Reunion Weekend 2015 - Schedule of Events
Please note that this schedule is subject to change; check back frequently for updates.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Annual Dean’s Circle Dinner celebrating Patron and Benefactor Members
Invitations will be sent under separate cover. Please contact Alison Coppelman at 773.834.8652 for additional information, or visit http://www.law.uchicago.edu/give/thanks.
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.
Loop Luncheon featuring Randal C. Picker, ’85, James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law
Please join us as we officially kick off Reunion Weekend at this downtown luncheon, where Professor Picker will present “Teaching Law Today: The Socratic Method Meets Clickers, Blogs and MOOCs” followed by a question-and-answer session.
|2:30-4:00 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. Space is limited, so please register early.
|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. 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. When registering, please indicate where and when you clerked.
|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.
|7:00-9:30 p.m.||BLSA Alumni Recognition Dinner
by invitation only
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.
|8:30-10:30 p.m.||LLM Alumni Dinner
Grand Lux Café │ 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 dinner on the Magnificent Mile.
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Run for Laura 5K
The Run for Laura 5K is a 5K run/walk in memory of Laura LaPlante, University of Chicago Law student '14, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver just before her graduation. More details about the race, including links to register as a runner or volunteer, can be found at http://runforlaura.com. The money raised from registration fees will be donated to the University of New Hampshire Cross Country Book Scholarship Fund established in Laura’s memory.
Shuttles will be available from the 39th Street Beach (1199 East Oakwood Boulevard) parking lot to the Law School at 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.
The Saturday morning and afternoon events below 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
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.
Shuttle from the Ritz-Carlton hotel to the Law School
Coffee and 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.
Town Hall with Dean Michael H. Schill
Dean Schill 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.||
A Conversation with Amy Klobuchar, ’85
Please join us for a conversation with Amy Klobuchar, United States Senator from the State of Minnesota, and Geoffrey Stone, ’71, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law.
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with classmates and their families in the Green Lounge.
OutLaw 30th Anniversary Lunch
Hosted by the University of Chicago Law School OutLaw Student Board, this luncheon will bring together current students & LGBTQ and allied alumni for a special lunch in celebration of the chapter’s 30th anniversary.
Class of 2005 Baseball Game: Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Members of the Class of 2005 are invited to attend a baseball game between the Cubs and Brewers at Wrigley Field. Space is limited, so please register early.
CANCELLED: Class of 2000 Panel Discussion
Bus Tour of Hyde Park
Embark with fellow alumni on a tour of Hyde Park, guided by Richard Badger, ’68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Space is limited, so please register early.
|1:30, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m.||
Shuttles from the Law School to the Gleacher Center and Ritz-Carlton hotel
Shuttles will run from the Law School to downtown, making stops at the Gleacher Center and the Ritz-Carlton hotel.
|4:30-6:00 p.m.||Law Journals Reception
Quartino │ 626 North State Street
Mix and mingle with current students and fellow alumni from Law Review, Legal Forum, and the Chicago Journal of International Law at this special reception downtown.
Reunion Committee Reception
Reunion Committee members from all classes are invited to this reception with Dean Schill, where we will toast to your collective efforts and accomplishments.
|7:00–10:00 p.m.||Reunion Class Dinners
Location varies – please see the separate listing for the location of your Class Dinner
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 at 7:00 p.m., followed by a three-course dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
|10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon||All-Alumni Brunch
The Ritz Carlton Chicago │ 160 East Pearson Street
Continue the conversations from your weekend at a brunch for all Reunion celebrants.
|9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.||Class of 1970 Brunch
The home of Margie Stapleton│546 Michigan Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202
Members of the Class of 1970 are invited to brunch at the Evanston home of Margie Stapleton.