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Having a Party? Try These Legal-Themed Eats


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  • Themed parties add to the fun
  • Any dish with “tort” in it is sure to be more popular than tort law
  • These dishes are not only delicious, but also easy to make

A themed party is always an instant hit.

If you’re getting ready for a party with some of your law school friends or colleagues, try some of these fun, legal-themed recipes.

Ginsburg and Tonic: Because who doesn’t love a good pun? This drink is a take on the classic gin and tonic, of course. You’ll only need five simple ingredients.

Ice cubes

2 fluid ounces of gin

4 fluid ounces of tonic water

1 lime wedge

You’ll need a glass to put the ice cubes in first, then add the gin, tonic water, and a squeeze of lime juice over them. Stir and garnish with the lime wedge. Not only is this drink easy to make and delicious, but also has a fun, legal twist to it.

Chicken Tortellini Soup: Most lawyers hate tort law, but they’ll be sure to love this chicken tortellini soup. With a quick prep time and easy ingredients, this soup will be a hit with both you and your guests! Follow this recipe for a filling, delicious tortellini soup.

Shepardizing Pie: A shepherd’s pie consists of ground meat, vegetables, and mashed potatoes and is the perfect hearty dish to eat in the colder seasons. The prep time isn’t very long, and the dish then bakes in the oven for about 30 minutes. For an easy recipe, try this shepherd’s pie from Simply Recipes.

Chocolate Tort(e) Cake: There are only so many puns to make with legal terms, so here’s another dish that winks at tort law. With only a few ingredients (eggs, bittersweet chocolate, butter, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder) and a relatively quick preparation time, this torte from the Food Network is perfect for all your parties, whether they’re full of legal types or not.

Candy Bar (Exam): For a less stressful and more delicious spin on the bar exam, make a candy bar for your guests to choose from. Just buy some of your favorite candies present them in a creative, fun manner, and voila—a candy bar (exam)!