Just before Halloween, we asked our readers to submit their legally themed costumes to us for our annual contest. We got a great crop of entries, and there even some creative pet costumes and costumes related to pop culture trials (and tribulations) involved this year. We think you’re going to like them a lot.
We’ve got five awesome finalists for you to choose from, and voting starts today. Who will be the winner of the fourteenth year of our competition?
Let’s start off with this strong submission that you may remember this term from your property class. These finalists are dressed as the doctrine of ancient lights.
Next up, we’ve got a contestant with some learned paws. This adorable dog’s actual name is Ginsburg, so of course he’s dressed up as Ruth Barker Ginsburg. Woof!
Here we’ve got the University of South Dakota School of Law’s legal writing team dressed as Andy Warhol’s Cambell’s soup cans, complete with law-themed soup names.
Our next finalist needs no introduction — it’s the goop queen herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. If you recall from her highly publicized ski accident trial testimony earlier this year, she lost a half a day of skiing.
Last, but certainly not least, we’ve got a spectacular rendition of former acting Solicitor General/current Hogan Lovells partner Neal Katyal’s stylish Burning Man ensemble, complete with a propeller hat.
You’ve seen the finalists, so now it’s time to vote. Who wore the best law-related Halloween costume this year? It’s all up to you! Polls close on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, at 11:59 P.M. (Eastern time).
Staci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter and Threads or connect with her on LinkedIn.