2013 Alumni Reunion
Monday, April 15, 2013
Posted by: Joe Libertelli
The School of Law held its annual alumni reunion on April 13th, with about 70 alumni coming out to reconnect with classmates, other alumni, faculty and staff. The biggest group was from the class of 1983 which celebrated its 30th and the Class of 2008 also had a strong turnout. The classes of 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2003 had smaller groups and there were a number of non-major reunion alums on hand as well.
Before the reunion party began more than 20 alumni participated in a conversation on what the School of Law might be able to do to help with the formation of law firms that could hire students and recent grads, make existing alumni practices more sustainable, and extend more legal service to those in need. Most participants came specifically for that session, but a number of those alums coming in for the reunion also participated in a stimulating discussion that featured brief presentations by Jason West, ’12, Natalie Kitzrow, ’12, Nick Clark, ’10, Chuck Detling, ’04, and Professor Edgar Cahn.
Between the alumni firm conversation and the reunion party, the School held the first of what it expects to be annual reunion mini-symposia. These TED-like talks were heard by over 40 alumni and others. Presenters included Prof. Cahn, Steve Milliken, ’78, Kateri Gasper, ’83, Prof. Charles Jeane, ’08, Prof. Andrew Ferguson, Prof. LaShanda Taylor, and Prof. Kristina Campbell. Alumni Director Joe Libertelli served as emcee and provided introductions. The talks were well-done and well-received and stimulated conversations continuing long after the event had officially concluded.
The reunion party in the 5th floor reception area featured classical music by the David Rabin String Quartet and a spread created by Green Plate Catering. Thanks to students Jaime Canizares and Matt Elsen for their heroic bartending efforts!