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sadaf.b

hello all i want some advice...
Im a law graduate from India.i have had a training experience in the indian litigation side for 3 yrs when i was studying. also after my graduation im now working as junior associate ina firm which handles intrnational clients.

my questions
1. which is the cheapest university with a good placement for intellectual property law.Please tell e the entire amount. Total expenditure for the cheapest university in terms of fees.
2. is there any course only for patents as my long term objective is only patents.
3.is it necessary to do a LLM program. cant i get a work permit by giving any bar exam in the usa.

hello all i want some advice...
Im a law graduate from India.i have had a training experience in the indian litigation side for 3 yrs when i was studying. also after my graduation im now working as junior associate ina firm which handles intrnational clients.

my questions
1. which is the cheapest university with a good placement for intellectual property law.Please tell e the entire amount. Total expenditure for the cheapest university in terms of fees.
2. is there any course only for patents as my long term objective is only patents.
3.is it necessary to do a LLM program. cant i get a work permit by giving any bar exam in the usa.
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IntLaw

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a) Dont know about 'the' cheapest but Univ of Texas at Austin is a good school at a reasonably decent cost. You can check their website for exact tuition and living expenses.
b) Placements : No data available for LLM. You are pretty much on your own.

2. is there any course only for patents as my long term objective is only patents.
There are many private education institutes that offer patent bar review courses. Search the net for 'patent bar review courses'. BAR/BRI also offers patent bar review course.

3.is it necessary to do a LLM program. cant i get a work permit by giving any bar exam in the usa.
You do not need LLM to take patent bar exam. See the website www.uspto.gov.

Please do not confuse 'the bar exam' with the 'patent bar exam'. For taking 'the bar exam', you do need LLM degree and even after LLM, you can take bar exam only in certain states like NewYork or California.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

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a) Dont know about 'the' cheapest but Univ of Texas at Austin is a good school at a reasonably decent cost. You can check their website for exact tuition and living expenses.
b) Placements : No data available for LLM. You are pretty much on your own.

2. is there any course only for patents as my long term objective is only patents.
There are many private education institutes that offer patent bar review courses. Search the net for 'patent bar review courses'. BAR/BRI also offers patent bar review course.

3.is it necessary to do a LLM program. cant i get a work permit by giving any bar exam in the usa.
You do not need LLM to take patent bar exam. See the website www.uspto.gov.

Please do not confuse 'the bar exam' with the 'patent bar exam'. For taking 'the bar exam', you do need LLM degree and even after LLM, you can take bar exam only in certain states like NewYork or California.

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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with LL.M can I take patent bar or Agent? exam?

John

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a) Dont know about 'the' cheapest but Univ of Texas at Austin is a good school at a reasonably decent cost. You can check their website for exact tuition and living expenses.
b) Placements : No data available for LLM. You are pretty much on your own.

2. is there any course only for patents as my long term objective is only patents.
There are many private education institutes that offer patent bar review courses. Search the net for 'patent bar review courses'. BAR/BRI also offers patent bar review course.

3.is it necessary to do a LLM program. cant i get a work permit by giving any bar exam in the usa.
You do not need LLM to take patent bar exam. See the website www.uspto.gov.

Please do not confuse 'the bar exam' with the 'patent bar exam'. For taking 'the bar exam', you do need LLM degree and even after LLM, you can take bar exam only in certain states like NewYork or California.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

with LL.M can I take patent bar or Agent? exam?

John

<blockquote>>
a) Dont know about 'the' cheapest but Univ of Texas at Austin is a good school at a reasonably decent cost. You can check their website for exact tuition and living expenses.
b) Placements : No data available for LLM. You are pretty much on your own.

2. is there any course only for patents as my long term objective is only patents.
There are many private education institutes that offer patent bar review courses. Search the net for 'patent bar review courses'. BAR/BRI also offers patent bar review course.

3.is it necessary to do a LLM program. cant i get a work permit by giving any bar exam in the usa.
You do not need LLM to take patent bar exam. See the website www.uspto.gov.

Please do not confuse 'the bar exam' with the 'patent bar exam'. For taking 'the bar exam', you do need LLM degree and even after LLM, you can take bar exam only in certain states like NewYork or California.

Hope this helps. Good luck. </blockquote>
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richardvf

There are many law schools in the US where you can receive an LL.M in intellectual property. Here is a link to a pretty good article on the subject:

http://www.llm-guide.com/article/86/the-llm-in-intellectual-property-law

You should understand that legal education in the US, compared to the rest of the world, is very expensive. I think most foreigners are shocked at how expensive it is. A cheaper school with a decent, but not the best, reputation that has an LL.M IP program is the University of Houston. According to the LL.M website, the cost to attend the University of Houston for one year for the LL.M is $38,000 US dollars. This includes tuition, books, health insurance, housing and living expenses. It does not include the cost to fly from India to Houston and back.

You need to understand that even with an LL.M you will only be eligible to take the bar exam in a handful of states, including California and New York. With regard to remaining in the US after graduation to work, you can automatically get a one year work experience visa after you graduate. Beyond one year you will have to get sponsored by a law firm to get a work visa, which I understand is not that common or easy to get. Good luck.

There are many law schools in the US where you can receive an LL.M in intellectual property. Here is a link to a pretty good article on the subject:

http://www.llm-guide.com/article/86/the-llm-in-intellectual-property-law

You should understand that legal education in the US, compared to the rest of the world, is very expensive. I think most foreigners are shocked at how expensive it is. A cheaper school with a decent, but not the best, reputation that has an LL.M IP program is the University of Houston. According to the LL.M website, the cost to attend the University of Houston for one year for the LL.M is $38,000 US dollars. This includes tuition, books, health insurance, housing and living expenses. It does not include the cost to fly from India to Houston and back.

You need to understand that even with an LL.M you will only be eligible to take the bar exam in a handful of states, including California and New York. With regard to remaining in the US after graduation to work, you can automatically get a one year work experience visa after you graduate. Beyond one year you will have to get sponsored by a law firm to get a work visa, which I understand is not that common or easy to get. Good luck.
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