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Law school and engineering undergrad?

Law school and engineering undergrad?
« on: September 07, 2013, 09:03:01 PM »
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Re: Law school and engineering undergrad?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2013, 08:54:59 AM »
A lot of these questions are, sadly, entirely on your shoulders. I would be skeptical on basing huge decisions like these on anonymous internet posters.

That said, basically every law schools - particularly the T14 - say to follow the major you most enjoy. Augment it with logic, research, writing-based courses if you can, but follow what you are passionate about. If that is engineering, do it. If that is music, do it. Do not follow a path just because of "job security." That may be a legitimate factor in your ultimate decision, however, is a rotten one to argue on your Personal Statement.

I would go over to your school's pre-law advisor to get their perspective. They will be able to offer much more detailed advice on how to navigate this whole thing than any of us.

Good luck!

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Re: Law school and engineering undergrad?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2013, 07:51:49 PM »
There are more options available to you. Look into the USPTO, for example, to see if that might be something you can do after graduating with your engineering degree. Could save you a ton.

Re: Law school and engineering undergrad?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 06:57:09 PM »
The patent bar is also an option, but again if your in the first weeks of freshman year of college focus on knocking out Freshman year before you get to ahead of yourself. Focus your attention on succeeding freshman year that way you have doors open to you later.

Also it is your Freshman year of college live a little bit your only 18-19 once law school, the patent bar, and the LSAT are not going anywhere and will still be there in the next few years.