What would a intellectual property attorney expect to make right out of law school?

Assuming they graduated from one of the top 5 intellectual property law schools in the US, what would an IP attorney expect to make annually during their first year out of law school?

Asked By: - 4/23/2011
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First, there is really no such thing as a "top 5 intellectual property law school." In reality, a school rated in the top 5 may only offer a few intellectual property classes. Law students don't specialize in any area of law when attending law school - its general in nature. Therefore, the fact that the school is a... More
Answered By: IDONTKNOW - 4/26/2011
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If they went into private practice immediately, they *might* make enough to pay the rent on their office. If they joined a law firm, as a junior attorney, maybe $30,000 - $35,000. - Stuart
Answered By: Stuart - 4/23/2011
need more. Did the young lawyer open his/her own shop or join a firm or working for a government? If joining a firm, is the firm healthy of facing bankruptcy? In what country, state, city? To practice strictly IP, turning away all other business, of just general practice with a hope for IP work... More
Answered By: laughter_every_day - 4/23/2011
If they think there IS a correct answer to this question, they can expect to FAIL the LSAT. In addition, they can expect NOT to practice ANY specialty during their first year out of law school. They are likely to not even pass the BAR within a year of graduation... More
Answered By: STEVEN F - 4/23/2011
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