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
The Standard Club | 320 South Plymouth Court
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.
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. 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.
7:00–9:30 p.m. BLSA Alumni Recognition Dinner
Chicago Cultural Center | 78 East Washington 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.
8:30–10:30 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, ’68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, for dinner.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
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 & 8:45 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.Continental 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 in this panel discussion with alumni who are navigating transitions in their careers.
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, followed by Q&A with alumni, 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.
12:15–1:30 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
Join this discussion with Admissions representatives from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the College, and the Law School. The conversation will explore the highly selective admissions processes in these schools.
1:45–3:00 p.m. Bus Tour of Hyde Park
Join James M. Hennessy, Associate Vice President 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.
1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m. Shuttles from the Law School to the Gleacher Center
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.
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 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.