fyi- if you've already graduated, there's nothing you can to do raise your LSDAS GPA
liesQuote from: 'blueskies on April 25, 2010, 04:19:58 PMfyi- if you've already graduated, there's nothing you can to do raise your LSDAS GPA
I was admitted to a T4 school last year, and I am currently in the top 20% of my class. Depending on your goals, I would say you are definitely not wasting your time. I am relying on my job experience to make me more marketable as an attorney. There's no reason why you can't do the same. Oh, you are in the top 20% of a Fourth Tier school? That really impresses employers these days! <sarcasm> What sort of unique job experience do you have that will make you more marketable as an attorney in these days when many T1 grads are working at Wal-Mart? You don't have some family connections that will get you a job, do you? I hope to God you are not borrowing a lot of money to finance your dreams. Sorry to be so harsh, but the legal job market is brutal, and having a positive attitude is not much help. Unless you get into a T14 school, rank at the very top of a lower ranked school (like first in your class, not top 20%), have family connections that guarantee you a job or are not borrowing any money to go to school, going to law school is pure idiocy. You'll realize this in about 4 years.
Consider, to do patent law or IP you may not need a JD. To take the patent Bar you simply need an appropriate "engineering" degree -- check their web site.IMO, If not going to a T1, you are wasting your time (I'm a T4 graduate) - will need some serious stick to get there w/ a 2.0 GPA.