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Wait...Undergrad Majors DO matter?!

iddus02iddus02 Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
edited July 2007 in Law School
I read a post on patent law that said you must have atleast a bachelor's degree in some science or technological major such as biology, chemisty, or engineering in order to do patent law.

Is this true? And are there any other areas of law that require a certain kind of degree?
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Replies to: Wait...Undergrad Majors DO matter?!

  • cartera45cartera45 Registered User Posts: 12,461 Senior Member
    The undergraduate - and graduate degrees matter a great deal for intellectual property law and can be pluses in other areas, but generally, the undergraduate degree is not a huge factor.
  • Student615Student615 Registered User Posts: 1,885 Senior Member
    Note that there are also multiple issues here. Iddus02, you're talking about an undergrad degree being important for the practice of a particular branch of law, while the "major doesn't matter" claim more generally applies to law school admissions.
  • iubyontiubyont Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I've heard that a Master's in a Science/ Engineering field are preferable for Patent law (probably because you should have a general idea of what your chemist, electrical engineering, and computer science clients are talking about), but besides this specific field it does not really matter.
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