Greetings from the Law Quad

I hope you will join us in Ann Arbor this fall for Reunion, September 8–10, 2017. If you haven’t visited since the completion of our campus expansion and renovation, you will enjoy the opportunity to see how South Hall, the Robert B. Aikens Commons, and the Kirkland & Ellis Café match the existing splendor of the Quad. In addition, you’ll have the chance to tour the renovated Lawyers Club residences. When you are on campus, you also will see some changes currently in progress. We are in the process of updating the Law Quad, which will include new sidewalks and lighting. Because of these upgrades, we are securing a new tailgate venue. Details will be shared soon.

Of course, the highlight of Reunion will be the chance to reconnect with classmates, experience the excitement of a Football Saturday in Ann Arbor, and revisit old haunts. I look forward to meeting you, hearing your stories of your time here, learning how the Law School helped shape your life and career, and welcoming you home.

Mark D. West, Dean, Nippon Life Professor of Law

Reservation Information

Register Now

Please register online.

A confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation. Football tickets and name tags for all prepaid reservations will be held at registration.

To guarantee space for you and your guests, reservations for Reunion 2017 should be received no later than Friday, September 1, 2017.

Pricing deadlines:

  • Early Bird* – June 1 – July 28
  • Regular Registration*: July 29 – August 25, increases $10/person for most events
  • Late Registration*: August 26 – September 1, increases an additional $20/person for most events

Reservations received after September 1 will be accepted only if space allows. No refunds after September 1, 2017

* Pricing levels DO NOT apply to football tickets.

Football Tickets

Football tickets must be purchased through the Athletic Ticket Office at mgoblue.com/go/promo by Friday, July 28. The promotion code was provided in your reservation packet and/or in the confirmation email you receive once you register for the Reunion.

Please enter your class year in the top address line so you will be seated with your classmates. You may do this when creating your account, or by editing your account information upon checkout.

A confirmation of your ticket purchase will be sent to you directly from the Athletic Ticket Office. Your tickets will be waiting for you at the Law School registration location when you arrive.

If you have questions about football tickets, please refer to our Football guide or call 734.615.4535.

Please note: These tickets may be purchased only by reunion attendees who have paid for other reunion events. Tickets must be purchased online by Friday, July 28, 2017.

Schedule

8:30 A.M.–5 P.M. Reunion Registration

Bogaard Room, South Hall 1070
Start your visit by picking up your name badge(s)—they’ll be your admission ticket(s) to all reunion events except football. You also can get an attendance list for your class, an updated events schedule, and any football tickets you have reserved.

8:45 – 10:10 a.m. Visit a Class

Multiple locations
Nothing will make you nostalgic for law school like watching a current student seat a cold call.  Sit in on a lecture and truly relive the experience. The following classes are welcoming alumni visitors for their Friday morning lecture. No rsvp is required, but space is limited.

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Criminal Justice with Prof. Eve Brensike Primus, ’01
South Hall 0225

8:45 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Bankruptcy with Prof. Jason Kilborn, ’96
Hutchins Hall 132, Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett

9:15 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Contracts with Prof. Bruce Frier
South Hall 1225, McDowell Room

9 A.M.–5 P.M. Memorial Reflection

Dean’s Courtyard, Hutchins Hall
Remember your classmates that are no longer with us. Quiet reflection space available all day.

10–11:30 A.M. Lawyers Club and South Hall Tour

Meet at the Monroe Street entrance to Hutchins Hall – Registration required
Every lawyer’s favorite on-campus housing has gotten a face lift. See the results of the yearlong renovation of the student rooms, part of which are now known as the Charles T. Munger Residences in the Lawyers Club.

You’ll also tour South Hall, which was dedicated in September 2012. The building features classrooms for small seminars as well as large lectures, the Jeffries Student Lounge, the Miller Canfield Corner, and offices for faculty, clinics, and administrative units.

11:30 A.M.–1 P.M. 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon

Pendleton Room, Michigan Union – Registration required
A new tradition continues at Michigan Law: the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes extraordinary alumni who, through making an exceptional impact on their professions, communities, and/or Michigan Law, have exemplified the values and ethos of the University of Michigan Law School.

The luncheon will honor 2017 recipient William J. Bogaard, ’65.

1–2 P.M. Who Are We?: A Report on the Results of the Michigan Law Alumni Survey

McDowell Room, South Hall 1225
Michigan is the only American law school that has regularly surveyed its alumni about their careers. After an eight-year hiatus, Michigan Law resumed this life/job satisfaction survey. Professor J.J. Prescott will review initial survey findings and engage the audience in a lively discussion regarding the changes in alumni lives and careers.

2–3 P.M. Faculty Speaker: Professor Daniel Crane

McDowell Room, South Hall 1225
Prof. Crane will discuss the legal issues involved with connected and autonomous vehicle technology and the interdisciplinary problem-solving course focused on these issues.

Dan Crane, the Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, specializes in antitrust and economic regulation. His recent scholarship has focused primarily on the development of autonomous vehicles; a subject he co-taught as part of the Problem Solving Initiative course piloted at the Law School this fall. From 2013 to 2016, he served as Michigan Law’s associate dean for faculty and research.

4–5 P.M. Women’s Focus Panel Discussion

McDowell Room, South Hall 1225
Members of the Class of 1967 and 1977 will lead an interactive discussion surrounding the effect of gender on career choices and/or trajectories during the past 50 years.  Panelists: Sally Katzen Dyk, ’67; Susan Gzesh, ’77; Edith Marshall, ’77. Current student leaders of the Women Law Students Association (WLSA) will moderate the discussion.

6:30 P.M. Cocktails
7:30 P.M. Class Dinners

Michigan League – Registration required
Class dinners are the heart of the reunion weekend. A class photograph will be taken during the evening, and Dean West will stop
by to greet each reunion group. Dinner, and cocktails are included in the event price. Venues are as follows:

Emeriti Classes Kalamazoo Room
Class of 1967 Ballroom*
Class of 1972 Henderson Room*
Class of 1977 Koesler Room*
Class of 1982 Michigan Room*
Class of 1987 Vandenberg, Hussey, & Concourse*

*Please note the room change.

Class dinners moved from Saturday to Friday evening in 2017, allowing classmates to connect right at the start of the weekend in the most meaningful way.

The game time has been set for Noon. The times below reflect that start time.

8-9 A.M. Cavaedium Society Breakfast

Lawyers Club Lounge – by separate invitation, RSVP required
This special event welcomes alumni who give $2,500 or more annually to the Law School Fund and who, in appreciation, are recognized at the Cavaedium Society level. (For more information on annual giving, the Law School Fund, and reunion giving, please contact Janice Glander, director of annual giving, at 734.615.4521 or jglander@umich.edu.)

8:30 A.M. – Noon Reunion Registration

Bogaard Room, South Hall 1070
If you haven’t already done so, pick up your name badge(s) here—they’ll be your admission ticket(s) to all reunion events except football. You also can get an attendance list for your class, an updated events schedule, and any football tickets you have reserved.

9 A.M.–5 P.M. Memorial Reflection

Dean’s Courtyard, Hutchins Hall
Remember your classmates that are no longer with us. Quiet reflection space available all day.

9-10 A.M. A Conversation with Dean West

McDowell Room, South Hall 1225
Join Dean West in the beautiful new academic building, South Hall, for an update on the Law School.

10 A.M. – Noon Tailgate

Tent in the parking lot behind South Hall  – Registration required
Gather with old friends and new to enjoy picnic food and non-alcoholic beverages. (**Sorry: Due to state liquor license regulations and U-M campus policy, we are unable to serve alcohol.) To find your classmates, look for class year signs located throughout the tailgate.

10 A.M. – Noon Phid House Alumni Tours & Tailgate

502 E. Madison
Calling all Phid House Alumni! Before you head to the Big House, please stop by our house for grilling and beers with current Phiddies and your fellow alums.  See how the house has changed — and how it has stayed the same. If you have any photographs or memories of your time at Phid that you would like to share with the current residents, bring them along! Please contact phidboard@umich.edu with any questions.

Noon Michigan vs. Cincinnati

Michigan Stadium

4-5:30 P.M. Post-Game Reception for All Classes

Michigan League Ballroom – Registration required
Join your classmates and other fellow alumni, as well as Michigan Law faculty, for a festive celebration with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

9-10:30 A.M. Farewell Brunch

Robert B. Aikens Commons, Upper Level, Hutchins Hall – Registration required
All reunion classes are invited to an informal brunch.

11 A.M.–Noon Lawyers Club and South Hall Tour

Meet in Hutchins Hall outside the Aikens Commons – Registration required
Every lawyer’s favorite on-campus housing has gotten a face lift that you won’t want to miss. See a full description under Friday morning activities.

Hotel Information

Rooms have been reserved at the following hotels, with a two-night (Friday and Saturday) minimum stay. Please contact the hotels directly and identify yourself as a member of the Law School Reunion. If you need alternative hotel suggestions visit the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau site or call the Events Office at 734.615.4535.

*Hotels serviced by our complimentary bus.

Ann Arbor Regent
734.973.6100
2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, 48104
Make reservations by August 7, $249

Courtyard by Marriott*
734.995.5900
3205 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108
Make reservations by August 7, $299

Executive Residence
734.764.7677
710 E. University, Ann Arbor, 48104
Make reservations by August 8, $239

Fairfield Inn*
734.995.5200
3285 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108
Make reservations by August 16, $279

Graduate Ann Arbor
(Formerly Campus Inn)
800.666.8693 or 734.769.2200
615 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48104
Make reservations by July 31, $525

Hampton Inn, Ann Arbor West*
734.994.1100
2910 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103
Make reservations by August 7, $109

The Kensington Hotel*
800.344.7829 or 734.761.7800
3500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, 48108
Rate available until July 8, $229

Residence Inn Ann Arbor, Downtown
734.662.9999
120 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48104
Make reservations by August 8, $549

Sheraton Ann Arbor*
734.996.0600
3200 Boardwalk Dr., Ann Arbor, 48108
Make reservations by August 14, $329

Weber’s Inn*
Class of 1967
50th Reunion headquarters hotel
800.443.3050 or 734.769.2500
3050 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, 48103
Make reservations by August 18, $225-235

Communications

Miss an email? Check out the list of communications (with links) that have been sent regarding your 2017 Reunion. If you aren’t receiving these email messages, please contact lawaddresschange@umich.edu to update your contact record.

Parking/Transportation

Parking is at a premium during football weekends. However, the hotels provide ample parking. For your convenience, buses between campus and many hotels will be available for all planned activities on Friday and Saturday. You may pick up a bus schedule when you register.

Should you wish to use metered street parking, it will cost $1.60/hour in change Mon-Sat, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Michigan Law Gear

The Law School and the M Den have teamed up to make specialized Michigan Law apparel available onsite at the reunion and online through the MLaw Marketplace. A percentage of all sales comes back to Law School student groups to help support their activities.

You may choose to purchase MLaw gear online at any time and have it shipped to you directly. You also will be able to purchase MLaw gear onsite at the Law School during reunion. Times and location are to be determined; check the schedule when you arrive.

Special Assistance

Reunion 2017 facilities are wheelchair accessible. If special arrangements are necessary, please notify the Reunion Events Office at 734.615.4535 or lawevents@umich.edu.

Attire

Dress is casual except for the Class Dinner, which is business dressy.

Saturday Alternative Activities

In addition to the Law School reunion events and the football game, you’ll find lots more to do (including plenty of family-friendly activities) in Ann Arbor and southeast Michigan.

Golf Information

Tee times may be reserved at the University of Michigan Golf Course for Friday morning, September 8. You may call 734.615.GOLF beginning at 7 a.m. (EDT) seven days in advance.

Other Information

U-M is smoke-free. As part of the University of Michigan’s ongoing effort to create a healthier environment for its faculty, staff, and students, our campus is smoke-free. This extends the smoke-free environment of U-M buildings to the campus grounds.

Smoking is prohibited on sidewalks adjacent to public thoroughfares. Thank you for your cooperation.

Class Information

Committee Members

Co-Chairs
James M. Amend
Sally Katzen Dyk

Members
Christopher B. Cohen
Michael J. Davis
James B. Fadim
Samuel J. Goodman
Matthew P. McCauley
Richard A. McDonough
J. Thomas Mullen
Philip A. Nicely
Harlan E. VanWye
David G. Wise

Check here for the list of class members already registered.

Make a gift

To make a gift to the Class of 1967 Scholarship and/or the Law School Fund,  please download the 1967 Pledge Form.

Missing Classmates

We have lost track of some of your fellow classmates. If your name is on the list, or if you know the whereabouts of someone on the list, please send an email to lawaddresschange@umich.edu.

  • Tago M. Bantuas
  • Antonio R. Bautista
  • Rolf A. Bracher
  • Aaron C. Finkbiner
  • William M. Fischbach
  • Som Intarapayoong
  • Jin-Ouk Kim
  • Larry E. Phillips
  • Heribert Schumann
  • Frank V. Strother

Committee Members

Co-Chairs
Leonard J. Baxt
Mark A. Vander Laan

Members
Alan T. Ackerman
J. Phillip Adams
Jane W. Griswold
Michael L. Hardy
Robert E. Kass
John B. Pinney
Kim L. Swanson

Check here for the list of class members already registered.

Missing Classmates

We have lost track of some of your fellow classmates. If your name is on the list, or if you know the whereabouts of someone on the list, please send an email to lawaddresschange@umich.edu.

  • Volker C. Bringezu
  • Constant Butijn
  • Reinhart H. Densch
  • Jon E. Getz
  • Arthur J. Maurello
  • Stephen C. Petersen
  • John A. Yogis
  • Robert Zegster
Alumni Survey

In May and again in June, the Law School emailed you and your classmates individual links to our alumni survey, one of the oldest and most comprehensive surveys of law school graduates. Many of you have already completed the survey, but we need many more of you to complete it in order for the project to achieve its full potential. If you are willing to fill it out, please email Jenny Rickard, the survey administrator, at rickardj@umich.edu – she will send you your personalized survey link.

We are grateful for your participation!

Committee Members

Co-Chairs
Bruce Johnson
Michael Marrero

Members
Alexander Domanskis
Fred Fathe
Samuel Field
Susan Gzesh
James Hiller
Harold Kennedy
Raymond Kepner
Edith Marshall
Stewart Olson
Mark Penskar
Daniel Schulman
George Vinyard

Check here for the list of class members already registered.

Programming Updates for 1977

Trial by Jury
Friday September 8
3 – 3:45 pm
South Hall 1020
Please note new time and location

Join your classmates for a showing of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. You may recallduring your time as a student, staff and students came together to put on a version of this comedic opera. While the presentation being shown on September 8 is not a recording of that particular version, you can join your fellow classmates in reminiscing about the experience while enjoying this short production.

Golf Foursomes

If you wish to play golf with other members of the Class of 1977 on the morning of Thursday, September 7, please contact Mark Penskar directly.

Missing Classmates

We have lost track of some of your fellow classmates. If your name is on the list, or if you know the whereabouts of someone on the list, please send an email to lawaddresschange@umich.edu.

    • Ross N. Barber
    • Anne C. Boileau
    • Axel Dorken
    • Charles M. Hassett
    • Nenad R. Kostic
    • Yasuhiko Nishiyama
    • Hiroshi Ozu
    • Denis E. Rouast
    • Masami Sato
    • Jose B. Tomimbang
    • Yoshihiro Tsunemi
    • Hiroshi Yamada

Committee Members

C0-Chairs
Kathryn W. Brandt
Brian S. Dervishi
Douglas S. Ellmann

Members
Daniel J. Bergeson
Susan Block-Lieb
James E. Brandt
Patricia A. Carnese
Thomas A. Eff
Catherine J. LaCroix
Kevin M. LaCroix
Peter M. Lieb
John M. Lummis
Rick J.J. Scarola
Richard I. Werder
Sara E. Werder
Myint Zan

Check here for the list of class members already registered.

1982 Dinner Party

Saturday, September 9
7:oo p.m. (following the Post-Game Reception)

In honor of our class’ 35th Law School reunion, our fellow classmate and “Former Social Committee Chairman”, Tom Richardson, along with his wife, Michele, would like to invite you and your guest(s) to attend a casual dinner party at their home in Ann Arbor on Saturday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. following the Post-Game Reception.

The event will feature cocktails, wine, beer, dinner and many wonderful stories of the Class of ’82’s time at the Law Quad. The cost is $45/person. Please reply to Tom with questions and your RSVP at tom@libertytitle.com by Friday, September 1st. Upon receiving your RSVP, Tom will provide information on how to make payment.
Missing Classmates

We have lost track of some of your fellow classmates. If your name is on the list, or if you know the whereabouts of someone on the list, please send an email to lawaddresschange@umich.edu.

  • Ellen Guerin
  • Joseph J. Morrison
  • Mitsuhiro Nagahama
Alumni Survey

In May and again in June, the Law School emailed you and your classmates individual links to our alumni survey, one of the oldest and most comprehensive surveys of law school graduates. Many of you have already completed the survey, but we need many more of you to complete it in order for the project to achieve its full potential. If you are willing to fill it out, please email Jenny Rickard, the survey administrator, at rickardj@umich.edu – she will send you your personalized survey link.

We are grateful for your participation!

Committee Members

Co-Chairs
P. Georgia Baylor Bullitt
Reginald Turner

Members
Sufi Ahmad
Lisa Blatt
Mark Cohen
Laura L. Deforest
Diane Dygert
Lionel Glancy
Alexander Joel
Jan Kang
Thomas Knox
John Mucha
Nancy Nagel
Kevin Ruf
Teri Threadgill McMahon
John Zavitsanos

Check here for the list of class members already registered.

Missing Classmates

We have lost track of some of your fellow classmates. If your name is on the list, or if you know the whereabouts of someone on the list, please send an email to lawaddresschange@umich.edu.

  • Jean P. Bertolas
  • Yukio Kai
  • Masahiro Kobayashi
  • Imran A. Nyazee
  • Andrea L. Powell
  • Robert J. Riley
  • Beth S. Rubin