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PLES 2013


Thursday, May 9

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.: PLES Welcome Cocktail Party
Price: $50
Gather at Center City’s private Pyramid Club to enjoy the spectacular views of the city from the 52nd floor….a perfect welcome-back to Philadelphia. Catch up with classmates while you enjoy appetizers and cocktails.

Friday, May 10

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.: Breakfast at Reading Terminal Market
Join us at the Reading Terminal Market, a Philadelphia landmark, for a continental breakfast and a true taste of the city. Take a cab or walk from your hotel; we’ll be waiting for you at the PLES area in the Market. We’ll provide breakfast pastries and coffee; if you have a heartier appetite we’ll have Terminal maps with breakfast places highlighted.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Mural Arts Tour
Price: $25
A trolley and guide will meet us at the Market to take us on a Mural Arts Tour of Center City and West Philly, where it will drop us off at the Law School. Philadelphia’s Mural Arts program, the largest public art program in the U.S., offers a colorful, inspirational and educational window into the heart and soul of Philadelphia with over 3,000 murals throughout the city (we’ll be concentrating on just two of the five areas). Get a sneak preview of some of what we’ll see here. The tour will also offer alumni a bonus: an opportunity to see the changes and growth in Center City and your old neighborhood, West Philadelphia. (For those not joining us on the tour, you can take a cab, bus, subway or trolley to campus; we’ll provide schedules at your hotels.)

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Lunch with Dean Fitts
Price: $30
Dean Michael A. Fitts will join PLES for lunch in the gorgeous new Shuster Classoom in Silverman Hall, off the Great Hall.

2:00 – 3:00: Tour of Golkin Hall & new areas in the Law School
Tour Golkin Hall (and then the remainder of the Law School) with a special tour guide you may remember from your student days! You’ll see the hidden rooftops, the Student Union and Café, the 335-seat Michael A. Fitts Auditorium, the Kline & Specter Courtroom, faculty offices, re-done spaces in Silverman Hall, and a secret passageway or two.

3:30 – 4:30, 4:30 – 5:30: Panel Discussions 
Alumni Weekend Panels, covering a range of topics and with a range of speakers, begin throughout the Law School. As details are finalized, we’ll give you additional topics, locations, and presenters for these return-to-the-classroom opportunities.

3:30 – 4:30: Current and Emerging Issues in Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Lawrence A. Fox L’68, Partner and former Managing Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP; George W. and Sadella D. Crawford Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
Peter G. Glenn L’68, Of Counsel & General Counsel, Stevens & Lee PC; former Dean and Donald B. Farage Professor of Law, The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University; former Executive Deputy General Counsel, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Donald K. Joseph L’68, Visiting Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Law - Camden; former Partner & Of Counsel, Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen
Judge Gene E.K. Pratter L’75, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania; Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; former Partner and General Counsel, Duane Morris LLP

3:30 – 4:30 Fatal Invention: Re-creating Race in the Genomic Age

Dorothy Roberts,
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania Law School

4:30 – 5:30: Art Law: Litigating Issues from the Barnes Foundation and Beyond

Jack Lombard L’59, Special Counsel, McCarter & English LLP
Larry Barth L’73, Senior Deputy Attorney General and Eastern Regional Chief of Charitable Trusts and Organizations Section, Office of the Attorney General of Pennsylvania;
Lynn Rosner Rauch L’88, Partner, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP
Join us as we discuss some of the complex legal issues involved in dealing with the art collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and a beloved and unique educational art institution in Philadelphia, the Barnes Foundation. Our experts will talk about their experiences working on such well-known Barnes-related disputes regarding access, investment, and ultimately the Barnes Foundation move to its current location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway here in central Philadelphia, among other issues.
Penn Law, Room TBD

5:30 – 6:00: State of the Law School Address
Catch up on all facets and updates of Penn Law at Dean Fitts’ State of the Law School presentation in the new Fitts Auditorium.

6:00 – 8:00: PLES & LLM Cocktail Party
Price: $25
Join current LLM students at a cocktail party at the Law School. (All the reunion classes will be holding their cocktail parties throughout the school, in class-specific areas…in case it’s also your reunion year, you can wander down to your class party too.) Dinner, if you’re still hungry, is on your own. 

Saturday, May 11

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.: National Constitution Center Guided Tour
Price: $20
We’ll start our morning with the Freedom Rising show, a multimedia theatrical performance taking us on a journey from 1787 to the present. We’ll then go on our guided tour of the interactive exhibits, live performances and rare artifacts. And even though you all are from Europe, you’ll get your one chance to vote in a U.S. election, sign the Constitution and take the oath of office! We will provide transportation back to the Law School. Enjoy a preview of the NCC here:

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Penn Law Alumni Author Book Signing
Goat Lounge

In recognition of the many literary accomplishments of our talented and multi-faceted alumni, we are pleased to introduce a new event this reunion, as we highlight some of our recently published alumni authors  (see below) with a book signing event. 

Stop by and chat with our authors, and pick up some great new books prior to the Picnic!

Featuring the following Penn Law authors and titles:
Eugene Rotberg L’54 - How Emma Stopped the World/Tess and the Dog Star
David Jordan L’59 - FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944
Franklin Kury L’61 - Clean Politics, Clean Streams: A Legislative Autobiography
Ira Shapiro L’73 - The Last Great Senate
Natalie Wexler L’83 - A More Obedient Wife: A Novel of the Early Supreme Court/The Mother-Daughter Show
Jeff Cohen L’88 - The Killing of Mindi Quintana
Kimberly McCreight L’98 - Reconstructing Amelia
Andrew Ferguson L’00 - Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen’s Guide to Constitutional Action
Pam Jenoff L’01 - The Ambassador’s Daughter
Jody Lynee Madeira L’03 - Killing McVeigh: The Death Penalty & The Myth of Closure
Melanie Breaux L’07 - The Puppeteer

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.: Family Picnic in the Penn Law Courtyard
Price: $25, Children 12 and under free
Bring your family (or just yourselves) for a hearty picnic buffet, with soft drinks and beer, face painters and entertainers for the children, and games on the grass.

2:00 – 3:00: Penn Law’s Kilgore Society Presents
Trailblazing Penn Law Women: Past, Present, and Future

Celebrating 130 Years of Penn Law Alumnae

130 years ago, Carrie Burnham Kilgore completed her law school studies and graduated as a member of Penn Law’s Class of 1883, establishing herself as our first alumna and one of the first female law school graduates in the country. 

Her quests to formally study law, to gain admission to practice, and to earn the trust and respect of her clients and peers demonstrated remarkable tenacity, intelligence, and a passion for the profession.  She opened the doors for generations of Penn Law women to do the same, and this panel highlights the career paths and lives of a handful of our many distinguished alumnae over the years who have continued in this spirit.

Judge Carolyn Temin FA’55, L’58, International Judicial Consultant, and Senior Judge, Court of Common Pleas, 1st Judicial District of Pennsylvania (ret’d)

Laura Blumenfeld L’73, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Marcy Engel L’83, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Eton Park Capital Management; former General Counsel and Head of Planning and Operating Risk, Fixed Income, Citigroup

Cathleen McLaughlin C’84, L’88, Partner (Capital Markets) and Founder (Latin America Practice), Allen & Overy LLP

Penn Law, Room TBD

Honorable Carolyn Ensel Temin  

3:00 – 4:00: PLES Business Meeting (for country representatives)

6:30: Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner at the Philadelphia Art Museum Price: $100
Gather with other Alumni Weekend guests for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and a very, very special Penn Law festive atmosphere in the Museum’s sweeping Grand Hall. After cocktails, you’ll then enjoy a Stephen Starr catered dinner overlooking the Hall; PLES participants are seated together (as are the reunion classes). Unlike the European gala dinners, the dress is “cocktail attire” so you don’t have to bring your tuxedos across the Atlantic!

Sunday, May 12

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tour of the Barnes Foundation 
Price: $20
Tour the Barnes Foundation’s new home (and architectural masterpiece) on the Parkway. Celebrated for its exceptional breadth, depth, and quality, the Barnes Foundation’s art collection includes works by some of the greatest European and American masters of impressionism, post-impressionist, and early modern art, as well as African sculpture, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, Native American textiles, metalwork, and more. A brief “taste” of the collection – there are 59 works by Henri Matisse and 181 by Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Learn more here:

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Good-bye Brunch at the London Grill
Price: $25
Start your re-entry to life overseas again with brunch at the London Grill (complete with a Bloody Mary bar). It’s a nice walk or quick cab ride from the Barnes to this Philly institution in the Art Museum neighborhood.

 *Each CLE program will be approved for 1 hour of substantive law credit for Pennsylvania lawyers. Credits may be available in other jurisdictions as well. For each CLE credit, please bring a check made out to the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in the amount of $25.