Is the standard description of Barrister's Ball to non-law folks, and the one I gave my mother when she demanded to know why I wasn't coming to Providence to get my little sister drunk this weekend.
There doesn't seem to be much discussion of the Ball on law school blogs. Google turned up one guy delighted with his date, another protesting a Dixie Chicks ban, with more here; pictures (judging by attire, a black tie highly optional ball); pictures from a couple attending different schools; a couple posts from lawren as well as a clip of her drunken debauchery, the menagerie looking forward to the establishment of Barrister's Ball. Doug's Ball was last Friday, but he hasn't reported back on how it went. Emory law student Adam's post on last year's Ball got much more gossipy in the comments; blogbelle's on this year's was very gossipy in the post. Helen Yu and Lily covered the all important Getting Ready report, while Kasmira provided the law student's wife perspective and this German blog the LLM's. Mambels found the UVA Ball to be an improvement on high school prom, at least: "lack of my date fooling around with another dude in the bathtub while I slept in a closet." An even more disturbing reminiscence was offered by Perpetual Child: "You're Never Too Old to Have Sex in the Backseat of Your Mom's Minivan." Mey put up last year's menu for the SMU Ball but didn't say whether she attended. Paul Gutmann might have given me a clue as to what I should expect, but he closed off the pictures from Columbia's 2004 event.
By the way, I love the search page on the redesigned Begging to Differ:
No pages were found containing "barristers." If you think "barristers" is something we ought to be writing about, please email us and let us know.And I could have sworn that the first time I heard of a Barristers Ball was at Unlearned Hand, but nothing turns up in his archives, though he is ensuring himself a date this year.