i have a BS in physics, and 6 years working in aerospace engineering. I was planning on taking the patent bar. is this something you do after you graduate or concurrent with getting your JD? i am worrried about teh top 10% in teh first year requiremtn on teh loyola scholarship. i liek to think that i am smart, but i don't know about how i will do in the sort of classes i will have to take as a 1L. it seems very unreasonable to expect that i will easily fit into the top 10% of my class. it makes teh whole proposition that much more risky.
You can take the pat bar before you graduate, I believe. I asked because if that is the course you are persuing, you actually would be better positioned than the usual nontrad to come out of this with a decent job. As mentioned before, get Loyola to drop it to top 50%, or stay out for a year and retake the LSAT and go somewhere else with a better money offer.