Schedule of Events

Reunion 2019 | May 3-5

  • FRIDAY, MAY 3
    • Loop Luncheon
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      • The Standard Club, Grand Ballroom | 320 South Plymouth Court
      • "Fear and Anger in American Politics"
        Featuring remarks by Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department. Moderated by Alex Kolod, ’09.

        As in her new book The Monarchy of Fear: A Philosopher Looks at Our Political Crisis, Professor Nussbaum will discuss the atmosphere of fear, anger, and polarization that suffuses our political moment, and suggest that philosophical ideas about the emotions are useful in understanding and improving it. Professor Nussbaum is the winner of the 2018 Berggruen Prize, which is awarded annually to a thinker whose ideas have profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement in a rapidly changing world.

    • 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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      • Petterino’s | 50 West Randolph Street
      • LLM alumni from all class years are invited to join fellow LLM graduates; current students; and Richard Badger, ’68, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. Light refreshments will be served.

    • Alumni Clerkship Reception
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      • Prime & Provisions | 222 North LaSalle Drive
      • (Note: this restaurant is connected to Builders BLDG, the Wine Mess venue)

        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: Student and Alumni Reunion Celebration
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      • Prime & Provisions | 222 North LaSalle Drive
      • (Note: this restaurant is connected to Builders BLDG, the Wine Mess venue)

        Join members of the Law School’s affinity student organizations 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.

    • 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!

    • Class of 1994 25th Reunion Champagne Celebration
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      • Prime & Provisions | 222 North LaSalle Drive
      • (Note: this restaurant is connected to Builders BLDG, the Wine Mess venue)

        Members of the Class of 1994 are invited to continue the festivities as we toast this special milestone Reunion. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beer, wine, and spirits will be served. We will toast to your class and take a class photo at 8:15 p.m.!


        Please note that some classes are arranging informal gatherings following the All-Alumni Wine Mess. For class-specific information, visit the
        Reunion Classes page.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 4 - Morning and Afternoon at 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.

    • Coffee + Breakfast
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      • Enjoy coffee and a hearty, hot 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.

    • Walking Tour of the Law School
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      • Reading Room | 2nd Floor of the D’Angelo Law Library
      • Get to know the Law School and its people through the eyes of a prospective student with the push of a button on your portable digital audio player.

        On your mobile device right now? Visit www.law.uchicago.edu/visit/audio.
        Don’t have a portable digital audio player? They’re available to borrow from the circulation desk of the D’Angelo Law Library.

    • Family Fun at (the Law) School
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      • Reunion isn’t just for adults! Bring the kids to the Law School on Saturday too. From getting your face painted, to playing games and eating ice cream, Saturday at Reunion will be an affair for kids of all ages! School on a Saturday has never been this fun.

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

    • D’Angelo Law Library Open House - Special Reunion Display
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      • Reading Room | 2nd Floor
      • Stop by to see a display specially curated for Reunion celebrants. Past issues of the Glass Menagerie, Moot Court briefs, Journals, newspapers, and more from when you were a Law School student, along with the first Law School exam ever given, will be available for your perusal! (No exam required!)

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

    • Town Hall Meeting with Dean Thomas J. Miles
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      • Dean Miles will deliver an update on the state of the Law School, followed by alumni Q&A.

    • Picnic Lunch + Ice Cream Treats
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      • Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch with beer and wine in the Green Lounge with fellow alumni and their families. There will be games, a face painter, a balloon artist, and an ice cream cart!

    • Faculty Masterclasses
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      • Join us as faculty present their current work in these engaging sessions.

        “Reconstructing Contracts: Hamer v. Sidway” 124 N.Y. 538, 27 N.E. 256 (N.Y. 1891)
        Presented by Professor Douglas G. Baird

        “Racial Equity in Algorithmic Criminal Justice”
        Featuring Professor Aziz Z. Huq

  • SATURDAY, MAY 4 - Evening in Chicago
    • Reunion Committee Reception
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      • Location TBD
      • 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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      • Various locations
      • 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 and dessert.

        For class-specific information, visit the Reunion Classes page.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 5
    • 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. Family-friendly! Refreshments are available on boat for purchase.

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