Classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980 and Emeritus Club
Over 600 alumni and guests gathered in Cambridge on October 23-25 for our Fall Reunion Weekend 2015, bringing together the Harvard Law School classes of 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, and the Emeritus Club. Attendees enjoyed seeing old and new friends, listening to presentations, and participating in conversations, plenary sessions and panels featuring faculty, students and alumni leaders. Many alumni also joined us at a Gala Celebration to launch the Harvard Law School Campaign for the Third Century. All in all, it was a festive and inspiring weekend.
Reunion Weekend began with class visitations and tours of the new Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing building (WCC). Friday’s luncheon featured the presentation of the HLSA Award to Michael A. Cooper ’60, Of Counsel, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and “A Report from the Front Lines,” an enlightening keynote by Mark R. Warner ’80, United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia. Later, attendees gathered for “HLS Thinks Big,” a TED-like talk where five HLS professors presented their innovative research in a fast-paced discussion moderated by Dean Martha Minow.
Saturday featured individual class symposia, and a conversation with Dean Minow on challenges and opportunities, past and present, at HLS. At Saturday’s luncheon, alumni enjoyed “Turning Points in a 50 Year Career,” an engaging keynote by William K. Reilly ’65, Senior Advisor, TPG Capital and former Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency. Later, they gathered for “Elementary, My Dear Watson! Why Disruptive Innovation Is Coming to the Market for Legal Services — and What This Means for Harvard Law School,” a lively and informative session with David B. Wilkins ’80, Lester Kissel Professor of Law; Director of the Center on the Legal Profession; and Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession.
On both days, classmates listened to wide-ranging panel discussions featuring faculty, students and alumni leaders in corporate governance, public service, international human rights, food law, and veterans law. Attendees also enjoyed class dinners, class photos, a gathering of the 1817 Society, and refreshment breaks in the Law School’s new Courtyard.
Program of Activities