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ASW Drinking

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:16 pm
by kj2314
Hi everyone,

I am a law school applicant this year, and I am 20-years-old. I'll be 21 by the time law school starts, but I'll still be 20 when ASWs/ASDs happen. What will these experiences be like for me? I've heard that there's a lot of alcohol at most of the events, so I'm afraid it might be awkward. I imagine I could pretty easily just not go to events at actual bars (or take along my "novelty"), but they're not going to single me out as someone not to serve at catered, open bar type events right? Has anyone gone through this?

Thanks in advance!

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:33 pm
by glitter178
I mean, they're not going to put an "under 21" wristband on you. Just order a Perrier and get on with it

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:36 pm
by Caesar Salad
There was a girl at one of my accepted student events who was under 21 and drank at the bar. When they handed out wrist bands they did not check ids.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:00 pm
by Attax
I only had 1 ASW event check IDs but that was because it was bar review. All others, including orientation events, I had no IDing.

That being said, don't be the awkward kid who touts about being underage all the time. It gets annoying.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:20 pm
by phillywc
Was 20 at asws and other events. Drank at everything, including bar review. The school will never id. Just dont mention your age and act like you've been there.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:40 pm
by vinnnyvincenzo
Don't apply this year. Take time off to work and shit in between.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:05 pm
by MikeSpivey
kj2314 wrote:Hi everyone,

I am a law school applicant this year, and I am 20-years-old. I'll be 21 by the time law school starts, but I'll still be 20 when ASWs/ASDs happen. What will these experiences be like for me? I've heard that there's a lot of alcohol at most of the events, so I'm afraid it might be awkward. I imagine I could pretty easily just not go to events at actual bars (or take along my "novelty"), but they're not going to single me out as someone not to serve at catered, open bar type events right? Has anyone gone through this?

Thanks in advance!


Just don't get wasted perpetually. I have seen that go really south for people -- 21 + or not

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:40 pm
by mephistopheles
phillywc wrote:Was 20 at asws and other events. Drank at everything, including bar review. The school will never id. Just dont mention your age and act like you've been there.



good luck with c&f

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:46 pm
by gnomgnomuch
mephistopheles wrote:
phillywc wrote:Was 20 at asws and other events. Drank at everything, including bar review. The school will never id. Just dont mention your age and act like you've been there.



good luck with c&f



LOL. Because C&F will prevent you from becoming a lawyer because you drank before you were legal. Common, that's just asinine.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:48 pm
by mephistopheles
gnomgnomuch wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
phillywc wrote:Was 20 at asws and other events. Drank at everything, including bar review. The school will never id. Just dont mention your age and act like you've been there.



good luck with c&f



LOL. Because C&F will prevent you from becoming a lawyer because you drank before you were legal. Common, that's just asinine.



it shows a calculated disregard for character and upholding the responsibilities of being an officer of the court

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:57 pm
by gnomgnomuch
mephistopheles wrote:
gnomgnomuch wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
phillywc wrote:Was 20 at asws and other events. Drank at everything, including bar review. The school will never id. Just dont mention your age and act like you've been there.



good luck with c&f



LOL. Because C&F will prevent you from becoming a lawyer because you drank before you were legal. Common, that's just asinine.



it shows a calculated disregard for character and upholding the responsibilities of being an officer of the court


Having a beer with your potential future classmates when you're 20 rather than 21 does not show a calculated disregard for character and upholding the responsibilities of the court.

He's not going around shoving vodka bottles into the hands of 15 year old's.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:10 pm
by midwest17
mephistopheles wrote:
gnomgnomuch wrote:
mephistopheles wrote:
phillywc wrote:Was 20 at asws and other events. Drank at everything, including bar review. The school will never id. Just dont mention your age and act like you've been there.



good luck with c&f



LOL. Because C&F will prevent you from becoming a lawyer because you drank before you were legal. Common, that's just asinine.



it shows a calculated disregard for character and upholding the responsibilities of being an officer of the court


You sound fun.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:12 pm
by mephistopheles
i'm just showing the law some respect

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:24 pm
by phillywc
Holy fuck bro

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:28 pm
by Caesar Salad
phillywc wrote:Holy fuck bro


Underage drinking is bad, m'kay!

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:43 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
he's just trolling, everyone calm down.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:28 am
by Mack.Hambleton
dont go to law school if youre 20 years old

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:35 am
by Mal Reynolds
mephistopheles wrote:
El Pollito wrote:
sideroxylon wrote:how do you define love, fisto?

and why don't you date?



how do i define love? uhhh, i've always viewed it as a companionship relationship accompanied by sexual attraction. do i believe in "true love"? no, i think it's more arbitrary and based almost entirely on context and circumstances, more who you meet and when than any objective understanding

and i don't date because i have this weird thing where i'm paralyzed at the thought of putting women in uncomfortable positions, which is debilitating. i also have this tendency to turn most of my memories (overwhelming majority) into bad memories where i hyperfocus on small awkward moments, regardless of the experience of others. i've long since just given up on the notion.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:02 am
by Georgiana
I was 20 when I went to ASWs and one school actually did have an indicator on the name tag (blue dot or something) so that the bartenders would know not to serve me alcohol at the reception held in the school for their own liability purposes. It wasn't awkward, just something I thought I'd note since everyone seems to think it isn't even possible that a school would do that.

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:31 pm
by UnderTheLaw
Mack.Hambleton wrote:dont go to law school if youre 20 years old

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:43 pm
by NYCFAN1
Mack.Hambleton wrote:dont go to law school if youre 20 years old


this

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:41 pm
by Moneytrees
UnderTheLaw wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:dont go to law school if youre 20 years old

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:06 pm
by LSATneurotic
Moneytrees wrote:
UnderTheLaw wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:dont go to law school if youre 20 years old

What if you are wise beyond your years?

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 3:19 pm
by Capitol_Idea
LSATneurotic wrote:
Moneytrees wrote:
UnderTheLaw wrote:
Mack.Hambleton wrote:dont go to law school if youre 20 years old

Whatif you are wise beyond your years if you are intellectually 'special' such that no additional years will help you?


FTFY

Re: ASW Drinking

Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:03 pm
by zhenders
MikeSpivey wrote:
kj2314 wrote:Hi everyone,

I am a law school applicant this year, and I am 20-years-old. I'll be 21 by the time law school starts, but I'll still be 20 when ASWs/ASDs happen. What will these experiences be like for me? I've heard that there's a lot of alcohol at most of the events, so I'm afraid it might be awkward. I imagine I could pretty easily just not go to events at actual bars (or take along my "novelty"), but they're not going to single me out as someone not to serve at catered, open bar type events right? Has anyone gone through this?

Thanks in advance!


Just don't get wasted perpetually. I have seen that go really south for people -- 21 + or not


I was at a local law school (big state school, midwest) for business this afternoon, and it was their ASW; got on the elevator with some guy who was literally steadying himself with both hands flat against the wall as though he was undergoing a pat-down and couldn't decide whether to throw up on his shoes or not; he smelled so bad that I had to bail to a random floor. All I could think was, "his entire 1L year, he's gonna be that guy."

ETA: This was at noon.