Roses are red. Violets are blue. Your Valentine’s a law student, what are you going to do? Enjoy Valentine’s Day this year with a little law school fun while keeping up with your budget!
1. Romantic Movies with a Legal Theme. It’s a bit pricey to go to the movies, especially when you add in concession food. Instead, cuddle up on the couch and rent a movie from Redbox for cheap. Most public libraries also carry a large array of DVDs, which you can check out for FREE! Try these movies that have a romantic story with a legal twist!
2. Justice is Sweet. Gourmet chocolates always go up in price for Valentine’s Day and maybe even more so this year with the pending shortage of cocoa beans. You however can make a decadent treat for your Valentine with a package of chocolate chips from the grocery store (roughly $3) and an inexpensive gavel mold like this one.
3. Attorney Dinner Theme: Save money by dining at home this year. Not only are groceries likely to cost less than a fancy dinner, you don’t have to worry about getting a reservation. Besides, a dinner at home can be more intimate and the effort is always appreciated. Example Menu: Cocktail ideas from Legalese Cocktails, Appetizer: Soup “De Jure,” Entrée: Legal Brief Wellington and Dessert: Torte. Use whatever legal puns interest you and display the menu at dinner.
4. Contractually Yours. Instead of buying a card, consider making one or printing one from the internet. Above the Law created a very inspiring Valentine’s Day card that provides a legally sound way to bind someone as your Valentine for the day. If that doesn’t send your heart aflutter, there are a ton of Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl – Law School” prints online!