Reunion Weekend 2014 - Schedule of Events
Please note that this schedule is subject to change; check back frequently for updates.
THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014
6:00–9:00 p.m. Dean’s Circle Dinner celebrating Patron and Benefactor Members–by invitation only
Please click here for more information about membership in the Dean’s Circle Recognition Society.
FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
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
Chicago Cultural Center │ 77 East Randolph Street
Please join us as we officially kick off Reunion Weekend at this downtown luncheon, where Professor R.H. Helmholz will present "Magna Carta: A European Perspective" followed by Q&A.
2:30–4:30 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.
4:30–6:00 p.m. Alumni Clerkship Reception–by invitation only
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. 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 p.m. BLSA Alumni Recognition Dinner–by invitation only
Petterino's│ 150 North Dearborn
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 p.m. LLM Alumni Dinner
The Berghoff │ 17 West Adams Street
LLM alumni from all class years are invited to join us for a special dinner at one of Chicago’s most iconic restaurants.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014
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 a.m. & 8:45 a.m. Shuttles to the Law School depart from the Gleacher Center
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 at the Law School
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 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Oral and Photographic History Project
Lend your voice and wisdom to the Law School’s growing archives! The Communications Office will be on-hand to videotape alumni remembrances about life at the Law School and beyond. Photographs from our archives will also be available for your perusal, and we welcome your help with identifying those pictured.
10:00–11:00 a.m. Town Hall Meeting with Dean Michael Schill
Dean Schill will discuss his vision for the Law School and answer questions from alumni during this informal session.
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. A Discussion with Diane Wood, Frank Easterbrook '73, and Richard Posner
When Diane Wood was appointed the Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, she became the third member of the Chicago Law community to hold this distinguished post. Join us for a conversation with Judge Wood and two of her predecessors, Judge Frank Easterbrook and Judge Richard Posner, as they reflect on their tenures as Chief, the role of circuit court judges, and, of course, the Law School. Moderated by Larry Kramer, '84, President of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
12:30–2:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch
Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with fellow alumni and their families in the Green Lounge.
2:00–3:00 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Panel Discussion
Alumni leaders from varying industries and fields will share insights about their post-Law School career paths and valuable lessons learned along the way. Panelists will include Veronica Gomez, '94, Ted Ullyot, '94, Dick Weil, '89, and Betsy Werley, '79. The panel will be moderated by Doug Clark, '89.
3:00–4:00 p.m. Bus Tour of Hyde Park
2:45–3:30 p.m. Journals Open House
Law Review, Legal Forum, and Chicago Journal of International Law will host an open house for alumni in their offices – please stop by for light refreshments and to meet and mingle with current students!
2:30, 3:00 & 4:00 p.m. Shuttles to the Gleacher Center depart from the Law School
5:30–6:30 p.m. Reunion Committee Reception - by invitation only
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab│60 East Grand Avenue
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 p.m. Class Dinners
Often seen as the highlight of the weekend, the traditional Saturday evening Class Dinners provide a wonderful opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with classmates. Locations will vary.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 2014
10:00 a.m.–Noon All-Alumni Brunch
The Ritz Carlton Hotel│160 East Pearson Street
Continue the conversations from your weekend at a brunch for all Reunion celebrants.