if you go to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc., where reputation alone will give you job security. GWU does not have that name recognition, but it still enjoys a nice global reputation as one of the top 20 US law schools with a top 3 IP program. It can't compare with Stanford or Berkeley when it comes to reputation, but in my opinion GWU is known enough and has a sufficiently competitive admissions standard that it still commands respect from your peers, especially in the IP community.

I also note that, to some, Washington DC is the center of IP in the US. That could also mean the job market in DC is competitive, but you don't necessarily have to work in DC. Sorry, I'm just rambling now, but I hope that helps at least a bit.
I've also heard that Franklin Pierce offers one of the best practical training for aspiring IP lawyers. I'm not sure about its international reputation, but I do know that it's fairly well-known within the IP community in Asia.

I've had many practitioners tell me GWU has the best pure patent program in the nation. GWU is also focused on pragmatics (as opposed to theory/academics, which I believe is where super-elite schools like Stanford, Berkeley, Columbia, and NYU excel). My research seems to confirm this, and I'm a patent attorney, so I'm enrolling in GWU. I didn't apply to any of the other schools you listed.

However, I heard GWU is not very strong in copyright, which is the field you're looking to go into. You may want to confirm this on your own. (Mind you, this is all based on hearsay, so I'm not saying any of this is an indisputable fact. I'm just sharing what I've learned or heard over the past few years.)

In terms of job prospects, GWU offers a lot of opportunities to network and meet IP practitioners and judges. Unless you want to become a full-time professor, I actually think networking opportunities are more important than the quality of education. Of course, networking may not be a concern if you go to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, etc., where reputation alone will give you job security. GWU does not have that name recognition, but it still enjoys a nice global reputation as one of the top 20 US law schools with a top 3 IP program. It can't compare with Stanford or Berkeley when it comes to reputation, but in my opinion GWU is known enough and has a sufficiently competitive admissions standard that it still commands respect from your peers, especially in the IP community.

I also note that, to some, Washington DC is the center of IP in the US. That could also mean the job market in DC is competitive, but you don't necessarily have to work in DC. Sorry, I'm just rambling now, but I hope that helps at least a bit.
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napoleone
Thank you guys.... Good luck to everybody
Thank you guys.... Good luck to everybody
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Mr.nishant
- WHICH ONE FOR LL.M. in IP ???
- Surviving LL.M. ?
- Career ?

Hi,

I am 25 graduated from a Law School in Prague. I am LL.M.in IP applicant on several schools in the U.S. for fall 2010.

I wish to focus rather on copyright, + trademarks maybe. My credentials are quit fine and my resume is rather colourful (diverse internships in culture, diplomacy, PR, publishing).

Can you give me any comments on schools of my choice please?
Would you suggest applying to all of them? If not, then which should I choose?
My favourites are Cardozo and GW which I also visited already.


Does anyone have experience with Franklin Pierce Law Centre?
Their IP LLM program looks very good so good that I expect some hook.

Benjamin E. Cardozo School of Law
GW George Washington
BU Boston University
USF University of San Francisco
Santa Clara
Franklin Pierce Law Centre

Also I am aware that I might experience difficulties with writing tasks for example; however, I expect to improve during the legal internship I found for this summer in New York. Should that be enough? I studied legal English on my faculty in Czech Republic. LL.M. programs are generally told to be extremely demanding. I am motivated and I want to learn as much as I can, however, I am not 100% in laws, I have always been interested also in other fields of studies apart from law and I would like to have some time and mental capacity to attend other courses or workshops and to breathe a bit. Is that feasible while on LL.M. program or is it really 24/7 blood bath? Please, conceder that the U.S. graduate education system would be very new for me in any case.

My last question is about career. As I already mentioned, I am not a typical attorney type and I wonder what kind of career should I begin to work on. I speak several foreign languages; I have broad knowledge in diverse areas but foremost Film Industry but also Visual arts, Design and Marketing. I really love film and creative writing. My soft skills are quit well also in important environments and I am used to travel a lot and to live in diverse countries. I also would like to have family one day so I wouldnt like to work around the clock.
On the other hand I am the type who doesnt sleep for 48 hours if in the middle of important project and doesnt hear not see till it is perfect.

Thank you very much for any reply and piece of advice.

Ronia



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<blockquote>- WHICH ONE FOR LL.M. in IP ???
- Surviving LL.M. ?
- Career ?

Hi,

I am 25 graduated from a Law School in Prague. I am LL.M.in IP applicant on several schools in the U.S. for fall 2010.

I wish to focus rather on copyright, + trademarks maybe. My credentials are quit fine and my resume is rather colourful (diverse internships in culture, diplomacy, PR, publishing).

Can you give me any comments on schools of my choice please?
Would you suggest applying to all of them? If not, then which should I choose?
My favourites are Cardozo and GW which I also visited already.


Does anyone have experience with Franklin Pierce Law Centre?
Their IP LLM program looks very good – so good that I expect some hook.

• Benjamin E. Cardozo School of Law
• GW – George Washington
• BU – Boston University
• USF – University of San Francisco
• Santa Clara
• Franklin Pierce Law Centre

Also I am aware that I might experience difficulties with writing tasks for example; however, I expect to improve during the legal internship I found for this summer in New York. Should that be enough? I studied legal English on my faculty in Czech Republic. LL.M. programs are generally told to be extremely demanding. I am motivated and I want to learn as much as I can, however, I am not 100% in laws, I have always been interested also in other fields of studies apart from law and I would like to have some time and “mental capacity” to attend other courses or workshops and to “breathe” a bit. Is that feasible while on LL.M. program or is it really 24/7 blood bath? Please, conceder that the U.S. graduate education system would be very new for me in any case.

My last question is about career. As I already mentioned, I am not a typical attorney type and I wonder what kind of career should I begin to work on. I speak several foreign languages; I have broad knowledge in diverse areas but foremost Film Industry but also Visual arts, Design and Marketing. I really love film and creative writing. My soft skills are quit well also in important environments and I am used to travel a lot and to live in diverse countries. I also would like to have family one day so I wouldn’t like to work around the clock.
On the other hand I am the type who doesn’t sleep for 48 hours if in the middle of important project and doesn’t hear not see till it is perfect.

Thank you very much for any reply and piece of advice.

Ronia
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For any of you interested in LLM from DC (any university) .. join this group on facebook nd get all the info u desire, i did my llm in business nd finance from gwu 2011 ----- www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181064075262098… best of luck to you all.
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