I came across this site doing a search, and have also tried to search relevant topics that apply to my issue.
Like DA1984's post, I wish to get into patent law and particularly pharmaceuticals. However, I do not have a science degree. In fact, I have a digital animation degree (I actually don't really know how I got accepted into a top tier law school, I consider myself extremely lucky).
Because of my art background, I wouldn't mind doing copyright but I have always had a passion for science. During the middle of my undergrad I wanted to redo undergrad and go into engineering. At the time, however, my mother wouldn't permit me to go through undergrad with an entirely different major. Now that I'm in lawschool, I have more credibility with her and she's more accepting of me venturing into different fields.
I have read the requirements to sit for the patent bar, and I'm interested in doing the 24 credits in biology and 10 in chemistry. I'm currently a 1L, and from career services advice it's actually a good idea to take one year off of law school to fulfill the science credits and then enroll back into law school to finish up to cut down the time gap between after graduation and finding a job.
From this site and from the patent professor here, it looks like I don't have a good chance unless I have a Ph.D in science or have some science or technical background.
Is there still hope in finding a job with a patent bar under your belt but with no science degree? I have yet to find a current law student or law students in the past that have wanted to take this path. I just want to know if there is some good route or advice on how to achieve this goal. Is going back to and getting a degree the only way? What would you recommend for someone in my current situation?