With its focus on trials, damages and affidavits, law school might not seem like a romantic place.
But for Jon and Amy Blumenthal, it was a perfect spot to become partners.
In August 1993, Jon and Amy arrived for the first day of law school at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.
Jon grew up Omaha and attended undergraduate school at the University of Iowa. An Atlanta native, Amy attended KU as an undergrad.
The KU law school had a shortage of lockers, so Jon and Amy were assigned to share one.
Amy thought Jon was good-looking and seemed a little nervous on that first day of classes.
Jon thought Amy was pretty and was thinking she'd make a great date.
He was looking for a way to strike up a conversation, so he told her he had a turkey sandwich in the locker for lunch but claimed he forgot the combination.
Not only did they share a locker, they were assigned spots next to each other in class because the seating was alphabetical. Her maiden name is Belden.
After a couple months, Jon asked her out. They went for beers at a microbrewery, then saw the movie “Wayne's World 2,” which helped them discover they shared the same goofy sense of humor.
They started dating regularly and spent dozens of hours hitting the books together.
A friendly competition developed over who got the best grades and test scores, but that didn't keep them from falling in love.
A week after graduating from law school, they married on May 26, 1996, in an open-air courtyard at Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. But a honeymoon would have to wait.
The day after their wedding, they moved to Omaha to prepare for the bar exam. Both passed it and landed jobs.
Going back to that competition thing, Jon scored one point higher on the bar exam than Amy, but she graduated higher in their law school class. They consider it a draw.
Jon now works for Omaha's Baird Holm law firm and Amy is a lawyer with a local title company.
They have two children and will celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary this spring.
For these two attorneys marriage is definitely a contract, but it's also much more.