Spring Alumni Weekend participants

Spring Alumni Weekend

SAW 2019 Save the Date

Every year the University of Minnesota Law School welcomes the entire alumni community to a weekend of events and activities both at the Law School and around the Twin Cities, while hosting special reunion events for classes celebrating milestone anniversaries. See below for a schedule of events for 2019.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, April 12, 2019

4:30-5:30 p.m. Rare Books Open House & Exhibit Tours
Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center, Mondale Hall Sub-Plaza

Featuring special exhibits ”A Legacy Preserved: The Papers of Judge Diana E. Murphy ‘74“ and ”Women in the Law: Pioneers of the Courtroom.”

5:00-7:00 p.m. Law School Community Reception
Mondale Hall Concourse (1st floor)

The festivities begin as the entire Law School community comes together to mix and mingle at an all-alumni reception. Network and socialize with fellow alumni and current students, faculty and staff. Complimentary hors d’oeurvres, beer and wine will be provided by the Office of Advancement.

6:30 p.m. Class of 1969 50th Reunion Dinner
The Minneapolis Club

7:00 p.m. Class of 2018 One-Year Reunion

7:30 p.m. Discounted Tickets to Cyrano de Bergerac
Guthrie Theater, McGuire Proscenium Stage ($26)

After the Law School Community Reception, head a short way down Washington Avenue to enjoy a show a one of the country’s finest theaters. Please note that tickets are limited, and the discounted price is available only through the Law School’s Spring Alumni Weekend registration process.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. CLE Program - #Metoo: Can lawyers lead the way on prevention, risk management, and inclusion?
McNamara Alumni Center - Swain Room (Free)
1.5 Elimination of Bias CLE Credits Requested

Panel discussion about moving beyond protecting clients’ interests and how all lawyers can be leaders in promoting inclusion and eliminating sexual harassment. Autumn Huiras will moderate the distinguished panelists including: Ann Anaya ‘93, Amy Conway ‘10, Chuck Lundberg ‘78, and Michelle Miller ‘86.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. All-Alumni Luncheon - Regulating Silicon Valley featuring Professor Alan Rozenshtein
McNamara Alumni Center - University Hall ($20)

Silicon Valley increasingly controls our privacy, our attention, and our livelihoods. The question of how to regulate technology giants is going to be a defining one for our digital society. How do we balance the values of free speech with self-government?

Before joining the faculty at Minnesota Law, Professor Rozenshtein was an attorney advisor in the Office of Law and Policy in the National Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice,  focused on operational, legal, and policy issues relating to cybersecurity and foreign intelligence. He also taught cybersecurity at Georgetown Law, served as a special assistant United States attorney for the District of Maryland, and is an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

2:00 p.m. Fighting Mondales Student-Alumni Hockey Game
Ridder Arena (Free)

The 2019 Fighting Mondales hockey team and Law School alumni face-off in a friendly, highly anticipated game. The Fighting Mondales are captained by 3L Charlie Shafer and the alumni are led by Kiel McElveen ‘13.

Saturday Evening Individual Class Reunion Events
Milestone reunion classes of 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 will hold reunion celebrations throughout the Twin Cities.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Golden Society Brunch (Classes of 1969 and prior)
Jax Cafe ($25)

Golden Society Alumni (Law School graduating classes from 1969 and prior) are invited to a celebratory brunch at Jax Cafe. Programming will feature an alumni jurist panel of Hon. David Doty ‘61, Hon. James Rosenbaum ‘69, and Hon. Pamela Alexander ‘77 with opening remarks by Dean Garry W. Jenkins.

For more information about Spring Alumni Weekend, please contact lawalum@umn.edu or 612-626-8539.

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P: 612-625-5000

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