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mr.physics
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Patent Bar weight in Admissions?
« on: May 16th, 2007, 8:24am »
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I'm just curious about people's thoughts and opinions: how much do you think having taken and passed the patent bar prior to applying to law school will help in admissions, with all other things being equal?  Do you think it would be barely considered, or could it help a "decent" (say 3.0-3.4 GPA, 155-165 LSAT range) candidate be on par with more of a "stellar" type (say, GPA 3.5+ and LSAT 170ish range).
 
Just hypothetical numbers, but curious about how the patent bar may or may not be taken into consideration.
 
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Re: Patent Bar weight in Admissions?
« Reply #1 on: May 16th, 2007, 10:18am »
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It will be barely considered.  Schools care about numbers far more than anything else, unless you're a URM.  The good thing is you can improve on your LSAT score, and that carries more weight than GPA.
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Re: Patent Bar weight in Admissions?
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on May 16th, 2007, 8:24am, MR Wisc wrote:
I'm just curious about people's thoughts and opinions: how much do you think having taken and passed the patent bar prior to applying to law school will help in admissions, with all other things being equal?  Do you think it would be barely considered, or could it help a "decent" (say 3.0-3.4 GPA, 155-165 LSAT range) candidate be on par with more of a "stellar" type (say, GPA 3.5+ and LSAT 170ish range).

 
155-165 is a very wide range.   At a school where you need a 167+ LSAT and high GPA, you simply aren't going to get admitted with a 155/3.0 unless your dad ponies up for a new law library.
 
I don't think a patent bar registration would be of any significant help getting into law school.   At those schools where patent bar eligible applicants have an edge, just having a relevant degree probably gets you most of the way there.
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Re: Patent Bar weight in Admissions?
« Reply #3 on: May 16th, 2007, 10:49am »
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on May 16th, 2007, 10:24am, Isaac wrote:

you simply aren't going to get admitted with a 155/3.0 unless your dad ponies up for a new law library.

Haha, well put.
 
I was just curious as to whether having something like a patent bar registration factors in at all.  Guess I'll just have to have faith in my numbers and degree(s) Tongue
 
Thanks for the feedback!
 
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