Law, Logic and Experience, 3 HOW. L.J. 26 (1957)
One reason for the popular dislike of lawyers is that they do not
think like human beings. No doubt there is such as thing as a
natural aptitude for the study and practice of law: a remote detachment
of mind allied with a passionate cantankerousness and a child's
love for words. If you were not like that, you would not be here.
And, assuming the natural bent of the twig, the lawyer's training progressively
dehumanizes him until his remaining contact with the human
race is tenuous indeed. The truth of the matter is that lawyers
are, ex officio, the relativists of societies in quest of absolutes, and
it is no wonder that they are disliked.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Gilmore, Grant, "Law, Logic and Experience" (1957). Faculty Scholarship Series. 2559.