A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

As someone who enjoys exploring different icebreaker activities for events, I find that themed “This or That” questions can be a fun and engaging way to get guests involved and talking. For an upcoming event with a legal theme, incorporating Law-themed “This or That” questions could be a unique and interactive way to break the ice and spark conversations among attendees.

How to incorporate Law themed This or That questions

To incorporate Law-themed “This or That” questions into your upcoming event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to legal concepts, cases, and issues. You can find inspiration from watching legal TV shows, reading law blogs, or browsing online forums and news articles.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about the law to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a trivia game based on legal trivia or create a photo booth with props inspired by famous court cases or legal symbols.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your Law-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the law. Here are some ideas:

  • Legal concepts: Ask questions related to basic legal concepts such as contracts, torts, or civil vs. criminal law (e.g., “Which type of law do you find more interesting?” or “What is one legal concept you would like to learn more about?”).

  • Famous cases: Ask questions that reference famous legal cases and their impact on society (e.g., “What do you think was the most important legal case in history?” or “Which Supreme Court justice do you admire the most?”).

  • Career paths: Ask questions about different career paths within the law and what they entail (e.g., “Would you rather be a prosecutor or a defense attorney?” or “What is one legal job you would like to learn more about?”).

  • Ethics: Ask questions that explore ethical dilemmas and issues in the law (e.g., “Do you think lawyers should be required to report unethical behavior by their clients?” or “How can lawyers balance their duty to their client with their duty to the court?”).

  • Legal humor: Ask questions that tap into the humorous side of the law, such as legal jargon and absurd laws (e.g., “What is your favorite legal term or phrase?” or “Have you heard of any strange laws in your state or country?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your Law-themed icebreaker activity, you can keep your guests engaged and entertained while also fostering a sense of community and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Law themed This or That questions

  1. Trial by jury or bench trial?
  2. Guilty or not guilty?
  3. Civil law or criminal law?
  4. Litigation or mediation?
  5. Prosecutor or defense attorney?
  6. Innocent until proven guilty or guilty until proven innocent?
  7. Public defender or private attorney?
  8. Misdemeanor or felony?
  9. Appeal or retrial?
  10. Contract law or tort law?
  11. Evidence law or property law?
  12. Legal precedent or statutory law?
  13. District court or circuit court?
  14. Class action lawsuit or individual lawsuit?
  15. Sovereign immunity or respondeat superior?
  16. Strict liability or negligence?
  17. Privacy law or intellectual property law?
  18. Constitutional law or administrative law?
  19. Common law or civil law?
  20. Immigration law or international law?
  21. Criminal investigation or civil investigation?
  22. Grand jury or preliminary hearing?
  23. Habeas corpus or writ of certiorari?
  24. Patent law or trademark law?
  25. Environmental law or labor law?
  26. Tax law or bankruptcy law?
  27. Family law or estate planning law?
  28. Arbitration or litigation?
  29. Probate court or juvenile court?
  30. Legal ethics or legal malpractice?
  31. Crime prevention or crime punishment?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.