159, 3.85

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159, 3.85

Postby mmbowling » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:27 pm

Hi,

I'm a chemical engineering student. I have a 159 lsat score with the 3.85 GPA.

I'm interested in
Ohio State
Cincinnati
Kentucky
Tennessee
Richmond

Osu is my first pick


Any thoughts?

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby ahnhub » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:29 pm

Why do you want to be a lawyer?

Edit: as opposed to being an engineer. Also, what is it you want to do with a law degree?

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby opX » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:32 pm

ahnhub wrote:Why do you want to be a lawyer?

Edit: as opposed to being an engineer. Also, what is it you want to do with a law degree?


+1 this is very important. Depending on your answer, I might suggest you wait a year and retake the LSATs.

If you want to focus more on your undergrad degree, you could still do extremely well by going to a good IP school and doing very well there, even if it is not highly ranked overall.

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby mmbowling » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:34 pm

Intellectual property is definitely the way I want to go. Eventually end up in the patent field. I love engineering, but I also have always wanted to be a lawyer. IP law seems the best route for me.

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby 1776 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:36 pm

I got in at UC w/$ with very similar numbers

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby mmbowling » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:40 pm

1776 wrote:I got in at UC w/$ with very similar numbers


Did you apply to OSU?

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby ahnhub » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:47 pm

I really think the optimal scenario for you, if you're an undergrad, is to work as an engineer for a few years first. Any kind of WE is good for your legal job search, and it's probably doubly good for you since you're looking to work as a lawyer in that field. I don't know much about IP but there's other people doing IP-related stuff on TLS, and they seem to agree that science background-->IP gives you a boost, but your school still counts for a lot.

You have an excellent GPA and an LSAT that's knocking on the door of the upper-tier schools (the ones where just the school name will be an added plus to the resume). How much IP work happens in small markets like Ohio? (I'm curious b/c most IP people on TLS seem to be headed for the bigger markets)

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby 20130312 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:50 pm

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Re: 159, 3.85

Postby mmbowling » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:51 pm

ahnhub wrote:I really think the optimal scenario for you, if you're an undergrad, is to work as an engineer for a few years first. Any kind of WE is good for your legal job search, and it's probably doubly good for you since you're looking to work as a lawyer in that field. I don't know much about IP but there's other people doing IP-related stuff on TLS, and they seem to agree that science background-->IP gives you a boost, but your school still counts for a lot.

You have an excellent GPA and an LSAT that's knocking on the door of the upper-tier schools (the ones where just the school name will be an added plus to the resume). How much IP work happens in small markets like Ohio? (I'm curious b/c most IP people on TLS seem to be headed for the bigger markets)



I am an undergrad. I will have a full year of internships in the refining industry when I graduate. I also have undergraduate research experience & I will have written an honors undergraduate thesis on biofuel production. I am considering retaking in October. I'm currently doing some research on the IP market in the ohio, indiana, kentucky area. I don't think it's too bad, we have some bigger companies in the area.




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