Engineering undergrad.. but wants to study law or business

<p>Hey Parents, I'm wondering about what if I study lets say... Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley for undergrad but I want to maybe eventually go into Business or Law. Would studying Nuclear Engineering make it impossible for me to go to law school or get recruited by a big time business company (think ML, JP Morgan, etc.). I've actually heard some people say that if you study engineering undergrad, business and law schools like you a lot more because it shows that you are able to work hard... Thanks a lot!</p>

<p>Law Schools will not view your engineering degree negatively. I have known many engineering students who went on to pursue Law Degrees. My personal belief is that a degree in Engineering, Chinese , Chemistry, Accounting etc. will make you a more marketable commodity after graduation fom Law or Business School than a Poli Sci, History, Business or Philosophy major although I have no data to support that (other than anecdotal). You could look for Law Schools that have a combined MBA/J.D program. An engineer ,fluent in Chinese with an MBA or J.D. would be pursued like the Prom queen in today's marketplace IMO.</p>

<p>I also am interested in doing the same thing but with civil engineering/urban planning then law. I've heard that its harder to get into law school because of lower gpas that engineers have, but once in you're fine.</p>

<p>There have been two engineers on this and the old forum who went on to law school. The most important thing they want students to know is that law school admissions are number driven, so your GPA is extremely important (as is your LSAT score). Engineering is a notoriously difficult major and eng. graduates tend to have lower GPA's. From what one of the posters says (and she's in her first year of law school, after getting an eng. degree and working for a couple of years for an engineering firm), law schools do NOT take into account that your GPA is lower because you were in engineering. You can do a search here and on the old forum for these threads about law school and engineering, especially the ones by Ariesathena.</p>

<p>irock- I've heard from the mouths of several engineering profs that some engineering grads are going into IB right after graduation. They say that they're valued on Wall Street as analytical-thinking problem solvers. Check out the engineering thread on the old college life board- the pros and cons of this issue are discussed in length by working engineers.</p>

<p>Here's my question:</p>

<p>Everyone says its so hard to get into law school with an engineering undergrad but is this to a place like Harvard or ANY law school...</p>

<p>I can't imagine that if you come from a respected engineering school with decent grades and decent test scores that you won't get into a decent law school... maybe not Yale or anything, but what are the chances if you are aiming a little lower on the spectrum???</p>

<p>hey Kissy do you have the links to the old forum discussions? the reason im asking this question is because I am considering nuclear/mechanical engineering at UC Berkeley but at every other school, i would go into Econ / Poli Sci. This is because Im scared the econ/poli sci department at a big public school would be way too full and filled with pre-law/pre-business students. I'm really interested in Nuclear/Mechanical engerring but I really want to go into business/law after school.... so yeah.. thanks to everyone for responding! I guess I need to re-think trying law school after engeering cause of the GPA problems...</p>

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<p>"I can't imagine that if you come from a respected engineering school with decent grades and decent test scores that you won't get into a decent law school... maybe not Yale or anything, but what are the chances if you are aiming a little lower on the spectrum???"</p>

<p>You've got it - it's just not that hard. Same with med. school. The big problem (for some) is paying for it.</p>

<p>Also, check these threads:</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=63757#post63757%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=63757#post63757&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=35323#post35323%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=35323#post35323&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=27499#post27499%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=27499#post27499&lt;/a> (this is a continuation of the threads on the old forum)</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=20171#post20171%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/showthread.php?p=20171#post20171&lt;/a> - particularly post #11</p>