When it comes to gifts, we claim to have the best ones of all. (See what we did there? Comedy is a gift. Thank you.)
There are many ways to support the law student in your life, but before we bombard you with ideas (both humorous and helpful) we’ve got a quick bit of advice. No matter what you plan on putting in their Bar Exam Gift Box, there is one thing they need more than anything: understanding.
It should go without saying that it’s important not to downplay what the exam means to them. Saying things like “Don’t worry. You’ll be fine,” or “I know you’ll pass.” aren’t as helpful as you may think, but can sometimes deter their confidence. Instead, opt for phrases like, “I am so proud of you.” and “You are working so hard. Keep going!”
No two law students are alike. Some will thrive under pressure and others might need help managing their anxiety. If you aren’t sure how they are handling the stress, it never hurts to ask them, “How can I help?” or “What do you need most in the way of support right now?”
Bar Exam Study Gifts
Great for both Survival Kits & Care Packages, your law student will surely appreciate the following as they prepare for the most stressful day of their life:
✻ A ridiculous amount of highlighter pens
✻ Healthy Food
✻ Red Bull
If you are looking to add a bit of luck, send them a real lucky charm keepsake, or a framed quote of inspiration by one of their law practicing heroes, real or fictional. Here’s one of our favorites from To Kill a Mockingbird: “There’s only one thing higher than the Court in this country, and that’s the Constitution.” – Atticus Finch
Let your law student lead the way as you don’t want to impose on their precious study time, but sometimes a deliberate mental break is exactly what they need. Offer yourself as a pal to join them for a few hours away from the books. If you want to get creative, make coupons for them to use whenever they are in desperate need.
✻ Good for one hour in the hot-tub
✻ Good for a drink at the bar
✻ Good for one coffee break
✻ Good for one crazy dance break
✻ Good for 1 yoga class
✻ Good for one foot rub
The Gift of Time and Space
This priceless gift is more than just leaving them alone, it’s about taking things off their plate so they can have MORE time than they usually would to study. This could mean anything from arranging food service delivery, to caring for kids and pets until after the exam. Whatever time you can clear for your favorite law student will help them immensely. Need a way to wrap these up? Gift cards for Uber Eats or Starbucks are a good start.
Taking the Bar exam is costly. You may not be in a financial space to pay for everything your law student needs as they prepare to take the exam, but there are still ways that you can help to ease the financial burden of their process. Here are some ways to do just that:
💲 Pay for an Exam Prep Course
💲 Buy them Helpful Books. You can either research the best books for passing the bar exam or simply ask them to create a wishlist of books and other items that will help them.
Add a Little Lawyer Humor
Laughter always goes a long way, and we love any opportunity to lighten the mood. Add some law student and lawyer humor to notecards and place in Bar exam gift baskets, celebratory gifts for your bar exam passers, or simply use them when writing a personalized note. We hope your soon-to-be attorneys will enjoy them as much as we do!
Funny Lawyer and Law Student Quotes:
As a lawyer I can’t fix stupid but I can fix what stupid does.
A woman’s place is in the courtroom.
Lawyers never lose their appeal.
Law school survivor.
Baby if you were a contract, you’d be fine print.
Cheers to not letting law school take your soul, and letting the bar exam finish the job.
We hope you are not dreading the bar exam as much as we’re all dreading you bragging about being a lawyer.
May the criminals you defend be less terrifying than the bar exam.
May your performance on the bar exam make up for how boring you were while studying for it.
Caution: Law student under pressure. May bite if provoked.
Can’t wait for the bar exam to be over so you can be normal again.
The bar exam is over. Time to go to the bar.
Congrats on getting through 2 miserable days of taking the bar exam. Your reward is a torturous career of being overworked.
If it takes 3 years to get there, it better be one helluva bar.
If you can’t convince them, confuse them.