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Schedule of Events

September 7 - 9, 2012
Class of 1962

Friday, September 7

Reunion 2012 Registration
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seminar Room, First Floor, South Hall

Start your visit here by picking up your name badges(s) - they'll be your admission ticket(s) to all reunion events except football.  You can also get an attendance list for your class, an updated events schedule, and any football tickets you have reserved.

Campus Bus Tour
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Departs from Tappan Street
Registration required

What has changed around campus since you were a student?  A lot!  From the past decade alone, the roster of completed construction at the University includes the Museum of Art renovation and expansion, the Cardiovascular Center, the Walgreen Drama Center, Weill Hall, and many more.  Still in progress are the new Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, North Quad Residential Complex, and of course, the Law School's new academic building and Robert B. Aikens Commons.  Check out these new landmarks and spot your old favorites on this tour of Ann Arbor, focusing on the U-M campus.

A Conversation with Associate Justice Elena Kagan
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Power Center
Registration required

Dean Evan Caminker moderates an information question-and-answer session for the entire Law School community with special gues Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  This is a ticketed event.

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Anderson Room, Michigan Union

Enjoy lunch with other alumni in the Michigan Union.

Presentation of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA)
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
1225 South Hall

A new tradition continues at Michigan Law:  The presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award.  The award recognized extraordinary alumni who, through making an exceptional impact on their professions, communities, and/or Michigan Law, have exemplified the values and ethos of the University of Michigan Law School.

    The 2012 awardees are:

    • Bruce P. Bickner, ’68, former corporate executive and law firm practitioner, and longtime alumni volunteer chair of the Law School’s successful private fundraising efforts, including the campaign for our building expansion and renovation project;
    • The Honorable Amalya L. Kearse, ’62, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the first woman and second African American to be named to that bench, and the first woman and first African American lawyer to become a partner in a Wall Street law firm;
    • James J. White, ’61, the Robert A. Sullivan Professor of Law at Michigan Law, one of the most highly regarded teachers and scholars in Law School history, whose book Uniform Commercial Code (with Summers and Hillman) is considered to be the most widely recognized treatise o subject.

Dedication and Open House of South Hall
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monroe Street between State Street and Oakland

Join Associate Justice Elena Kagan, University President Mary Sue Coleman, and Dean Caminker for the formal dedication of South Hall, the Law School's first new academic building since the Law Quadrangle was dedicated in 1934.  Following remarks there will be an Open House and tours of the building.

Welcome Reception
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
U Club, Michigan Union

Join members of the classes of 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, emeriti alumni, and Michigan Law faculty for a festive celebration, with hors d'oeuvres and drinks.  If you haven't picked up your name badges yet, you can do so here.

Saturday, September 8

Reunion 2012 Registration
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Seminar Room, First Floor, South Hall

If you haven't already done so, pick up your name badge(s) here - they'll be your admission ticket(s) to all reunion events except football.  You can also get an attendance list for your class, and updated events schedule, and any football tickets you have reserved.

Cavaedium Society Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Student Lounge, First Floor, South Hall

This special event welcomes alumni who give $2,500 or more annually to the Law School Fund and who, in appreciation, are recognized at the Cavaedium Society level.  (For more information on annual giving, the Law School Fund, and reunion giving, please contact Janice Glander, Director of Annual Giving, at 734.615.4521 or

Pre-game Picnic
12:00 noon - Gametime (food service until 2:00 p.m.)
Tent on Monroe Street
Picnic foods, non-alcoholic beverages**

Gather with old friends and new to enjoy picnic type food and non-alcoholic beverages.  (**Sorry:  due to state liquor license regulations and U-M campus policy, we are unable to serve alcohol.)  To find your classmates, look for class year signs located throughout the tent.

Wolverine Football:  Michigan vs. Air Force
3:30 p.m.
Michigan Stadium

Various other activities and venues in Ann Arbor

It may be a stadium Saturday in Ann Arbor, but there's a whole lot more going on besides football.  To learn about other activities, including family-friendly ones, visit Saturday Activities or pick up information at registration.

Class of 1962 50th Reunion Dinner
7:30 p.m.
Michigan League, Vandenburg Room
Cocktails (beer/wine) and dinner service

The Class dinners are the heart of the reunion weekend.  A class photograph will be taken during the evening, and Dean Caminker will stop by to greet each reunion group.

Sunday, September 9

Dean's Farewell Brunch
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Robert B. Aikens Commons

All Reunion classes are invited to an informal brunch with Dean Caminker who will give an update on the Law School at 10:00 a.m.

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