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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by bigcasava1(m): 3:44am On Aug 30
Okpe! Na wetin u study? Sociology abi
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by VictoriaGrace(f): 7:06am On Aug 30
I have a son your age, so I can talk like a 'mother' to you as well! smiley
Do what you want to do. Yes, law is an excellent degree & profession to follow. Many of my family have followed that path. It gives you options not only in Nigeria but all around the world. If you were your age now and had NO direction in your life, if I was your parent I would push you to do law.
BUT, you seem like you ALREADY have a great and successful career and things you are more passionate about. So you are not just laying about, doing nothing, wasting time. You are already successful, already on a good path. So there is no point in the parents trying to push you off this path. It is already going well. Keep going, in your direction !!! BEST OF LUCK to you.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by mozele(m): 7:30am On Aug 30
TimoWerner:
Thanks bro.

All the best in your endeavours bro!
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by branhampaul(m): 7:31am On Aug 30
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.

I was actually forced to put law on my writing of jamb, and today I am glad I was forced.

Go ahead for the law study, you will not regret. You will find the course interesting as you progress the echelon. Plus, you will develop a lot of boldness; and knowing your rights.

If it pleases you, go ahead with the law study. Even some medical doctors, and other professionals, come back to study law.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Proffwhyhurry12(m): 7:44am On Aug 30
I'm highly disappointed in you, how will you be working in court and you want to study something contrary.

Do you know the numbers of graduates out there without job? But with law degree you can achieve alot without stress. Imagine going into a profession without any help/connection in this era of economy, 80% of people that are unemployed didn't have ladder to success even after studying there dream course. In fact the passion will vanish after years of NYSC and still no where to manage

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by benzion72(m): 9:21am On Aug 30
Thank God you made the best choice law, do we have economist in Nigeria and in an era when a bank will close down a whole branch

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by DedeNkem: 10:38am On Aug 30
TimoWerner:
Hey guys i need ya advice please.

My dad and my aunt wants me to study law because of some reasons best know to them. I am a Civil Servant in a State High Court reason why they want me to study law. I am tired, i don't have the passion non zeal for law.

Right from my sec school days i have always love and dream of being a Banker or an Economist but my family members want to "put sand" in my future embarassed

Please guys help me, i am in my early 20s and i don't wanna waste 4-6yrs studying what i don't have passion for.

Pls i need more audience.

Don't allow anyone to force you to do anything you don't want!
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by BarrSly: 11:19am On Aug 30
Most times parents are right. My parents wanted me to study Computer Science cause I was so good at computer, but I chose law due to influence from my family members both at the bar and bench.. I am enjoying the practice now but I know if I had followed my parents advice to study something Computer based, I would have been at a very great point in my career compared to where i am now as a lawyer.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Squillaci: 12:17pm On Aug 30
safarigirl:


You can get knowledge of law without reading it in school, anything that will not bring you money, no waste time actually paying for it.


But you dey Law school.
Why you no abandon am after your first degree?
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by ThePlainTruth: 12:25pm On Aug 30
TimoWerner:
Words on marble... Maximum respect.

No problem bro. Gone are the days when any degree has respect and a job is there waiting. Law is a regulated profession both locally and internationally. Only a regulated degree has any value today.

When you study Law you are guaranteed a job as a Solicitor or Lawyer because Law is a regulated profession. But if a degree is not a regulated degree an employer can employ anyone they like with any kind of degree or without a degree.

So please listen to your parents as Law is one of the best regulated professions to study and also you have a good heads up as you are already working in a State High Court.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by safarigirl(f): 12:27pm On Aug 30
Squillaci:


But you dey Law school.
Why you no abandon am after your first degree?

I don finish Law School, so, i'm in a very good place to tell someone that is not interested in law, not to waste their time. Even from Externship, wetin my eye see, convince me say, e no pure.

I for use the money go study French or Portuguese if say I fit, but wetin carry me go Law School deep. If na something wey I fit waka from, I for waka.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by safarigirl(f): 12:30pm On Aug 30
ThePlainTruth:


No problem bro. Gone are the days when any degree has respect and a job is there waiting. Law is a regulated profession both locally and internationally. Only a regulated degree has any value today.

When you study Law you are guaranteed a job as a Solicitor or Lawyer because Law is a regulated profession. But if a degree is not a regulated degree an employer can employ anyone they like with any kind of degree or without a degree.

So please listen to your parents as Law is one of the best regulated professions to study and also you have a good heads up as you are already working in a State High Court.  

Not in Nigeria please.

However, because he already has an inroad with working in a State High Court, it would be favorable to him. If you don't have an inroad, God help you.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by safarigirl(f): 12:32pm On Aug 30
BarrSly:
Most times parents are right. My parents wanted me to study Computer Science cause I was so good at computer, but I chose law due to influence from my family members both at the bar and bench.. I am enjoying the practice now but I know if I had followed my parents advice to study something Computer based, I would have been at a very great point in my career compared to where i am now as a lawyer.

Computer Science is definitely a better course of study in this day, in this country.

You're enjoying practice because you have family members in the bar and bench, but computer science has a far reach.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by calcal: 12:37pm On Aug 30
The end result is to make money! right now, think of what you are passionate more to acheiving that result. your parents wont be there forever.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by ThePlainTruth: 12:46pm On Aug 30
safarigirl:

Computer Science is definitely a better course of study in this day, in this country.

You are wrong Computer Science is good but as it is not regulated like Law means most employers have no respect for a degree in Computer Science, they would rather hire someone without a degree in computer Science or a self taught and train that person instead of hiring and training someone with a degree in Computer Science. I know this because this is my area of study.

Have a look online for jobs in software programming and see for yourself that many employers have not regard for a degree in Computer Science as it is not regulated like Law.

Show me where an employer is looking for a Lawyer without a Law degree anywhere in Nigeria or overseas?
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Maj196(m): 1:49pm On Aug 30
ThePlainTruth:


You are wrong Computer Science is good but as it is not regulated like Law means most employers have no respect for a degree in Computer Science, they would rather hire someone without a degree in computer Science or a self taught and train that person instead of hiring and training someone with a degree in Computer Science. I know this because this is my area of study.

Have a look online for jobs in software programming and see for yourself that many employers have not regard for a degree in Computer Science as it is not regulated like Law.

Show me where an employer is looking for a Lawyer without a Law degree anywhere in Nigeria or overseas?
This is the plain truth. I went for a software developer interview with a guy with a CS degree I have no degree in CS but cuz I had more skills than the guy he was jettisoned and I was favoured.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by ThePlainTruth: 2:01pm On Aug 30
Maj196:
This is the plain truth. I went for a software developer interview with a guy with a CS degree I have no degree in CS but cuz I had more skills than the guy he was jettisoned and I was favoured.

The plain truth is that as the hiring manager does an not have a Computer Science degree, the hiring manager has no idea that an applicant with a Computer Science degree understands the fundamentals but may not have experience with a specific tool a company uses and by just focusing on a specific tool, they’ve potentially weeded out a strong candidate with a Computer Science degree that can quickly come up to speed.

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This is the problem with degrees that are not regulated like Law. If this was an interview for a Lawyer or Solicitor there is no way you would have been invited for an interview without a degree in Law.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by safarigirl(f): 2:14pm On Aug 30
ThePlainTruth:


You are wrong Computer Science is good but as it is not regulated like Law means most employers have no respect for a degree in Computer Science, they would rather hire someone without a degree in computer Science or a self taught and train that person instead of hiring and training someone with a degree in Computer Science. I know this because this is my area of study.

Have a look online for jobs in software programming and see for yourself that many employers have not regard for a degree in Computer Science as it is not regulated like Law.

Show me where an employer is looking for a Lawyer without a Law degree anywhere in Nigeria or overseas?

You can at least, get a job with computer science anywhere in the world, the certifications are basically same in most countries. If you leave Nigeria and enter Seme, your law degree cannot do anything if you don't go to law school in those other countries. So, a certified Nigerian lawyer and a computer science graduate will probably end up in law school together, in some countries.

How about starting up a practice? You think you can just start up a practice in Nigeria because you have a degree? How many people on the average, are looking for lawyers, in this country? If you leave Lagos and Abuja, law practice is on life support in most parts of the country, that's why you'll see someone paying a lawyer 20k per month, you can make four times that amount, from building a website as a computer scientist.

Most lawyers aren't even practicing, and when you compare the amount of money that goes into getting a law degree, you will really understand the tragedy of where law as a profession, has found itself in this country. It is not what it used to be, like most other things in this country. Imagine spending over a million naira to get an education, only for you to come out and be getting priced 20k, how do you explain the money that went into your education?

In fact ehn, if you want to talk about professional jobs that can even help you overseas, you mention anything under STEM or Education, how many times have you seen any country abroad advertising for lawyers? Nobody dey find law graduates abroad.

In fact, make I stop dey talk this thing, because the thought of it is annoying.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by ThePlainTruth: 4:41pm On Aug 30
safarigirl:


You can at least, get a job with computer science anywhere in the world, the certifications are basically same in most countries. If you leave Nigeria and enter Seme, your law degree cannot do anything if you don't go to law school in those other countries. So, a certified Nigerian lawyer and a computer science graduate will probably end up in law school together, in some countries.

How about starting up a practice? You think you can just start up a practice in Nigeria because you have a degree? How many people on the average, are looking for lawyers, in this country? If you leave Lagos and Abuja, law practice is on life support in most parts of the country, that's why you'll see someone paying a lawyer 20k per month, you can make four times that amount, from building a website as a computer scientist.

Most lawyers aren't even practicing, and when you compare the amount of money that goes into getting a law degree, you will really understand the tragedy of where law as a profession, has found itself in this country. It is not what it used to be, like most other things in this country. Imagine spending over a million naira to get an education, only for you to come out and be getting priced 20k, how do you explain the money that went into your education?

In fact ehn, if you want to talk about professional jobs that can even help you overseas, you mention anything under STEM or Education, how many times have you seen any country abroad advertising for lawyers? Nobody dey find law graduates abroad.

In fact, make I stop dey talk this thing, because the thought of it is annoying.

Nowadays primary school kids can create a website. Programming jobs all over the world are dominated by those without a degree in Computer Science because it's not regulated like Law or the other regulated professions. How would you feel having a degree in Computer Science and it is some with only secondary school education or someone without a degree in Computer Science that is interviewing you for a programming job and you will have to report and work under such a person if you are lucky to get the job, then you will face a lot of bias from such a person as they will force you to leave the job. This will never happen if you have a Law degree and you are applying for a job in Law or working as a Lawyer or Solicitor.

The assumption most people have is that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Maj196(m): 7:14pm On Aug 30
ThePlainTruth:


The plain truth is that as the hiring manager does an not have a Computer Science degree, the hiring manager has no idea that an applicant with a Computer Science degree understands the fundamentals but may not have experience with a specific tool a company uses and by just focusing on a specific tool, they’ve potentially weeded out a strong candidate with a Computer Science degree that can quickly come up to speed.

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This is the problem with degrees that are not regulated like Law. If this was an interview for a Lawyer or Solicitor there is no way you would have been invited for an interview without a degree in Law.
Well,,, it is what it is
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by sophy17(m): 3:29pm On Aug 31
safarigirl:


You can get knowledge of law without reading it in school, anything that will not bring you money, no waste time actually paying for it.


Yes but not as in when you actually study it.
Who says Law will not bring you money. It does. I am a lawyer and I make lots of money from it. I had to sponsor myself to read Law as a second degree.

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by sophy17(m): 3:31pm On Aug 31
TimoWerner:
But i don't have the passion for it.

And that is why I said you can just read it for the knowledge which is never lost.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by safarigirl(f): 2:01am On Sep 02
sophy17:


Yes but not as in when you actually study it.
Who says Law will not bring you money. It does. I am a lawyer and I make lots of money from it. I had to sponsor myself to read Law as a second degree.

Law as a second degree is good, at least you had a first and I'm sure it was instrumental in the money you are currently making from law.

I don't know a lot of people practicing the law to begin with, even less making any money from it, especially if there is no foundation.

The future is very discouraging for many. The likes of you are very few, in comparison to those who have diversified into other career paths.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Nobody: 7:21pm On Sep 09
TimoWerner:
Advice needed please.

modified.
After reading through comments, i must confess that i've learnt a lot from u guys and i appreciate ur concerns.

I actually do read law related books due to my closeness with my judge and she takes me like her son and do give me her books to read during my spare time.

I will settle for law due to it merits.

Hopefully i gain admission next yr or i will use direct entry.

Special mentions to: Lifestone, Judolisco, MasterRahl, Elsueno, Iyke926, Ashawopikin, Mires, Phoenix616, Sophy17, Mozele, Baba1234, Espn, Francisayo, Coldie, the mod that push this thread to fp and other awesome nlanders. I love u guys.
good for you. I hope everything works out.
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Ebenezer2021(m): 9:00pm On Sep 16
safarigirl:
I studied law.

Don't waste your time.

I doubt up to 40% of law graduates in Nigeria, are currently working in a law-related field.

Don't waste your time and money, studying something you have no passion for. You will just be punishing yourself.

cc NigeriaB isn't this the same advise you gave me yesterday?
Now here is from someone studying the course as well.
NigeriaB:


You can do what you want bro..

NB

I personally know more than 10 barristers who graduated years ago yet still roaming the street. Some ended up as tailors and seamstress, some opened provision shops..

I personally know more than 8 persons who are LIS graduates and are gainfully employed in government and private libraries and museums Today..

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Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by Isaac12omini(m): 5:01am On Sep 17
if you want to study accounting go for it if u know what your doing u will make it well in that course don't let Ur parents to confuse u or u will regret it later
Re: Help: My Family Wants Me To Study Law But I Don't Want To by NigeriaB(m): 6:06am On Sep 17
Ebenezer2021:

cc NigeriaB isn't this the same advise you gave me yesterday?
Now here is from someone studying the course as well.

Okay na..lol

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