18
Aug 2017

source // giphy

So one of your friends has decided to be that person who organises a law-themed party, because you know, you can never be too extra about the fact you’re a law student. While everyone turns up in a suit and pretends they didn’t have time for a change of clothing after their paralegal shift, you’re going to be a tad more adventurous.

 

1. Judge 

source // giphy

*Bonus points if it's Judge Judy.

 

2. Assault and Battery 

source // giphy

Works best as a couple costume. Think a salt shaker and a lithium battery.

 

3. Prisoner 

source // giphy

Self-explanatory and easy if you already own a striped t-shirt or anything orange.

 

4. Harvey Dent/Two-Face 

source // giphy

Harvey Dent makes the list due to his District Attorney credentials. You either die a hero, or study long enough to see yourself become a lawyer.

 

5. Police Officer  

source // giphy

It’s not a (costume) party unless there’s at least one police officer present.

 

6. Hung Juror 

This involves a sign that says ‘Juror’ and either a noose or speedos. You decide. See image for inspiration.

 

7. The snail from Donoghue v Stevenson   

source // giphy

Commitment props to you if you only drink ginger beer that night.

 

8. Scales of Justice 

source // giphy

Pros: More places to put your drinks

Cons: No free hands to hold them.

 

9. Elle Woods

source // giphy

No law themed costume party would be complete without Elle Woods.

 

10. Captain Reasonable Person

source // tumblr

What would a reasonable person do in the circumstances? What would a reasonable person wear to the party? Captain Reasonable is bound to know!

 

11. Miss Demeanour

source // giphy

Channelling ‘misconduct,’ ‘misrepresentation’ and ‘mistrial.’ This works best if you if you are dressed to the nines with a sash that reads, for example, ‘conduct.’

 

12. A paranoid Mockingbird

source // giphy

How To Kill A Mockingbird – still stealing our hearts, and the prize for ‘Most Creative Law Themed Costume.’

 

Enjoyed this post? Sign up for the Survive Law weekly newsletter for more.

Join our mailing list

1