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Friday, April 15th

 

12:00 – 9:00 p.m. –
Reunion ’16 Registration
3rd Floor Fishman Loggia, Duke Law School

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. –
Undergraduate Admissions Information Session
Room 3041, Duke Law School
A member of the Undergraduate Admissions staff will explain the process and challenges of selecting the entering class of undergraduates each year. The admissions process for children and grandchildren of alumni will also be discussed. 
 

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. –
Reflections on Integration and the Transformation of Duke and Durham with Eric Michaux '66
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Eric Michaux will speak with Joseph Blocher, Professor of Law, about his experience as one of the first black students at Duke Law, a leader in the effort to integrate the North Carolina Bar Association, and the only black JAG lawyer serving in the Air Force in Vietnam. The conversation will also explore the changes in the Duke and Durham communities over the last 50+ years.

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. –
Tours of Duke Law School
3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School
Join current students and faculty for a tour of spaces old and new.

6:00-10:30 p.m. –
Child Care and Children’s Activities
Duke Law School
Child care, refreshments, activities will be provided for children ages 2 to 12 while parents gather with classmates and enjoy the evening’s festivities.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. –
Reception for Members of the Lanty L. Smith Society, Barrister Donor Society, and Heritage Society
(invitation only)
Washington Duke Inn
Join Dean David F. Levi and President Richard H. Brodhead at this invitation-only event honoring members of the
Lanty L. Smith Society, Barrister Donor Society and the Heritage Society in recognition of their leadership and support. For more information, email annualfund@law.duke.edu. 

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. –
Tours of Duke Law School
3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School
 

7:30 – 10:30 p.m. –
Reunion’ 16 Kick-Off Celebration
Star Commons, Duke Law School
Kick off your reunion weekend fun with a strolling supper, full bar, photo booth, and live music, plus time to reconnect with your classmates and with Duke Law School.

 

 

Saturday, April 16th

 

7:15 – 9:00 a.m. –
Pine Cone Pacer 5K Run/Walk
Duke Forest Gate 12, located just off of NC-751
Get some exercise, and support Duke Forest trail projects, public outreach activities, and student internships. Race begins at 8:00.

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –
Reunion ’16 Registration
3rd Floor Fishman Loggia, Duke Law School

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. –
Continental Breakfast
Cochran Loft, 3rd Floor Mezzanine, Duke Law School

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. –
Don’t Want to Practice Law Forever? – Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Planning for Your Future *
Room 3037, Duke Law School
Learn from a health expert, estate planner, and seasoned legal professional about the physical and psychological changes we experience as we age, medical and financial planning, and transitioning to new professional, recreational, or service activities.

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –
Child Care and Children’s Activities
Duke Law School
Child care, refreshments, activities will be provided for children ages 2 to 12 while parents gather with classmates and enjoy the morning’s education sessions.

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
You’re in the Picture: The Goodson Law Library Photo Tagging Event
J. Michael Goodson Law Library Entrance, Duke Law School
View photographs from the Law School’s archives, and help identify former classmates and friends.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. –
A Conversation with Dean David F. Levi
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Dean Levi will discuss his vision for the Law School and answer questions during this informal session. He will also recognize this year's Law Alumni Association Award winners

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –
Duke Law Gear Sale and Silent Auction to Benefit PILF
Star Commons, Duke Law School
Shop for classic Duke Law apparel and accessories, and visit our silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Public Interest Law Foundation, which provides summer fellowships to students who wish to work in public interest positions.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. –
Forecasting the 2016 Presidential Election: Legal and Policy Considerations *
Room 3041, Duke Law School
Hear from elections analysts, reporters, and policy advocates in this discussion, moderated by Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, and founding director of the Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. - 
Alumni Family Picnic & BBQ
Marcy’s Garden and Noble Plaza, Duke Law School
Join us for a traditional southern barbecue and an afternoon of family fun with lawn games and live music. Children's activities begin at 11:30.

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. -
Half-Century Club Lunch
Star Commons, Duke Law School
The classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, and all other Half-Century Club members gather for a private lunch.

12:50 – 2:00 p.m. –
Golf at the Washington Duke Inn
Duke Golf Course, West Campus
The Law School has reserved a limited number of tee times specifically for our alumni between 12:50 and 2:00 p.m. Contact the Duke University Golf Club between March 16 and April 1 to secure your play time or to request other golfing opportunities. Call (919) 681-2288.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. –
Tours of Duke Law School
3rd Floor Jaime Aleman Welcome Center, Duke Law School

2:15 – 3:30 p.m. –
Lemur Center Tours
Science Drive Entrance of Duke Law School
See the world-renowned lemurs of Madagascar at the Duke Lemur Center. Bus departs the Law School from Science Drive at 2:15 p.m., and tour begins promptly at 2:30 p.m.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. –
Bus Tour of Durham
Science Drive Entrance of Duke Law School
See how much the Bull City has grown! A tour bus will take you through campus and to various sites to view the revitalization of downtown Durham. Bus departs the Law School from Science Drive at 2:30 p.m.

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. –
Duke Law Journal’s Annual Alumni Tribute Reception
(invitation open to all alumni who served on the DLJ staff as students)
Washington Duke Inn
A reception and presentation honoring the history and tradition of the Journal, celebrating its impact on American law and society and planning for its future. Sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. –
Pre-Receptions for Affinity Groups
Washington Duke Inn
Celebrating African-American Alumni, Alumni Working in Public Service and the Public Interest, Duke Law Alumnae, and International Alumni

6:00 – 9:30 p.m. –
General Reception & Class Dinners
Washington Duke Inn **
Gather for cocktails with all Reunion guests at 6:00, followed by a private, three-course dinner for your class at 7:00. Enjoy this special time to catch up with your classmates.
** The class of 2011 will gather at a separate location.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m. –
Children’s Dinner
Washington Duke Inn
While parents gather with classmates, children ages 2 to 12 are invited to a supervised dinner and child care with kid-friendly entertainment. Dress comfortably and come ready to have fun!

9:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. –
Post-Reception
Bull Durham Bar, Washington Duke Inn
When class dinners are over, the reminiscing doesn’t have to stop. Gather at the Washington Duke Inn with other Law classes. Cash bar.

 

Sunday, April 17th

 

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. –
Champagne Toast
(in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, West Campus
Rain site: Cameron Indoor Stadium

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. –
Reunion Weekend Worship Service
(in conjunction with Duke University Reunion Weekend)
Page Auditorium, West Campus 

 

* North Carolina CLE credit is pending. Directions on how to apply for credit in other states will be provided. Sessions, presenters, and other details are subject to change.