Law Admissions Q&A: Tips for STEM, First-Gen Students
Q: "I am a double chemical engineering and chemistry major and want to go into patent law. As a chemical engineering student, I do not have a 4.0 but am aiming for, at absolute worst, a 165 on the LSAT.
Let's say I have a 3.1 or 3.2 GPA and a 170 LSAT. Does this make my dream of NYU Law impossible? What New York law schools would you think I have a shot at? I have a chart of the law schools I am aiming for but it's hard to paint a good picture using their averages as their average applicants are social science/humanities majors. I have heard they give some leverage for STEM major GPAs. Is this true?"
A: ... Law schools are enthusiastic to receive applications from STEM majors, so your background and experience could serve as assets." ...