Oh, and, yes, patent law seems like a good one. But then I have to accept that legal writing isn't exactly exciting. It's dry. Who reads or writes legal documents for fun?
I'd think that having a job that kept you abreast of the most recent advances in the biomedical technology industry would be interesting to someone with a passion for biomedical engineering. Reading and writing technical documents may not be fun, but do you really believe that writing documentation on biomedical engineering projects will be any more fun?</p>
But ideally it would be cool if there are jobs for such combination besides law (which doesn't require an English degree).
Depending on the English curriculum, it could help better prepare an engineering graduate to study law... subjects like rhetoric, technical writing, linguistics, etc. could add a lot of breadth and depth of knowledge to what a typical engineering graduate would have, as regards the study of law.</p>
<p>More generally, if you want to do both for personal satisfaction or enjoyment, that's the best reason of all. Just do it. Why not? Drop one if you need to. Better to shoot high at the beginning.</p>