Skip to main content

Schedule of Events

2024 Reunion Weekend Schedule

The information below is for the 2024 Reunion Weekend.

May 17, 2024 | 12:00 pm

LLM Alumni and Student Luncheon

Join Executive Director of Graduate Programs Elise Kraemer L’93 and other Reunion-Year LLM Alumni for a group lunch to kick off Reunion Weekend!

May 17, 2024 | 12:00 pm

Senior Partners Luncheon for class years L’73 and prior!

Join Dean Sophia Lee for the 18th Annual Senior Partners Society Luncheon. Meet fellow Penn Carey Law alumni from the classes of 1973 and before, share memories of your time at Penn Carey Law by participating in the Oral History project, and hear how your alma mater is making history today. 

May 17, 2024 | 2:30 pm

Alumni Penn Museum Tour

Join fellow Penn Carey Law alumni for a guided tour of the Penn Museum as part of Reunion Weekend. Space is limited.

May 17, 2024 | 4:00 pm

Tour of the Law School

Join Al Russo on a tour of the facilities.

May 17, 2024 | 5:00 pm

State of the Law School Address with Dean Sophia Lee

Join Dean Sophia Lee for her first State of the Law School Address. 

May 17, 2024 | 6:00 pm

Class Cocktail Receptions

Come one, come all as we celebrate Alumni from Penn Carey Law classes ending in 4 or 9. We will assemble by class throughout the Courtyard, The Goat and The Great Hall!  Don’t forget to stop by the photo booth next to the Goat and snap some photos with friends (and the Goat)!

May 17, 2024 | 8:30 pm

Affinity Welcome Mixer

Join the following Penn Carey Law affinity groups in celebrating and reconnecting over Reunion weekend: Latin American Association, Asian Alumni of Penn Carey Law, LAMBDA Alumni Association, JLSA Alumni and the Black Alumni Association. The Affinity Welcome Mixer is open to all reunion and non-reunion year attendees.

May 18, 2024 | 10:00 am

The Class of 1974 Breakfast Discussion

Join fellow alumni from the Class of 1974 to catch up on the last 50 years and discuss current events. Breakfast will be served. 

May 18, 2024 | 11:00 am

CLE Presentation by The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Field Drug Tests and Wrongful Convictions Earlier this year, the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration released a report providing the first-ever comprehensive analysis of presumptive drug field test usage across law enforcement agencies in the United States. Inexpensive and fast, these tests have become a tool of choice for law enforcement agencies. Unfortunately, they are notoriously imprecise and are known to produce “false positives,” leading to frequent wrongful arrests and wrongful convictions. Utilizing a nationwide survey of agencies, the report offers national estimates on the frequency of test usage, finding that each year approximately 773,000 drug-related arrests involve the use of presumptive tests. Although the true error rate of these tests remains unknown, estimates based on the imperfect data that are available suggest that around 30,000 arrests each year involve people who do not possess illegal substances but who are nonetheless falsely implicated by color-based presumptive tests. On a per capita basis, Black Americans experience these erroneous drug arrests at a rate 3x higher than White Americans. While factors like eyewitness misidentification, false confessions, or prosecutorial misconduct have been previously cited as leading causes of wrongful convictions, these new results indicate that the use of presumptive field tests in drug arrests is one of the largest, if not the largest, known contributing factor to wrongful arrests and convictions in the United States. In this CLE presentation, Assistant Director of the Quattrone Center and co-author of the report, Ross Miller, will present the findings and discuss how this research is already having an impact on criminal justice policy. This program has been approved for a total of 1.0 Substantive CLE Credits for Pennsylvania attorneys. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Penn Carey Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through the W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, evaluation forms must be completed and handed in. Register here if you are a Penn Carey Law alumni who is celebrating Reunion (classes ending in ‘4 and ‘9). All others, please register here.

May 18, 2024 | 12:00 pm

Reunion Courtyard Picnic

Join fellow Penn Carey Law alumni for a family friendly picnic in the courtyard. Children’s entertainment will be available and the School Store will be open - stop by to stock up on new Penn Carey Law apparel and accessories!

May 18, 2024 | 2:00 pm

Tour of the Law School

Join Al Russo on a tour of the facilities.

May 18, 2024 | 2:30 pm

Alumni Penn Museum Tour

Join fellow Penn Carey Law alumni for a guided tour of the Penn Museum as part of Reunion Weekend. Space is limited.

May 18, 2024 | 5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception and Class Reunion Dinners for L’64, L’69, L’74

L’64, L’69, and L’74 classes are invited to celebrate privately at Penn Carey Law at 5:00 p.m.  Reunion attendees will be seated together by class year for the dinner portion of the night. Suggested attire for the evening business casual cocktail. We highly suggest taking a taxi or ride-share service as parking will not be provided and is limited.

May 18, 2024 | 6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception and Class Reunion Dinners for L’79 - L’19

Join us at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a cocktail and dinner to celebrate L’79 - L’19 class reunions! Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by Class dinners  at 7:30pm. Reunion attendees will be seated together by class year for the dinner portion of the night. Suggested attire for the evening business casual cocktail. PLEASE ENTER AT THE WEST ENTRANCE.

(schedule subject to change)