Highlights from Alumni Weekend 2016


October 21-23, 2016

More than 1100 alumni, students, and their guests gathered in New Haven for Alumni Weekend 2016. The weekend featured panels on hot topics in law: policing, climate change, national security, health policy and politics, and reproductive rights. The 2016 Award of Merit was presented to Edmund G. Brown Jr. '64, Governor of California, and to Gina Raimondo '98, Governor of Rhode Island, during Saturday's All Alumni Luncheon.

Reunion Social Chairs


Reunion Social Chairs

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 21


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
First Generation Professionals Brunch
Room 120, Yale Law School

First Generation Professionals invites alumni who were the first in their families to attain a professional degree (JD, MD, MBA and PhD) or who are from a working-class or lower-income background to join us for breakfast and conversation about this exciting new organization.

11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration
Room 122, Yale Law School

12:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Lunch for the Class of 1966
Room 127, Yale Law School

1:30-3 p.m.
The Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Room Open House
Lillian Goldman Law Library, Level 2, Yale Law School

Alumni are welcome to drop by to see “Law and Authority in the Most Serene Republic: Illuminated Manuscripts and Printed Books from Renaissance Venice” and selected acquisitions from our collection and to meet with our Rare Book Librarian, Mike Widener.

3 – 4:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School

To Serve and Protect: New Paradigms in Community Policing
Moderator: Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Panelists: Deborah Archer ’96, Professor of Law, New York Law School; Director, New York Law School Racial Justice Project; Nick Turner ’96, President, Vera Institute of Justice; Peter Zimroth ’66, court-appointed monitor for the NYPD in the stop and frisk litigation (US District Court, NY); Director, Center on Civil Justice, NYU Law School

3 – 4:15 p.m.
Family-Friendly Activity: Pumpkin Painting & Mask Decorating
Courtyard, Yale Law School

In the spirit of the season, kids have an afternoon of crafting in the YLS Courtyard. (Painting smocks will be provided!) Children of any age are welcome with an accompanying adult.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Women's Reunion - Class of 1991
Room 108, Yale Law School

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Yale Law Women: Professor Teas

YLW will have a small group event with students and faculty.

3:30 PM
Room K190A, Yale Law School
Tea with Professor Kate Stith, Lafayette S. Foster Professor of Law.

Professor Stith teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and criminal procedure. Prior to joining the Yale Law School faculty, she was an Assistant District Attorney in SDNY, where she prosecuted white-collar and organized crime cases.

4:30 PM
Room K290A, Yale Law School
Tea with Professor Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law.

Professor Meares teaches and writes in the areas of criminal procedure and criminal law policy. She has worked extensively with the federal government, serving on the Committee on Law and Justice, and two National Research Council Review Committees, one to review research on police policy and practices, and another to review the National Institute of Justice. Professor Meares' work has helped to define the conversation on crime prevention and community capacity building.

4 - 6 p.m.
Yale Law Journal Alumni Happy Hour
Room 454, Yale Law School

The Yale Law Journal invites current editors, former editors, and friends to an informal happy hour early Friday evening during Alumni/ae Weekend. The event will be held in the YLJ lounge (Room 454 in the Sterling Law Building).

4:30 p.m.
Memorial and Reception for Jan Deutsch '61, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law
Levinson Auditorium and Dining Hall, Yale Law School

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Jewish Law Students Association Reception
Room A422, Baker Hall

The Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA) invites alumni to stop by an informal reception with current JLSA students for schmoozing, snacking, and schnapps.

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Black Law Students Association: Welcome Reception Honoring Professor Deborah Archer '96
Presidents' Room, Woolsey Hall

The Black Law Student Association invites students, alumni, and friends to our Welcome Reception and presentation of the Jane M. Bolin Service Award.

4:30 - 6 p.m.
OutLaws Alumni Reception Honoring Judge J. Paul Oetken '91
Barracuda Bistro & Bar, 1180 Chapel St., New Haven, CT 06511

OutLaws invites students, alumni, and friends to enjoy good company, food and drinks, and to honor Judge J. Paul Oetken '91, recipient of the 2016 YLS OutLaws Alumni Achievement Award.

4:30 - 6 p.m.
Class of 1991 Discussion on Gender Equity
Room 128, Yale Law School

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
All Alumni Reception
Nave, Sterling Memorial Library, 120 High St., New Haven

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1966
Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School

7:30 p.m.
All Alumni Dinner
Schwarzman Center (formerly University Commons), 500 College St., New Haven

Enter on the corner of College and Grove Streets or from Beinecke Plaza. All reunion classes and non-reunion alumni and guests gather for dinner in Commons. Seating is by class. After dinner, stay for coffee, beer, wine, and a dessert medley, and spend more time catching up with friends!

9:00 p.m.
25th Reunion After-Party for the Class of 1991
Mory’s, 306 York St., New Haven

Saturday, October 22


7 – 8 a.m.
Fun Run
Meet in front of the Law School at 127 Wall Street

Alumni and students join Yale Law School’s Professor Ian Ayres ’86, William K. Townsend Professor of Law, for an early morning 5K run.

8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Registration
Room 122, Yale Law School

8 – 10 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Dining Hall, Yale Law School

Breakfast will be available in the Dining Hall for anyone who would like to mingle with fellow alumni.

9 – 10:15 a.m.
Alumni-Student Breakfast Connections
Various Locations, Yale Law School

Be matched with current students to chat about common areas of interest. 

9 – 10:15 a.m.
Concurrent Panel Discussions
Yale Law School

I.  Climate Change: Are We Now On a Path to Real Decarbonization?
Room 127, Yale Law School

Moderator: Daniel C. Esty '86, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School
Panelists: Thomas Francis Darden II '81, CEO, Cherokee; Seth Jaffe '86, Partner, Coordinator, Environmental Practice Group, Foley Hoag; Hon. Tom Perriello '01, Former U.S. Representative

II. National Security in a Turbulent World
Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School

Moderator: Oona A. Hathaway '97, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Panelists: Rosa Brooks '96, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Georgetown University Law Center; Robert S. Litt ’76, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Kenneth Roth '80, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch

9:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Family-Friendly Activity: Eli Whitney Museum Workshop at YLS!
Courtyard, Yale Law School

The Eli Whitney Museum brings their popular building workshop to YLS, exclusively for alumni families. Kids design and build a game, either independently or as a family team.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Panel Discussions
Yale Law School

III.  Health Law, Policy, Politics, and Progress: What Lies Ahead
Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School

Moderator: Abbe R. Gluck '00, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School
Panelists: Hon. Alex M. Azar II ’91, President, Lilly USA, LLC; Dr. Paul E. Kalb '90, Partner, Sidley Austin; Catherine E. Livingston ’91, Partner, Jones Day; Frank A. Pasquale III ’01, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

IV.   Reproductive Rights, Family, and Faith
Room 127, Yale Law School

Moderator: Reva Siegel '86, Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Panelists: Cathleen Kaveny ’90, Libby Professor of Law and Theology, Boston College; Louise Melling ’87, Deputy Legal Director, ACLU; Douglas NeJaime, Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School; Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Faculty Director, The Williams Institute; Neera Tanden ’96, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Yale Law Women: Tea with Professor Roberta Romano, Sterling Professor of Law and Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law
K190A, Yale Law School

Professor Romano's research and writing focuses on state competition for corporate charters and corporate governance and shareholder activism, as well as the regulation of securities markets and financial instruments and institutions. Professor Romano has received the Yale Law Women's teaching award three time

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
American Constitution Society Breakfast Reception
Room A420, Baker Hall

The Yale Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society invites students, alumni, family, and friends to a breakfast reception celebrating over a decade of progressive achievement.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Asian Pacific American & South Asian Law Student Associations Reception Honoring Kenji Yoshino '96
Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School

The APALSA and SALSA (formerly PANA) student organizations invite students, alumni, and friends to hear remarks by Kenji Yoshino ’96, recipient of the 2016 YLS APALSA & SALSA Alumni Achievement Award.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Latinx Law Students Associaton Reception Honoring Robert Gnaizda '60
Presidents' Room, Woolsey Hall

Students, alumni, and friends are invited to a brunch event in honor of Robert Gnaizda '60, recipient of the 2016 YLS LLSA Alumni Achievement Award.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Native American Law Student Association Reception Honoring Riyaz Kanji '91
Mory's, 306 York St., New Haven, CT 06511

NALSA invites students, alumni, and friends to toast Riyaz Kanji ’91, recipient of the 2016 YLS NALSA Alumni Achievement Award.

11 – 11:45 a.m.
The Federalist Society Coffee
Rooms 109 & 110, Yale Law School

The Federalist Society invites current students and alumni to share in conversation and refreshments.

12 – 2 p.m.
All Alumni Luncheon
Schwarzman Center (formerly University Commons), 500 College St., New Haven

All reunion classes and non-reunion alumni and guests will be seated by class for lunch, followed by the presentation of the Award of Merit.

Opening Remarks:
Christine Adams ’94, President, Yale Law School Association Executive Committee
Robert C. Post ’77, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Presentation of the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit to

The Honorable Edmund G. Brown Jr. ’64, Governor of California
The Honorable Gina Raimondo ’98, Governor of Rhode Island
Presented by Dean Robert C. Post ’77

2 – 3:15 p.m.
Class Photos

Beinecke Plaza (Rain location: Memorial Rotunda, Schwarzman Center)
2:00     Classes of 1956, 1961, and 1966
2:15     Classes of 1971, 1976, and 1981
2:30     Classes of 1986, 1991, and 2011

Courtyard, Yale Law School (Rain location: YLS Dining Hall)
3:00     Classes of 1996, 2001, and 2006

2:30 – 4 p.m.
The Paskus-Danziger Rare Book Room Open House
Lillian Goldman Law Library, Level 2, Yale Law School

Alumni are welcome to drop by to see “Law and Authority in the Most Serene Republic: Illuminated Manuscripts and Printed Books from Renaissance Venice” and selected acquisitions from our collection and to meet with our Rare Book Librarian, Mike Widener.

2:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Class Informal Activities

  • Class of 1956 Discussion – Room 110, Yale Law School
  • Class of 1961 "Salon" – Room 128, Yale Law School
  • Class of 1966 Rose Champagne Reception – Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School
  • Class of 1971 Discussion – Room 120, Yale Law School
  • Class of 1976 Discussion w/ Margaret Marshall '76 and Linda Greenhouse '78 MSL – Room 129, Yale Law School
  • Class of 1981 Get-Together – Baker Hall, Lobby and A005
  • Class of 1986 Discussion and Tea Break – Alumni Reading Room, Yale Law School
  • Class of 1991 Discussion: "Gen-X Twenty-Five Years Out" – Room 127, Yale Law School

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Recent Alumni Reception: Pretzels, Ice Cream, and Entertainment
Yale Law School Courtyard

Join the classes of 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and families for this fun afternoon event with beer and pretzels for the adults and ice cream and entertainment for the kids.

4:30 – 6 p.m.
Diversity Reception
Schwarzman Center (formerly University Commons), 500 College St., New Haven

Alumni interested in meeting with students from the Law School’s varied affinity groups are invited to a joint reception with the following participating groups: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino/a Law Students Association, Middle Eastern and North African Law Students’ Association, Native American Law Students Association, OutLaws (the Law School Community’s LGBTQ association), and South Asian Law Students Association. For more information, please go to www.law.yale.edu/AW2016Students or call the Office of Student Affairs at 203-436-2579.

6:30 / 7:30 p.m.
Class Reunion Receptions and Dinners
Enjoy a special evening with your class at a downtown New Haven venue.
6:30 pm           Class Reunion Receptions
7:30 pm           Class Reunion Dinners

  • 1951 Dinner – Graduate Club, Dutch Treat Room, 155 Elm St. (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
  • 1956 Reception and Dinner –  Quinnipiack Club, Library & Board Room, 221 Church St.
  • 1961 Reception and Dinner –  Omni Hotel, 19th floor, Davenport & Harbour Rooms, 155 Temple St.
  • 1966 Reception and Dinner –  Union League Café, Ballroom, 1032 Chapel St.
  • 1971 Reception and Dinner –  Yale Law School Dining Hall
  • 1976 Reception and Dinner –  Graduate Club, Main Dining Room, 155 Elm Street
  • 1981 Reception and Dinner –  Graduate Club, Great Hall, 155 Elm Street
  • 1986 Reception and Dinner –  ROIA Restaurant, Second Floor, 261 College St.
  • 1991 Reception and Dinner –  Schwarzman Center, Presidents' Room
  • 1996 Reception and Dinner –  ROIA Restaurant, First Floor, 261 College St.
  • 2001 Reception and Dinner –  Quinnipiack Club, Centennial Room, 221 Church St.
  • 2006 Reception and Dinner –  Davenport College Dining Room, 248 York St.
  • 2011 Reception and Dinner –  Berkeley College Dining Room, 205 Elm Street

9:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Class of 2011 After-Party
Trinity Bar, 157 Orange St., New Haven, CT 

 

Sunday, October 23


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Class Reunion Brunches

Conclude the weekend with your classmates over brunch at the home of a Yale Law School faculty member. 

  • 1956 Brunch – Guido and Anne Calabresi, Woodbridge
  • 1961 Brunch – Lea Brilmayer & Bill Horne, Branford
  • 1966 Brunch – Denny Curtis and Judith Resnik, New Haven
  • 1971 Brunch – William Eskridge, New Haven
  • 1976 Brunch – Don Elliott and Gail Charnley Elliott, Milford
  • 1981 Brunch – Jon and Amy Macey, Woodbridge
  • 1986 Brunch – Reva Siegel and Robert Post, New Haven
  • 1991 Brunch – Daniel Markovits and Sarah Bilston, New Haven
  • 1996 Brunch – Oona Hathaway and Jacob Hacker, New Haven 
  • 2001 Brunch – Fiona Doherty and Christopher Klatell, New Haven
  • 2006 Brunch – Mary Bess Marantz '06 and Justin Marantz, New Haven
  • 2011 Brunch – Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, New Haven