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law wanna be - take my advice - RETAKE THE LSAT.

I am an engineer too and as you are pretty familiar, we don't have the highest GPA's in the world...BUT we do need to have a stong LSAT. 

Its not your GPA that's doing you in, its your LSAT.  Last year I was in the same boat as you and got rejected by everybody except Cooley (i'm sure I don't need to elaborate on Cooley)

I sat out for a year and STUDIED MY ASS OFF for the LSAT, took it again, did a lot better and got into a respectable school.

You can do it too.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Who's moving in July?
« on: May 25, 2004, 08:29:01 PM »
Lavia you already know what I'm dealing with.

For those of you here that don't know already I am moving from Kansas City, Missouri to Newark, New Jersey...which is roughly a 1200 mile drive.  Planning on handing in the 2 weeks notice to the slave drivers on Friday, July 9th. If I may quote Office Space, statistics show there's less chance of an incident if these matters are handled at the end of a work week.  Depending on whether or not they want to continue to be the assholes that they are, they might just fire me on the spot and not allow me to work out my remaining 2 weeks. 

In any event, that's when I begin packing MY stuff.  I stress the words MY STUFF because I've already packed THEIR stuff and have successfully taken all the pens, pencils, mousepads, paper, folders, ink cartridges, etc that I could get my hands on for the past 3 months.  I don't have much stuff of my own, but I plan on renting a U-Haul truck and have some of the frat who are down for the road trip drive it while I drive my car or vice versa, whatever.  Before we do that, however, I have already been told that I have to have the biggest, most ignorant going away party the world has ever seen.  That happens somewhere in the week of July 26th.

Also, on a serious note, its important to have your car checked out for the long hall if you also have a long trip to get to your respective law school destination.

But getting back to the trip, I imagine we'll party till we puke, pass out, wake up and hit the road, making all the major stops along the way. Pick up Lavia in Michigan, kick it in columbus, go to a concert in Philly and then BOOM. There I am in Jersey getting mugged for 5 dollars on the street corner right outside my law school by a 12 year old kid who needs some money for the video arcades.

Can't wait!!!

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: It wasnt pretty...
« on: May 25, 2004, 12:00:28 PM »
I was at a 145 one month prior to the October 2003 LSAT.  I was able to raise that to a 162 when it was show time in October.

Heyboo is correct.  The track to a PE is as follows:

Obtain 4 years engineering education (this is usually done in an ABET accredited engineering program)
Pass the FE  (used to be called the EIT, now called the FE)
Obtain 4 years engineering field experience
Elligible to sit for the PE

To get back to Jgomez's question, there are people in the hard sciences who practice patent law.  PhD.'s in chemistry or biomechanics, physics, etc.  The vast majority are engineers, however.  Typically mechanical, chemical, electrical or computer engineering because that's what most of the patents apply to.

I have passed the FE exam, jgomez and let me tell you that it IS NO PUNK female dog!!!  It is an all day test.  4 hours in the morning, 4 hours in the afernoon.  I saw somebody post on here that it is not specific to any particular type of engineering but that is not completely true.  The morning session is what is called the GENERAL session.  It covers the core classes that every engineering student should have had some exposure to.

Statics & Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Econ

So if you haven't had those classes, then I imagine it would be pretty difficult to BS your way through any of that.  Its basically covering 4 years of engineering school in 4 hours.

The afternoon session is the SPECIFIC session.  That's where Civil's take the civil test, Mechanicals take the Mechanical test, EE's take the Electrical test, etc.  That's where you REALLY have to know your *&^%.  Some of those problems I couldn't solve if I had a week & a study team.

And did I mention you have to make better than a 70% on the whole test.

The requirements to sit for the Patent Bar are to either have a Bachelor's degree in engineering OR if you don't you have to pass the FE.  So from that standpoint, passing the FE = B.S. in engineering. 

General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Champagne Room
« on: May 24, 2004, 06:49:51 PM »
When did this become Oprah?

Incoming 1Ls / Law School & Dating...Leave the chicks alone?
« on: April 27, 2004, 06:00:01 PM »
So you studied months for the LSAT, did your best, made your applications and finally got into Law School somewhere.  Now my question is for the current 1L's and above who are NOT MARRIED is there really time for casual dating in Law School?

I've often heard that because of the time & stress involved its best to keep a girlfriend/boyfriend if you already have them before you start, and if you don't then don't even think about trying to get one after classes start.  What's the real deal? ::)

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