The great writers have one thing in common-they castigate the human race, including themselves, the frailties of mankind, and his noble institutions. Law and the lawyers have suffered at the hands of the writers. The doctors have suffered even more. Most rulers, if they lived long enough, have been the subject of satire, caricatures, exposure, or castigation. The church and churchmen have also suffered. The principal subject matter of satire over the centuries has been the Church. ... Because of this general emphasis on soiled humanity, the legal profession need not feel alone as it finds itself the subject matter of the great writers over many centuries.
L. Neille Shoemaker, The Law, the Lawyers, and the Writers, 17 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 400 (1968)