Reunion Weekend 2013 - Schedule of Events
Please note that this schedule is subject to change; check back frequently for updates.
THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2013
6:00–9:00 p.m. Annual Dean’s Circle Dinner – by invitation only
Tru│676 North Saint Clair Street
Invitations will be sent under separate cover. Please click here for more information about membership in the Dean’s Circle Recognition Society.
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013
All Friday events take place in downtown Chicago, as noted. There will be a Registration table at each event, so please check in to pick up your nametag, a guidebook for the weekend, and additional materials.
12:00–2:00 p.m. Loop Luncheon with M. Todd Henderson ’98, Professor of Law and Aaron Director Teaching Scholar
The Standard Club│320 South Plymouth Court
Please join us as we officially kick off Reunion Weekend at this downtown luncheon, where Professor Henderson will present, “The Law & Economics of Self-Regulation,” followed by a question-and-answer session.
2:30–4:30 p.m. Gallery Tour of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street
Explore the world-renowned Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago during this docent-led tour of one of the city of Chicago’s great cultural institutions. Space is limited, so please register early.
4:30–6:00 p.m. Alumni Clerkship Reception – by invitation only
The Berghoff Restaurant│17 West Adams Street
Alumni who have served in clerkships are invited to this special reception with current students who are interested in pursuing a clerkship experience. Light refreshments will be served.
6:00–8:00 p.m. All-Alumni Wine Mess
The Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago│159 East Monroe Street
Reconnect with your classmates, mingle with Law School faculty and current students, and enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres, all in a spectacular setting.
8:30 p.m. LLM Alumni Dinner
Grand Lux Café│600 North Michigan Avenue
LLM alumni from all class years are invited to join Assistant Dean Richard Badger ’68 for dinner on the Magnificent Mile.
Additional Class-specific Gatherings (Times vary)
Many classes will be hosting informal gatherings after the All-Alumni Wine Mess. Please visit your individual class page for details.
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013
All Saturday morning and afternoon events take place at the Law School, 1111 East 60th Street. Parking will be available in the lot behind the Law School.
8:30 a.m. & 8:45 a.m. Shuttles to the Law School depart from the Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
For those who are staying downtown, complimentary shuttle transportation is available. Please board the shuttles in front of the Gleacher Center. Law School staff will be on-hand to provide directions and answer questions.
9:00–10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast at the Law School
If you have not yet checked in, please visit the Registration table to pick up your nametag, a guidebook for the weekend, and additional materials.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Town Hall Meeting with Dean Michael Schill
Dean Schill will discuss his vision for the Law School and answer questions from alumni during this informal session.
11:00–11:15 a.m. Coffee Break
Take time to visit with student leaders from the Chicago Law Foundation and to stock up on Law School sweatshirts and other swag. Tables will be set up in the Green Lounge throughout the morning and afternoon.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. A Conversation with Professor Richard Epstein and Judge Richard A. Posner
Please join us for a lively discussion with two of the Law School’s most iconic figures.
12:15–1:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with fellow alumni and their families in the Green Lounge.
12:15–3:00 p.m. Oral and Photographic History Project
Lend your voice and wisdom to the Law School’s growing archives! The Communications Office will be on-hand to videotape alumni remembrances about life at the Law School and beyond. Photographs from our archives will also be available for your perusal, and we welcome your help with identifying those pictured.
1:30–2:30 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Panel Discussion
Alumni leaders from varying industries and fields will share insights about their post-Law School career paths and valuable lessons learned along the way.
2:45–3:30 p.m. Bus Tour of Hyde Park
Embark with fellow alumni on a tour of Hyde Park, guided by Richard Badger ’68, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, and Judith Wright, Associate Dean for Library and Information Services. Space is limited, so please register early.
2:30, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m. Shuttles to the Gleacher Center depart from the Law School
5:00–6:30 p.m. Federalist Society Alumni Reception
Atwood Cafe | 1 West Washington Street, Reliance Room, 2nd Floor
Alumni of the Federalist Society and students are welcome to attend this lively reception.
5:30–6:30 p.m. Reunion Committee Reception - by invitation only
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab│60 East Grand Avenue
Reunion Committee members from all classes are invited to this reception with Dean Schill, where we will toast to your collective efforts and accomplishments!
7:00 p.m. Class Dinners
Often seen as the highlight of the weekend, the traditional Saturday evening Class Dinners provide a wonderful opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with classmates. Please click here for a list of Class Dinner locations.
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2013
10:00 a.m.–Noon Brunch at the Signature Room at the John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue (entrance on Delaware)
Continue the conversations from your weekend and see fantastic views of the city from the 95th floor of the John Hancock Center.