Emory Law Celebrates Its Centennial Year

The 2016-2017 academic year will include many of the events and conferences that have made Emory Law a convener of important conversations. This year, however, the significance of the Centennial celebration will elevate many of our usual events and offer some new ones, providing wider exposure to the works of Emory Law and welcoming influential voices to the school and community.

Regional Alumni Events

January 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA 
Perception & Reality in the Modern Justice System with Richard D. Freer, Robert Howell Hall Professor of Law, and The Honorable Alex Kozinski, US Court of Appeals Judge for the Ninth Circuit. 

February 16, 2017 in New York City
Financial Markets After the Election with Robert L.D. Colby, Chief Legal Officer – FINRA; C. Robert Henrikson 72L, former Chairman, president, & CEO – MetLife; and Urska Velikonja, associate professor of law. 

March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. 
Social Justice & The Rule of Law with Congressman John S. Lewis, US House of Representatives, and Fred Smith Jr., visiting professor of law.

March 28, 2017 in Miami, FL Register Here  »
Denial: Holocaust History on Trial with Deborah E. Lipstadt, Emory Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History & Holocaust Studies, and Julie Seaman, associate professor of law.

Reunion Weekend & Centennial Celebration Weekend in Atlanta

Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30, 2017

All alumni are invited to celebrate with Emory Law as we commemorate our Centennial year. Weekend festivities will also include reunion celebrations for the following classes: 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012.

Register here »

Hotel Reservations
A group rate of $289 per night is available at The St. Regis Atlanta. Book by March 30 to secure this rate. Book your room online here or call 404-563-7900 (ask for the Emory Law rate).

Weekend Schedule
(Schedule subject to change; events take place at the Law School unless otherwise noted. The weekend registration link provides cost information.)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6 p.m.

2017 Alumni Awards 
Gambrell Hall

John Latham 79L – Distinguished Alumni Award

Randy New 76C 82L – Alumni Service Award

Patti Bass 83L - Elèonore Raoul Trailblazer Award

Kareem Maddison 03L – Young Alumni Award.

Friday, April 28, 2017

11 a.m. – noon

Staff- and self-guided tours of MacMillan Library
Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Photo Exhibition or Treasures of MacMillan Library: Rare books & Manuscripts

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch with faculty

1:30 – 3 p.m.

Immigration and Presidential Power Panel Discussion
Silas Allard 11L 11T, Professor Mary Dudziak, Hipoloto Goico 95L, and Professor Polly Price 86C 86G

6:30 p.m.

Reunion parties, The St. Regis Atlanta
Celebrating the classes of 1966, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2012. A Corpus Cordis Aureum Medallion Ceremony, honoring 50-year graduates, will be held for the classes of 1966 and 1967, as well as classes preceding 1966.

Saturday, April 29, 2017*

8 – 10 a.m.

Drop in Continental Breakfast and Discussion, The St. Regis Atlanta
Socialize with fellow alumni or join Professor Richard Freer for an informal discussion of access to justice in the US legal system.

10:30 a.m.

Center for Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) Brunch
CSLR alumni are invited to join staff and faculty for brunch at a local restaurant (location tbd). Invitations will be sent by the Center.

8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

EPIC Community Service Project 
Atlanta Community Food Bank

OR

10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Self- and staff-guided tours of MacMillan Library
Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Photo Exhibition or Treasures of MacMillan Library: Rare books & Manuscripts

OR

10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Observation of the Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques
Join students for an overview of this nationally recognized advocacy training program.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Emory Law in the American Twentieth Century, The St. Regis Atlanta

From the moment of its inception to the present, Emory Law has been shaped by historical forces and, in turn, has helped to transform history. Emory Law has not only responded to events on the national and the world stage but also has prepared lawyers, scholars, and civic leaders to meet the unexpected twists that world events can give to the complexity of the law. University historian Gary Hauk outlines the arc of the past century with stories of critical moments and the men and women who responded to them.

6 – 10 p.m.

The Centennial Gala, The St. Regis Atlanta

Evening festivities will include presentation of the Centennial Lifetime Achievement Award to Senator Sam A. Nunn Jr. 61L 62L. Attire is black-tie optional.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

8 – 9:30 a.m.

Drop-in Continental Breakfast
St. Regis Atlanta

* Transportation to and from events available, with advance registration.

Questions about reunion or Centennial events?
Email Emory Law Office of Development and Alumni Relations or call 404-727-5582.