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Schedule of Events

May 10th, 2021

  • Monday, May 10, 2021
    5:30 PM State of the Law School Address with Dean Ruger
    To kick off Reunion Week 2021, alumni are invited to join Dean Ted Ruger, Dean of Students Felicia Lin L’08, and Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs Eleanor Barrett L’05 for an update on the Law School. Attendees will learn about our hybrid model, campus safety precautions, our robust extracurricular offerings, and other ways our faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to find safe and sustainable ways to continue offering a world-class legal education.

    *This event is for Reunion-year alumni
    Zoom

May 11th, 2021

  • Golkin
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    4:30 PM The Kilgore Society Presents: Women in Entertainment
    Join fellow alumnae working in entertainment law as they share their experiences, discuss the adversities they overcome, and explain how the industry has changed during the pandemic.
    Zoom
  • This iconic statue guards the entrance to The Goat Lounge, one of four main student gathering spo...
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    8:00 PM Class of 1996 Celebration (1 of 2)
    Join Professor Burbank and the Class of 1996 to toast to your 25th Reunion! Alumni will reconnect via “60-second updates” before moving into smaller groups to socialize.
  • Penn Shield logo
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021
    8:00 PM The Past, Present, and Future of Lambda
    Join the Lambda Alumni Association as we go through the past, present, and future of Lambda. The event will feature former Dean of Students Gary Clinton, current Lambda students, and our new Lambda Alumni Association leaders. We will conclude the event with a few casual break out rooms so attendees have the ability to re-connect with former classmates.

May 12th, 2021

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    12:00 PM Penn Law Faculty Research During the Pandemic
    Join Professor Abrams, Professor Baker, Professor Hoffman, and Professor Simmons as they discuss their recent research surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: the Covid Coverage Litigation Tracker, a multi-sourced database and dashboard through which to view the unfolding insurance litigation arising out of the pandemic in federal and state courts; an analysis of cases in which courts adjudicated post-formation changes to the social costs of contracts and a discussion on what courts might do with the wave of current COVID/contract cases; and an analysis of collected data from over 25 large cities in the U.S., documenting the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime.
    Zoom
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    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    8:00 PM Latin American Penn Law Alumni Association Virtual Meet & Greet
    The Latin American Penn Law Alumni Association (LAPLAA), an alumni group for all Latino/a/x alumni, will host a one-hour virtual meet and greet on May 12 at 8:00 p.m. Join Latino/a/x alumni to learn about LAPLAA, network and socialize, and make signature cocktails. We look forward to seeing you there!
    Zoom
  • Judge Stella Tsai
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    8:00 PM PLAAN Conversations with Alumni: The Honorable Stella Tsai L’88

    Hosted by Penn Law Asian Alumni Network (PLAAN)

    For Penn Law reunion week, PLAAN is excited to host a virtual law school reunion. The reunion will feature a Q&A session with the Honorable Judge Tsai (Penn Law Class of 1988), followed by break out rooms to allow fellow alumni to introduce themselves to each other and connect. During this event, we will also discuss how you can get involved in PLAAN. All Penn Law alumni are welcome to attend!

    Zoom
  • PAALAS event
    Wednesday, May 12, 2021
    8:00 PM PLBAA Cocktail Class and Conversation
    PLBAA will host a cocktail class with Barry the Bartender. Barry will walk us through the cocktail-making process for a signature drink for our event, and then we will move into breakout rooms for the second half of the event. A list of ingredients and the recipe will be sent to registrants before the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

May 13th, 2021

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021
    9:00 AM LLM Alumni and Student Mixer
    Join Dean Ted Ruger, Executive Director of Graduate Programs Elise Kraemer L’93, reunion-year LLM alumni, and the LLM Class of 2021 to connect during Reunion Week. Breakout rooms will be available by class during the event.
    Zoom
  • Senior Partners Luncheon
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    12:00 PM Senior Partners Society Celebration
    All alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago from the Law School are invited to join Dean Ted Ruger for a virtual gathering of our Senior Partners Society.
  • This iconic statue guards the entrance to The Goat Lounge, one of four main student gathering spo...
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    12:30 PM Class of 2016 BLSA Mixer
    Reconnect with fellow Class of 2016 BLSA Alumni!
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    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    3:00 PM Penn Law Veterans Alumni Association Mixer
    Join the newly-formed Penn Law Veterans Alumni Association for its inaugural event to learn more about this emerging group and how to get involved. Alumni who are veterans, spouses of veterans, family members of veterans, or those just interested in veteran issues are invited and encouraged to attend and to share your ideas for the PLVAA’s goals and activities.
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    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    4:30 PM Beyond Big Law: Using Your Skills in Alternative Careers
    Listen to a panel of your fellow Penn Law alums discuss why they decided to pursue a career path outside of Big Law, how they successfully did so, and how they use the skills they developed in law school and from their Big Law/other professional experiences in their current professional roles.
    Zoom
  • This iconic statue guards the entrance to The Goat Lounge, one of four main student gathering spo...
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    6:00 PM 50th Reunion Celebration - Class of 1971
    Join Dean Ted Ruger, Professor Curtis Reitz, and the Class of 1971 to toast to your 50th Reunion! Alumni will have the chance to reconnect and socialize in small groups.
  • Golkin Hall Entrance.
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    7:30 PM Class of 2016 Celebration
    Join the Class of 2016 to celebrate your 5th Reunion! Attendees will have the chance to connect with classmates in smaller groups based on section, student organizations, and other shared interests. We will use Remo for this event, so please familiarize yourself with the platform before the event. More information can be found here.
  • Comfortable seating attracts students to the Goat Lounge.
    Thursday, May 13, 2021
    8:00 PM Class of 1991 Celebration
    Join Professor Burbank and the Class of 1991 to toast to your 20th Reunion! Alumni will have the chance to reconnect and socialize in small groups.

May 14th, 2021

  • Goat logo
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    12:00 PM A Vision for the Future: How the Law School Leads During a Time of Great Change

    Penn Law’s graduates have held leadership positions across a wide variety of organizations for generations. As the world and the profession change more rapidly, the Law School continues to cultivate new leaders and to shape a new world for its alumni. The Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”) builds interdisciplinary projects that connect the Law School to a thriving innovation community at the University, develops new courses that educate students about how to lead through uncertain times, and convenes forward-focused conversations about how to effect real change that will improve client service. Learn more about FPI’s work from its Executive Director Jennifer Leonard L’04 and Distinguished Lecturer and FPI Senior Consultant Jim Sandman L’76. Be inspired by a moderated panel discussion among alumni changemakers, trailblazers, and innovators.

    Zoom
  • Penn Shield logo
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    5:00 PM Class of 1996 Celebration (2 of 2)
    Join Dean Ruger to commemorate your 25th Reunion! Dean Ruger will provide remarks before attendees move into smaller groups to socialize. We will use Remo for this event, so please familiarize yourself with the platform before the event. More information can be found here.
  • Golkin
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    6:00 PM Class of 1981 Celebration
    Join the Class of 1981 to celebrate your 40th Reunion! Attendees will rotate through small groups of four every ten minutes to provide all the chance to reconnect with fellow classmates. 
  • Courtyard Fountain
    Friday, May 14, 2021
    7:00 PM Class of 2011 Celebration
    Join the Class of 2011 to celebrate your 10th Reunion! Fellow alumni will provide updates before attendees have the chance to connect with classmates in smaller groups based on section, student organizations, and other shared interests. We will use Remo for this event, so please familiarize yourself with the platform before the event. More information can be found here.

May 15th, 2021

  • Penn Shield logo
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    8:00 PM Class of 2001 Celebration
    Join Gary Clinton to celebrate your 20th Reunion! Attendees will have the chance to connect with classmates in smaller groups based on section, student organizations, and other shared interests. We will use Remo for this event, so please familiarize yourself with the platform before the event. More information can be found here.
  • Four buildings around a central courtyard comprise the Penn Law campus.
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    8:00 PM Class of 1986 Celebration
    Join Professor Burbank and the Class of 1986 to celebrate your 35th Reunion! Professor Burbank will give a toast before attendees move into smaller groups to socialize.
  • Penn Law Courtyard
    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    8:00 PM Class of 1976 Celebration
    Join Dean Ted Ruger and the Class of 1976 to celebrate your 45th Reunion! The event will begin with a toast by Dean Ruger, followed by 1970s-themed trivia! Following trivia, attendees will have the chance to connect with classmates in smaller groups.
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    Saturday, May 15, 2021
    8:30 PM Class of 2006 Celebration
    Join Gary Clinton to celebrate your 15th Reunion! Attendees will have the chance to connect with classmates in smaller groups based on section, student organizations, and other shared interests. We will use Remo for this event, so please familiarize yourself with the platform before the event. More information can be found here.