Alumni Weekend 2008


October 3-5

Over one thousand YLS alums and their guests returned to the Law School for Alumni Weekend 2008 on October 3-5 to see classmates and other Law School friends, to join in discussions about hot button issues of national security, health care, the economy, immigration, and the environment, and to attend various other events. Honoring Charles Reich ’52 and John Simon ’53 and hearing about John T. Baker and Catherine Roraback ’48 were the highlights of our Saturday luncheon. Current students and alumni enjoyed croissants and talk about common interests at Saturday’s Breakfast Connections. And, President Bill Clinton '73 spoke to an audience of YLS alums, faculty, and students about global challenges before the Saturday afternoon class events began. Throughout the Weekend, alumni relaxed in the Student Lounge, the Alumni Reading Room, and the familiar hallways and courtyard. By all accounts, it was a spectacular weekend! 

For those of you who want to remember the Weekend, and for those who were unable to attend and want to get a flavor for what occurred, please take a look at the terrific photo gallery we’ve assembled. 

"Yale Law School Alumni Weekend 2008 Election Contest," held on the Friday night of Alumni Weekend 2008:

Grand Prize:
Paul Helmke '73 

Runners-Up: 
Joel Hornstein '98 
John C. Roberts '68 
William Simon '78

Photo Gallery

Photos from the weekend (click here).

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 3

12:30 – 8:00 pm
Registration
Room 122

1:00 – 5:00 pm
Tours of Yale Law School
1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm
Meet outside of Room 122

2:30 – 3:45 pm
Panel Discussion
In the Groves of Academe and Beyond: The Lifetime Labors of Charles Reich ’52 and John Simon ’53

Room 127
Moderator: Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Panelists:
• Rodger D. Citron ’92, Assistant Professor of Law, Touro Law Center
• Henry B. Hansmann ’74, Augustus E. Lines Professor of Law, Yale Law School
• Charles A. Reich ’52, Professor of Law, 1960–74, Visiting Professor, 1974–76, 1991–94, Yale Law School
• John Simon ’53, Professor of Law, 1962–2003, Professor Emeritus of Law, 2003–present, Yale Law School

4:00 – 5:15 pm
Panel Discussion
Liberty and Security in the Next Administration: War, Rights, and Antiterrorism
Room 127
Moderator: Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School
Panelists:
• David D. Cole ’84 (’83), Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
• Juliette Kayyem, Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Deval Patrick, Massachusetts
• Ronald Weich ’83, Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 
• Stuart S. Taylor Jr., Opinion Columnist, National Journal; Contributing Editor, Newsweek; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


6:00 pm
Reception and Dinner
University Commons (enter either on the corner of College and Grove Streets or from Beinecke Plaza) 

8:30 pm
The Polling Game Election Night: Vote on the Hot Issues and Match Wits with the Pundits
Levinson Auditorium
Master of Ceremonies: Pamela S. Karlan ’84, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School
Participants:
• Heather Gerken, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
• Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
• Nicholas deB. Katzenbach '47, former Attorney General of the United States and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of IBM

Saturday, October 4

8:00 am – 6:30 pm
Registration
Room 122 

8:00 –9:30 am
Alumni-Student Breakfast Connections
Dining Hall

8:00 –11:00 am
Continental Breakfast
Dining Hall
Breakfast will be available for all alumni, regardless of whether you participate in the student match. 

9:30 –10:45 am
Panel Discussions 
(two concurrent sessions) 

I. Immigration Policy in the 21st Century
Room 127
Moderator: Michael J. Wishnie ’93, Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Panelists:
• Mariano-Florentino “Tino” Cuéllar ’97, Professor of Law and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School
•Serena J. Hoy ’00, Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid; former Liman Fellow at the CAIR Coalition
• David A. Martin ’75, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law, University of Virginia School of Law 
• Bruce A. Morrison '73, Chairman, Morrison Public Affairs Group


II. Toward the Next Generation of Environmental Policy
Levinson Auditorium
Moderator: Daniel C. Esty ’86, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University; Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Panelists:
• Liz Barratt-Brown ’91, Senior Attorney, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
• Douglas Kysar, Professor of Law, Yale Law School
• J. Gustave Speth ’69, Dean, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University 
• Robert M. Sussman '73, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


11:00 am –12:15 pm
Panel Discussions
(two concurrent sessions)

III. Is This Just a Normal Downturn — or Is Something Badly Broken?
Levinson Auditorium
Moderator: Michael J. Graetz, Justus S. Hotchkiss Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Panelists:
• Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
• Robert C. Pozen ’72, ’73 J.S.D., Chairman, MFS Investment Management
• Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Professor of Finance, International Center for Finance, Yale University
• Sarah Rosen Wartell ’88, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress 

IV. Health Care Reform in the Next Administration: Promises and Perils?
Room 127
Moderator: Mark Barnes ’84, Of Counsel, Ropes & Gray; Lecturer, Yale Medical School
Panelists:
• Troyen A. Brennan ’84, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Aetna
• Gerald Friedland, Professor, Medicine, Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale Medical School
• Brent L. Henry ’73, Vice President and General Counsel, Partners HealthCare System
• Wendy E. Warring ’83, Chief Operating Officer, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center 

12:30 pm
Alumni Luncheon
University Commons
(Enter either on the corner of College and Grove Streets or from Beinecke Plaza)

Opening Remarks
• Laurence T. Sorkin ’67, President, Yale Law School Association Executive Committee
• Harold Hongju Koh, Dean and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law, Yale Law School

A Tribute to Catherine G. Roraback ’48

Presentation of the YLSA Awards of Merit

Presentation by: Michael A. Varet ’65
Recipient: Charles A. Reich ’52, Professor of Law, 1960–74, Visiting Professor, 1974–76, 1991–94, Yale Law School

Presentation by: Ernest Rubenstein ’53
Recipient: John G. Simon ’53, Professor of Law, 1962–2003, Professor Emeritus of Law, 2003–present, Yale Law School

2:30 – 3:30 pm
"Our Global Challenges"   

2:30 – 5:00 pm
Tours of Yale Law School
2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Meet outside of Room 122

3:30 – 5:00 pm
LSO/Clinic Reunion: The Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization Reception
Ruttenberg Hall
Alumni, faculty, and YLS students involved in the clinical programs are welcome to drop in for wine and cheese.

3:30 – 5:00 pm
Class Activities
Spend Saturday afternoon with classmates and friends taking part in a variety of activities, or exploring the Law School, Yale University, and New Haven. 

5:00
Question Time with Dean Koh
Room 127

6:30 pm
Class Reunion Reception and Dinner


10:00 am – 1:00 pm 
Class Reunion Brunches