What Lawyer Jokes Reveal

In an interesting article from The American Lawyer, author Marc Galanter writes:

"Lawyer jokes aren’t just good for a laugh — they can tell us much about the state of the legal profession. In researching my new book, ‘Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes and Legal Culture,’ I found that the preeminent subject of jokes set in large law firms is the tension between older partners and younger associates. Stories about how partners exploit associates — and how junior attorneys turn the tables on their senior colleagues — have been around for a long time. But the burgeoning growth of large firms has given them a new significance."

Eye-opening discussion — with sample jokes — about the changing targets of lawyer huumor.