Save the date!

Celebrate and participate in Alumni/ae Weekend October 19 - 20, 2012! Reconnect with old friends, reminisce about your years at NUSL, and enjoy an activity-filled weekend. Check back often for information as it becomes available!

Register Online for Reunion 2012!

Dress for Success

This year NUSL is pleased to partner with Dress for Success, a not for profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

We will be collecting in-season, interview-appropriate attire on Saturday, October 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Colonnade Hotel (including business attire, shoes and jewelry). For a full list of accepted items, including items that are particularly high-need, please visit Dress for Success’ website. We appreciate your support of this worthy drive!

Volunteers Needed!

Some of our reunion classes are still in need of volunteers to assist with marketing and fundraising. If you are interested in getting involved with your class reunion this year please contact Eileen Hommel at Get involved, help us build the excitement and assist with bringing in financial support for your alma mater! 

Make your class gift! 

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19, 2012

Dean's Welcome
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 cocktails with former and current faculty members.
Location: Dockser Commons
Cost: $35

NUSL will host the always beloved faculty cocktail reception in Dockser Hall's lovely Commons prior to the Dean's Welcome. This annual event draws a terrific crowd of graduates and faculty. All class years (not just reunion years) are welcome to attend these two events.

Friday night will wrap up with a Law & Literature Reunion Book Club meeting.

Law and Literature Book Club
7:30-9:00 p.m.

Participants will explore Old Filth, by Jane Gardam, a two-time Whitbread winner and nominated for a Man Booker Award.

Book Discussion Leaders include Professor Steve Subrin, Margo Greenfield ’77, and the Honorable Catherine White ’72.

Click here for more information, including a plot synopsis and discussion questions.

This event is limited to 15 people, so participation is on a first-come, first served basis. You may e-mail your RSVP to Mielle Marquis at


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Return to Your Classroom Roots

Saturday morning will consist of two terrific panels taking place in NUSL Dockser 230.

Panel 1: 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Swing this Way? The Role of Pivot States in the 2012 Presidential Election

Panelists include:

Moderator: Distinguished Professor Michael S. Dukakis, Democratic Party Nominee for President of the United States, 1988
and Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-1979 and 1983-1991
Professor Emerita Judith Olans Brown
Wayne Jaquith ’77, Advisor on Progressive Philanthropy and Politics
George Platt '72, Co-Managing Partner of LSN Partners LLC and Former Treasurer and Finance Chair of the Florida Democratic Party

Panel 2: 11:00-12:15 p.m.
Lynching and the Ongoing Need for Restorative Justice: Learning Law from the Cold Case

From its landmark settlement in 2010 on behalf of the families of two black teens killed by Klansman in 1964, to its present work on a variety of cold cases, the law school's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project is on the cutting edge of research and action related to civil rights-era violence and miscarriages of justice. Join us for this panel presentation in which faculty and alumni/ae of the program will talk about long-buried records, unrelenting advocacy and the challenges of setting the record straight.

Panelists Include:
Janeen Blake '09, Associate, DLA Piper
Professor Margaret Burnham
Tasmin Din '10, Associate, Bingham McCutchen
Kaylie Simon '11, Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County Public Defenders

Afterwards, lunch will be offered at the School of Law in the newly renovated Dockser Commons.  At this point, individual reunion classes may opt to dine together as a group. We will also offer tours of the Dockser addition of the Law School at this time, as well as tours of the Museum of Fine Art's highly acclaimed new wing, Art of the Americas, devoted to art from the Pre-Columbian era through the third quarter of the twentieth century.

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

Student-Led Tour of the Law School
1:45-2:15 p.m.
Tour departs from Dockser Commons

MFA Boston Tour: New Art of the Americas Wing

1:15-2:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Tour departs from Dockser Lobby, near Reunion Weekend registration table

Socialize in Style

Saturday evening activities will include the Reunion Class Dinner and cocktail reception in the Colonnade Hotel's elegant ballroom, set to the tune of a distinguished jazz quartet. A delicious buffet with a selection of entrees will follow an elegant cocktail hour. Classes will be seated together to enjoy a lovely evening of dining and catching up.

Reunion Cocktail Reception and Class Dinner

6:30-10:30 p.m.  
Location: The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Cost: $85
Guests and adjacent class years welcome! Reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner.

Travel Arrangements and Directions

A block of rooms at the nearby Colonnade Hotel has been reserved for our out-of-town guests for a rate of $274/night. These are available on a first come, first-served basis. The hotel deadline is September 28. October is one of the busiest tourist months for Boston, so we suggest you make your reservations now. 

Please use this link to book your rooms, or call the Colonnade's reservation team at 1-800-962-3030 and mention you are in town for NUSL's Reunion Weekend.

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

For directions to campus, please click here.


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.

Register Online for Reunion 2012!