Ridiculous Gifts For Law Grads

I’ve had a couple of people ask me what to buy someone who’s graduating from law school this year. It seems like the go-to gifts are a leather briefcase, portfolio, or maybe even a pen, but who really uses those things anyway? I can see it all now. Johnny Law opens up a beautifully wrapped $80 pen on graduation day…

Johnny Law: “Wow, thanks this is great.”

What He’s Thinking: “Wow, I’m going to get a lot of use out of this pen applying for unemployment…wait, you don’t even sign-up for unemployment by hand anymore, (not to mention I don’t qualify)…who wastes money on a pen?”

Johnny Law will be receiving my undying love and affection, as well as room and board through the month of July for graduation this year. It’s roughly the same gift he’s received for each of his birthday’s as well as major holidays for the past three years. You may think I’m kidding, but that is really all he’s getting. Come August after he’s taken the bar exam and regained his sanity, he’s going to have to learn how to make coffee at Starbucks or start selling plasma.

In a perfect world I would be purchasing a backpacking trip to Europe, or a week’s vacation in Hawaii, but here in the real world, we’ll be kicking it local.

Here are my top gift ideas for 2010 grads.

Law For Dummies Book: Give the law grad in your life a huge dose of irony by showing them in 250 pages what they’ve spent three years of their life learning.

Law & Order Boxed Set: I don’t know a single law student that doesn’t have a weakness for Law & Order marathons on TNT.
BONUS: If the grad is still unemployed, they’ll have plenty of time to plow through the 250 hours worth of episodes.

T-Shirts Only A Lawyer Could Love: Somewhere out there, people are purchasing these ridiculous t-shirts. If anyone is impressed by the people wearing a shirt that says, “Trust me..I’m a Lawyer”, or “A Good Lawyer Knows The Law, A Great Lawyer Knows The Judge”, you guessed it…they must be a lawyer.


4 responses to this post.

  1. You can never go wrong with a Shakespearean reference, IMO:



  2. Law for Dummies. Once you study for the bar and realize you only need 8 weeks to learn everything you need to become a lawyer … , then you REALLY feel like a dummy.


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