Who has the most respect: Lawyers or Doctors

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Misson Impossible
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In response to this thread, http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...1556630&page=3

which I thought was borderline ******ed but out of curiosity, what does the Great British public deem as the most respectable profession (out of the 2 of course) ?



I personally respect Doctors (and Engineers) more than Lawyers
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Doctors of course, lawyers tend to be viewed as ambulance chasing parasites.
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Aren't lawyers just seen as money grabbing?
I think Drs are generally more highly regarded because they're helping society rather than taking money from poor unsuspecting people and charging extortionate fees (this isn't my view lol)

I speak as a law student...
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doctors by a great distance. One saves lives, the other ruins them
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lawyers are definitely seen as more 'G' tho
different type of respect
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Doctors by far.
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Society in general would say Doctors.
I'm not sure I respect Lawyers more per se, but I would rather be a Lawyer than a Doctor.
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Doctors (since it's generally harder to be one)
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Well Doctors, as they save lives. It's not like everyone disrespects lawyers though.
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I have more respect for Doctors.
Anyone that devotes their life to the selfless care of others, has my respect.
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Doctors, of course.

The law is a (rightly) well regarded profession but no more so than stockbroking, accountancy, architecture, or any number of other jobs.
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I don't think there's any contest, easily doctors. Even ignoring the negative perceptions associated with lawyers, nothing comes close to saving lives.

Put a poll if you're not convinced
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Doctors, hands down
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Well, doctors ought to be more respected as they help save lives and counsel us on matters relating to health. I myself dream to be a lawyer but I am not so naive as to say 'lawyers' as it is clearly manifest that everyone owes and astronomical debt to DOCTORS
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(Original post by Muscovite)
Doctors obviously, why would you ever respect a lawyer, perhaps with the exception of human rights lawyers, but even then its questionable whether they would still fight for human rights if we more than halved their paycheque!
Indeed, lawyers deserve less respect than doctors. But lawyers are an imperative element of the process of 'justice'. A society without either doctors or lawyers would simply be inconceivable.
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NOTE: quite a high number of barristers practising criminal law are significantly poorer than the average doctor. Certain civil law barristers -- namely tax and company -- do earn a pathetic amount though; the same can be said about bankers.
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Lawyers are more feared. I know I would rather be feared than love.
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(Original post by CapnHooch)
I have more respect for Doctors.
Anyone that devotes their life to the selfless care of others, has my respect.
Selfless?
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(Original post by CapnHooch)
I have more respect for Doctors.
Anyone that devotes their life to the selfless care of others, has my respect.
Yes. All doctors live in destitute conditions and live like saints. Haha.
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(Original post by cambio wechsel)
The law is a (rightly) well regarded profession but no more so than stockbroking, accountancy, architecture, or any number of other jobs.
Oh please. Barrister > Accountant.
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