NYU Law alumni gather for a weekend of reminiscing at Reunion 2017

From April 28-30, 10 classes from 1967 to 2012 gathered at the Law School to celebrate Reunion 2017. Events throughout the weekend included walking tours, alumni association receptions, class dinners, and an all-reunion dance.

Attendees also had the chance to revisit their law student days at special classes taught by current NYU Law Professors. Elihu Root Professor of Law Stephen Gillers ’68 led a session entitled, “Are You as Ethically Sharp as a 2L?”; Professor Nancy Morawetz ’81 taught a class on “Immigration Policy and Enforcement in the Trump Administration”; Professor Deborah Burand led a class on “Doing Good by Doing Deals”; and Professor Florencia Marotta-Wurgler ’01 taught a session on “Consumer Behavior and Disclosure in Standard Form Contracts”.

During the Reunion, four alumni also received awards from the Law Alumni Association:

  • David Boies LLM ’67, chairman of Boies Schiller Flexner, received the Alumni Achievement Award, which recognizes graduates’ significant professional achievements and commitment to the continued development of the Law School.
  • Sherrilyn Ifill ’82, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was the recipient of this year’s Public Service Award, which recognizes alumni who forge careers in public service and honors those who profoundly affect society.
  • Professor of Tax Law Joshua Blank LLM ’07, vice dean for technology enhanced education and faculty director of the graduate tax program, was recognized with the Legal Teaching Award, which honors great teachers for scholarship and for extraordinary dedication to the education and training of law students.
  • Damaris Hernández ’07, partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, was honored with the Recent Graduate Award, which recognizes the professional achievements of alumni who graduated no more than 10 years ago. 

Posted April 24, 2017; Updated May 18, 2017