What to get the law student (or graduate) who has everything?

Hat tip to Katie Luper for this one but her post got me thinking.

What would make a good Christmas gift for a law student/grad?

Ideas so far:A Gift

- Post it notes?  Statute books, or a bumper collection of biros? 

- An expensive, pretentious pen?  An expensive and pretentious moleskine notebook or diary to go with said pen? 

- A DVD boxset of This Life, or Ally MacBeal etc. ..... funny how you don't hear those mentioned much now!  Thank God they seem to have finally died their death.

- I should imagine that a pupillage or training contract (or a means of fast-forwarding your way through your law degree and into a job) is at the top of a lot of our lists.

- For the more traditional or conservative, what about legally-themed ties or socks or maybe something a touch more frivolous?   For instance, for that special legal lady in your life, what about legally-themed lingerie - perhaps not with horsehair wigs, though.

Any other ideas?


  1. I would prefer non legal themed Xmas presents although a training contract would make this decade for me :D

  2. You didn't fancy the idea of legally-themed lingerie then?
    Horsehair wig could be optional!


  3. Legally Blonde: The Musical tickets!

    (ok, probably just me)

  4. Perhaps this:

  5. At least you can get it delivered free with Amazon's SuperSaver delivery! :p

  6. First, Ally McBeal is awesome.

    Second, every law student needs a snuggie.

  7. IDWSJ - re. Ally McBeal - duly noted. :p

    Re. the snuggie, do you mean snuggie as in this? => http://lawactually.blogspot.com/2009/02/wtf-snuggie-blanket.html

  8. Well, I got a fellow LL.M. student this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Scroogenomics-Shouldnt-Presents-Holidays-Shoudnt/dp/0691142645/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261071544&sr=8-1

    But he must have already read it, as he had not bought me anything.

  9. I'd say a cheque for 100 quid. ;D

  10. I'm going to have to disagree on the money point, and agree with Alex Tabarrok over at Marginal Revolution (http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2006/12/giving_to_my_wi.html):

    "The economist in me says the best gift is cash. The rest of me rebels... [W]e want the gift giver to buy something for us that we would not have bought for ourselves. Or more precisely one of our selves wants this - the self that is usually restrained, squashed, and limited, the wild self, the passionate self, the romantic self."

    I'm still waiting for one of the economist bloggers to point out the value (or lack thereof) of gift vouchers...


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