Event Schedule

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(Please note: Additional programming, including faculty and alumni panels, is currently in development; this schedule is tentative and subject to change.)


Friday, September 19

8 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.

2–4 p.m. | Career Strategy Open House
Meet advisers and staff from the Center for Career Strategy and Advancement and learn more about resources and  information available to alumni. Please contact the Career Center at (312) 503-3498 or email career-strategy@law.northwestern.edu for additional information or questions.

11:30 a.m. | Alumni Awards Luncheon
Join us as we host the Law School’s 2nd Annual 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. Awards include the Distinguished Alumni, Volunteer Service, Emerging Leader, Dean’s Partnership, International Alumni and  Dawn Clark Netsch Awards. The luncheon will be held  Friday, September 19, at 11:30 a.m., at the University Club in downtown Chicago. Tickets are $75 each (tables of 10 can also be purchased) and all Law Community members are invited to attend. More information...
Location: University Club of Chicago
 
Noon| Global Café
Alumni of the LLM and LLM-K program are invited to join current students at our Global Café lunch. Share stories of your time at Northwestern Law and experiences since leaving campus. Hosted by the Office of International Programs.

Law School Tour
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.
Location: Atrium

4:30–5:30 p.m. | 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 schools today.

5:30–7 p.m.| 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.

5 – 7 p.m. | Tax Ethics CLE Session
During this CLE session, panelists will discuss ethical issues in tax practice. A reception will follow. (Approval Pending for Illinois Professionalism Credit.)

5:30–7 p.m.| 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. 

7-9 p.m. | Tax Program Reception
Celebrate with Tax alumni, current students, and faculty.

Visit class pages for information on individual class gatherings.



Saturday, September 20


10 a.m. | 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

11:30 a.m. | Class of 1954 & 1959 Luncheon
Classmates from 1954 and 1959 are invited to celebrate their 55th and 60th reunions at a private luncheon.

Noon| Law School Tour
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.

12-2 p.m.  | Alumni Family Picnic
Join us for a casual cookout in the courtyard! This family-friendly event will feature BBQ fare, music and kid’s activities. This event is co-hosted by the Northwestern Law Alumni Club of Chicago.

2 p.m. | Historic Macy’s Store Tour
Take a guided tour of Macy’s on State Street, originally Marshall Fields, and learn how Macy’s has grown to be America’s largest department store, with over 800 locations and more than 150 years of retailing history. Tour highlights include the breathtaking Tiffany vaulted ceiling, the graceful Burnham fountain, world-renowned Walnut Room, and a taste of our famous Frango® Mint Chocolates. Each guest will receive a Macy’s Visitor Savings Pass.
Location: Macy's on State Street



5:30–11 p.m. | Reunion Grand Celebration

Don’t miss this special opportunity to renew old friendships and visit with faculty and fellow alumni before the class dinners.

5:30 p.m.  Registration & Cocktails
7 p.m. Class Dinners
Dessert Reception

Attire for the Grand Celebration is “after-five” or business casual.

Early bird pricing (through August 31)
Class of 2013: $75 per person | Class of 2009 $100 per person | All other classes: $125 per person | Public Interest: $75 per person

Standard pricing (after August 31)
Class of 2013: $100 per person | Class of 2009: $125 per person | All other classes: $150 per person | Public Interest: $100 per person

Location: Walnut Room at Macy's on State Street