We all remember Law Ball 2018, and the frustrating massacre of youth that really put a damper on the evening. After all, once you’ve paid at least $100 for a ticket, you really shouldn’t be confronted with an unseasonable amount of death and destruction.
That’s why the UQLS Executive can breathe a big sigh of relief, and even dare to pat themselves on the back, for the success that was Law Ball 2019: A Story To Tell. And the real story from the night was the fantastically executed lack of executions.
Positive feedback from students has been overwhelming. Shorter lines, nicer venue, better food.
And for the first time in UQLS history, a glittering zero fatalities.
That’s right. Law Ball 2019 marked the first time in the event’s rich history to see zero fatalities. Where Law Ball 2018 saw nineteen violent deaths, with causes ranging from the frightening to the silly (being stabbed by a reanimated pulled pork slider somehow being both), Law Ball 2019 saw none. Zilch. Zero.
For current UQLS President, Margaret Cunningham, who grew to power on the back of a ‘Less Deaths At Law Ball’ campaign, that’s something of which to be proud. She promised to clean up the way Law Ball was run. She promised that no longer would the blood of students run like a river across the floor of events hosted by the UQLS.
And you know what? She was right on the money.
The Obiter commends her for this achievement. And we hope that this run can be continued long into the future.
No undergraduate law student deserves to be brutally and violently murdered at fun events with their friends. Even if it’s an understandable consequence of the effort that goes into these events.
Definitely no more to come.