Students fulfilling the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s curriculum are well prepared to apply to and enter professional schools of law, which generally do not require any specific prelaw coursework. Schools of law encourage undergraduate students to complete a curriculum characterized by rigorous intellectual training involving relational, syntactical, and abstract thinking. While selecting courses, keep in mind the need to hone your writing skills, your communication skills, and your capacity for logical analysis.

While engineering students may find interests in many areas of the law, for intellectual property and patent law, a science and technology background will be greatly valued if not essential.