TyrionLannister wrote:As for the OP, I have Indian friends and I understand the family pressure. Seems like you have your head right, so trust your gut and you will be fine! Best of luck.
Thanks - yeah, I live in a Westernized household, and we're fully American, but there are some cultural lingerings which my parents have a hard time getting rid of (some of which I like, some of which I abhor).
jck4487 wrote:In any culture, $160k job isn't worth screwing up the relationship with the people thatthat, ya know, birthed you and cared for you for 20-some years. I wish my parents cared so much about my success. But I guess I am an outlier? There's a great law review article entitled "On Being a Happy, Healthy and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy and Unethical Profession" by Patrick Schiltz that's really good to read.
Sorry about the typos, I'm on my phone.
Word. I'll have to check out that book too.
Systematic1 wrote:Very well
To each his own, good luck.
I really do hope you prove me wrong, and given your numbers, I'd say that's pretty likely to occur.
Thanks man, and I hope you're right!
goldenflash19 wrote:OP, as a fellow Ohioan deadset on California, I'd say go to UCI, or reapply. My situation is almost identical to you, except I'm retaking in June. My parents weren't happy either but got over it; just be persistent. I showed them threads from this site and lawschooltransparency.com, and this helped a lot. Be sure to make it clear to them that this year off ultimately could help you make millions of more dollars in lifetime earnings. Apply early to UCLA, USC, and Berkeley if you take off. Spend the summer perfecting a four page PS for Berk, and submit it first day. Good luck!!
Yeah, I'm already in my year off and another is out of the question (convincing them of one year off was like going to hell and back, even though I had been admitted nowhere - I got a tremendous amount of flak for it and even mentioned it in my PS). It's pretty much decided that I'm going to a law school this coming fall. But I wish you the best of luck! Where in Ohio are you from? If you end up going to the same school in California, we Ohioans ought to stick together, haha.