Posted June 13, 2013 by

So You Want Your Child to be a Lawyer – Nearly Two-Thirds of Parents Do

College students seeking a law degree may make their parents quite happy.  Learn more in the following post.

Doctor. Lawyer. Astronaut. As graduation season kicks off, parents are anticipating where their children’s education will take them. A new survey from Lawyers.com – a top-cited online legal resource – reveals that nearly two-thirds of parents are hoping their children will choose legal careers.

According to the survey:

Parents are receptive to the idea of their children becoming a lawyer, but are slightly more mixed on their child marrying one:

  •     64% of survey respondents with children in the household want their child to become a lawyer.
  •     Moms (55%) are more likely to be interested in having a lawyer as a son- or daughter-in-law than dads (38%).

Survey results conveyed the aspirations of lower income parents:

  • 80% of parents with household incomes of less than $25,000 per year said they’d like their child to become a lawyer, versus 54% of those with household incomes over $75,000.
Larry Bodine

Larry Bodine, Esq., Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com

“Being a lawyer means being a respected professional, and that’s something that parents want for their children. Despite the tough economy facing the next generation, it’s exciting to note that nearly two-thirds of parents would be happy with a law degree in their child’s future,” said Larry Bodine, Esq., Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com.

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