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A Band's Eye View - of Law Show 2003

by - Owen Kirkaldy (3L)

Another Law Show has come and gone, and after all the sleep deprivation, skipped classes, junk food, beer, missed readings, and missed loved ones are added up, I can only come to the conclusion that I must be nuts to keep doing this year after year. That having been said, I wish I could do it again, but this pesky graduation thing seems to be getting in the way. (Knock on Wood)

I am always impressed by the quality of the production we put on, and this year was no exception. The level of talent and dedication exhibited by the students, and even faculty, is remarkable. Even more remarkable to me is the fact that so many people with such busy schedules are willing to dedicate their time and effort to something that, lets face it, in January is a big black hole that sucks up all your spare time.

The band, this year going by the moniker "Bandamus" successfully pulled off their 2003 "Mandatory Action" Tour, bringing musical magic to the show. At the end of each performance I knew that it had been worth the effort that we had put in - arriving early, staying late, setting up and taking down equipment. Everything except carrying the bass amp, that always sucked. It has been a privilege to work over the last three years with such talented musicians, and I know that my own skills and confidence have grown tremendously. I want to take this time to also thank Graham Kay for directing the band for the past two years, arranging the music, and acting as our fearless leader, all of which were huge commitments of time on his part.

In the past three years, the Law Show has become more and more integrated, with music (and I include the singers in this category, before anyone comes after me for forgetting such an important element), dance, and acting developing much stronger connections. I hope that this trend continues and the Law Show gradually transforms from its original form as an almost vaudevillian sketch comedy review into a coherent whole. So there you go. My vision for Law Show in a nutshell is a full-scale musical comedy with one plotline, rather than a musical review.

Will it happen? Should it happen? Who knows? All I know is that the Law Show rocked this year (as usual) and so long as we keep improving our abilities and improving on our ideas about law show, it can only get better.

Vin Ordinaire

Owen Kirkaldy (3L)

It's that time again, folks. Vin Ordinaire will be hosting its second and last event of the year on Thursday March the 6th at 8:00 PM.  The theme will be "The Wines of Spain" and there will be food provided.  We will taste three wines, and ticket prices should still be $15. Tickets should be on sale after Reading Week. Unless there is overwhelming response that would make us reconsider, there will probably be only 40 tickets available. Tickets sold out for the last event, so get yours early.

I want to thank everyone who has helped with Vin Ordinaire during my time as organizer, and I especially want to thank Murray Ross for his help and for taking over now that I have stepped down. This means that I will finally be able to drink wine at a Vin Ordinaire, something that I haven't been able to do since October of 2000. I also want to thank all the volunteers that have come forward from the First-Year class to help out this year.Your support has helped to ensure that there will be many more Vins to come.

Slantie, Skoal, Cheers, Proist, Chin Chin, Salut, and any other toast you can think of.

Aboriginal Law Series, Feb.24-28 at noon, Complimentary Lunch,  sponsored by Aboriginal Law Students Association, CLICK FOR DETAILS

Vin Ordinaire

Theme - Wines of Spain
March 06, 2003, 8:00 p.m.

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