9 Smart Gift Ideas for Law School Graduation (+1 to Avoid)

Looking for gift ideas for an upcoming law school graduation? From fun to scholarly, we researched over 300 law-themed ideas to identify 9 must-see gifts.

The Tools of Argument: How the Best Lawyers Think, Argue, and Win

The perfect book to jumpstart your newly minted law grad’s career, The Tools of Argument wins high praise for its ability to help you think like a successful lawyer. With a focus on differentiating between the “right” vs. “best’ argument, learn how lawyers are able to win even in unlikely scenarios.

List Price: $12.50 USD
Sale Price: $11.25 USD

Bey-Berk Legal Decision Maker Paperweight

This paperweight is a great gag gift idea for a new lawyer. Help your lawyer strategize with options ranging from “guilty” to “ask mom.” Made of metal, it’s fun yet quality gift that will sit on his or her desk for years.

List Price: $26.95 USD
Sale Price: $24.89 USD

Satan’s Advice to Young Lawyers

Written in the voice of “Satan,” this witty and often funny book of advice is the perfect antidote to to the overly sentimental gifts most law types abhore. Get a leg up on your fellow grads with the trenchant tips and tricks offered in this book.

List Price: $6.99 USD
Sale Price: $6.07 USD

Lady Justice w/ Marble Finish

This timeless and finely crafted Lady Justice is a steal for the price, making the perfect office decoration for even the most modern lawyer. About 6 inches tall and weighing 1.4 lbs, she has great detail and is a truly quality gift idea.

List Price: $28.99 USD
Sale Price: $33.99 USD

Supreme Court Mug

While we usually avoid recommending mugs, this has to be one of the coolest and most clever we’ve come across. As the mug heats up, the winners of famous supreme court cases are revealed. Sure to be a hit at the office and a great conversation starter.

List Price: $14.95 USD
Sale Price: $14.95 USD

Law School Survivor T-Shirt

He or she survived grueling classes, excruciating exams and caffeine-fueled nights. It’s over and now it’s time to wear a badge of honor — this survivor t-shirt.

List Price: $18.95

Lawyer Poet Kit

This lawyer poet magnetic poetry kit contains over 200 magnetic words relating to the legal profession. Have fun making messages, statements or notes to your family or co-workers. If your lawyer was a literature major as an undergrad, this will be especially appreciated.

Sale Price: $12.95 USD

The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law

While happiness can seem elusive for those in the legal profession, but many do make it into a rewarding and fulfilling career. This book is a well written guide to understanding why dissatisfaction exists and offers tangible solutions that could be the difference between a career you love and one you hate.

List Price: $19.95 USD
Sale Price: $8.91 USD

Catalog Luggage Case

Your lawyer will likely be carting lots of documents around. Make it easier with this catalog luggage case, complete with room for a 17″ laptop, folders, files, and other business items. It is a great size for everyday use or as carry-on luggage when travelling.

List Price: $87.99 USD
Sale Price: $87.99 USD

What should you avoid vising a law school grad?

  • A gavel – This is a bit too cliche, plus it’s not clear that your lawyer will become a judge.
  • You might also be interested in our gift ideas for MBA graduates.


    Can’t find a good gift idea here? Check out some other lists for law school grads around the web:

    Above the Law’s gift guide
    Find Law’s gift guide
    Funny Lawyer Gifts from Dodo Bird