Schedule of Events

This schedule is subject to change; please check back frequently for additional updates.

All Friday events take place in downtown Chicago. Registration will be available at each event. Please check-in to pick up your nametag, guidebook for the weekend, and additional materials.

Saturday morning and afternoon events take place at the Law School, 1111 East 60th Street. Parking is available in the lot behind the Law School.

  • Friday, May 4, 2018
    • Loop Luncheon
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      • The Standard Club, Grand Ballroom | 320 South Plymouth Court
      • Featuring remarks by M. Todd Henderson, ’98, Michael J. Marks Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Research Scholar

        Professor Henderson will present a lecture entitled “Lawyer CEOs”. Q&A to follow.

        Does legal education matter? In this lecture, Professor Todd Henderson will present some data on this question, using the behavior of corporate executives as an instrument. Looking at the 10% of large, public company CEOs who are lawyers, the talk will try to determine whether CEOs trained as lawyers act differently than CEOs trained in other ways. Do lawyer CEO firms get sued more or less or the same as other firms? Do they manage litigation differently? And, if they do, what is the impact on the bottom line? There is a burgeoning literature on how personal characteristics, from physical traits to birth order to education, impact CEO decision making. The lecture will discuss this literature as well, and situate legal education in it.  

    • Highlights Tour
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      • 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. Ticket includes general admission. Space is limited, so please register early.

    • LLM Reception
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      • River Roast | 315 North LaSalle Drive
      • LLM alumni from all class years are invited to join fellow LLM graduates, current students, and Richard Badger, JD’68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Light refreshments will be served.

    • Alumni Clerkship Reception
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      • Petterino’s | 50 West Randolph Street (via Randolph Street “Banquets” entrance)
      • Alumni who have served in clerkships are invited to mingle with students interested in pursuing a clerkship. Light refreshments will be served. Advance registration required.

    • Bringing Communities Together: APALSA, BLSA, LLSA, NALSA, OutLaw + SALSA Reunion Celebration
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      • Prime & Provisions | 222 North LaSalle Drive
      • Join members of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Black Law Students Association, the Latino/a Law Students Association, the Native American Law Students Association, OutLaw (the Law School Community’s LGBTQ Association), and the South Asian Law Students Association at a Reunion gathering to connect with fellow students, alumni, and friends of the Law School. Together we will celebrate the many and diverse contributions of our unique community.

        (Note: Prime & Provisions is connected to Builders BLDG, the Wine Mess venue)

    • All-Alumni Wine Mess
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      • The Builders BLDG | 222 North LaSalle Drive
      • Reconnect with classmates, mingle with Law School faculty and students, and enjoy drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. Look for signage around the venue to help you find your classmates!

        (Note: The Builders BLDG is connected to Prime & Provisions restaurant)

    • Class of 1993 25th Reunion Champagne Celebration
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      • Prime & Provisions | 222 North LaSalle Drive
      • Members of the Class of 1993 are invited to continue the festivities as we toast this special milestone Reunion. Hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and beer, wine, and spirits will be served. 

        (Note: Prime & Provisions is connected to Builders BLDG, the Wine Mess venue)

        Please note that some classes are arranging informal gatherings following the All-Alumni Wine Mess. Please check back for additional information about class-specific gatherings.

  • Saturday, May 5, 2018 — Morning & Afternoon Events at the Law School
    • Shuttle Service: From the Gleacher Center to the Law School
      • 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
      • For those 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.

        Shuttles depart at:

        • 8:15 a.m.
        • 8:30 a.m.
    • Coffee + Breakfast
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      • Enjoy coffee and continental breakfast in the classroom corridor. 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.

    • Photo Tagging Project
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      • View photographs from the Law School’s archives, and help identify former classmates and friends.

    • Legal Education Panel | Hosted by the Class of 1968
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      • Reunion celebrants from all classes are invited to join in a discussion about how the scope of legal education has changed.

    • Town Hall Meeting with Dean Thomas J. Miles, et al.
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      • Hear from Dean Miles about the Law School’s newest initiatives, current students, and distinguished faculty. Speakers will also include Clinical Professors Herschella Conyers, ’83, and Randolph Stone, who will report on the Law School’s Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinic.

    • Coffee Break
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    • Faculty Masterclass
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      • Join us as faculty present their current work in these engaging sessions. Two concurrent seminars will be offered.

    • Chicago Law Foundation Memorabilia Sales
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      • Stock up on CLF swag!

    • Picnic Lunch + Ice Cream Social
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      • 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.

    • Shuttles from the Law School to the Gleacher Center
      • Shuttles depart at:

        • 1:30 p.m.
        • 2:00 p.m.
        • 3:15 p.m.
    • Behind the Scenes: D’Angelo Law Library Walking Tour
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      • Go behind the scenes with director Sheri Lewis to discover the D’Angelo Law Library, including items from the Rare Book Collection. Space is limited, so please register early.

    • Campus Bus Tour
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      • Classroom I (Meeting place prior to boarding the bus)
      • 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 5, 2018 — Evening Events in Chicago
    • Reunion Committee Reception
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      • Reunion Committee members from all classes are invited to this reception, where we will toast to your collective efforts and accomplishments! By invitation only.

    • Reunion Class Dinners
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      • Location Varies (See below for more details)
      • 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 2013 dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:30 p.m.

        Visit your class page for more details on your class dinner.

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018
    • Chicago Architecture Boat Tour
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      • 400 North Michigan | Tour departs from West Dock 3
      • Be inspired by the captivating, visual art that is Chicago's legendary architecture, and the exceptional architects who created this ever-changing, dynamic legacy for all to enjoy and admire. This comprehensive tour will navigate through the heart of the city on all three branches of the Chicago River while your guide tells the story of more than 130 years of innovation in design, style and technique and why it is important today.

        Note: Passengers are advised to arrive at 10:15 a.m., 30 minutes before departure time. Space is limited, so please register early.