Reunion 2021

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Friday, April 23 to Sunday, April 25, 2021

Celebrating the classes of: 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, 2016

While Reunion looks a little different this year with all events being held virtually, we are excited for the lineup we have in store—with fun and festive events throughout the weekend. We do plan to host in-person dinners in celebration of Reunion once it is safe to do so, but in the meantime it is hoped you will join us for our lineup of virtual events. Stay tuned for more information. 

Our Reunion Weekend offerings included:

Kill Two Birds with One Stone: Minimize Tax while Achieving Your Philanthropic Goals
Friday, April 23, 2021

2:00–3:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Please join us to hear from Wealthspire Advisors Managing Director Michael Delgass, and Nicole Hart Managing Director, Trusts & Estates, to learn about the current tax landscape, innovative strategies to maximize tax savings and financial advantages. In light of recent coronavirus stimulus legislation, you may be surprised by the opportunities to combine philanthropy with your own financial planning. This presentation will help you explore what might best suit your needs. The plans can maximize financial advantages for both you and NYU Law, should you decide to set one up.

This virtual event is sponsored by The Judge Charles Swinger Conley and Ellen Conley Society, our recently-launched prestigious donor recognition program. It is named in honor of Charles Swinger Conley ’55, civil rights attorney and Alabama’s first elected black judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Macon County, and his wife Ellen Conley, former educator for the Department of Defense who served as his right-hand, chauffeur, and protector throughout the turbulent ‘60s. Becoming a member of the Conley Society means leaving behind a legacy that will educate and empower leaders for generations to come—much like that of Judge and Ellen Conley. We hope that you will consider becoming a member of this unique and distinguished group of donors.

All About The Tax Law Center
Friday, April 23, 2021

5:30–6:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Join this talk with audience Q&A about the newly formed Tax Law Center at NYU Law, featuring Executive Director, Chye-Ching Huang, and learn about the concepts and goals behind this center and what their work will include. 

NYU Law Trivia hosted by 2017 Jeopardy! champion Zoey Orol ’13 
Friday, April 23, 2021
8:00-9:00 p.m. (Eastern)
NYU Law-themed trivia available for all alumni to take part via Crowdpurr

International Alumni Committee/LLM/MCJ/JSD Reunions
Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. (Eastern)                                                                                                                                 
With welcome remarks from Simon Yu LLM '06, member of the NYU Law International Alumni Advisory Board. Open to all LLM, MCJ, and JSDs, as well as JD’s who live outside the United States. Gather on Saturday morning as a part of our global NYU Law community and family.

Across Saturday and Sunday we will feature academic classes taught by NYU Law’s world renowned faculty. All CLE credit offerings are presented in partnership with our Law Alumni Association.

Class I: Ethics CLE (1 credit)
Saturday, April 24, 2021

10:30-11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Stephen Gillers ’68
Elihu Root Professor of Law
NYU School of Law

Title: “The Giuliani Files (continued)”

Description:
Rudolph Giuliani is the object of multiple disciplinary complaints, signed by thousands of lawyers and nonlawyers.  He is also a defendant in two defamation cases filed by makers of voting machines and seeking billions in damages. Examining these complaints and defenses to them can instruct us on what lawyers may and may not do for clients and attendant risks. Whether or not the complaints are meritorious, they also enable us to ask a question we probably can't answer, yet if ever. How did such a talented lawyer (NYU '68), who rose to such prominence, get into this predicament?

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Ethics. The credit is non-transitional; it is appropriate for experienced attorneys.

The Law Alumni Association (LAA) is an integral part of the educational, intellectual, and social life at NYU School of Law. This event is co-sponsored by the LAA and serves as the association’s annual meeting of its members, when the Board of Directors is elected. As such, we will take a minute to conduct the business of election of directors to the LAA Board. The following alumni are up for election to the LAA Board for a term to end April 2025: Marc Bonora ’00; Tara Gabbai ’96; Tiffany Gardner ’01; Barbaros Karaahmet MCJ ’95; Mathura Sridharan ’18; Boji Wong ’04 and Philippe Zimmerman ’91

Class II: Professional Practice CLE (1 credit)
Saturday, April 24, 2021
12:30-1:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Deborah Archer
Jacob K. Javits Professor (2020-2021)
Professor of Clinical Law
Co-Faculty Director, Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law
NYU School of Law

President, American Civil Liberties Union

Title: “Jim Crow in the 21st Century: Policing-Based Housing Policies, Racial Segregation, and Mass Criminalization”

Description:
America is profoundly segregated along racial lines. Many people view this as a relic of long-overturned legal systems, but in fact, modern laws continue to sustain racial segregation. Policing-based housing policies are one of the most salient examples. These are local laws – growing in number – that either encourage or require landlords to evict or exclude tenants who have had varying levels of contact with the criminal legal system. Though formally race neutral, this web of restrictions is rapidly expanding against a backdrop of mass criminalization. This class will discuss the central role that mass criminalization plays in locking people out of housing, and how these laws facilitate racial segregation and import the racial biases of the criminal legal system into private housing markets.

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

Virtual Wine Tasting hosted by Kivelstadt Cellars
Saturday, April 24, 2021
5:00 p.m. (Eastern) 
Pre-payment is required for shipping of wines and Kivelstadt can ship to most states in the U.S. Orders must be placed before April 12, 2021.

*Saturday late afternoon and evening individual select virtual class gatherings are taking place.*

Class III: Professional Practice CLE (1 credit)
Sunday, April 25, 2021

10:30-11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Burt Neuborne
Norman Dorsen Professor of Civil Liberties Emeritus
Founding Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice
NYU School of Law

Title: “Madison's Music: Democracy and First Amendment”

Description: 
Professor Neuborne will lead the class in a discussion of how the modern First Amendment both enables and threatens our democracy. Among the topics discussed will be the validity of Justice Holmes' "marketplace of ideas" metaphor in the age of the Internet; the accuracy of Justices Brandeis' optimistic conception of the individual hearer; the continuing need for campaign finance reform; the existence of a First Amendment right to vote; regulation of Internet platforms; the challenge of the Big Lie; and a retrospective on the Trump impeachment trial.

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

State of the Law School Address and Reunion Awards
Sunday, April 25, 2021
12:00-1:15 p.m. (Eastern)
Dean Trevor Morrison will deliver Law School updates and introduce our Reunion awards ceremony, which will recognize the achievements of a select group of alumni.

Class IV: Professional Practice CLE (1 credit)
Sunday, April 25, 2021

2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Robert J. Jackson, Jr.
Pierrepont Family Professor of Law
Co-Director of the Institute for Corporate Governance and Finance
Director of the Program on Corporate Law and Policy
NYU School of Law

Title: “The Future of Securities Law in a Biden Administration”

Description: 
This class will assess the key issues financial regulators are likely to address in the early stages of the Biden Administration, including the fiduciary obligations investment advisers and broker-dealers owe to ordinary investors and the optimal strategy for defending American corporations from cyberattacks.

This event has been approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Areas of Professional Practice. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys.

*Sunday late afternoon and evening individual select virtual class gatherings are taking place.*

**Out-of-state CLE: NYU School of Law is an accredited provider of CLE in New York State. If you are seeking CLE credit for a different state, we recommend you consult with your state’s CLE Board to ascertain regulations on reciprocity.**

Find your classmates on your virtual class book! Keep an eye out for your email invitation to join. Thank you to reunion committee co-chairs and members for helping spread the word!

Learn how you can make a gift in honor of your reunion

If you have any questions, please contact us at (212) 998-6470 or law.reunion@nyu.edu.

Relive the memories of your Law School days.

Reunion Weekend 2006 Photo Gallery

Reunion Weekend 2011 Photo Gallery

Reunion Weekend 2016 Photo Gallery

Reminisce with the top hits from your graduation year!

Class of 1956 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1961 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1966 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1971 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1976 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1981 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1986 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1991 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 1996 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 2001 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 2006 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 2011 Playlist on Spotify

Class of 2016 Playlist on Spotify