So that special someone is finally graduating from law school. A momentous occasion indeed! Law school graduation marks the end of 3 difficult years of studying, exams, and stress– and the beginning of even more stress, learning, and hard work as an associate with a law firm.
To help our loved ones make that transition, it’s the least we can do to give them a cool law school graduation gift to help them on their way, don’t you think?
Gift Ideas: Law School Graduation
- Personalized Executive Portfolio
A nice leather portfolio for executives is a gift that will help new lawyers organize their day to day work at client meetings and around the office. You can even make this gift personal for a truly memorable and classy gift!
- Cuff Links
Few law students have cuff links, so you really can’t go wrong with a law school graduation gift like this. In this woman’s opinion, nice cuff links are another one of those small details that separate the “I just graduated from law school and barely know what I’m doing here” boys from the “I’m a lawyer and here to do serious business” men.
- Tumi Business Tote
A nice leather business tote or briefcase is a must have for new lawyers, and let’s admit it – not something many of us could afford during law school. I like simple but high quality options like this Tumi Business Tote.
- A Nice Fountain Pen
I realize that too many people the idea of spending $200 on a pen you can get one for $0.79 that does the same thing might seem a bit ridiculous. But again, law is a profession where image matters – are you going to hand your client a 79 cent plastic Bic to sign a $20 million contract? Clients expect their attorneys to act like someone who is worth $400 an hour, and part of that image is using a nice pen. Amazon has many options, or if you don’t like paying full price you can often find great clearance deals at Executive Essentials. They even offer free engraving to make your gift personalized!
- Black’s Law DictionaryA good quality legal dictionary is an absolute must for the practicing lawyer, and in this market there is really only one player: Black’s Legal Dictionary is the best of the best. Black’s comes in several editions; my favorite is this elegantly bound “standard edition”.
- Personalized Desk Accessories
A personalized gift for lawyers is a nice touch when marking an occasion such as law school graduation. There are many options including diploma frames, office supplies, or jewelery.