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 schedule designed for law alumni, including seminars across campus, Law School class dinners and reception, Mass, and Town Hall Meetings. Whether you visit the refreshment tent, participate in VIP tours, or attend the Law School class dinners, reunion weekend provides an opportunity to renew friendships and discover how Notre Dame Law School and campus have transformed since your last visit.
Reunion 2015: June 4th – June 7th, 2015
Reunion for law graduates of ’65, ’70, ’75, ’80, ’85, ’90, ’95, ’00, ’05, ’10. There is the 50 Year Club for classes that graduated ’50-’65.
During Reunion 2015, law alumni gathered to share many memories of their time at Notre Dame Law School. The class of 1975 led by their “fearless leader” Peter Shirk had a record turnout of close to 50 law grads. The alumni gathered for a lovely brunch on Saturday at the lake home of Jeanne Jourdan followed by a class Mass in the law chapel by Fr. Dave Link and a class dinner in the Law School.
The class of 1965 was reunited due to the efforts of Henry Boitel and enjoyed many laughs at the 50-Year Club Induction Breakfast at the Law School on Saturday morning where they received their special “gold hats”.
The class of 1985 reconnected at a wonderful picnic hosted at the home of Matt Barrett.
The class of 1990 also rallied the troops and had a nice showing for the Saturday events.
Fr. Beauchamp and Jeanne Jourdan
All reunion attendees had an opportunity to reconnect with classmates as they worshiped together at the Law School Mass celebrated by alum Fr. Bill Beauchamp on Friday and shared dinners both Friday and Saturday in the Law School’s beautiful Eck Commons. Law alumni had a chance to attend numerous seminars on campus including, "Being Atticus Finch", the popular presentation by Fr. Dave Link, and “Lost Classroom, Lost Community” presented by professors Nicole Garnett and Peg Brinig. Thank you to all alumni who traveled back to campus to celebrate their law reunion. We look forward to Reunion 2015! See all reunion photos here.
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.
Dinner in NDLS Commons
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks, ’63 J.D., passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. He was 77 years old. Justice Crooks served in the Wisconsin judiciary for 39 years, first on the trial court and then on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, to which he was elected in 1996 and re-elected in 2006. Only a week before his death, he announced that he planned to retire on July 31, 2016.
Double domer, John Leahy passed away on August 19, 2015 after losing a fast-paced battle with cancer. While at Notre Dame, John was the senior football manager and lived in the football stadium during his law school years, locking it up and taking care of the legendary mascot Clashmore Mike. John served in the United States Navy as a commissioned officer and later as a reserve, retiring as a Captain after 30 years. Later he practiced law in both Chicago and California. John then served as a judge in the Superior State Court of California for thirty years. Please view a beautiful tribute to John’s life here.
Photo by Steve Gladfelter.
John Merryman was a world renowned expert in art law, cultural property law, and comparative law. John studied and taught in these areas at Stanford Law School for sixty-two years. John passed away on August 5, 2015 at the age of 95. Stanford Law School posted an article which is a beautiful tribute to this Notre Dame double domer who lived an extraordinary life.View All News
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