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Science and Law

PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:30 pm
by Chris
I am a fifth year graduate student in Microbiology planning to graduate within the next year. I would like to work in the legal field in the Boston area, and was hoping to find a company that would pay for me to go to law school at night while I was working days (I'm a glutton for punishment). I've definitely heard of people doing things like this...but I can't seem to find any listings of companies that offer similar programs. Is there an easy way to identify them, or an already compiled list anywhere available?
All help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Science and Law

PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:33 pm
by Chris Buntel
There are relatively few companies that pay for night law school, especially for a brand new employee. I don't know of any compiled lists -- companies typically hire experienced attorneys away from law firms.

You could ask individual companies about tuition assistance, but be careful to not seem like you are "using" them. A better approach would be to get into a legal/IP group, and then convince them that it would help the company to have you become an attorney.

Law firms more commonly help scientific advisors or patent agents pay for night law school.

Good luck, Chris Buntel.