Friday, September 27
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Classes without Quizzes
There is no need to fear the Socratic method when you sit in on a class during All Alumni Weekend! Class schedules will be available at the Alumni Registration Desk in the Atrium.
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alumni Career Advising
The Center for Career Strategy and Advancement staff advisors are available to meet with alumni to offer guidance and assistance. To schedule a 30 minute, one-on-one session, please contact the Career Center at (312) 503-3498 or email email@example.com
Discussion with U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli
Join the Appellate Advocacy Center and current students as we welcome U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli to the law school. Mr. Verrilli will discuss the role of his office and advocacy before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Inaugural Alumni Awards Luncheon
Please join us for the Law School's Inaugural Alumni Awards Luncheon. The Awards Luncheon will give us an opportunity to acknowledge the significant impact our esteemed alumni make, not only on the Law School, but in the legal and business communities. The luncheon will be held Friday, September 27, at 12:00 p.m., at the University Club in downtown Chicago. Tickets are $75 each (tables of 10 may also be purchased) and open to the entire Northwestern Law community.
Location: University Club of Chicago
Price: $75 per person
Law School Tours
Meet in the Atrium near the registration tables to take a guided tour of the Law School with a Northwestern Law student, or pick up an information sheet from the registration table that describes key Law School classrooms and structures for a self- guided tour throughout the day.
Global Café is an informal gathering for current LLM and LLM/K students and alumni from these programs. You are invited to meet and network with students and alumni from around the globe, and share stories of your time at Northwestern Law.
Defining Your Professional Image and Personal Brand
Finding your personal style and voice in the business world doesn't have to be limited to black and blue suits. Learn tips and tricks from personal stylists on building your wardrobe, the importance of tailoring, and blending a professional appearance with your personal style. Legal recruiter and consultant Jennifer Levin JD '02 will discuss building your professional brand and getting ahead in the competitive legal field.
Women's Leadership Coalition Alumnae Panel
Moderated by Professor Leslie Oster, panelists Judy Biggert (JD '63), Anne Fredd (JD '73), Carol Genis (JD '88), Abby Mollen (JD '08) and Randi Roberts (JD '88) as they share experiences and offer practical tools for meeting some of the common challenges women face in the legal field. A reception will follow. This event is co-hosted by the Women's Leadership Coalition (WLC).
Anatomy of a Study Group Alumni Panel
Northwestern Law Class of 1978 alumni Neil Eggleston, Sidney "Skip" Herman, Gary Sumers and Judge Richard Tallman will share how their Law School study group evolved into a friendship spanning over 35 years, offering insight on the importance of maintaining connections to classmates, career paths and lessons learned along the way. Discussion will be followed by Q & A.
Rare Books Presentation with Professor Emily Kadens
Professor Emily Kadens will present the "History of Law Through Rare Books." Attendees will have the opportunity to view some of the fascinating pieces in the Law School's extensive Rare Books collection.
Conversation with Dean Rodriguez
During this question and answer session, Dean Dan Rodriguez will share his thoughts about the future of the Law School and will welcome a discussion among the alumni community on the myriad challenges facing law school's today.
Law School Community Reception
Enjoy festive music and food while you catch up with former classmates and professors mingle with student leaders, both past and present, to learn about how student groups have changed and evolved over the years. Participating organizations include Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), Black Law Student Association (BLSA), Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS), JD-MBA Student Association, Law Review, OUTLaw, Womens Leadership Coalition, and more!
Tax Ethics in the Controversy Context: Examination, Appeals, and Litigation
During this CLE session, panelists will discuss ethical issues in tax practice. A reception will follow.
(Approval Pending for Illinois Professionalism Credit.)
Location: Rubloff RM 339
Clinic Open House
Please join Director Tom Geraghty, JD '69, clinic faculty, students, and fellow alumni to celebrate the Bluhm Legal Clinic's commitment to clinical education, public interest work, and to the Law School community. Our special guest will be Justice Dalveer Bhandari LLM '72, a former member of the Supreme Court of India and now a judge on the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
Location: 8th Floor, Rubloff
Tax Program Reception
Celebrate with Tax alumni, current students, and faculty.
Visit class pages for information on individual class gatherings.
Saturday, September 28
Supreme Court Roundup
Moderated by Erin Delaney, this panel features faculty members Bob Bennett and Andy Koppelman, and alumnus Earl Pollock JD '53. They will review some of the key decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court from the 2013 term, including Fisher v University of Texas at Austin (affirmative action), Shelby County v Holder (Voting Rights Act), and United States v Windsor (Defense of Marriage Act) decisions.
Entrepreneurship and Northwestern Law
Moderated by Esther Barron JD '95, Director of the Entrepreneurship Law Center, this panel session will discuss Northwestern Law's impact on Chicago and its burgeoning entrepreneurial scene. Panelists include Steven Cade JD '08, Gabe Greenbaum JD-MBA '06, Jonathan Gunn JD '13 and Brian Hill JD-MBA '15.
Navigating the Admissions Process
Northwestern undergraduate and Law S chool's admissions staff will discuss and answer questions about the competitive admissions process
Museum of Contemporary Art Guided Tour
Spend the afternoon touring one of the nation's largest facilities devoted to hosting the most thought-provoking art since 1945.
Location: Museum of Contemporary Art
Price: Adults $18, Students $14, Seniors 65+ $12
Street Car City Tour
Departs hourly from 10 a.m. to 1p.m.
Hop on for a scenic tour of the city aboard a historic street car. See historic landmarks including Grant Park, Art Institute of Chicago and of course our Northwestern Law campus.
Location: Board from Levy Mayer entrance - 357 E. Chicago Ave
Price: $10 per person
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Bluhm Legal Clinic: A Year in Review
This overview led by Director Tom Geraghty JD '69 will feature an update on current activities and highlight achievements from the past year. Speakers include Clinic faculty members Esther Barron JD '95, Julie Biehl JD '86, Steve Drizin JD '86, Rob Owen and Steve Reed.
The Business of Professional Sports
Meet the leaders who are at the forefront of defining and creating the business of sports. This panel will cover the legal and business challenges facing professional sports organizations, agencies and athletes. Panelists include Jared Bartie JD '93, David Rone JD '87, Andrew Stroth JD '99, Jon Vegosen JD '76 and Mark Walter JD '85.
Alumni Family Picnic
Join us for a casual cookout in the courtyard! This family-friendly event will feature BBQ fare, music and kids activities. This event is co-hosted by the Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Chicago.
Price: Adults $20, Ages 10-18 $12, Under 10 Free
Class of 1953 Luncheon
Join classmates from 1953 for a luncheon during All Alumni Weekend to celebrate our 60th reunion.
Location: Leighton Faculty Commons
Price: $35 per person
Law School Tours
Meet in the Atrium near the registration tables to take a guided tour of the Law School with a Northwestern Law student, or pick up an information sheet from the registration table that describes key Law School classrooms and structures for a self-guided tour throughout the day.
Reunion Grand Celebration
Don't miss this special opportunity to renew old friendships and visit with faculty and fellow alumni.
5:30 p.m. Cocktails
7 p.m. Class Dinners
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown
Early Bird Pricing (Thru Sept 6)
Class of 2008: $100 per person
Class of 1963: $100 per person
All other classes: $130 per person
Standard Pricing (After Sept 6)
Class of 2008: $120 per person
Class of 1963: $120 per person
All other classes: $150 per person
Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed for registrations made by September 20. No refunds will be processed for cancellations after this date.