Cornell virtual reunion

Cornell Law School Virtual Reunion - June 5 & 6, 2020


In addition to the Law School programs below, please check out Cornell University’s complete schedule of Virtual Reunion programming.

Note: All times are Eastern Daylight Time and you will need a Zoom account to access some of the programming. Zoom accounts are free and easy to downloadYou can reference the Zoom Help Center link here.

Friday, June 5

10:00 – 11:30 AM – Dean’s Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and Its Impact on Cornell Law School
Meeting ID: 914-9200-6924

Join Eduardo Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law as he moderates a discussion with the Law School’s leadership team to share how they are managing the impact of COVID-19 on the Law School.
Speakers include:


7:00 – 8:00 PM – Reunion Class Cocktail Receptions and Trivia Contest for Classes Ending in 0s & 5s
Members of the classes ending in 0’s and 5’s are welcome to register for their Class Cocktail Receptions. We are excited to host these ‘first-time ever’ virtual class cocktail receptions and trivia contests. Once you register, you will be sent a link to your Class Reunion Portal where you will select your class year and enter an online room of classmates, comradery, and friendly competition. Complete transparency: we’ve never done this before, but at 7:15 PM we will host a Law School trivia contest where one lucky winner from each class will be representing their respective class in Saturday evening’s riveting online game of Cornell Law School Jeopardy! (See Saturday’s programming for more details.) You don’t want to miss this action and the chance to be your class representative!  See Who's Participating.

Saturday, June 6

9:00 – 10:30 AM – Panel Discussion on COVID-19 and its Impact on the Global Legal System
Meeting ID: 978-0208-1676
Join Jens Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, as he moderates a discussion with Cornell Law School alumni in India, China, Colombia, and France about how the global legal and business industry has been disrupted and what steps are being taken by the private and public sector to limit the devastating long-term effects of the pandemic.
Speakers include:

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – A Conversation with Martha E. Pollack, President, Cornell University
Visit the Cornell University Reunion website for more information

1:00 – 2:00 PM - Lawyers in the Best Sense: A Fireside Chat with Congresswoman Sharice Davids, JD ’10
Co-sponsored with Cornell Mosaic
Visit the Cornell University Reunion  website for more information
Join Eduardo M. Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean of Cornell Law School and Congresswoman Sharice Davids, JD ’10, the first openly LGBT person elected from Kansas and the first LGBT Native American elected to Congress, for a casual conversation. Hear about the Congresswoman’s life journey that led her to Congress and how her Cornell experience, and being of Native American descent impacted her path to success as a ‘lawyer in the best sense.’

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Cornell Law School Clinics – 60 Years Strong!
Meeting ID: 916-3164-4577

Cornell Law School’s first clinic, the Legal Aid Clinic, was established in 1960 to offer students the opportunity to work directly with underrepresented clients in real-world situations. Today, the school offers 23 different clinics and practicum courses that help students move beyond the classroom into the world of practice. Under the supervision and mentoring of faculty, students assume the role of advocate on behalf of real clients with real legal problems. Join former clinic professors Glenn Galbreath, JoAnne Miner, Bob Seibel and Barry Strom, JD ’74 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM as they share the rich history and personal recollections of Cornell Law School’s clinics. From 4:00 – 5:00 PM, you will have the opportunity to join a ‘virtual clinic classroom’ with current faculty and students to take a deeper dive into the current programs.

4:00 – 5:00 PM – Join a Virtual Clinic Classroom

7:00 – 8:00 PM – The Ultimate Cornell Law School Game of Jeopardy
Meeting ID: 911-6590-5490

After Friday evening’s competition, 11 winners will rise to the top, representing this year’s reunion classes (those ending in 0 or 5), ranging from the class of 1965 through the class of 2015. Join your host – “Alex Trebek” for the evening – Eduardo Peñalver, AB ’94, Allan R. Tessler Dean and Professor of Law, as he challenges these class representatives in their knowledge of ‘everything Cornell Law.’ If you like competition (and what lawyer doesn’t?) we’ll see you log in to cheer your classmate to victory and be given the official bragging rights.

Bonus Features

Watch Cornell Law School Virtual Commencement 2020

Virtual Tours of Cornell Law School and Cornell Tech Campus in NYC
Haven’t been back to campus in a while? Never been to Cornell’s New York Tech Campus? No problem - we’ve got you covered. Click on the link below, sit back and watch Cornell Law School (Ithaca) and the Tech Campus (NYC) unfold before your eyes. You will be amazed at the changes that have occurred since your graduation. In fact, watching these tours will make you yearn to return, and walk through the halls once again in nostalgic bliss.
Virtual Tour of Cornell Law School
Virtual Tour of the Cornell Tech Campus

Make your Reunion Class Campaign Gift.  If you’re in a position to make a gift of any size, the Law School Annual Fund is where it will have the greatest impact, as the dean relies on this fund to address the school’s most pressing needs. Thank you for your continued support during these uncertain times. To discuss giving options or if you have any questions, contact Julie Pizzuti at