October 20-22, 2017

Yale Law School alumni and families gathered in New Haven on October 20–22 for Alumni Weekend 2017. Highlights of the weekend included reunion class dinners, brunches, and activities; a student/alumni mentoring breakfast; the All Alumni Luncheon and Award of Merit Presentation; new diversity events; and panels on “A Civil Rights Agenda for the 21st Century” and “The Future of the International Legal Order.” Myron H. Thompson ’72 was the recipient of the Award of Merit on Saturday, October 21.

Photo Galleries (hosted on SmugMug, where alumni can order prints)
Videos

 

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
Fund Board Meeting
Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School
Open to members of the Fund Board only.

10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM
Executive Committee: Welcome Breakfast for New Members
Alumni Reading Room, Yale Law School
Open only to officers and new members of the Executive Committee

11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Executive Committee: Planning Committee Meeting
Dean's Office, Yale Law School
Open only to Officers and Ex­Officio Members of the Executive Committee.

12:00 PM  -  2:15 PM
Executive Committee: Reception and Business Luncheon
Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street, New Haven
Open to members of the Executive Committee. Members of the Fund Board may attend as guests of the Executive Committee.

12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
50th Reunion Lunch for the Class of 1967
Room 120, Yale Law School
Welcome lunch for members of the class of 1967.

12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
First Generation Professionals Lunch
Ruttenberg Dining Hall, Yale Law School
Alumni and students who identify as First Generation Professionals are welcome to take part in a networking lunch.

2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
Tours of the Law School
127 Wall Street Entrance, Yale Law School
Take a short tour highlighting the art and architecture of the Sterling Law Building. Tours will leave the 127 Wall Street lobby every half hour—at 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, and 4:00 PM.

2:30 PM  -  3:45 PM
OutLaws Cocktail Reception
Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School
Alumni, guests, and current student members of OutLaws, Yale Law School's LGBTQ organization, are invited to attend a cocktail reception in the Faculty Lounge.

2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
Class of 1972 Beinecke Visit
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Classrooms 38 & 39, 121 Wall Street
As a prologue to the Class of 1972 Saturday afternoon discussion on RACE, WAR AND THE ROLE OF LAW: A GROUP REFLECTION ON HOW THINGS WERE, WHAT'S CHANGED AND WHAT WE'VE LEARNED SINCE OUR YEARS AT YALE LAW SCHOOL, the class reunion chairs have arranged for a viewing of the Beinecke's Collection of Courtroom Sketches Documenting the Black Panther Trial in New Haven in 1971. The classroom seats 35 and seating will be first come first served. Beinecke staff suggest arriving 10-15 minutes early to check bags, etc.

3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
"Yale Law Women at Work: 5, 10, and 15 years after YLS"
Room 127, Yale Law School
Join Yale Law Women for a discussion about life in the law with recent alumnae Simi Bhat ’12, Alicia Bannon ’07 and the Honorable Leslie Abrams ’02.

4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
State of the School and Q&A with Dean Heather K. Gerken
Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School
Alumni are invited to learn more about the current "state of the school" and will have an opportunity to pose questions to Dean Heather K. Gerken about her vision for YLS.

6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
50th Reunion Reception for the Class of 1967
Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School
Members of the Class of 1967 and their guests gather for a champagne reception in the YLS Faculty Lounge. Following the reception, we will all head over to dinner together.

6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Dinner for the Classes of 1986-1957 & Legal Eagles
Schwarzman Center, 500 College Street
For the Classes of 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, and all those in non-reunion years who graduated in or before 1986. The renovation of Yale Commons (now called the Schwarzman Center) has been postponed, so we are able to enjoy it for our traditional Friday dinner. Alumni and guests from the classes of 1986 and earlier will enjoy an elegant indoor reception and dinner—a full bar and passed canapés during the reception, a delicious three-course meal, and a chance to sit with your class and catch up.

6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Dinner for the Classes of 2017-1987
Cross Campus, 110 Wall Street
For the Classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and all those in non-reunion years who graduated after 1987. Alumni and guests from the classes of 1987 to 2017 will enjoy a festive, tented (and heated), outdoor dinner featuring New Haven-style pizza and a variety of fun food stations. Seating is by class. After dinner, stay for coffee, beer, wine, and a dessert medley, and spend more time catching up with friends!

8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
APALSA, SALSA, MENALSA, and NALSA Gathering
Union League Café, 1032 Chapel Street, New Haven
Alumni, guests, and student members of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Middle Eastern and North African Law Students Association, Native American Law Students Association, and South Asian Students Association are invited to this informal gathering. You are welcome to come at any time and to attend multiple gatherings.

8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
Black Law Students Association Alumni Gathering
ROÌA Restaurant, Second floor loft, 261 College Street, New Haven
Alumni, guests, and student members of Black Law Students Association are invited to this informal gathering. You are welcome to come at any time and to attend multiple gatherings.

8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
Latinx Law Students Association Alumni Gathering
Kitchen Zinc, 966 Chapel Street, New Haven
Alumni, guests, and student members of Latinx Law Students Association are invited to this informal gathering. You are welcome to come at any time and to attend multiple gatherings.

9:00 PM  -  11:00 PM
25th Reunion After Party for the Class of 1992
Mory’s, 306 York Street, New Haven
The Class of 1992 and their guests will enjoy after-dinner drinks at YLS favorite Mory’s! The first hour is on the Law School, with a cash bar afterwards.

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
Fun Run
127 Wall Street Entrance, Yale Law School
Join Yale Law School’s Ian Ayres ’86, William K. Townsend Professor of Law, for an early morning 5K run.

8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
Breakfast in the Dining Hall
Ruttenberg Dining Hall, Yale Law School
Breakfast will be available in the Dining Hall for anyone who would like to mingle with fellow alumni. There is no formal program, so come by at any time between 8 and 10 AM.

8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM
Alumni-Student Breakfast Connections
Student Lounge, Yale Law School

9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
Tours of the Law School
127 Wall Street Entrance, Yale Law School
Take a short tour highlighting the art and architecture of the Sterling Law Building. Tours will leave the 127 Wall Street lobby every half hour—at 9:00 and 9:30AM.

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
Panel Discussion: A Civil Rights Agenda for the 21st Century with Bruce Ackerman '67
Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School
Moderated by Bruce Ackerman '67, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale Law School

Panelists:
Richard Buery '97, Deputy Mayor For Strategic Policy Initiatives in New York City
Melissa Murray '02, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law, UC Berkeley, School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Michael Mukasey ’67, Of Counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP
Margo Schlanger ’93, Wade H. and Dores M. McCree Collegiate Professor of Law at Michigan Law
Gerald Torres '77, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
Panel Discussion: The Future of the International Legal Order with Oona Hathaway '97
Room 127, Yale Law School
Moderated by Oona Hathaway '97, Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean, Yale Law School

Panelists:
Stephen Hadley ’72, Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush
Ian Solomon ’02, CEO and Founder, SolomonGlobal; Former United States Executive Director of The World Bank Group (2010-2013)
Jane Stromseth ’87, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Former Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large in the Office of Global Criminal Justice, US Department of State
Jon Finer '09, Former Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State

12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
All Alumni Luncheon & Award of Merit
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven
Alumni will be seated by class for the presentation of the Award of Merit, followed by lunch and time for conversation with classmates.
Featuring
Laura Seigle ’93, President, Yale Law School Association Executive Committee
Heather K. Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Presentation of the Yale Law School Association Award of Merit to The Honorable Myron H. Thompson '72, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama
Due to the renovation of Yale Commons (now called the Schwarzman Center), we will convene in the Omni Hotel ballroom.

1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
Class Photos
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven
For alumni in reunion years
Following the luncheon, all reunion classes will remain at the Omni for class photos. Please remain in the Ballroom after lunch for directions about where to gather for your class photo.

2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
Award of Merit Reception
Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven
Judge Thompson '72 invites his family, classmates, and guests to a special private reception immediately following the Luncheon.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1957 Activity
Room 110, Yale Law School
Following lunch, we will gather together as a class to reminisce about our golden days at YLS.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1962 Activity
Alumni Reading Room, Yale Law School
Following lunch, we will gather together as a class to chat and enjoy each other's company.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1967 Activity
Room 127, Yale Law School
The Class of 1967 will gather for a panel on “The Trump Presidency: Issues and Challenges,” with insights from our classmates who have experience in at least one branch of government. We look forward to discussing the governing paradigm of the current administration and having our “audience” of classmates join in as well.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1977 Activity
Room 128, Yale Law School
The Class of 1977 will gather together as a class for a panel on “Future Options, Including Retirement” with our classmates as panelists, moderated by Professor Ian Ayres ’86 and Dr. Leo M. Cooney, Jr.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1982 Activity
Faculty Lounge, Yale Law School
The Class of 1982 will gather together for “Two Minute Memoirs,” where we will each have an opportunity to talk for two minutes about anything: career, family, current interests, memories of YLS, and What I Want to Be When I Grow Up.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1992 Activity
Room 120, Yale Law School
The Class of 1992 will gather together for a discussion on criminal justice reform with Senator Christopher Coons ’92 and Professor James Forman, Jr. ’92.

2:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
Recent Alumni Reception
Courtyard, Yale Law School {Rain location: YLS Dining Hall}
Join the Classes of 2002, 2007, and 2012 for this fun afternoon event with beer and pretzels for the adults, ice cream and entertainment for the kids.

3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM
Class of 1972 Activity
Room 129, Yale Law School
The Class of 1972 will gather for an afternoon activity after we stop in at the Award of Merit Reception to celebrate with our classmate, Judge Myron Thompson. Following the reception, we will reconvene in the Law School for a discussion titled "RACE, WAR AND THE ROLE OF LAW: A GROUP REFLECTION ON HOW THINGS WERE, WHAT'S CHANGED AND WHAT WE'VE LEARNED SINCE OUR YEARS AT YALE LAW SCHOOL."

4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
Diversity Reception
Hopper College Dining Room, 189 Elm Street, New Haven
Alumni, guests, and current student members are invited to a joint reception of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, First Generational Professionals, Latinx 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.

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1957 Reception and Dinner
Quinnipiack Club, Library & Board Room, 221 Church Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1962 Reception and Dinner
Omni Hotel, 19th floor, Davenport & Harbour Rooms, 155 Temple Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1967 Reception and Dinner
Union League Café, Ballroom, 1032 Chapel Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1972 Reception and Dinner
Berkeley College Dining Room, 205 Elm Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1977 Reception and Dinner
Graduate Club, Great Hall, 155 Elm Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1982 Reception and Dinner
Graduate Club, Main Dining Room, 155 Elm Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1987 Reception and Dinner
Quinnipiack Club, Centennial Room, 221 Church Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1992 Reception and Dinner
ZINC, 964 Chapel Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
1997 Reception and Dinner
Olives and Oil, 124 Temple Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
2002 Reception and Dinner
Olea, 39 High Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
2007 Reception and Dinner
ROIA Restaurant, First Floor, 261 College Street

6:30 PM  -  10:30 PM
2012 Reception and Dinner
ROIA Restaurant, Second Floor, 261 College St.

10:00 PM  -  11:59 PM
NEW After Party for 1997 and 2002 at Olives & Oil
Olives and Oil, 124 Temple Street

10:30 PM -  11:30 PM
Class of 2007 After Party
ROIA Restaurant, First Floor, 261 College Street

10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM
Class of 2012 After Party
ROIA Restaurant, Second Floor, 261 College St.

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
Class Brunches