Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Following up on my previous posts:
Lulu Chua-Rubenfeld (Daughter of Yale Law Profs Amy Chua & Jed Rubenfeld), My Parents' Work-Life Balance:
Tell me about your relationship with your parents.
I’m very close to them in different ways. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that my mom and I are increasingly similar. When my friends meet my mom now or if they read the book [Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother], they always come up to me and they’re like, “Oh my gosh. You sound exactly like your mom.” I probably would not have wanted to admit that when I was younger. ...
What is your dad’s job exactly?
He’s also a professor at Yale Law School. My dad does more like hard law. He teaches constitutional law and criminal law. My mom teaches contracts law and international business transactions. ...
Do you have a sense of what you want to do for work one day?
I don’t know, honestly. I’m considering going to law school mostly for the fact that I love school and I want to delay entering the real world for as long as possible.
How do you feel at this point when people call you Tiger Daughter?
I love it. I mean, I love the whole thing. I think I was protected from the more difficult aspects of the whole firestorm because of the way my mom wrote the book. She wrote my character as a heroine, so even the people who don’t like my mom like me, which is very unfair. Whether you like my mom or not, people see me as this sort of sympathetic figure. So that’s great