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 a professor will present a lecture followed by Q&A.
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.
4:30–6:00 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.
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.
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
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. 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.
10:00–11:00 a.m. TBD – State of the Law School
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. TBD – Faculty Panel/Discussions
12:30–2:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with fellow alumni and their families in the Green Lounge.
1:45–2:45 p.m. TBD – Student Panel Discussion
1:45–3:00 p.m. TBD – Bus Tour of Hyde Park
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 (TBD)
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.