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  1. You didn't infer that arts degrees are easier. It's a debate that keeps coming back on this forum and it's been done to death. Wanted to nip it in the bud.
  2. You can apply to law school with all of the requirements to pursue post-grad opportunities in Psychology. If you are unsure at this point, it would be best to set yourself on the Psychology path, while trying to determine whether you would rather work as a lawyer. The research/lab experience and volunteering experience would be as beneficial as other law school applicant's extracurriculars (which is to say, not all that beneficial). If you are worried that you cannot achieve good marks in those courses on the Psychology path, well, there is no guarantee that you can get good enough marks in any discipline. We shall not reintroduce the "Arts degrees are easier to get good marks in" discussion. Some other specific responses (c) there are tons of good careers that are not evident to someone in first year university. I am in a great career that I never even considered as an undergrad or a law student. As long as you work hard, I think it would be fairly difficult to be completely bust when it comes to a good career. (d) those are not the two choices. There is time for escapades and work. Balance is essential, and your life will require you to figure out how to balance.
  3. My point is trying to figure out if he wants to be able to own a law firm that has $2 million in revenue (which is not an outlandish possibility) or if he wants $2 million in income. The former is something people on this board may actually have insight into, the latter probably not. The human rights stuff is whatever.
  4. Two questions: 1. When you say you want to earn $2 million a year, do you mean you want to have a business that has $2 million in revenue, or you want to have $2 million in income going into your pocket? 2. Why is your plan to have to cover the operating costs of your parents' business(es), as well as their retirement costs, with revenue presumably not draw from those business(es). This comes from your comment: "Therefore, 2 million is my goal because that is approximately how much it would cost for me to take care of my parents when they retire, maintain our properties, maintain our businesses' operating costs and employees' salaries, and have enough left for savings for my own retirement, my future children's tuition, and living expenses for when I pursue human rights law in a few decades." If this is your goal, why isn't your plan simply to take over your parents' business(es)?
  5. Doesn't your school career office offer this service?
  6. We generally wait until you start writing before we make that judgment.
  7. You are asking for legal advice.
  8. This is starting to get Orwellian. 1+1=3... Also, I read this site to get away from my work, not to have it mimic the exact work I am doing...
  9. Hold on hold on, I thought the point of this debate was to find a way to get people licensed as lawyers so they could at least hang their own shingle. Now we are supposed to be upset when articling doesn't lead to employment afterwards?
  10. I love this.
  11. This presumes that I didn't have to compete for my articling spot no?
  12. Stating that articling was never meant to be a bar to the profession sounds counter intuitive.
  13. I should add, being a problem solver goes beyond things like this. When working on something try to put yourself in the shoes of the lawyer and consider what it is they need and work towards that. A perfect example is situations where a lawyer asks for a memo outlining the case law that supports "x", but after doing the research you find that the case law actually supports "not-x". In such circumstances a "touch base" conversation to discuss the interim findings is appropriate as it will either (a) help the lawyer recognize that they may have mis-remembered what the case law said, giving them a chance to decide whether they want to change your assignment or (b) give the lawyer a chance to correct a flaw in your research before you draft a whole memo wrong.
  14. I think the bottom line is you have to be a problem solver. Simply saying no shoves the responsibility of problem solving onto the lawyer. Offering solutions (I could do it by x date instead, I can ask to see if another timeline is flexible, etc.) is the better way.