What is a good statement to put on my law school application as to why I want to study IP law JD LLM commingle from a purely programming and business background?

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Posted by Anna Patricia (Questions: 8, Answers: 12)
Asked on August 25, 2014 4:08 pm
Category: Law School
Posted by Ria Mueda (Questions: 11, Answers: 8)
Answered On August 25, 2014 4:13 pm

Law schools are extremely sensitive about whether students are genuinely interested in attending law school, or whether this is just ”the next step” in the students’ lives.

However, law school admissions – like most U.S. admissions – is largely about diversity. Not just ethnic/racial/national, but also diversity of experience, talents, interests, etc.

For that reason, your background in business/programming does not concern me in the least – in fact, I’m quite certain that it will be very helpful for you. However, the major question you need to address is: ”why law?”

There are many answers to this question, and you don’t need to spend too much time addressing this. You just need to have at least one plausible reason why law school is something you actually want to experience – i.e., ”I love programming/business, but ultimately my fascination is with the way(s) legal infrastructure determine outcomes in a constantly growing and evolving industry.”

Try to focus more on ”why law” and less on ”why not X.” Generally, it’s not a good idea to argue that you want to go to law school because other careers suck.

If you have more questions, you can ask one of our Admissions Experts on our facebook forum here: Ingenius Prep | Forum

God speed my friend.

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