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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2005, 03:50:31 PM »
I like DDR! But I guess I am a closet nerd..

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2005, 04:02:10 PM »
I like DDR! But I guess I am a closet nerd..

ormachea...i wouldn't say "closet" nerd....
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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2005, 02:07:02 PM »
Ouch. Well, I guess that's true.  :-\  :'(

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #53 on: May 01, 2005, 02:59:10 AM »
my parents were pretty much happy with any type of graduate school.  Medicine would have been ideal, but I think we're reaching a point in the South Asian community where being a lawyer is alllmooost as good as being a doctor. I feel like my parents can say "my kid's in law school" with pride.

and hell, i guess i could always marry a doctor.   ;)

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #54 on: May 01, 2005, 10:28:28 AM »
irregardless of the asian population, i believe it is regardless

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #55 on: May 02, 2005, 10:49:04 PM »
my parents were pretty much happy with any type of graduate school.  Medicine would have been ideal, but I think we're reaching a point in the South Asian community where being a lawyer is alllmooost as good as being a doctor. I feel like my parents can say "my kid's in law school" with pride.

and hell, i guess i could always marry a doctor.   ;)

I wish this is true for the East Asian community.   :( :(

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2005, 11:15:27 PM »
just tell mom and dad that you don't want to slave away for eight years to assume 250g(+) in debt only so that you may have the honor of pandering to bored octogenarians as they sneeze in your ear ..

ok, i admit this is a trivial, hackneyed view of medicine but come on - doctors these days are relegated to reading from HMO protocol to treat their patients and most seem to live in daily fear of malpractice law suits. is this really the great glorious pie-in-sky that most make it out to be? probably not .. a lot of doctors are leaving the profession in droves and many, many more are intensely dissatisfied with it.

law on the other hand? 100% of lawyers are sober, joyous creatures. no lie.

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2005, 01:31:40 AM »
octogenarians.

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #58 on: May 17, 2005, 02:31:34 PM »
Just tell your parents that doctors make less money than lawyers....that might make them happy for a while

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Re: Asian Parent: "Law School? Why Didn't You Make It Into Med School?"
« Reply #59 on: May 24, 2005, 11:48:12 PM »
I guess that each culture has its own problem to face. As an Haitian, there are only three prefession that a young persons should pursue: Medical Doctor, Lawyer or Engeneerer.
After high school, my dad adviced me that I should go to Med School. I told him that I was not interested in med school, because I know that bio and chem were not my subject.
I went to school for Business Administration, I had an Economic professor, he made me fall in love with the science of economic.
But, I was thinking of switching my major, then I decide to graduate in Management instead, and go for my MBA.
By the way, I have my MBA, because it was a must for me to have a graduate degree. After that I was still confused by thinking that whether I should apply for a Ph.D in Economic, or International Relation. I started making reseach about Law, and I ended up loving everything about it. here I am trying to get into law school. Nevertheless, for the Ph.D in Economic, the dream is still there, because I must have it, and I believe that it will be good conbination with law.
Anyway, I was a rebel to my dad, I did things my way.

By the way, a JD (Juris Doctor) is still an undergrad degree, the original name is LLB (Bachelor in Law). in the rest of the world, they have LLB instead of JD. After your JD, if you want to go for a Master, you will need to go for LLM (Master in Law Science). you can also go for your doctorate in law, it is SJD (Doctor of Juridicial Science.
you can consult the site below for further informations;

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/degree.php

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http://law.queensu.ca/Prospective_Students/index.php
IN-: Indiana University-Indianapolis, Thomas M. Cooley
DEFFERED-: University of Tulsa,
OUT-: University of Akron, Drexel, University of Arkansas-Fayette...,U baltimore.

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