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Reunion 2014 - June 5-7

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

See our registration page for pricing and additional information.

See who is on your class' Reunion volunteer committee.  The Reunion 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 5

Reunion Registration

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

Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction

5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

Be one of the first alumni to tour the new construction. A guide will walk you through our beautiful new space. Tours are also offered on Friday and Saturday.

Reunion Welcome Reception Honoring the Class of 1964 – 50th Class Reunion & The Half-Century Club - All Invited

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
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 6

Lab of Ornithology Bird Walk

7 a.m. & 9 a.m.
Guided bird walk departing from Morgens Observatory. The 7 a.m. bird walk is followed by continental breakfast. For more information, please call the Lab of Ornithology at 607.254.2473.

Reunion Registration

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

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

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
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; Amy Emerson, Assistant Director for Access Services; Carissa Vogel, Assistant Director for Research and Instruction.

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.)

Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

Be one of the first alumni to tour the new construction. A guide will walk you through our beautiful new space. Tours are also offered on Thursday and Saturday.

Law School Open House

11 a.m. - 12 noon
Gould Reading Room, Library, Myron Taylor Hall
Join us for an Open House and visit with faculty while also learning about key areas of strength in the Law School community.

  • Alumni-Helping-Alumni
  • Avon Global Center for Women and Justice
  • Berger International Legal Studies Program
  • Career Services
  • John G. Clarke Business Law Institute
  • Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies
  • Clarke Middle East Legal Studies Program
  • Cornell Death Penalty Project
  • Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative
  • Cornell Law Library
  • Legal Information Institute
  • Office of Public Service

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 Law School faculty members in a relaxed setting. This will be your opportunity to hear news about the Law School from the faculty or to simply catch up. 

State of the Law School Address by Stewart J. Schwab, The Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Room 184, Myron Taylor Hall

CLE Program: “Estate Planning After the 2012 Tax Act—Revisit Your Plan”

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Room 182, Myron Taylor Hall
This talk will review the far-ranging changes made to the estate tax laws in 2012, such as higher federal exclusions and “portability”, and how these changes will impact existing estate plans. There will be a discussion of what was changed and what was not. Many estate plans, especially those finalized prior to 2011, will need to be reviewed and adjusted. The importance of state death tax planning and charitable gift planning will conclude the program with a brief description of the services available to alumni through the Office of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning at Cornell University. Featured Speakers: Robert E. Madden, BS ’66, JD ’69, Of Counsel, Blank Rome LLP Washington, DC; Chip L. Bryce, GR’81, Director of Trusts, Estates and Gift Planning, Cornell University.  

Attendees will receive 1.0 NY CLE credit in the area of Professional Practice. (Attorneys who practice outside New York may be eligible for reciprocal CLE credit.)

Reunion Class Cocktail Receptions and Dinners

6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a festive evening in the company of your fellow classmates and faculty guests, and have your Reunion 2014 class photo taken. 

’54 – Statler Hotel
’59 – Statler Hotel
’64 – Myron Taylor Hall New Wing
’69 – Jack Lewis' Lake House
’74 – Mia's Restaurant
’79 – Taughannock Farms Inn
’84 – Simeon's on the Commons
’89 – Madeline's Restaurant
’94 – Boatyard Grill
’99 – Rulloff's
’04 – The Heights Café and Grill
’09 – ZaZa's

Half Century Club Members will dine at the Statler.

Reunion Tent Parties

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Arts Quad
Dance the night away to big band and rhythm and blues music.  A Reunion 2014 button is required (no one under 21 admitted).

Saturday, June 7

Reunion Run

7:30 a.m.
Departs from Barton Hall 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 Campaign Celebration Breakfast

9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Enjoy a delightful breakfast with your classmates, recognize those who served on the reunion committees, and celebrate our reunion campaign successes.

State of the University Address by President David J. Skorton

10:30 a.m. Bailey Hall

LII Talkback: The CFR and the US Code

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Room G85, Myron Taylor Hall
The Legal Information Institute [LII] is a signature program of the Cornell Law School that provides open access to primary legal materials to over 25 million people each year. If you spend your professional time in the Code of Federal Regulations or the United States Code, then we'd like to meet you and hear how we can make these collections more useful to you and your colleagues.

Tour of the New Wing for Academic Instruction

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Foyer, Myron Taylor Hall

Be one of the first alumni to tour the new construction. A guide will walk you through our beautiful new space. Tours are also offered on Thursday and Friday.

Reunion Barbecue Lunch

12:00 - 2 p.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Join alumni, faculty, and guests for this long-standing tradition! Enjoy an old-fashion family barbecue.

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!

CLE Program: “One Year Later: U.S. Law and Politics in the Post-DOMA World”

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Milstein Hall Auditorium
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in U.S. v. Windsor, declaring Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional and signaling federal recognition of same-sex marriages. However, the Windsor decision also left in place a state-by-state patchwork in which married, same-sex couples enjoy rights in some states, but not others. In the year since the Windsor decision, state same-sex marriage bans have increasingly come under attack or been struck down, triggering widespread public debate. 

The Windsor decision has had a profound impact on LGBT individuals and their families, but also on law, business and politics. A panel consisting of legal scholars and practitioners, as well as business and non-profit leaders, will examine the Windsor decision and its implications for our federal system of government, statutory and case law (from constitutional and civil rights laws, to family, tax and immigration laws), and public discourse about LGBT civil rights. Panelists will also discuss how families, businesses and governments have responded to the quickly changing legal and political landscape, and what these developments mean for the LGBT equality movement.

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

Moderated by Jason McGill BS '88, Vice President for Social Justice, Arcus Foundation, with Panelists: Professor Michael C. Dorf, Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School; Art Leonard BS '74, Professor, New York Law School and co-founder of Cornell University Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association (CUGALA); Diana Adams, JD '04, Managing Partner, Diana Adams Law & Mediation and Adjunct Professor, Cornell Law School; and Dale Bernstein BS '76, Founder and Principal, UnCommon Human Resources and National Secretary, Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). Co-sponsored by: CUGALA, MOSAIC; and Cornell Law School.

Cornell NYC Tech Talk

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
TBD
Come learn exciting information on the NYC Tech Campus and hear the latest news on this landmark project.

All-Class Reunion Cocktail Reception and Dinner Dance

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Purcell Courtyard Tent, Myron Taylor Hall
Enjoy an evening of great food, drink, music and dancing. We will be paying a special tribute to Stewart J. Schwab, The Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, who will be stepping down after ten years as Dean.

Reunion Tent Parties

10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Arts Quad 
Dance the night away to big band and rhythm and blues music. A Reunion 2013 button is required (no one under 21 admitted).