Reunion Weekend 2016 - Schedule of Events

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

Friday, April 29, 2016

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 Professor Justin Driver
The Standard Club | 320 South Plymouth Court | Grand Ballroom
Please join us as we officially kick off Reunion Weekend at this downtown luncheon, where Justin Driver, Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar, will present a lecture entitled "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory". A Q&A will follow.

2:30–4:00 p.m.  Highlights Tour: Art Institute of Chicago
159 East Monroe Street
This docent-led tour explores the wide range of art on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the city's great cultural institutions. The tour includes some of the museum’s most remarkable masterworks, such as Hopper’s Nighthawks and Seurat’s Sunday on La Grande Jatte. Space is limited, so please register early. Ticket includes general admission.

4:30–6:00 p.m.  Alumni Clerkship Reception
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.

6:00–8:00 p.m.  All-Alumni Wine Mess
Chicago Cultural Center | 78 East Washington Street -- **Enter through Washington Street entrance
Reconnect with your classmates, mingle with Law School faculty and current students, and enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres, all in a spectacular setting.

7:00–9:30 p.m.  APALSA Networking Dinner
Petterino's | 50 West Randolph Street
Join the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) for a networking dinner during Reunion Weekend. Meet and mingle with current students, faculty, alumni, and APALSA community partners.

7:00–9:30 p.m.  BLSA Alumni Recognition Dinner 
Chicago Cultural Center | 78 East Washington Street -- **Enter through Washington Street entrance
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.

7:00-10:00 p.m.  Class of 1966 Reception
University Club of Chicago | 76 East Monroe Street
Members of the Class of 1966 are invited to reconnect at a reception with cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

7:30-10:00 p.m. LLM Class of 1996 Dinner
The home of Roberta Evans, JD ’61
Join fellow 1996 LLM graduates at the Hyde Park home of Roberta Evans, JD’61. A shuttle bus will depart from the All-Alumni Wine Mess at 7:00 p.m. and depart from the dinner at 10:00 p.m. to transport guests downtown.

8:30–10:30 p.m.  All-LLM Alumni Dinner
Wildfire | 159 West Erie Street
LLM alumni from all class years are invited to join fellow LLM graduates and Richard Badger, JD’68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, for dinner.

9:30 p.m. The Hutchins Plan Improv Comedy Show featuring Professor Randy Picker, '85 and Professor Richard Epstein
The Revival | 1160 East 55th Street
Watch Law School faculty perform improv at Hyde Park’s Revival venue. Purchase tickets here.

Please note that some classes may be arranging informal gatherings following the All-Alumni Wine Mess. Please check for the most up-to-date information about class-specific gatherings.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

The 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.
8:15 & 8:30 a.m.  Shuttles from the Gleacher Center to the Law School
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.  Coffee & Breakfast
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.

9:00-9:45 a.m.  Transitions Panel
Please join the Class of 1971 for this panel discussion with alumni who are navigating transitions in their careers. Tefft Smith, JD'71 will moderate. Panelists include Steve Bashwiner, JD'66, George Curtis, JD'76, Michael Friedberg, JD’71, Mary Schmidt, JD’71, and James Serritella, JD’71.

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  Law School Photo Albums
Photographs from our archives will
be available for your perusal. Help identify your classmates and friends!

10:00–11:00 a.m. Town Hall Meeting with Dean Thomas J. Miles
Dean Miles will share an update and news from the Law School during this informal session.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Faculty Masterclass

Join us as faculty present their current work in these engaging sessions.

Are We Raising Criminals in Juvenile Court?
Presented by Emily Buss, Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law. Introduction by Geoffrey Stone, JD'71, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor.

Does the Constitution Mean What It Says?
Presented by David A. Strauss, Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professor of Law. Introduction by Dean Thomas J. Miles, Dean and Clifton R. Musser Professor of Law.

12:00-2:00 p.m. Chicago Law Foundation Memorabilia Sales
Stock up on CLF swag!

12:15-2:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with fellow alumni and their families in the Green Lounge.

12:30–1:30 p.m.  University of Chicago Admissions Lunchtime Panel: Booth, the College, and the Law School
Pick up an executive box lunch and join this discussion with Ann K. Perry, Associate Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the Law School, and Admissions representatives from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the College. The conversation will explore the highly selective admissions processes in these schools.

1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m.  Shuttles from the Law School to the Gleacher Center

Update: 1:45–3:00 p.m.  Bus Tour of Hyde Park
Join Calmetta Coleman, the University’s Director of Communications for Civic Engagement, for the University of Chicago’s Commercial Real Estate Operations (CREO), on a bus tour of the latest developments in Hyde Park, including notable retail stores, chef-driven restaurants, entertainment venues, and more. The tour will highlight the revitalization of 53rd, 55th, and 57th Streets, as well as campus projects such as the Campus North Residence Hall.

4:30–6:00 p.m.  Law Journals Reception
Hub51 | 51 West Hubbard Street
Please join current students and fellow alumni from Law Review, Legal Forum, and the Chicago Journal of International Law for this special reception.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Democratic Alumni Network Reception
Maggiano's | 516 North Clark Street
Connect with alumni interested in participating in the newly-formed Democratic Alumni Network. Remarks by Ab Mikva, JD'51.

5:30–6:30 p.m.  Reunion Committee Reception
By invitation only
Reunion Committee members from all classes are invited to this reception, where we will toast to your collective efforts and accomplishments!

7:00–10:00 p.m.  Reunion Class Dinners
Location Varies - Get more information about class-specific events
Often seen as the highlight of the weekend, the traditional Saturday evening Class Dinners provide a wonderful opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with classmates.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon  All-Alumni Brunch
Signature Room at the 95th | John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue
Continue the conversations from your weekend at a brunch for all Reunion celebrants. 

10:30 a.m. Class of 1976 Brunch
The home of Anne Kimball
Members of the Class of 1976 are invited to brunch at the Hyde Park home of Anne Kimball.