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ATL’s 12th Annual Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest: ‘Publish’-Pandemic Version

Halloween was this weekend, and after more than a year of the real-life scary movie that was the coronavirus crisis, members of the legal community — especially law students — were ready to put on spookier masks as well as their favorite witty costumes to have some (safe and socially distanced) fun.

For the twelfth year in a row, we here at Above the Law are soliciting legally themed costumes for our annual Halloween contest. We’re continually impressed with how creative lawyers and law students can be when they take their noses out of their books. Once again, they’ll have to get creative because of COVID-19, so we’re giving out bonus points for the best masks.

Here are the winning looks from the past few years of the contest: Nefarious RBG (2015), the Donald J. Trump College of Law (2016), The Bluebook (2017), Brett Kavanaugh’s calendar and his beer (2018), and 1Ls dressed as their Con Law professor in his “school uniform” (2019), and Ruth Baby Ginsburg (2020). Take a look if you need some inspiration.

Vampire RBG Halloween

Please email us or text us (646-820-8477) your pictures and then we’ll vote on the winner of our annual competition. We’re all looking forward to judging you!


Staci ZaretskyStaci 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 or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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