Chief Justice to headline gala
Sesquicentennial weekend

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States.

Michigan Law's commemoration of a 150-year history of legal education will make history of its own this fall when John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, visits the Law School as part of its Sesquicentennial celebration.

The appearance of the Chief Justice will highlight a gala weekend September 10-13, and reflects Michigan Law’s importance to American legal education. Other components of the celebration will include a discussion panel featuring all living former Michigan Law deans; a celebration of the new academic building and Law School Commons, for which planning is nearly complete; and even the first-ever on-Quad viewing of a Wolverines home football game (against Notre Dame, for those keeping score at home).

Apart from the more formal events during the weekend, other planned activities include a welcome reception on Thursday afternoon, a series of special alumni speakers, panel events covering events of global interest, and a special gala event and dinner.

The weekend also will include special recognition of members of the emeriti classes of 1949, 1954, and 1959. More information is available at