A few days ago

Am I a good canidate for law school?

I have recently completed my undergrad (May, 07) in Automotive Engineering at a State University. I have been studying for the LSAT the past few weeks and plan to take the December, 07 LSAT. My first few practice LSATs, before studying too much, are averaging around a 155. I am very interested in IP law. It seems as though my automotive background would lend me to this sort of law. I have talked with a few law schools during opens houses in my area and they also seem to think that having an engineering background and pursuing IP law would be a great combination. I am currently working for one of the big auto manufactures, I enjoy my current job, but I believe that I have much more potential If anyone has any advice or comments, I would greatly appreciate it.

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The Engineering degree is helpful and I will assume that your GPA is greater than 3.0, that will lend credence to my next statement. There is a great deal of analytics/reasoning in your field, very much akin to law. That makes you a good candidate. Your specific interests makes you an interesting candidate, a good basis for your essay.

Regarding your practice exams, 155 is a decent score, not a great score. I assume you have been doing this on your own?

There are specialized training courses like SCORE or Kaplan that will teach you how to prepare for this test. Both are expensive, but highly practical and well worth the money. The point is, push the odds as much in your favor as possible.

Lastly, when you pick a law school, remember the end game – passing the bar exam, so go for the best you can.


A few days ago
Engineering and law do make a good combination. It does help that you have some actual work experience in the auto engineering field as well, not just for law school admissions, but also for future employment opportunities.

I’d like you to do better than that on the LSAT. I’d love you to get at least in the 160s so you can get into some of the better law schools. Keep doing those practice LSATs, and continue to study.