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Re: Master of IP?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 8:20pm »
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Thanks for the input, everyone! I guess maybe the MIP isn't the right direction to take. I just feel like I'm at a disadvantage in applying to law school since engineers have lower undergrad GPAs compared to liberal arts students. It's not really a fair comparison. I'll just have to nail the LSAT.
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Re: Master of IP?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 7th, 2007, 8:40pm »
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I feel you on that. Although not an engineer, I took a full pre-med regimen. Ended up with about a 3.5, but could've easily got a 3.8+ with another major. Such is life. Do well on the LSAT and you'll be fine. Get some experience if you can...
 
 
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Re: Master of IP?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 8th, 2007, 8:51am »
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"Ended up with about a 3.5, but could've easily got a 3.8+ with another major."
 
I'm a patent agent, but could've easily been a major league baseball player with another body.
 
Sorry for the wise crack ... I just couldn't resist.  Still, life as a middle infielder ... I could have been another Chuck Knobloch.
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Re: Master of IP?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 8th, 2007, 3:57pm »
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Pre-med, and engineering, are the hardest paths you can go for undergrad, engineering has varying levels of difficulty, it somewhat depends on the school, but electrical is generally the most difficult.
 
To law schools, this doesn't matter, they do not modify your GPA in any way based on your undergrad major, from what I have seen at least.
 
To IP firms, it makes a world of difference, I have heard before on the forums, and had it confirmed through interview experience, that the more difficult to attain degrees are given much more weight than the easier to obtain degrees. Not going to throw out numbers, but I will leave it as, very substantial.
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Re: Master of IP?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 8th, 2007, 5:33pm »
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Thanks for the posts so far. I am actually applying for law school fall 2007. As a dual BS Electrical Engineering BA Russian studies I plowed through 20+ credits a semester, not even thinking that a 3.0 GPA was a bad thing. I just graduated with 3.15 GPA, but this is really hurting me now that I'm applying to law schools. If I'd planned on law school earlier I would have taken it easier as an undergraduate. This post in particular caught my attention as I'm deciding between going to a lesser ranked school (T3) and waiting a year, retaking my LSAT (160) and applying again. Any advice on what to do would be great. Still haven't received any news, be it dings or acceptances from this years apps.
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