A teacher, a thief and a lawyer all die in the same freak accident. So when they reach the pearly gates, St. Peter tells them that, unfortunately, heaven is overcrowded, so they each have to answer a question correctly for admission.
The teacher is first, and St. Peter asks, “Name the famous ship that was sunk by an iceberg?”
“Phew, that one’s easy,” says the teacher, “The Titanic.”
“Alright,” said St.Peter, “you may pass.”
Then thief went second: “How many died on the Titanic?”
The thief replied, “That’s a tough question, but luckily I just saw the movie. The answer is 1283 people.” And so he passed through.
Last, St. Peter gave the lawyer his question: “Name them.”
Comment: A common joke with many variations, this being the quickest and funniest. Areal funny classic lawyer joke.