Law school /graduate school Advice

<p>I am currently a junior at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree. My gpa is around 3.85 and I have great extracurriculars and volunteer work. </p>

<p>I have been thinking about entering the field of law but am still undecided. I have always been interested in patent law but was wondering the best way to get my foot in the door. Should I pursue a masters in electreical engineering and then apply for law school or should I apply directly to law school. </p>

<p>Also, I have been hearing a lot about the instablility of the field of law and the saturated market in which we have today. I was wondering if anyone had any insight into the current and future job markets for patent lawyers. I understand that landing the first job is the most difficult process of the job search. Does the law school assit you in landing your first job or is it the responsibility of the student to individually search for jobs.</p>

<p>Thanks for any responses :)</p>

<p>If you have an EE degree with a 3.85 avg, and you do well on the LSATs you will be admitted to a lot of great law schools, including Texas. Why don't you make an appointment with the law advisor at UT or just talk to someone at the law school about job opportunities in patent law? If you really want to go to law school, the masters degree will not help you. Besides, it will be expensive.</p>

<p>Masters degree is unnecessary. Get a good law degree, interview for firms with strong hard IP practices, and profit.</p>