Turns out my thoughts about Tech Law were correct, that it is a fast growing field that lacks many qualified lawyers. As I spoke with an I.P. Lawyer this afternoon, I found out that there are so few I.P. Lawyers with engineering/cs backgrounds that it’s pretty much like an exclusive club for those who enter the field. The pay is excellent and the fear of a bubble bursting in the sector isn’t really there. In fact, I was told that in both upturns and downturns in the economy, companies will always want to go to the extra lengths to secure their intellectual property.
Suffice to say, I was pretty stoked about how well the call went with the guy. If I can get into a pretty good law school and keep my grades up, I may be able to land a sweet job there. Only time will tell though, but at the moment I’m feeling pretty good about the odds.