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6 Careers in IP Law (Other Than Patent Prosecutor)

By Jessica Silbey Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School There is a general misconception that you need to have a science background to have a career in intellectual property. You don’t. Anyone can be an IP lawyer because being an IP lawyer means being a business lawyer—drafting and negotiating contracts, licenses, putting deals together. [...]

December 8th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tips of the Week: When Outlining, Less is Usually More

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School Our "Tip of the Week" addresses an important part of the distillation process that is involved in creating a course outline. Simply put, less is usually more when outlining. An outline is your attempt to reduce all the information you have on a [...]

December 2nd, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|

Answering 5 Legal Questions About Obama’s Immigration Plan

By Ragini Shah Clinical Professor Law, Suffolk Law School 1. Can the President take executive action on immigration? Isn’t immigration law exclusively in the hands of Congress? Executive action is well within the President’s powers. Republicans in Congress have decried the executive action as going beyond the President’s powers and infringing on Congressional power. This [...]

November 21st, 2014|faculty voices, General|

ASP Tips of the Week: Using Skeletal Outlines as an Examination Checklist

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School You will be nervous when the examination proctor says “begin,” so the worst thing you can do is to start writing out your answer immediately.  Instead, consider writing out your skeletal outline when the proctors says you may start.  A skeletal outline is [...]

November 20th, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|

More About Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Assistant Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School It’s time to start training law students to be lawyers. Law students have been trained to think like lawyers, but not trained to do what lawyers do. Last week, I wrote in this blog post about our new new Accelerator Practice, [...]

November 11th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tip of the Week: Objectivity and Indecisiveness Are Not the Same Thing

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School When students attempt to perform objective legal analysis, they often fall into the trap of being indecisive as opposed to objective. When performing objective legal analysis, you must still come to a conclusion; it’s just that your conclusion is the product of carefully considering [...]

November 10th, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|

What a Novel Idea: Training Law Students to Be Lawyers

By Gerald M. Slater Assistant Dean for Professional & Career Development, Suffolk Law School This September, six third-year law students started an intensive year of training in Suffolk Law’s new Accelerator Practice. The Accelerator Practice is a fee-generating law firm imbedded within the law school. After all, if you’re going to train law students to [...]

November 5th, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tip of the Week: Legal Analysis Requires a Discussion of Facts

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School The facts from the problem must reappear in your answer or you are not performing legal analysis.  There are few absolutes in law school, but including the facts in your answers to essay questions and legal memos is one of them.  Remember, most [...]

October 24th, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|

10 Questions to Ask If You Want to Be a Patent Law Attorney

By Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau Co-Faculty Director, Intellectual Property Concentration If you have a hard science degree (engineering, chemistry, etc.) and want to become a patent attorney, you should give serious thought to the particular law school you attend. Patent prosecution involves obtaining a patent from the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for an invention. Only [...]

October 23rd, 2014|General, Law School Career Services|

ASP Tip of the Week: Maintain a ‘Questions’ Notebook

By Professor Herb Ramy Director, Academic Support Program, Suffolk University Law School At every step in the study process – reading cases, creating outlines, or reviewing notes and secondary sources – you will have questions.  Some questions, like the correct definition of a legal term of art, can be resolved quite quickly, while others may [...]

October 16th, 2014|ASP Tips of the Week|