Reunion 2022

Spring cherry blossoms with the NYU logo and Reunion 2022 text overlay

Friday, April 29 to Sunday, May 1, 2022

Celebrating the classes of: 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017

The weekend is filled with social and academic opportunities for everyone. Kick-off the weekend on Friday afternoon with an international arbitration discussion with several expert alumni and moderated by Professor Franco Ferrari; or meet the new faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program, Brant Hellwig LLM ’00 at a Tax Alumni Reception.

On Saturday morning and afternoon, take virtual classes with distinguished faculty members and receive NYS CLE credit(s); and reconnect with classmates at your Class Reunion Dinner.

Conclude the weekend on Sunday at the State of the Law School Brunch with Dean Trevor Morrison at the esteemed Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. 

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NOTE COVID-19 Advisory: To attend in-person reunion events, you must follow current New York University COVID-19 health and safety protocols. You will be asked to present valid photo ID and proof of vaccination in order to enter Reunion event venues. We will provide a full refund of your ticket should you not be able to attend due to illness.

Our Reunion Weekend offerings include:

The Many Facets of "Public Policy" in International Arbitration (Virtual)
Friday, April 29, 2022 

3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern) (Virtual)
Franco Ferrari, Professor of Law, Director, Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law will be moderating a discussion on the many facets of public policy in International Arbitration Awards featuring Alessandra Franchi LLM ’92, officer at the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission, Fabienne Schaller LLM ’92, International Commercial Chamber of Paris (ICCP-CA) and Fabio Trevisan MCJ ’92, partner of Bonn Steichen & Partners (BSP) in Luxembourg.

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Tax Alumni Reception
Friday, April 29, 2022
6:00-8:00 p.m. (Eastern) (In-Person)
Tax alumni will gather at local favorite, Loring Place, 21 West 8th Street, to hear updates on the Graduate Tax Program, welcome the new faculty director, Brant Hellwig LLM ’00, and learn about his vision for the tax program.

Academic Classes
Saturday morning and afternoon feature virtual academic classes by NYU Law’s world-renowned faculty. All CLE credit offerings are presented in partnership with our Law Alumni Association.

Virtual Class I: Ethics CLE (1 credit)
Saturday, April 30, 2022
9:30-10:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Stephen Gillers ’68
Elihu Root Professor of Law
NYU School of Law

Title: “Will a Judicial Ethics Code Ever Apply to the Justices? Should one? What Can and Should We Do About Ginni Thomas?”

Description: This CLE will grapple with two issues that can threaten the appearance of fairness in the administration of justice. First, the Code of Judicial Conduct that applies to all federal judges does not apply to the Justices. Why not and what can and should be done about it? Second, is the highly public activism of Clarence Thomas' wife, Ginni, on controversial legal issues harming the Supreme Court? The Court can't stop her. Is there anything it can do? Should do?

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This virtual event is approved for one New York State CLE credit in the category of Ethics. The credit is both transitional and non-transitional; it is appropriate for both experienced and newly admitted 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. 

Virtual Class II:  Professional Practice CLE
Saturday, April 30, 2022
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Troy McKenzie ’00
Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law
NYU School of Law

Title: "The Supreme Court and American Life: Continuity or Disruption in the Law?"

Description: The late Justice Byron White used to say that every new member creates a new Supreme Court. With the appointment of three new Justices by President Trump, and now another new Justice by President Biden, the Supreme Court has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. How will that transformation affect the fabric of the law and, in turn, American life? This program will examine emerging themes that may come to define the new Supreme Court. We will explore a range of topics, including:

  • the shifts in the makeup of the Court's docket
  • the Court’s appetite for deciding matters through the “shadow docket” without full briefing and argument on the merits
  • the potentially significant disagreements among Justices about methods of constitutional and statutory interpretation
  • the potential for serious confrontations between the Court and the political branches in the near future

There will be much to debate as we consider the new direction of the Court.

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​​​​​This virtual event is 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 Class III: Professional Practice CLE (1 credit)
Saturday, April 30, 2022
12:30-1:30 p.m. (Eastern)
César Rodríguez-Garavito
Professor of Clinical Law
Faculty Director and Chair, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
NYU School of Law

Margaret L. Satterthwaite ’99
Professor of Clinical Law
Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
Director, Global Justice Clinic
Faculty Director, Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights
NYU School of Law

Title: "The Future of Human Rights: Existential Challenges and Creative Responses"

Description: The traditional human rights paradigm is ill-equipped to deal with the simultaneity, speed, and depth of existential challenges to human rights, like climate change, democratic backsliding, technological disruption, geopolitical instability, and deepening social inequalities. Against the despair of critics who announce that these challenges spell the “endtimes” of human rights and the defensiveness of traditional advocates who double down on conventional tactics, in this session we will discuss new ideas and strategies that diverse actors -- from human rights clinics to civil society organizations to litigants and grassroots communities -- have developed to address those challenges as well as to strengthen the human rights and global justice field.

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This virtual event is 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.

Class IV: Professional Practice CLE
Saturday, April 30, 2022
2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Katrina M. Wyman
Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, NYU Law
Deputy Faculty Director, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Environmental and Energy Law LLM Program Director, NYU Law

Title: "The US Struggle to Implement a Comprehensive National Policy on Climate Change"

Description: The US has yet to implement a comprehensive national legal and policy framework to limit climate change.  While the Biden Administration came into office committed to limiting climate change, even it has struggled to fully implement its ambitious climate agenda.  This session will discuss the legal, political, and economic obstacles to establishing a comprehensive national legal and policy framework for reducing the US’s contribution to climate change, and how these might be overcome.  The session will discuss some of the climate policies that the federal and some state and local governments have implemented to date and whether these provide lessons for creating a broad national strategy to equitably and efficiently decarbonize the US.  

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​​​This virtual event is 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.

Class Dinners
Saturday, April 30, 2022

All Saturday evening individual class gatherings will be held at the Lotte New York Palace. Reunion Awards will be given at specific class dinners.

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 2007

7:15–9:15 p.m.
Classes of 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002

8:00–10:00 p.m.
Classes of 2012, 2017

State of the Law School Address and Brunch
Sunday, May 1, 2022
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Dean Trevor Morrison will deliver updates on the Law School at a brunch at the Rainbow Room.

Scheduled programming and details are subject to change. Should public health conditions or information change we may be required to modify our planned events.


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

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