While I was reading German criminal legal theory at the Max Planck Institute in Freiburg, West Germany, the Institute arranged for a visit by Prof. H. K. Lal, dean of the faculty of law of Ranchi University, India and myself, to the Freiburg prison. As Prof Lal could not speak German, I was also requested to interpret for him.
Despite the growth of legal aid, the law is still an expensive luxury, and lawyers claim that the losses they make on most litigation are compensated for only by the monopoly they enjoy in most property transactions. So what can be done to bring justice within the reach of all?
When one expresses concern about ""the growing threat to the professions"" one immediately asks: ""Which professions?"", since nothing has ever been more difficult to identify and define than which of those calling themselves professions are truly such.