Reunion Years


This was the year for the classes of '51, '56, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01 and '06,  who raised more than a quarter of a million dollars in class gifts. 
Make your class gift!

The 2011 Alumni/ae weekend was greatly enjoyed by all who attended and was an opportunity for many graduates to reconnect with faculty and classmates.
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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 21

Dean Emily Spieler's State of the Law School
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Location: 240 Dockser Hall

Reception with NUSL Faculty
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Mix, mingle and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks with former and current faculty members.
Location: Dockser Commons

Law & Literature Reunion Book Club*
8:00 to 9:30 p.m.   
Join Professor Steve Subrin and Heather Yountz '07 for an informal dinner discussion of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Steve and Heather will read excerpts from the novel as a point of departure for conversations about how one chooses to live his or her life as a lawyer. All we ask of you is to bring your familiarity with the text and your thoughts on keeping true to one’s dreams (inspired by the heroine of Pride and Prejudice). Attendees are asked to write a few paragraphs on this or on any other relevant topic to bring to the event (no more than two pages).This event is limited to 12 people and participation is on a first-come, first served basis. Please e-mail Mielle Marquis at for more information.
Advance sign-up required. Space is limited.
Location: Salon Prive I in Brasserie Jo (in Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue) 


Saturday, October 22

Panel: NUSL and the Future of US Legal Education
9:30 to 10:45 a.m.   
Legal education and the profession are in flux. Hear from key graduates and faculty members who helped re-establish the law school in the 1960s, as well as those who have influenced its development. Help us consider what the school is doing and should do to maintain its unique position in American Legal Education. Join us for this complex discussion about Northeastern's history and future as law schools nationwide explore new ways to train lawyers.

Moderated by Luke Bierman, Associate Dean for Experiential Education

Panel participants include:
Marc Breakstone '86, Partner, Breakstone, White & Gluck
Barbara Buell ’71, Partner, Smith and Duggan
Harry Daniels ’71, Senior Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Dan Givelber, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Judith Liben ’76, Staff Attorney, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute
Elizabeth Rodgers ’76, Partner, Rodgers, Powers, & Schwartz

Panel: Bringing Human Rights Home
11.00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.                                                                            
Professor Martha Davis, the Honorable Margot Botsford '73, associate justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and NUSL student Jillian Tuck ’12, a third year student focused on the intersection of immigration and human rights, for this discussion on international human rights in our domestic context.

12:15 to 1:30 p.m.    
Location: Dockser Commons                                                                         

Student-Led Tours of the Law School
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.                                                                           

Reunion Reception, Class Dinner and Silent Art Auction
6:30 p.m.  
Honoring the classes of '51, '56, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91, '96, '01 and '06.                            
Location: The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Guests and adjacent class years welcome! Reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Delicious fare and musical entertainment provided.

Volunteers Needed!

Some of our reunion classes are still in need of volunteers to assist with marketing and fundraising. If you are interested in volunteering to assist in marketing and building attendance for your reunion year, please contact Mielle Marquis at If you're interested in assisting in fundraising for your Reunion Class Gift, please contact James Poulos at We hope to recruit at least six volunteers for each reunion class. Get involved, help us build the excitement and assist with bringing in financial support for your alma mater! Check out the list of all 2011 Reunion Committees and their members.

Call for Artists!

We are reaching out to graduates of all years to donate art work for a silent action to raise money for NUSL’s Annual Fund. If you are an artist who would be willing to donate a canvas, photography, sculpture or piece of jewelry for the auction, please email Mielle Marquis at The auction will take place as part of the Reunion Class Dinner on Saturday, October 22, 2011.

Travel Arrangements and Directions

A block of rooms at the nearby Colonnade Hotel has been reserved for our out-of-town guests. These are available on a first come, first-served basis. The hotel deadline is September 30. October is one of the busiest tourist months for Boston, so we suggest you make your reservations now.

The Colonnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-7000

For directions to campus, please click here or visit the following link:


Find us on Facebook! Click here to "like" our Reunion page on facebook, where we will be uploading photos and collecting stories from each reunion class.