LAW BALL – THE GLAMOROUS SEND-OFF
I think the night was so important for us because we know that we won’t have many more occasions quite like it. The next formal outing as a group will almost certainly be our final year dinner, and thereafter our graduation. Our UCD events are numbered, and as much as I hate seeing them draw to a close, I’m not even remotely worried that I might leave behind the Law with French law class when my time in UCD comes to an end. It simply just won’t happen.
This exceptional group of people – Karen, Daire, Georgina, Rob – they’re stuck with me now for life. We joked at dinner that surviving our degree created a bond similar to veterans surviving a war together, and although far from as extreme, it’s not a million miles away from the truth. We had our fair share of meltdowns and struggles, successes and victories, but in the end we got through it all as a group.
When I first started out my degree, I told the guys that I refused to be competitive given how small a class we were. We either succeeded as a group, or not at all. And we’ve stuck to that through and through.
Anyway before this post gets a little too sentimental, I’d better finish up. It was such a wonderful night, spent with such wonderful people. I’m so glad that we took the sheer amount of photos that we did too because they will undoubtedly take pride of place on my mantle place forever more. No matter how far we go in our law careers, there’ll always be the night we drank champagne and made Cards Against Humanity seem worthy of Vogue.