1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

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1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby RedRaider2015 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:43 pm

So I have this reception to attend next Tuesday from 5:30 until 7:00 at the bar in the stadium. Apparently the "Judicial Clerkship Committee" and the Dean of the Law School will be there.

What should I wear?

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby Gorki » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:50 pm

business formal. dress shirt, tie, suit.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby 3|ink » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:54 pm

I recommend showing up in the nude.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby lawyerwannabe » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:03 pm

Email the committee?

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby RedRaider2015 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:07 pm

Well, I could email the committee but I don't think that what they suggest will necessarily be consonant with what the rest of the 1Ls do. If they recommend business casual and everyone assumes it's business professional then I've got a problem. I was asking here because I wanted student opinions.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby 20130312 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:08 pm

RedRaider2015 wrote:I was asking here because I wanted student opinions to brag about my class rank.

Let's be honest.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby RedRaider2015 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:10 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
RedRaider2015 wrote:I was asking here because I wanted student opinions to brag about my class rank.

Let's be honest.


Yes, I made an account on a forum I've only read before so that I could brag about my class rank to a bunch of people I don't know. That makes complete sense. I'm sorry your view of the world is so cynical, but just because that's what you would do it doesn't mean that it's what I do. God forbid I ask a legitimate question on an appropriate forum.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby 20130312 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:12 pm

RedRaider2015 wrote:Yes, I made an account on a forum I've only read before so that I could brag about my class rank to a bunch of people I don't know. That makes complete sense. I'm sorry your view of the world is so cynical, but just because that's what you would do it doesn't mean that it's what I do. God forbid I ask a legitimate question on an appropriate forum.

:shock:

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby Ludo! » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:16 pm

Business casual. Why do the top 15% get a special reception?

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby RedRaider2015 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:18 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:Business casual. Why do the top 15% get a special reception?


No idea. I didn't particularly want to go but my legal writing class is giving those of us who are attending a break (they're scheduled during the same time) so I figured it'd be a good chance to escape a lecture and maybe do a little networking (I basically live in my carrel).

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby shepdawg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:29 pm

Suit. You will probably want to get a limo and then hit up the clubs in style afterwards.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:30 pm

Sport coat and slacks and take a tie with you just in case.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby wiseowl » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:09 pm

shepdawg wrote:Suit. You will probably want to get a limo and then hit up the clubs in style afterwards.


ESPECIALLY in Lubbock.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby alicrimson » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:10 pm

I'd suit up. Typically even when an invite says "business casual," law students are law students and show up in suits. I wouldn't want to be the lone wolf in bus cas if everyone else isn't. Maybe if you have a charcoal or dark navy you could wear that? That way if the large group is in business cas, you aren't in your more formal blacks. Besides, I'd rather be over rather than under dressed.

I will admit though, I've worn a navy suit skirt with a tweed blazer that is close to my school's other color to things like this (we have other ceremonies where we dress, but not receptions like that) and it has always gone off well. I think a big part is not being underdressed and having the confidence to (sorry to borrow from those bad TLC shows) "own" what you've decided to wear.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:16 pm

Jorts.

Serious response: Email and just ask what the dress will be. Or if you have any friends going ask what they'll be wearing. This isn't that complicated and it's not that big of a deal even if you under or overdress.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby BearsGrl » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Why is this a thread???

I agree with Richie but this is why TLS gets a bad rap. Threads like this one. Wow.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby Ludo! » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:37 pm

BearsGrl wrote:Why is this a thread???

I agree with Richie but this is why TLS gets a bad rap. Threads like this one. Wow.


Who does TLS have a bad rap with?

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby JamMasterJ » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:40 pm

Ludovico Technique wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:Why is this a thread???

I agree with Richie but this is why TLS gets a bad rap. Threads like this one. Wow.


Who does TLS have a bad rap with?

itself

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby kwais » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:47 pm

RedRaider2015 wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
RedRaider2015 wrote:I was asking here because I wanted student opinions to brag about my class rank.

Let's be honest.


Yes, I made an account on a forum I've only read before so that I could brag about my class rank to a bunch of people I don't know. That makes complete sense. I'm sorry your view of the world is so cynical, but just because that's what you would do it doesn't mean that it's what I do. God forbid I ask a legitimate question on an appropriate forum.


you got called out and then you over compensated. Also, when I read your response I hear it in valley girl.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby stillwater » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:51 am

RedRaider2015 wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
RedRaider2015 wrote:I was asking here because I wanted student opinions to brag about my class rank.

Let's be honest.


Yes, I made an account on a forum I've only read before so that I could brag about my class rank to a bunch of people I don't know. That makes complete sense. I'm sorry your view of the world is so cynical, but just because that's what you would do it doesn't mean that it's what I do. God forbid I ask a legitimate question on an appropriate forum.


yes, God forbids it.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby Shmoopy » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:56 am

What is the consequence of being over or under dressed? Mild embarrassment if you are already an insecure person? Just pick something and don't worry about it.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby John_rizzy_rawls » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:58 am

Lawl at anyone bragging about being top 15% at Texas TTTech.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby dproduct » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:19 am

JamMasterJ wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:
BearsGrl wrote:Why is this a thread???

I agree with Richie but this is why TLS gets a bad rap. Threads like this one. Wow.


Who does TLS have a bad rap with?

itself


definitely lol'd

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby waxecstatic » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:28 am

Seems like a great opportunity to wear an "I'm with Stupid" shirt, or a Butthole Surfers shirt.

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Re: 1L Top 15% Reception - To Suit or Not to Suit?

Postby manofjustice » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:33 am

Wear a clown suit.




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