Tort law pumpkins and gargoyles on Doughty Street
Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for: the perfect chance to stock up on family-size packs of Haribo, struggle to fish novelty contact lenses out of your eyes and sift through questionable Facebook photos of your friends in Hugh Hefner/Playboy bunny costumes.
Some lawyers love it, UCL senior lecturer Steven Vaughan stating this morning:
In my teaching today I shall mainly be singing songs from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' … #everyonehailtothepumpkinthrone
— Dr Steven Vaughan (@lawvaughan) October 31, 2017
Others, like Hardwicke barrister PJ Kirby QC, don’t:
Tomorrow is Halloween.
I hate It.
Celebrating & trivialising evil ain’t my idea of fun or worth sending kids on street for.
— PJ Kirby QC (@kirby_pj) October 30, 2017
Whatever your stance, Legal Cheek has been doing some Halloween-inspired social media digging and has found a plethora of law-themed costumes and decorations we don’t think you’ll be unable to resist raising a smile at. Here are 11 of the best:
1. Tort law pumpkin
Any student that’s had to navigate the weird world of oil-leaking vessels and cricket balls being hit out of grounds will know studying tort law can be pretty scary. So why not channel this into your pumpkin carving?
2. Gargoyles and ghouls on Doughty Street
We’re happy to see one Halloween-happy resident got into the spirit of things, creatively decorating the street best known among lawyers for housing its namesake chambers.
— Kirsty Brimelow QC (@Kirsty_Brimelow) October 26, 2017
3. Elle Woods
This Legally Blonde icon is popular among law students, so why not bend and snap your way through this spooky holiday?
#whoworeitbetter #reesewitherspoon #ellewoods #legallyblonde #thanksfortheinvite #frigidbitch #halloween #halloween2017 #happyhalloween #halloweencostume #sexybunny #bunnycostume #bunnyboy #gregsindy #gay #twink #gaylife #gayboy #gaylove #gaypride #gayhalloween #gaycostume #gayfollow #gaysofindy #gaysofinsta #indy #indygay #instagay #instahallowen #indyhalloween
4. The Hunting Act
Passed in 2004, this piece of legislation banned hunting unless it is categorised as exempt (Schedule 1).
5. Ruth Ginsburg
We were hard pushed to find any UK Supreme Court justice costumes this year, but party-goers paying homage to Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) judge Ruth Ginsburg were all over the show.
You can’t spell truth without Ruth….and if you don’t know, now you know . . . #caiaivy #2yearsold #halloween2017 #halloween #notoriousrbg #ruthbaderginsburg #ruthbabyginsburg #rbg #youcantspelltruthwithoutruth #supremecourt #primaryhalloweenparade #idissent @californiadonuts @primarydotcom @notoriousrbg @spreadshirt #thefutureisfemale #realsuperhero #notorious #dissentispatriotic #dissentcollar #diy #diycostume
6. Ruth Vader Ginsburg
Thank you to whoever added Ruth Vader Ginsburg to the costume database. I got to wear a cape and carry a light saber and fight for justice. pic.twitter.com/EKIw7CBPF4
— Janelle Shane (@JanelleCShane) October 29, 2017
7. Injury lawyer
Mobile phone, wig and tie in place, this personal injury specialist is here to help with your pumpkin punch-induced trips and getting tangled in fake cobwebs slips.
— Morris Bart (@MorrisBartLLC) October 2, 2017
8. Judges galore
If one sassy SCOTUS judge wasn’t enough for you, here’s a bunch of them.
9. Ghost, Ghoul & Goblin
They say lawyers love a good deal, but a deal with the devil?
10. Judge Judy
We think this Twitter user captured TV star and family law specialist Judith Sheindlin perfectly.
— Kate (@KateMeredithP) October 29, 2017
11. Student loans
The most terrifying sight of all…
Happy Halloween! ?
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