Because this is a forum for lawyers and law students. I came here to try to learn more about the field, and get a better idea of how I can explore it before I make the decision to go all in. I expected constructive, cordial, and objective discussion and advice. That has overwhelmingly been the case (and for those of you who sent me direct PM's you're amazing). I did not expect to be condescendingly grilled by a few (including a moderator for gods sake) for my grades, apparent "immaturity" and consideration for my parents view. That being said I appreciate that you can relate to my situation from a cultural perspective.
Alright.... let's all take a breath and stop the dogpile I can see coming.
If anyone has anything constructive left to say please do. OP, you asked for advice and you're getting it. Take what you want and leave the rest but don't throw matches unless you want a flame war.
I will never understand why people who explicitly ask for advice from STRANGERS ON THE INTERNET are then confused/shocked when people tell them things they don't want to hear.
I can sympathize with you to an extent. Your situation reminds me a lot of things I've had to deal with.
I'm an immigrant and I had immense pressure put on me by my very old-school family on numerous occasions when I had to make life-altering decisions. I can't even count the number of arguments we had about my undergrad and pursuing law. In the end, I had to make the decisions that were best for me, and while that can be a tough pill to swallow for your parents (especially for super traditional eastern europeans like mine), you have to do it for yourself.
Realistically your parents aren't going to be around forever. Then what? You've wasted a huge chunk of your life pursuing something that maybe your heart wasn't even 100% in. That's a way bigger bummer to me than some familial disagreements.
Realizing what you want vs what your family wants was something that took me a VERY long time to negotiate, but I'm glad I came to the realization sooner rather than later.
One last thing - barring other "hardships" you've made vague references to - you need to realize how extremely fortunate you are to even be in the position you are in. You're 25 years old, your parents are paying for your schooling, and you have to **gasp** decide between Law and Medicine.