The Queen Mary Law Ball
Charlotte Johnson, LLB Law student:
The first ever Queen Mary Law Ball took place shortly after students returned from the Christmas break in 2014. The Ball was the result of the hard work undertaken by the Law and Bar Societies, and we hope that it will continue for many years to come!
23 June 2014
Many students felt that the Queen Mary Law School was distinctly lacking a formal event and ticket sales for the first law ball sold out extremely quickly.
The prestigious and glittering event took place at the incredible venue of Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Students were greeted with a champagne reception and treated to music from Queen Mary’s very own music society, whilst being given the opportunity to engage in conversation with the many distinguished guests in attendance and admire the venue. There was, of course, also plenty of opportunity to socialise with friends and have some fantastic photos taken!
After the reception, students and guests enjoyed a wonderful three course meal. This was very well received. The food was delicious, beautifully presented and complimented by a variety of wines. After dinner, students were treated to speeches from the guests of honour, including the Head of the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas.
After the speeches, students boarded the coaches that had been arranged to take them to their next venue; the Erasmus Boat. This beautiful boat has three floors, including a fully stocked bar and dance floor area, as well as the opportunity to go outside onto the top deck and admire the view of London’s historic landmarks, wonderfully lit up against the black sky. Four hours of dancing, drinking and socialising came to an end far more quickly than many of us would have liked!
I think that everyone who attended the first Queen Mary Law Ball can agree that it was truly a memorable experience and has certainly set the precedent for future Balls! It was a wonderful opportunity to make memories with fellow students, many of whom were in their final year at Queen Mary and looking forward to graduating in the summer. Special thanks must go to Shaun Malone and Kristina Moeller-Jenson, Presidents of the Law and Bar Societies’ respectively, and their committees, for the hard work they have put into organising this event.