Inviting professor to wedding?

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Inviting professor to wedding?

Postby ANonyMouse927 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:29 am

Hello TLS,

I'm a 2L and I'll be getting married in the fall semester of 3L. I'm considering inviting one of my professors -- she taught one of my 1L classes, I worked for her as an RA over the summer, I'm in classes with her both this fall and next spring, and she is my comment advisor for journal. She's been a mentor to me and, in a perfect world where it wasn't kind of weird, I'd have her at my wedding.

However, I am concerned that it would be weird, especially since I wouldn't be inviting other faculty (I'd invite her husband, of course, and other people from school but I don't think there are other faculty members with whom I am close enough to merit an invitation). I know that it's not uncommon in the graduate school world to invite professors, but it seems like law school might be different.

Anybody have any thoughts/experiences?

ETA: The wedding will be in the city where I go to school, prof knows I'm engaged, knows when the wedding is, knows I found a dress, etc. I wonder if she'd be offended if I didn't invite her.

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Re: Inviting professor to wedding?

Postby Nova » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:59 am

I think its fine except that you still have class with her. If you invite her after spring finals its all good


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Re: Inviting professor to wedding?

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:30 am

Invite her. If she thinks it would be weird she won't come. She'll probably come and you'll be happy to see her. Either way she'll be touched she was invited.


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Re: Inviting professor to wedding?

Postby LSATNightmares » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:29 am

Invite her. I don't think it's weird since you know her that well.

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