Law School Discussion

Applying to Law School => Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation => Topic started by: Geo_Storm on August 08, 2006, 09:49:21 PM

Title: Engineering to Law, must I state purpose in PS?
Post by: Geo_Storm on August 08, 2006, 09:49:21 PM
Ok, so I'm about to finish my electrical engineering degree. No doubt that it's highly technical and not the typical prep for law school. In that case must I write about why I am pursuing law? I mean there is definitely a good deal of engineering and science grads pursuing law so it can't be that unique. that said, I'm afraid that if I don't address the issue, the adcomms might see this as me choosing the wrong degree. I certainly dn't regret doing engineering and think that it's very good prep for law school but if I dn't say it they wont' know it.


Anyways, I'm going to write one anyways and one on my diversity. See what you think.
Title: Re: Engineering to Law, must I state purpose in PS?
Post by: dusya4 on August 09, 2006, 05:31:14 AM
If you are just coming out of school, I don't think it's necessary. I don't know if it will hurt you to write one, but I can't imagine that adcomms will feel the need to know why you are going to law school. As you said, there are plenty of people going to law school with engineering and hard science degrees. If you had a 10 year career in EE, then it would be a must.