Reunion Weekend 2015 - Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule is subject to change; check back frequently for updates.


6:00–9:00 p.m.     Dean’s Circle Dinner celebrating Patron and Benefactor Members–by invitation only
Please click here for more information about membership in the Dean’s Circle Recognition Society.

FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015

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 featuring Randal C. Picker, '85, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
The Standard Club | 320 South Plymouth Court
Please join us as we officially kick off Reunion Weekend at this downtown luncheon, where Professor Picker will present a lecture followed by Q&A.

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.

4:30–6:00 p.m.     Alumni Clerkship Receptionby invitation only
The Gage │ 24 South Michigan Avenue
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.

4:30–5:30 p.m.     Tour of the Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center | 77 East Randolph Street
Completed in 1897 as Chicago's first central public library, the Cultural Center is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events. Please join us for a docent-led tour of this historic Chicago gem.

6:00–8:00 p.m.     All-Alumni Wine Mess
Chicago Cultural Center │ 78 East Washington 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.

7:009:30 p.m.     BLSA Alumni Recognition Dinner
Petterino's  │ 150 North Dearborn Street
Hosted by the University of Chicago Earl B. Dickerson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association, this reception and dinner will bring together current students, alumni and friends of the Law School.

8:30 p.m.     LLM Alumni Dinner
Grand Lux Cafe  │ 600 North Michigan Avenue
LLM alumni from all class years are invited to join fellow LLM graduates and Richard Badger, '68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, for a special dinner on the Magnificent Mile.


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.

9:00 a.m.–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.

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.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.     TBD - Faculty Panel/Discussions

12:30–2:00 p.m.     Picnic Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with fellow alumni and their families in the Green Lounge.

1:45–2:45 p.m.     TBD - Alumni/Student 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.

3:00–4:00 p.m.     Bus Tour of Hyde Park
2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m.     Shuttles to the Gleacher Center depart from the Law School

4:30–6:00 p.m.     Law Journals Reception
Please join current students and fellow alumni from Law Review, Legal Forum, and the Chicago Journal of International Law for this special 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. Locations will vary.

SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015

10:00 a.m.–Noon     All-Alumni Brunch
The Ritz Carlton Hotel│160 East Pearson Street
Continue the conversations from your weekend at a brunch for all Reunion celebrants.