Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Barrister's Ball: The Fun Side of Law School

It is often said that attending law school can feel like going back to high school.  Students start and end their day with a trip to the locker room, almost everyone eats lunch in the People's Court Cafe around 12:00, and instead of secretly passing notes in class, students send messages to one another via Gchat.  So, naturally, we also have a Prom. 

Every year, students and faculty members get excited for the Barrister's Ball.  This black-tie optional affair is a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues outside of the confines of the law school.  This year's Ball was held at the Columbus Anthenaeum in its beautiful Olympian Ballroom.  From 7:00 - 11:00, those in attendance enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and plenty of dancing.  Additionally, each person received a voucher for chips to use at one of six casino tables ran by celebrity professor dealers.

A unique aspect of this year's Ball was the addition of photo booths.  Everyone had free access to two booths, which fit up to fourteen people.  The booths offered unlimited photo printouts in color, black & white, or sepia.   People could also choose from a  number of outlandish props to include in the picture.  In addition to the photo booths, raffles for prizes from BarBri and other local businesses were held.

The Barrister's Ball is an event that no law student should miss.  It is a chance to dress up, cut loose, and have fun with classmates and professors.  A special thanks to the SBA for organizing such a memorable night!

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