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Reunion 2016 - June 9-11

Reunion 2016 is fast approaching and will be held on June 9-11, 2016.

Reunion Registration Is Now Open!  Click HERE to Register Online!

The 2016 Reunion Schedule is below.  See our registration page for pricing and additional information.

See who is on your class' Reunion volunteer committee. The Reunion 2016 weekend schedule is below.

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


Reunion Program:

Thursday, June 9

Reunion Registration

2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

Guided Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Meet at the Registration Desk in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall
A guide will walk you through our beautiful new space. Tours are also offered on Friday and Saturday.

Reunion Welcome Reception with the Dean - All Invited

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Student Commons, New Wing, Myron Taylor Hall
Kickoff Reunion Weekend and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres with alumni, friends, and faculty. All alumni, guests and family members are welcome!

Friday, June 10

Reunion Registration

8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

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

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Room 182, Myron Taylor Hall .
Rapid changes in technology are significantly impacting the traditional practice of law. This program will provide an overview of the evolving landscape while focusing on data security, cloud computing and social media. Ethical issues will be considered, including those relating to proper use of technology and data management. Electronic communications will also be explored.

Presented by
Femi Cadmus, Edward Cornell Law Librarian, Associate Dean for Library Services and Senior Lecturer in Law
Dan Blackaby, Technology Services Librarian, Lecturer in Law.

Attendees will receive 1.0 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.)

Guided Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Meet at Registration Desk in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall
A guide will walk you through our beautiful new space. Tours are also offered on Thursday and Saturday.

Law School RED Talks "Lawyers in the Best Sense: Social Justice, Human Rights and Legal Access"

11 a.m. - 12 noon
Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall
Do you have concerns about the international refugee crisis, gender-based violence, the administration of the death penalty, or the ability of citizens to gain free and complete access to the laws that govern them? If so, you won't want to miss this informative session with members of the Cornell Law School faculty who will discuss activities and initiatives based at Cornell Law School that are striving to have an impact on the pervasive issues of human rights, social justice, and legal access that are affecting people around the globe.

Presenters:
Beth Lyon, Clinical Professor of Law - Farmworkers Clinic
Sandra Babcock, Clinical Professor of Law - Prisoners' Rights in Malawi: A Project of the International Human Rights Clinic
John Blume, Samuel F. Leibowitz Professor of Trial Techniques; Director of Clinical, Advocacy and Skills Programs; Director, Cornell Death Penalty Project - Capital Punishment and Juvenile Justice Clinics
Stephen Yale-Loehr, JD '81, Professor of Immigration Law Practice - Immigration Clinic

The Cornell Law Alumni and Faculty Luncheon

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Enjoy a casual lunch with classmates and faculty members and catch up on news about the Law School.

State of the Law School Address by Eduardo M. Peñalver, AB `94, The Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

CLE Program -- "Business Ethics and the Law"

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Room 182, Myron Taylor Hall
In the high-pressure worlds of business and law, all too often good people do bad things. In many cases, the unethical behavior is due in part to a toxic corporate culture. The attitudes, values, and practices that prevail in their organizations induce otherwise ethical employees to take actions that violate widely shared norms of conduct. Such behavior can be costly - even disastrous - leading to ruined careers, tarnished corporate reputations, and legal liability for the individuals and their companies. In an environment where "only results matter," it can sometimes be difficult to recognize the risks. This session seeks to help understand how a firm's culture can tempt - or push - employees into unethical behavior. It also considers how employees can meet ethical challenges posed by their firms' cultures and what leaders can do to build ethically healthy cultures.

Presented by: W. Bradley Wendell, Professor, Cornell Law School and Author
Dana M. Radcliffe, Day Family Senior Lecturer in Business Ethics, Johnson

Attendees will receive 1.5 NY CLE credit in the area of Ethics. (Attorneys who practice outside New York may be eligible for reciprocal CLE credit.)

Johnson and Law Joint Reunion Wine Tasting

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Experience wine from New York State and around the world with Joe Thomas, Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean Emeritus, Johnson and Brad Wendel, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School.

Reunion Class Cocktail Receptions and Dinners

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Enjoy a festive evening in the company of your fellow classmates and have your Reunion 2016 class photo taken.

'51, '56 & '61 - Statler Hotel
'66 - Myron Taylor Hall New Academic Wing
'71 - The A.D. White House
'76 - Mia's
'81 - The Heights Café and Grill
'86 - Coltivare
'91 - Myron Taylor Hall Commons
'96 - ZaZa's Cucina
'01 - Madeline's
'06 - Rulloff's
'11 - Northstar

Half Century Club Members will dine at the Statler.

Reunion Tent Parties

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Arts Quad
A Reunion 2016 button is required (no one under 21 admitted).

Saturday, June 11

Reunion Run

8:00 a.m.
F. R. Newman Arboretum, Cornell Plantations
Please refer to the university reunion website at alumni.cornell.edu/reunion for details.

Reunion Registration

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

Reunion Class Celebration Breakfast

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall

State of the University Address

10:30 a.m. Bailey Hall

Wine Tour "Vinifera Wines of the Seneca Lake Banana Belt"

12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Meet at the Registration Desk in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall
Pre-registration and an additional $99 fee is required for this activity.
Limited seating.

The additional price includes the transportation, tasting fees, special food pairings, and a boxed lunch. Tour group will leave promptly at noon from the registration desk in the Foyer of Myron Taylor Hall.

Come discover some of the finest wines in the Finger Lakes. On this tour, you explore the wineries of the southeast shore of Seneca Lake- a region known as the "Banana Belt," due to its extra-ordinary microclimate. The "terroir" of this region is ideal for growing the famous vinifera grapes of Europe. The tour begins with a private vineyard tour and barrel tasting at Standing Stone Vineyards, where you taste aging reds right out of the barrels, learning about the process of creating the distinctive flavors found in the varieties. You then go into the tasting room, where you experience the current bottled vintages of these varieties, as well as some other special wines paired with local cheese. Next, we will visit Chateau Lafayette Reneau. Here, enjoy a spectacular view with equally spectacular wines, including their Rieslings - 3-time winners of the NYS Governor's Cup for the best singular wine in New York State. This includes a special chef-prepared food pairing. Finally, Damiani Wine Cellars will highlight some of region's finest vinifera reds, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Select wines are highlighted with an artisan chocolate pairing. Join us on this tour of spectacular lake vistas, and extraordinary wine and food!

Dinosaur Barbecue Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Join alumni, faculty, and guests for this long-standing tradition! Enjoy an old-fashioned family barbecue with a face painter and games for the kids.

Fun in the Sun

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Arts Quad (rain or shine)
Fun in the sun is a university-wide, two hour family carnival featuring an inflatable obstacle course, laser tag, art projects, volleyball, sno-cones, cotton candy and more!

"Women in Law: Past, Present and Future"

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall
For decades, work-life balance at law firms has been a women's issue. Join our esteemed panel of women lawyers and hear their perspectives on the challenges woman lawyers face and be encouraged (or not) by the changes law firms and law schools alike are making to address those issues. Explore with the panel how legal employers compare with other types of employers in terms of flexible work hours and other policies. Hear how women in the legal profession can support current women law students, newly minted women lawyers and each other.

Moderator:
Sital Kalantry, AB '94, Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Panelists:
Mary K. Braza, JD '81, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP;
Christina Fournaris, JD '91,Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, LLP;
Sarah Manchester, JD '91, Vice President Human Resources & General Counsel Sappi North America;
Kandice Stetson Thorn, JD '06, Director of International and Non- J.D. Programs, Fordham University School of Law

TOUR: "Natural History Hike through Enfield Gorge"

3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meet at the Registration desk in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall
Pre-registration and an additional fee is required for this activity.
Limited seating.

The additional fee of $55 per person over age 12, $45 per child (6-12) includes transportation, guided hike, and a snack. This tour is not recommended for children 5 years or younger and is moderately strenuous.

Join one of our local naturalists on a 2-hour guided exploration of Enfield Gorge in Robert Treman State Park. Enfield Gorge is a 1- mile loop hike through a spectacular gorge filled with flagstone stairs, bridges and of course, beautiful waterfalls. The path we follow is paved with flagstones and all the changes in altitude are steep flagstone staircases. During the walk, we provide background about the natural history of the gorge and the geologic history of upstate New York. This gorge, which many feel is as beautiful as any on the continent, affords us the opportunity to point out many examples of evidence of geologic history. This tour is appropriate for children 5 years or older and is moderately strenuous. At the end of the hike, we will treat you to a Finger Lakes-flavored experience of Purity Ice Cream or their freshly-baked muffins.

Guided Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction

5:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Meet at the Registration Desk in the Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall
A guide will walk you through our beautiful new space. Tours are also offered on Thursday and Friday.

All-Class Cocktail Reception and Roving Repast

6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Join us for this final dinner gathering under the tent. There will be cocktails and plenty of food stations - not your typical stuffy sit down format or formal program, but an opportunity to mingle and visit with friends. Seating and tables will be available for when you need, but you are free to wander throughout the reunion tent or in the new Student Commons just off the courtyard. Of course there will be a DJ and dancing as well as great conversations all around. Cap off reunion weekend at this fun social evening. (Enjoy dressing up for this final gathering but you're welcome to come in comfortable casual attire too!)

Reunion Tent Parties

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Arts Quad
A Reunion 2016 button is required (no one under 21 admitted).