Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events 

Registration opens in early March. Please note that this schedule is subject to change and will be updated as speakers and additional events are confirmed. Check back frequently for updates!


Friday, April 29, 2011

All Friday programming will take place in downtown Chicago.

  • 11:15-11:45 a.m. - 50th Reunion Commemorative Celebration at the Standard Club
  • 12:00-2:00 p.m.  - Loop Luncheon at the Standard Club with Professor Eric Posner:  "Obama and the Imperial Presidency"
  • 2:30-4:30 p.m. - Gallery Tour of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m. - Alumni Wine Mess at the Museum of Contemporary Art
  • 7:30-9:30 p.m.- LLM Alumni Dinner at Ben Pao

Many classes will be hosting informal gatherings after the All-Alumni Wine Mess. Please visit your class page for details.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Saturday morning and afternoon programming will take place at the Law School. Class dinner locations will vary.

  • 8:30 a.m. & 8:45 a.m. - Shuttles to the Law School depart from the Gleacher Center (450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive)
  • 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Continental Breakfast at the Law School
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Town Hall Meeting with Dean Michael Schill
  • 11:00-12:00 p.m. - A Discussion with Geoffrey R. Stone,  ’71, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, and Robert B. Barnett, ’71, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • 12:00-2:00 p.m. - “A Taste of Hyde Park” Luncheon
  • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Alumni Panels (open to all classes):
    • “From the White House to the State House to the Court House: Three Public Servants from the Class of ’86”
      • Sheila Finnegan, Magistrate Judge, United States District Court
      • Richard Cordray, Chief of Enforcement, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
      • Lisa Brown, Assistant to the President and Staff Secretary, White House
    • “The Future of the Profession” presented by the Class of 1971
      • Dan Booker, Partner, Reed Smith LLP
      • Esther Lardent, President and CEO, The Pro Bono Institute at Georgetown University Law Center
      • Moderated by Larry Ribstein, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair and Associate Dean for Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law
  • 2:00, 2:30 & 3:00 p.m. - Shuttles to the Gleacher Center depart from the Law School
  • 7:00-11:00 p.m. - Class Dinners (see your class page for details)

Sunday, May 1, 2011


  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. - Brunch at the Signature Room of the John Hancock Center