Reunion Weekend 2017 - Schedule of Events

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

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.

Noon–2 p.m.  Loop Luncheon
Featuring Professor Anthony J. Casey, '02, Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar
The Standard Club | 320 South Plymouth Court | Grand Ballroom
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
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
Alumni who have served in clerkships are invited to mingle with students interested in pursuing a clerkship. Light refreshments will be served.

6–8 p.m.  All-Alumni Wine Mess
Museum of Contemporary Art │ 220 East Chicago Avenue 
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
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.

7-10 p.m. Class of 1967 50th Reunion Kickoff Dinner
The Fortnightly of Chicago | 120 East Bellevue Place
Members of the Class of 1967 are invited to reconnect and kick off the weekend at this casual dinner. 

8:30–10:30 p.m. 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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

12:45-2 p.m. Law Journals Open House
Meet students and fellow alumni from the Law Review, Legal Forum, and the Chicago Journal of International Law. 

1:30-3 p.m. Class of 1967 Panel Discussion

1:30-3 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.

1:30-3 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.

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.–12:00 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.