Law School Discussion

Specific Groups => Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students => Topic started by: QQu2 on April 28, 2013, 03:09:07 PM

Title: What are my chances?
Post by: QQu2 on April 28, 2013, 03:09:07 PM
I am interested in patent law, but I fear my undergraduate gpa will stop me from gaining admission.

2.86 B.S., Chemical Engineer
3.52 M.S., Bio-Chemical Engineer

Lsat 160

I was told that you need a 3.4-3.8+ to get into law school and that law school does not care about graduate work.
What should I do?

Title: Re: What are my chances?
Post by: livinglegend on April 29, 2013, 10:58:19 PM
Well first off if you really are interested in Patent law and you have an engineering degree you may be able to avoid law school all together and take the Paten Bar here is the link for it . You will be able to do engage in patent law disputes, but not licensed to practice in other areas, but if you truly are interested in patents law and nothing else this may be a way to avoid spending a lot of time & money unnecessarily.

In regards to your specific question you can get into a number of law schools with a 2.86 and there is no "required" GPA, but a 1.2 is not going to cut it. You can see where you stand a chance at certain schools by looking at a 2.86 and a 160 LSAT will provide you with plenty of law school options, but Harvard and Yale will not be on the list, but you can have a successful legal career from any ABA law school.

Good luck.