One of our law professors at the University of Akron does not abide lawyer jokes. His experience of lawyers, he says, leads him to conclude that the jokes have nothing to do with the actual people involved in the profession. To highlight the lawyer's role in free societies, the professor highlighted the fact that the Pakistani government began imprisoning lawyers and judges when they protested the government's suspension of their constitution. Without Lawyers, he argues, our own Constitution and its Bill of Rights would be nothing more than a set of lofty ideals (as is the case in many modern countries, sadly) with little bearing on the way the individual interacts with society.
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