I am graduating a big ten university with a 3.74 gpa in Electrical Engineering and a 166 LSAT. I want to do patent law. How much does an engineering degree matter, and what schools should I aim for( good reaches and targets on the east coast).
I would say 166 for an engineering major is pretty impressive considering you beat out many liberal arts majors who read more than you. Engineering major will definitely help you get in, but it's another story in school because you'll soon realize that those who can write well (e.g. English majors) have a huge advantage over engineers because most exams are essays.
All this EE talk scares the *&^% out of me... I have an engineering degree, but its in engineering management.. I got the OK to take the patent bar... but are you all telling me that even if I do well in school, that I wont get a job doing patent work because Im not mech or EE?
Previous work experience is important for EE/CSs getting into IP. You really need to have done technical work in order to be able write good patents. So, Rocket, if you can hold your own technically, you'll do fine.