DE MINIMIS REPORT
Volume 1, Issue 5 (Originally Published 26 March 2012)
With the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Law Ball 2012 fast approaching, we asked current and former students for some of their favourite things about balls gone past. We were surprised at how hazy memories were, but here are some of the highlights.
In 2007, the ball was held at Flemington Racecourse. Famously, the Law Students Society was able to hire two trains exclusively for the purpose of taking everybody to the after-party in the city.
Notoriously, in 2008 a student was involved in an incident with a bouncer. Less widely reported was the core group of revellers who patriotically turned out for the Anzac Day dawn service the following morning, after staying out all night.
The 2009 ball was memorable for some, but perhaps less so for others. Four ambulances were called that night, and the Treasurer of the LSS was taken away in one of them. Nudge Perera takes denies all responsibility.
A close encounter between a male member of the student body and a female member of Victoria Police stands out for some as the highlight of 2010; we prefer not to ask too many questions.
In 2011, a group of intrepid student explorers discovered the venue's Green Room, and proceeded to make full use of facilities, including the showers! On a different note, one student did his career prospects a world of hurt in a verbal stoush with the sponsors - and we never did find out who broke that mirror. We also asked Harith Nordin for comment, but he declined.
FUN FACT: The 2008 ball was the first university ball held at Peninsula, in Docklands. We set the precedent! This year, the ball celebrates five years at this venue, unisex hand-washing areas and all.