News Lawyers warn kids off career in law By The Lawyer 11 July 2008 12:45 13 December 2015 23:19 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 11 July 2008 at 17:17 Unexciting news This must be one of the most unexciting, self promoting surveys by a recruitment agency yet. One third of lawyers wouldn’t want their kids to become lawyers? Presumably another one third would encourage their kids to become lawyers, and the remaining one third couldn’t be bothered either way. I couldn’t be bothered to read the rest of the article to find out. Reply Link Mr Tosh 12 July 2008 at 10:20 Tosh The survey is meaningless unless you ask parents outside law whether their children should follow them into their respective non-law careers. Reply Link alrite 13 July 2008 at 20:29 Prospective Law Students I think this is very worrying for prospecive university law students, as it could reflect how I and others will feel in the future. Reply Link Anonymous 14 July 2008 at 10:06 So what I completely agree with the comment below. I imagine that one third of general business managers would not want their children to follow their career paths, one third of marketing professionals, one third of accountants (well actually, that figure would probably be higher!) and one third of doctors…is does not mean that these respective careers are being unhappily led, simply that the grass may be greener on the other side. Is it really? Not too sure. Reply Link Nick 14 July 2008 at 12:13 Don’t agree I think the last two posters have been a bit harsh: yes, the remaining two third of lawyers might still want their kids to enter the law, but if even one in three lawyers would actively discourage their kids from entering the profession, surely that means that morale is at rock bottom among a third of us? That’s quite a lot. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.