Bucky Badger wrote:
I am currently a Freshmen at Iowa State University. I am currently studying "undecided" engineeing, but am leaning toward either Mechanical, Industrial, or Construction Engineering. At least at this point, I have a high interest in attend law school upon undergraduate completion.
I just wanted to see what my "chances" were to get into law school? I had a 4.0 my first semester, but as for this semester with more difficult classes, I see my GPA running around a 3.6-3.7. As for future years, my personal expectation is to achieve at minimum, a 3.5. Also, I am involved with various campus organizations and hold leadership positions in each. Does this add to the prospects at all?
I obviously have not yet taken the LSAT, but what would be a good score that would give me good chances to get into a "good" law school? What are the pros/cons with majoring in engineering and then applying to law school?
Thanks for the support, everybody!
Hey! I went to ISU too. It is a beautiful school, isnt it?
Depends what "good" means to you. T14,T30, Tier 1?
Lets say you got a 3.5 engineering degree. A
170+ gives you a decent shot at
Majoring in engineering is great if you want IP law. If not, then it may not be a stratigically good major for law school because its harder to get a high GPA.
Your clubs and organizations memberships and leadership roles wont really matter much.