Reunion

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Law Reunion Giving

Maximizing alumni participation is the primary goal of the reunion giving program. Making a gift in honor of your reunion is a simple way to show your Notre Dame spirit and support our current students.

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Alumni Reunion and Events

Law School alumni gather for reunion every five years; providing an opportunity to recall memories and make connections with classmates as well as Law School alumni from other classes.

Notre Dame Law School and the Alumni Association collaborate to provide a robust schedule designed for law alumni, including Town Hall Meetings, Law School class dinners and receptions, Mass, and seminar sessions. Whether you visit the refreshment tent, participate in VIP tours, or attend the all-university picnic, reunion weekend provides an opportunity to renew friendships and find out how Notre Dame Law School and campus have transformed since your last visit.

Frequently asked questions, schedule updates, and registration information is available on myNotreDame. Registration opens in February.

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You will need your myNotreDame login information to register for reunion. You can sign up for a free myNotreDame account. Can’t remember your account info? Retrieve your username or reset your password.

Reunion 2014: May29 – June 1, 2014

Reunion for law graduates of ’64, ’69, ’74 ‘79’, 84’, ’89, ’94, ’99, ’04, and ’09. There is the 50 year club for classes that graduated’30 -’63.

During Reunion 2014, law alumni gathered to share many memories of their time at Notre Dame Law School. The 1964 graduates had an especially strong showing, as they were even joined by a fellow classmate through skype during the special 50-Year Club Induction Breakfast. All reunion attendees had an opportunity to reconnect with classmates as they worshiped together at a special Mass at the St. Thomas More Chapel and shared dinners both Friday and Saturday in the beautiful Eck Commons area in the law school. Law alumni had a chance to attend numerous seminars on campus including, “Being Atticus Finch”, the popular presentation by Fr. David Link and hosted by the law school. This year, the law school was very proud as one of its alumi, Richard A. Nussbaum II, ’74, ’77 J.D., returned to campus to receive the Rev. Edward Fredrick Sorin, C.S.C Award from the Alumni Association in recognition of his years of service and dedication to the University of Notre Dame. Thank you to all alumni who traveled back to campus to celebrate their law reunion. We look forward to Reunion 2015! See more awesome Reunion 2014 photos.

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Upcoming Reunion Dates:
  • Classes ending in 5 or 0: June 4 – June 7, 2015
  • Classes ending in 6 or 1: June 2 – June 5, 2016
  • Classes ending in 7 or 2: June 1 – June 4, 2017
Who will be Number One?

The participating members of the class–or classes–with the highest percentage of reunion attendees and class gift contributors will be the recipients of the brand new ND Law lapel pin.

On-Campus Events

We look forward to seeing you on campus. If you are planning an on-campus event, several venues are available for alumni, public, and outside groups. Venues have varying menu options, policies, fees, and academic year availability. Contact campus coordinators to make a reservation.

Event Planning Guide (PDF)

Upcoming Law School Events

Getting Involved

Alumni can participate in reunion weekend in a variety of ways, from contributing to the class gift or joining the reunion planning committee. Help us make your weekend a success. To get involved, contact us at:

Law School Annual Fund
Email: LSAF@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-2768

Law School Alumni Relations
Email: lawalum@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-6891

News

In memoriam: James F. Smith, ’89 J.D.

Brigadier General James Smith passed away on September 29, 2014 from cancer complications at the age of 54. Jim was married to Jennifer O’Leary Smith, ’89 J.D. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, as a Brigadier General, Jim was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal by the President of the United States. Jim was a partner in the firm of Butler Pappas in Chicago. Please view the online obituary for more about Jim’s many accomplishments. Also view a beautiful tribute to Jim, as “A true Domer”, in an article in The Observer written by the daughter of one of Jim’s classmates.

Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., Awarded Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award

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Brian Skaret, ’02 J.D., has been awarded the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award for the successful investigation and prosecution of the Barrio Azteca criminal organization earlier this year. This prestigious award is the second-highest conferred by the U.S. Attorney General.

ND Lawyer and ND Football Player Becomes Chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association

Dallas attorney, Daniel P. Novakov, ’72 BA, ’76 J.D., a Greenberg Traurig shareholder, is named chairman of the Cotton Bowl Athletic Association in the first season of the new college football playoff system. Novakov was part of the Notre Dame football team that played in the Cotton Bowl against the Longhorns in both 1970 and 1971. Read more (subscription required)

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Alumni Center
1150 Eck Hall of Law
Notre Dame, IN 46556

P: 574.631.6891
E: lawalum@nd.edu