Pomposity seems to be a characteristic of many practitioners of the learned professions. Many lawyers, for their self-estimate, are sure that they are the paladins of justice, and also often are vain of their intellectual prowess beyond all reasonable limits of objective evaluation. But for sheer breath-taking pomposity, few things can equal the lofty self-esteem of many law school teachers and administrators.
Howard L. Oleck, The Pompous Professions, 18 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 276 (1969)