But for many attendees, the emotional outpouring during a ceremony celebrating the life and legacy of Joyce Hall, Boalt’s longtime bookstore manager, truly exemplified the spirit of Berkeley Law. Hall, who retired in 2008, passed away in December 2015.
With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start planning a return to Berkeley for Boalt Hall’s Alumni Reunion Weekend 2017, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 6-7. All graduates are encouraged to come celebrate our beloved institution and its incredible community.
This year, Reunion begins Friday evening with a family-friendly barbecue on the law school’s rooftop terrace. Catch up with friends and faculty, learn about the impressive work of current students, and meet new Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky as the sun goes down over the Bay.
On Saturday, start the morning with networking and brunch before heading into a perennial Reunion favorite, the Supreme Court Update. Professor Emeritus and former Dean Jesse Choper, Professor Melissa Murray, and other constitutional law experts will discuss key developments and decisions from the highest court.
The most anticipated Reunion event features a Town Hall with with Dean Chemerinsky. He will discuss the state of the law school, outline his vision for maximizing its potential, and take questions. This event will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend; stay tuned to Berkeley Law’s social media channels for details.
After lunch, faculty and alumni on the front lines of fighting proposed rollbacks of state rights will present an MCLE panel on The California Resistance.
Later, choose between two interactive workshops: experience how Berkeley Law provides innovative, real-world training to students, alumni, and practitioners from around the globe at Startup Deal Camp Workshop, or learn about student pro-bono projects in environmental law, immigration, and criminal justice—then work with students to expand these and other initiatives at Pro Bono in Practice.
Members of graduating classes ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’ are invited to individual Reunion Class Cocktail Parties + Dinners, where they’ll have time to reminisce about law school days and find out where life has taken their fellow classmates. Finally, all will gather for drinks and dancing under the stars on Berkeley Law’s rooftop garden.
Act fast: Register by June 30, and get an early-Bear special discount of 20 percent off the full program price. Visit law.berkeley.edu/reunion2017 for more details. We can’t wait to see you at Reunion!