Finally, I wanna reply to the comment earlier about rich people having it harder than middle class or poor people because they don't work as hard. I think this can definitely be the case when the parents don't instill good values or work ethic. I stand by what I said earlier: if I somehow am able to make a lot of money, marry into wealth, etc., I will make my kids work hard. I won't be giving Romothesavior Jr. any BMWs for his birthday. My kids will be required to work, and I mean real jobs that all young kids should work: restaurants, retail, local park district, etc. Teaching your kids work ethic, good spending habits, and values is the most important thing a parent can do.
Teaching work ethic and good spending habits is important, but actually making them work jobs isn't the be all end all to instilling those values. I'd say that it has more to do with the example you set. I say this just because I was always irritated at one of my friends growing up who was "worried" that I "wouldn't get" how to "deal with money" because I never worked a part-time job in high school. I wasn't even allowed to work part-time jobs in high school--my parents wanted me to focus on schoolwork, my other activities, etc. I started working jobs in college voluntarily and, to my friend's great surprise, actually am pretty good with the whole work ethic, spending habits thing. My mother is extremely responsible and smart with her money and I naturally mimicked her behavior when it came time to do so.
@ OP: As someone who gets the Asian thing with parents and how they get to choose your life paths, really, don't do this lawyer thing just because your parents are telling you to. At some point you need to break free and strike out on your own path---even *gasp* without their financial support. I know it's rough, but do you really want them to still be dictating your life choices like 10 years from now?