Friday, October 12
Alumni Community Day Celebration
A daylong celebration for the entire Northwestern Law alumni community. Tour the Law School, sit in on a class or participate in special alumni programming.
8:30 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 Alumni Weekend! Class schedules will be available at the alumni registration desk in the Atrium.
Global Café Luncheon
Join us at Global Café, an informal weekly gathering for LLM and LLM/K students, and share stories of your time at Northwestern Law.
OUTLaw Speaker and Networking Lunch
Alumni are invited to a complimentary lunch and speaker event, which caps off OUTLaw Week 2012. Afterwards, network and share stories with OUTLaw alumni and current students at Northwestern Law. OUTLaw is Northwestern Law's LGBT student organization, organizing social, educational and advocacy related events for the Northwestern Law community.
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.
Alumni and Faculty Panels
Join us for discussions on current legal topics featuring faculty members and alumni.
Women's Leadership Coalition Alumnae Panel
In a wide-ranging discussion, panelists Kelly Deere (JD '92), Adjunct Professor of Legal Research and Writing at Seton Hall Law School;
Vicki Vallen Hood (JD '77), Partner at Kirkland and Ellis LLP; Drienne Kerr (LLM '07), Manager of International Tax Service with Ernst & Young LLP; Eileen Liu (JD' 97), Partner at Sidley Austin LLP; and moderator Puja Patel (JD '06), Senior Associate Director of JD Program and Career Strategy at Northwestern Law, will share experiences and offer practical ideas for meeting common challenges women face in the legal field. This program is co-hosted by the Northwestern Law Women's Leadership Coalition.
LLM-LLM/K Alumni Lecture: Legal Updates and Current Issues
Corporate, Securities, and Venture Capital. Faculty: Esther Barron, Allan Horwich, and Steven Presser (Moderator).
Ethics CLE - Navigating Ethical Quandaries in the Social Media Age: How the Rules Impact a Lawyer's Social Media Activities
John L. Ropiequet JD '72 and Professor Robert Burns will discuss how the Rules of Professional Conduct may limit what lawyers can do with the opportunities presented to them by social media and other internet-based forms of communication.
(Approval Pending for Illinois Professionalism Credit.)
Supreme Court Roundup: A Review of the Court's Recent Decisions
Moderated by Carter Phillips JD '77, this panel featuring Professors Stephen Presser, Martin Redish and Len Rubinowitz will address important decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court from the 2012 term. Topics will include campaign finance, health care and affirmative action.
Tax Ethics CLE: Ethical Issues in Tax Practice and Estate Planning
(Approval Pending for Illinois Professionalism Credit.)
A Conversation with Dan 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 ahead.
Bluhm Legal 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 the Law School community.
Law Review Open House
Join Northwestern Law Review members and alumni in the Rubloff lobby for a reception and to hear how the Law Review has evolved over the years and where it is headed in the future. Tour the recently-renovated Journal offices and see displays of the Law Review's publications through the decades.
John Henry Wigmore Club Reception
By invitation only. A private reception will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John. H. Wigmore Club and honor its members and Wigmore Scholarship recipients. Invitations to follow. For more information on becoming a member of the John H. Wigmore Club.
Alumni Community Day Networking Reception
Enjoy festive music and food; catch up with former classmates and professors as well as current students, faculty and staff.
Tax Program Reception
Celebrate with Tax alumni, current students, and faculty.
Visit Class Webpages for information about Informal Class Receptions for Classes of 1962, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1997 and 2007
Saturday, October 13
8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Community Service Project at Chicago Food Depository
Volunteers will help the food bank package bulk food products for distribution to The Greater Chicago Food Depository's network, which feeds approximately 678,000 adults and children every year. Transportation to and from the Chicago Food Depository will be provided, pick up/drop off will be at the Law School. Please meet at the Reunion registration table in the Law School Atrium by 8am for check in. The shuttle will depart at 8:15 sharp and will pick up from the Chicago Food Depository at noon for return to the Law School.
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation Walking Tour
During this private two-hour tour you'll explore the streets in historic downtown (South Loop) and discover how the city rebuilt itself after the Great Chicago Fire. $18 per person. Registration for this tour is now closed. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that the tour is able to begin on time. Tours will meet at 224 S. Michigan Ave at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Shop and Tour Center where you will be greeted by your guide. Please be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress warmly as it is a walking tour.
Brewery Tour and Tasting at Haymarket Pub and Brewery
Learn about local brewing, then step into the tasting room for a sampling of seasonal brews paired with perfect bites to complement the flavors. $35 per person. Registration for this tour is now closed. Please meet at the hostess stand of Haymarket Brewery (737 West Randolph Street) at least ten minutes prior to the start to allow time for check-in and instruction.
Guided Tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Spend the afternoon touring one of the nation's largest facilities devoted to the exhibition of the art of our time. $18 per person. Registration for this tour is now closed. Please plan to meet in MCA Lobby (220 East Chicago Avenue) at least 15 minutes prior to the start to allow for check-in and meet tour guides.
The Law School Atrium provides the backdrop for the Law School's biggest cocktail party of the year. Don't miss this unique opportunity to renew old friendships and visit with faculty and fellow alumni
before your class dinner.
Join your class for a buffet dinner and open bar at a special location in the Law School to catch up with classmates and share memories from your time on campus.
Enjoy a delicious assortment of desserts and coffee as we wind down the night with favorite tunes that span the decades while making a few more memories!
Your registration for the Grand Celebration includes
- Cocktail Reception
- Buffet Dinner with Open Bar
- Dessert Reception
- Class Update Book
- Northwestern Law Alumni Gift
- Complimentary Parking (at specified lots)