Hi all... I'm very new here.
Ever since I was a kid I always dreamt of being a lawyer. I never had the confidence to persue it, so I got an undergrad in Structural Engineering. I know thats strange to say I was scared to pursue law school, but in highschool and college EVERYONE I knew always said how hard law school was. Even friends/relatives who are lawyers said how hard it was, they just were not very supportive.
Recently I have thought I don't care how hard everyone says it is, I'm going to try. I'm not stupid, by any means. I was able to get a 3.1 from Marquette University in Structural Engineering.
I am wondering how law schools look at an Engineering degree. Do they forgive a slightly lower GPA if it is in engineering? My boyfriend is in Med School with an undergrad in Engineering, and they do not forgive a lower GPA as generally your reading/writing skills are weaker.
I am required to stay in Chicago, and there are a lot of choices for me. But if I get a late 160's score would I be competive at lots of Chicago schools?
I graduated in 2007 and since then I have been working for a Structural Engineering company designing power plants.
I took the "practice test" on the LSAC webpage, and I got an approximate 172. But I am not expecting to get that good of a score on test day due to nerves and such.
I'm in the process of ordering "the bibles" and more practice tests. But if I get a high 160's with my GPA would I have a good chance of getting financial aid? Thanks for the help!