Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

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Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby NYC2014 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:54 pm

The title's a bit misleading because I'm not going either way (it's tonight). I'm just wondering if I'm missing out on anything.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby BlueDiamond » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:00 pm

law school functions that are not mandatory are not worth going to.. that includes classes

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby leapincamelleopard » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:02 pm

No, went to mine, hated it. If yours is anything like mine, no one will remember if you were there or not

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby cinephile » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:06 pm

I think these are the types of things that are worth going to at least once while you're in school. But probably only once for novelty's sake.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby Indifferent » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:12 pm

If you don't go, you may end up a social reject. This moment could spark a chain of events which may ultimately leave you in complete and utter dejection. Picture yourself sitting in a 35 dollar motel in Kansas City, Missouri chugging a 10 dollar bottle of vodka, struggling to decide whether to end it all using a worn steak knife you managed to steal from a local diner.

The decision is now, man. You have a choice, and you have to weigh the implications.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby adonai » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:18 pm

Indifferent wrote:If you don't go, you may end up a social reject. This moment could spark a chain of events which may ultimately leave you in complete and utter dejection. Picture yourself sitting in a 35 dollar motel in Kansas City, Missouri chugging a 10 dollar bottle of vodka, struggling to decide whether to end it all using a worn steak knife you managed to steal from a local diner.

The decision is now, man. You have a choice, and you have to weigh the implications.

This is a great poast.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:36 pm

Didn't go to mine. Hasn't had any negative repercussions. And considering some of the stories I've heard from that night, I am glad I didn't go.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby beachbum » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:44 pm

If yours is anything like mine, you're not missing anything. I had a lot more fun pregaming than I did at the actual event. It was just an awkward drunken highschool prom-ish party with questionable food and bad drink specials. I guess I'm glad I went, if only because now I can say I've been and know what it's about, but I'll probably skip it next year.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby deebs » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:45 pm

Only in law school, do people wonder if they are missing out by not going to something

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:52 pm

deebs wrote:Only in law school, do people wonder if they are missing out by not going to something

wut

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby deebs » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:54 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
deebs wrote:Only in law school, do people wonder if they are missing out by not going to something

wut

too hungover, wonder = ask an internet forum

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby bns_77 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:50 pm

Tickets have officially sold out for my 3L Barrister's Ball, bringing my streak to three unattended BB's.

No noticeable social side effects.
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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby dresden doll » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:54 pm

No one will ever sit with you at lunch if you don't go to law school prom.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:39 pm

I'd recommend going once just to experience it and see what it's all about...

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby TheFactor » Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:09 pm

no. you don't have to.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby TTTLS » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:23 pm

Is it acceptable to go without a date?

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby IAFG » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:26 pm

I've never heard of any negative consequences from a person skipping law prom. Attending, however, has lead to hospitalization, arrest, expulsion and pregnancy. You've chosen wisely.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby ilovesf » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:32 pm

At our barrister's ball in the fall there was some dude outside throwing up and laying in it and was eventually taken away by an ambulance. I had a great time though. Our spring fling was last night but I decided to skip it because I've been feeling like I'm getting sick. Skipping it isn't something to worry about, at all.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby TTTLS » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:38 pm

IAFG wrote:I've never heard of any negative consequences from a person skipping law prom. Attending, however, has lead to hospitalization, arrest, expulsion and pregnancy. You've chosen wisely.
Thanks to UC Davis though, it looks like schools have been taking steps to make sure that such parties are substantially less fun.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby IAFG » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:41 pm

TTTLS wrote:
IAFG wrote:I've never heard of any negative consequences from a person skipping law prom. Attending, however, has lead to hospitalization, arrest, expulsion and pregnancy. You've chosen wisely.
Thanks to UC Davis though, it looks like schools have been taking steps to make sure that such parties are substantially less fun.

No way bro, that all happened this year.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby I.P. Daly » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:43 pm

IAFG wrote:
TTTLS wrote:
IAFG wrote:I've never heard of any negative consequences from a person skipping law prom. Attending, however, has lead to hospitalization, arrest, expulsion and pregnancy. You've chosen wisely.
Thanks to UC Davis though, it looks like schools have been taking steps to make sure that such parties are substantially less fun.

No way bro, that all happened this year.


That sounds like one hell of a party!

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby TTTLS » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:48 pm

IAFG wrote:
TTTLS wrote:
IAFG wrote:I've never heard of any negative consequences from a person skipping law prom. Attending, however, has lead to hospitalization, arrest, expulsion and pregnancy. You've chosen wisely.
Thanks to UC Davis though, it looks like schools have been taking steps to make sure that such parties are substantially less fun.

No way bro, that all happened this year.
Ha ha damn.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Sun Mar 25, 2012 6:53 pm

Indifferent wrote: Picture yourself sitting in a 35 dollar motel in Kansas City, Missouri chugging a 10 dollar bottle of vodka,

I have done this. :|

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby jessuf » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:44 pm

I feel like BB is only worth it when you're a 1L. Barely any 2Ls went to mine, and only 3Ls on SBA went.

I was in the same situation, wondering if I would miss something if I didn't go, and I ultimately ended up going. Some of my friends went all out and bought prom dresses, had their hair professionally done, etc. I think that is ridiculous. I just threw on a cocktail dress and got smashed. The buffet dinner and open bar were worth suffering there faking nice with all sorts of people I dislike from class, as well as the pain of meeting everyone's ugly husband or wife.

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Re: Barrister's Ball...do I have to?

Postby jessuf » Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:48 pm

TTTLS wrote:Is it acceptable to go without a date?


Oh and in response to this: sure. With that said, no one at my school is single except for a handful of people. We felt like awkward high schoolers during slow songs, so we hit up the bar and then returned when it was time to dance again.




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