Civil Engineering major to pursue in IP Law?

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Civil Engineering major to pursue in IP Law?

Postby t14bound » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:10 am

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One of my good friends is at UT Austin as a civil engineer major (he is a third year college student). He recently decided to become a lawyer and is planning to take his LSAT's soon. He's been specifically interested in intellectual property law since he will graduate with an engineering degree. My question was does the degree have to be a natural science or a mechanical engineering/electrical engineering degree specifically or ANY engineering degree such as Civil engineering?

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Re: Civil Engineering major to pursue in IP Law?

Postby glewz » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:41 am

I called a V25 firm's ip practice on this, and it really depends on what kind of clients they have. For instance, IP for bioscience firms will accept science backgrounds.

I have yet to hear about firms hiring Civ. Eng. - I would really expect them to favor electrical. At least with the office I called, they accepted Only electrical. (hi-tech sector)

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