Reunion Weekend 2017 - Schedule of Events

Please check back this fall for more information about Reunion 2018.

Friday, May 5, 2017

All Friday events take place in downtown Chicago. Registration will be available at each event. Please check-in to pick up your nametag, a guidebook for the weekend, and additional materials.

Map of Friday event locations

12–2 p.m.  Loop Luncheon
Featuring Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar
The Standard Club | 320 South Plymouth Court | Grand Ballroom
Parking: Valet $32 (self-pay), 312.427.9100
Professor Casey will present a lecture entitled “The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards.” Q&A to follow.

2:30–4 p.m.  Highlights Tour
Art Institute of Chicago | 159 East Monroe Street
Parking: Millennium Park Garage, 5 S. Columbus Dr., 312.616.0600

Explore the wide range of art on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. This docent-led tour includes some of the museum’s most remarkable masterworks. Space is limited, so please register early. Ticket includes general admission.

4:30–6 p.m.  Alumni Clerkship Reception
McCormick & Schmick’s | 41 East Chestnut Street
Parking: Valet $15 (self-pay), 312.397.9500

Alumni who have served in clerkships are invited to mingle with students interested in pursuing a clerkship. Light refreshments will be served.

5-6 p.m.  Democratic Alumni Network Reception
The Windsor | 160 East Huron
Cash bar. Email Jaime Willis with any questions.

6–8 p.m.  All-Alumni Wine Mess
Museum of Contemporary Art │ 220 East Chicago Avenue
Parking: $15 (self-pay), 312.986.2024
Directions and Parking

Reconnect with classmates, mingle with Law School faculty and students, and enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.

7–8:30 p.m.  APALSA, BLSA, LLSA, OutLaw & SALSA Networking Reception
Museum of Contemporary Art │ 220 East Chicago Avenue
Parking: $15 (self-pay), 312.986.2024
Directions and Parking
The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, OutLaw (the Law School Community’s LGBTQ Association), and South Asian Law Students Association cordially invite interested alumni to attend a networking reception with current members of their organizations.

710 p.m. Class of 1967 50th Reunion Kickoff Dinner
The Fortnightly of Chicago | 120 East Bellevue Place
Parking: Valet $17 (self-pay), 312.944.1330
Members of the Class of 1967 are invited to reconnect over dinner as we kick off this special milestone Reunion Weekend. Conversations will continue during the Class Panel Discussion on Saturday at the Law School, and throughout the day, culminating in dinner on Saturday evening at the Racquet Club.

8:30–10:30 p.m. LLM Alumni Dinner
Wildfire | 159 West Erie Street
Parking: Valet $15 (self-pay), 312.787.9000

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
The Revival | 1160 East 55th Street
Join host Professor Randy Picker ’85 and special Law School guests Professor Lior Strahilevitz, Jessica Ekhoff ’12, Bob Fisher ’89, Caroline Sabatier ’19, and Dan Sullivan ’18 as they perform improv at Hyde Park’s Revival venue. Purchase tickets here.

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

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Morning & Afternoon Events @ The Law School

1111 East 60th Street. Parking is 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.

8:45–9:45 a.m. Coffee + Breakfast
Enjoy coffee & continental breakfast in the classroom corridor.

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

9:45–11 a.m. A Law School Colloquy with Dean Miles  
This program will treat attendees to a variety of informative presentations about current happenings at the Law School. Join Dean Thomas J. Miles for the latest news from UChicago Law. Speakers will also include Associate Deans, and Clinical Professors Claudia Flores and Mark Templeton, who will report on the Law School’s thriving Experiential Learning programs.

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Greenberg Seminars: A Faculty Masterclass
Feed your intellect on conspiracy theories and Hamilton, and engage with Law School faculty during these wildly popular Greenberg Seminars.

Greenberg Seminars afford students the opportunity to engage in informal discussions with Law School faculty members on a range of topics over one or more quarters. Learn something new – and have fun – with these condensed discussions during Reunion!

  • Conspiracy Theories
    Conspiracy theories have always shadowed governments, religions, and organized societies. How and when do they arise? How can they be distinguished from contrarian views that eventually displace convention and become scientifically or sensibly accepted? And how do our current law students think about events they are too young to have experienced, like JFK’s assassination and 9/11 – both well-worn subjects for conspiracy theorists?
    Presented by Saul Levmore, William B. Graham Distinguished Service Professor of Law, and Julie Roin, Seymour Logan Professor of Law.
  • Hamilton
    Take part in a fascinating conversation about Alexander Hamilton – the man, the myth, the musical.
    Presented by William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, and Alison LaCroix, Robert Newton Reid Professor of Law.

122 p.m. Chicago Law Foundation Memorabilia Sales
East Breezeway 
Stock up on CLF swag!

12:151:45 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with fellow alumni and their families in the Green Lounge. Games and activities will be on hand for children and children-at-heart.

12:452 p.m. Law Journals Open House
Meet students and fellow alumni from the Law Review, Legal Forum, and the Chicago Journal of International Law.

1 p.m. Walking Tour of the Law School with Richard Badger, JD'68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Embark with fellow alumni on a tour of the Law School. No advance registration necessary.

1:303 p.m. Class of 1967 Panel Discussion
Classroom F (The Class of 1967 Seminar Classroom)
Members of the Class of 1967 will gather for a lively, thought-provoking, and open discussion of all that classmates have learned and shared in fifty years – and all that still lies ahead. 

1:303 p.m.  Behind-the-Scenes: UChicago Library Tour
Go behind the scenes with director Sheri Lewis to discover D’Angelo Law Library & Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. Please note: The tour starts in the Reading Room at the D’Angelo Law Library, then the group will take a short bus ride to Mansueto Library. Space is limited, so please register early.

  • D’Angelo Law Library: Containing more than 700,000 volumes and rare books dating back to the 16th century, the D’Angelo Law Library tower serves as the centerpiece of the Law School. Go behind the scenes with director Sheri Lewis to discover some of the library’s greatest assets and its abundant capabilities, which provide students with the tools to engage in the premier legal education that is UChicago Law.
  • Joe and Rika Mansueto Library: The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library opened at the heart of the University of Chicago campus in 2011. It features a soaring elliptical glass dome capping a 180-seat Grand Reading Room, state-of-the-art conservation and digitization laboratories, and an underground high-density automated storage and retrieval system with the capacity to store 3.5 million volumes. The Mansueto Library enhances scholarly productivity by allowing for the retrieval of materials within an average time of 3 minutes through use of robotic cranes. Designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, the Mansueto Library has been recognized with a Distinguished Building Citation of Merit by the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago chapter and a Patron of the Year Award by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Take a 360° tour of Mansueto.

1:303 p.m.  Campus Bus Tour
Join us for a bus tour around campus, led by a docent from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. View additions to UChicago's Collegiate Gothic campus, including several new buildings from the past five years. See striking new works by contemporary architects such as Helmut Jahn; Jeanne Gang; Billie Tsien and Tod Williams (who will be designing the new Obama Library only a mile off campus); light artist Jamie Carpenter; and landscaper Michael Van Valkenberg. Space is limited, so please register early.

1:30, 2, & 3:15 p.m. Shuttles from the Law School to the Gleacher Center

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - Evening Events in Chicago


5:30–6:30 p.m.  Reunion Committee Reception

Reunion Committee members from all classes are invited to this reception, where we will toast to your collective efforts and accomplishments! By invitation only.

7–10 p.m.  Reunion Class Dinners
Location Varies

Often seen as the highlight of the weekend, the traditional Saturday evening Class Dinners provide a wonderful opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with classmates. The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner. Please note: The Class of 2012 dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

10:00 a.m.–12 p.m.  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. 

Parking: JHC Parking Garage, 875 North Michigan Ave., 312.577.7985, $35
*Self-park garage is attached to the John Hancock Center, and can be accessed from either Chestnut Street or Delaware Place (approximately $35 for 10 hours)