This year I started the last semester of my LLB at UOM, and one of the modules I am taking is Jurisprudence. Word was that it was a very strange subject, because it concerns the philosophy of law. Impossible! Its an oxymoron, was my first thought.
BUT, the good news was that the one teaching us is Judge Bhushan Domah, who is a brilliant, brilliant man, with an amazing outlook on life and a very different way of thinking. I remember our very first class, when, halfway during our lecture, one of my classmates told him: “Sir, I have a stupid question to ask.”
Mr. Domah replied, “Go ahead. I’m sure it’s not stupid.”
My friend goes, “How does it feel to be a Judge?”
And Mr. Domah grins, “I thought you were asking a stupid question!”
In line with this very singular approach to law, he asked us last week to talk to people about law and lawyers, know what they think of this matter, see how their views differ from those who are in this field. This, according to Mr. Domah, will help us better understand the philosophy of law.
So, people, I want to know :
- What do you think of law, lawyers and the legal profession in general?
- Did any of you ever contemplate becoming a lawyer?
- Do you still? Why, or why not?
- Do you believe, as does the lady who sews my churidars, that “avocats menteurs”?
- Why, according to you, do we need laws at all?
Answers to these questions, and anything else you might want to add, would be most welcome and very enriching.
Thank you all in advance!