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Reunion 2018 - June 7-9

Reunion 2018 is fast approaching and will be held on June 7-9, 2018. Mark your calendars now and save the date!

Reunion Registration is NOW OPEN! Click HERE to Register Online!

We are pleased to bring you a fun filled weekend for you and your family and we hope you will come back to Ithaca to visit with old friends and see all the new renovations in the Law School. See our registration page for pricing and additional information.

Hotel blocks are now open and we encourage you to book your hotel accommodations now as hotels do fill up quickly.

Are you interested in serving on your class' Reunion committee? We would love to have your help organizing your class dinner, encouraging classmates to attend and support the law school. Please contact Kristine Hoffmeister ( ksh54@cornell.edu or 607-255-3037) OR Christian Shaffmaster ( chs86@cornell.edu or 607-254-4722) for additional information on how to volunteer.

For additional information or questions regarding Reunion please call the Alumni Affairs office at 607.255.5251 or email us at law.alumni.reunion@cornell.edu

SEE YOU IN JUNE!

Reunion Weekend 2018 Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 7

2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Reunion Registration

College Avenue Entrance, Myron Taylor Hall

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Guided Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction & Hughes Hall

Meet in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Reunion Welcome Reception with the Dean

Student Commons, Myron Taylor Hall


Friday, June 8

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Reunion Registration

College Avenue Entrance, Myron Taylor Hall

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Guided Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction & Hughes Hall

Meet in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Recorded Program - "Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship at Cornell Tech" Featuring The Tech LLM Class of 2017

MacDonald Moot Court Room 390, Myron Taylor Hall

Want to hear how the new LLM degree being offered out of Cornell's Tech Campus in NYC is going? Stop by the Moot Court Room and watch a recording of the Tech LLM students being interviewed by David Schellhase, JD '90.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CLE Program - "Immigration Law and Policy: What's Changed, What Hasn't and What Might in the Trump Administration"

Room 182, Myron Taylor Hall

Immigration is at the forefront of U.S. law and policy. President Trump is building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and imposing bans on Muslim immigrants. The U.S. immigration agency is reinterpreting current laws and regulations to make it harder for employers to hire foreign nationals, U.S. citizens to sponsor close family members for green cards, and refugees to resettle in the United States. Immigration advocates are vigorously challenging these actions through litigation. Join Professors Stephen Yale-Loehr and Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer as they analyze the legal and policy implications of immigration changes under the Trump administration.

Presented by Stephen Yale-Loehr, AB '77, JD '81, Cornell Law School Professor of Immigration Law Practice and Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering), Cornell Law School

Attendees will be eligible to receive 1.5 hours of New York State credit in the area of Professional Practice (Attorneys who practice outside New York may be eligible for reciprocal CLE credit.)

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Alumni and Faculty Luncheon

The Purcell Courtyard, Myron Taylor Hall

Enjoy a casual lunch with classmates and faculty members and catch up on news about the Law School.

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

CLE Program - "The Cloud, Metadata, Social Networking, and You: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law"

Room 182, Myron Taylor Hall

The traditional practice of law has been impacted by rapid changes in available technologies. This program will discuss and analyze how the evolving technology landscape is changing practice and how new technologies can be used in the practice of law. Data security and cloud computing issues will be analyzed. Ethical issues will be considered including those relating to proper use of technology and data management. Electronic communications and social networking tools will also be explored.

Presented by Dan Blackaby, Technology Services Librarian, Lecturer in Law and Ariel Scotese, Access Services and Outreach Librarian, Lecturer in Law

Attendees will receive 1 NY CLE credit in the area of Skills and .5 in Ethics (Attorneys who practice outside New York may be eligible for reciprocal CLE credit.)

3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Olin Lecture Featuring The Honorable Debra James, AB '75, JD '78

Bailey Hall

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Law School Reunion Wine Tasting

New Academic Wing, Myron Taylor Hall

Experience wines from New York State and around the world.

6:30 p.m

Reunion Class Cocktail Receptions and Dinners

Enjoy a festive evening in the company of your fellow classmates and have your Reunion 2018 class photo taken. Class dinner locations are below and will also be available at the registration desk during Reunion Weekend.

  • 65th: 1953 - Statler - Banfi's
  • 60th: 1958 - Statler - Banfi's
  • 55th: 1963 - Statler - Banfi's
  • 50th: 1968 - Law School Atrium
  • 45th: 1973 - Statler - Banfi's
  • 40th: 1978 - The Heights
  • 35th: 1983 - Six Mile Creek Winery
  • 30th: 1988 - Coltivare
  • 25th: 1993 - Boatyard Grill
  • 20th: 1998 - Boatyard Grill
  • 15th: 2003 - Madeline's
  • 10th: 2008 - Simeon's American Bistro
  • 5th: 2013 - NorthStar

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Reunion Tent Parties

Arts Quad

A Reunion 2018 button is required
(no one
under 21 admitted).


Saturday, June 9

8 a.m.

Reunion 5K

Arboretum, Cornell Plantations

Please refer to the university reunion website at alumni.cornell.edu/reunion for details.

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Reunion Registration

College Avenue Entrance, Myron Taylor Hall

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Reunion Breakfast with Dean Eduardo M. Peñalver and Dean's State of the Law School Address

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

10:30 a.m.

State of the University Address by Martha E. Pollack, President, Cornell University

Bailey Hall

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Recorded Program - "Law, Technology & Entrepreneurship at Cornell Tech" Featuring The Tech LLM Class of 2017

MacDonald Moot Court Room 390, Myron Taylor Hall

Want to hear how the new LLM degree being offered out of Cornell's Tech Campus in NYC is going? Stop by the Moot Court Room and watch a recording of the Tech LLM students being interviewed by David Schellhase, JD '90.

12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Dinosaur Barbecue Lunch and Reunion Campaign Celebration

The Purcell Courtyard, Myron Taylor Hall

Join alumni, faculty, and guests for this long-standing tradition and celebrate with your class committee members! Enjoy an old-fashioned family barbecue with a face painter and games for the kids.

2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

First Amendment Program - "Free Speech: Where Should We Draw the Line"

Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

This panel discussion will re-think freedom of speech in the era of social media, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, Charlottesville, and the Corporate "Speaker."
This program is co-sponsored by the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network and the Cornell Black Alumni Association.

Presenters include:

  • Ronald L. Kuby, JD '83, The Law Offices of Ronald L. Kuby
  • Basil Smikle, BS '93, Distinguished Lecturer of Politics & Policy at the Murphy Institute-SPS, CUNY and Former Executive Director of NYS Democratic Party
  • Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School and former President of the ACLU
  • Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Natural History Hike through Taughannock Falls State Park Trail

Meet at the Registration Desk located at the new College Avenue Entrance, Myron Taylor Hall

Taughannock Falls is the most photographed waterfall in Ithaca NY. At 215 feet tall, it surpasses Niagara Falls in height. Join us on a 1.5 mile round trip hike along Taughannock Creek to the base of the falls. Along the way, we will see natural history landmarks and explore how the waterfall and creek have changed the landscape in the last 10,000 years. This hike is completely flat and suitable for ages 6 and up. At the end of the hike, we will treat you to a Finger Lakes-flavored experience of Purity Ice Cream.

*Weather Alert! This tour will move forward if the weather is overcast or lightly raining. Ponchos and umbrellas will be provided. We will cancel the tour if weather conditions become unsafe, such as torrential rains, thunderstorms, or in the event of flood or ice warnings.

Price: $75 per adult, $55 per child (ages 6 - 12). This tour is not recommended for children 5 years or younger. These prices include the transportation, guided hike, a Purity Ice Cream treat and gratuity for the tour guide and bus driver.

Tour group will leave promptly at 3 p.m. from the registration desk.

Pre-registration and an additional fee (noted above) is required for this activity. Limited seating.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Guided Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction & Hughes Hall

Meet in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Dean's Leadership Donor Reception

In recognition of their commitment to Cornell Law School this year, donors giving at the Tower Club level and above are encouraged to attend.

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

All-Class Celebration and Buffet Dinner

The Purcell Courtyard, Myron Taylor Hall

Join us for this final gathering under the tent. There will be cocktails and food stations. Not a stuffy sit down format, but an opportunity to mingle and visit with friends. There will be seating for when you need a table and chair, but you are free to wander at will. There will be a DJ and dancing should your feet start to tap uncontrollably.

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.

Reunion Tent Parties

Arts Quad

A Reunion 2018 button is required
( no one under 21 admitted).