Thursday, February 02, 2006

Does this get you CLE credit? Expert on lawyer jokes to speak at Vanderbilt University Nashville Business Journal. How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb? How many can you afford? Jokes at the expense of attorneys says much about society perceptions of the perception and lawyer joke expert Marc Galanter take up the subject during a speaking engagement at Vanderbilt University on Feb.. 21.
"Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture," includes hundreds of lawyer jokes and traces their evolution as an avenue for changing the public's attitudes about lawyers and the law. Galanter thinks the increasing popularity of lawyer jokes, which began in the 1980s, reflects anxiety about a highly legalized society in which the law has come to dominate our lives.

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