Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend
Save the Date for Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend 2022!
October 21-22, 2022.
Join us as we honor the classes of 1950s, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, 2006, ’11 and ’16.
More than 200 alumni/ae and friends from all over the globe participated in our first hybrid Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend on October 22-23, 2021, as we honored the classes of the 1950s, '71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, 06, ’11 and ’16. The festivities began on Friday night with a lively and engaging panel, “Judiciary Under Fire.” A group of wise retired and semi-retired judges, including the Honorable Carol Ball ’76, the Honorable Isaac Borenstein ’75, the Honorable Dana Fabe ’76 and the Honorable Victoria Roberts ’76, considered what can be done to restore faith in an impartial judiciary and protect the judiciary from physical danger. Professor Brook Baker ’76 moderated the discussion.
Saturday’s morning program opened with a welcome from Dean Hackney, who shared the latest news from the School of Law and introduced this year's keynote speaker, the Honorable Donald Cabell ’91, US Magistrate Judge, District of Massachusetts. “I've had a blessed career and I give all of the credit to Northeastern,” said Cabell.
Our “Conversations With …” program followed. Six graduates who are at the top of their game were interviewed by faculty and fellow alumni/ae. Thank you to Neil Leifer ’81, James Morton ’81, Mytrang Nguyen ’96, Gina Perini ’01, Jay Pozenel ’91 and Reed Zars ’86, for sharing your insights and a special shout out to Rishi Reddi ’92 for serving as one of our interviewers.
On Saturday night, we hosted an in-person reception in Northeastern’s lodge-themed tent for graduates celebrating milestone reunion years.
To our friends and colleagues who joined us, supported us, assisted us and celebrated with us in person and virtually, we thank you for making the 2021 Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend such a success. We also thank your hard working Reunion Committees, who helped us fundraise and remind classmates how fun it is to come back together.
Featuring Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Donald Cabell ’91
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Judiciary Under Fire
10.22.21 — A panel of wise retired and semi-retired judges, including the Honorable Carol Ball ’76, the Honorable Isaac Borenstein ’75, the Honorable Dana Fabe ’76 and the Honorable Victoria Roberts ’76, considered what can be done to restore faith in an impartial judiciary and protect the judiciary from physical danger. Professor Brook Baker ’76 moderated.
Welcome Address by Dean James Hackney
Keynote Address by The Honorable Donald Cabell ’91, US Magistrate Judge, District of Massachusetts
Six Northeastern Law graduates who are at the top of their game are interviewed by faculty and staff members. Thank you to Neil Leifer ’81, James Morton ’81, Mytrang Nguyen ’96, Gina Perini ’01, Jay Pozenel ’91 and Reed Zars ’86, for sharing your insights!
Schedule of Events
|Friday, October 22, 2021|
|7:00 – 8:00 PM ET||Judiciary Under Fire
Judges are the first line of defense in upholding the rule of law. Today, in holding that line, they are facing challenges of historic proportions. Like so much else in this country, the judiciary is increasingly seen as politicized, with those on the right and the left weighing in on the merits—and possible rulings—of judges appointed by Democratic presidents versus those appointed by Republican presidents. And what about the ideologies that judges themselves bring to the bench: conservative, liberal and progressive? Join us for a discussion on these topics as we consider what can be done to restore faith in an impartial judiciary and protect the judiciary from physical danger.
|Saturday, October 23, 2021|
|9:00 AM ET||Welcome Address
Dean James Hackney
Location: 240 Dockser Hall*
(Vaccinated guests only)*This event will be held in a hybrid fashion. The virtual option will be available through Zoom. A Zoom link will be e-mailed closer to the event date to all registered guests.
|9:15 - 10:00 AM ET||Keynote Address
Hon. Donald Cabell ’91
US Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
|10:00 - 11:30 AM ET||Conversations with...
Join us for conversations with a group of graduates who are leaders and trend-setters in a variety of legal and professional fields. Faculty and staff will interview the graduates in a conversational style that invites frank and lively discussions.
Conversations include: Neil Leifer ’81
Neil T. Leifer, LLC, Children’s Environmental Health Attorney.
Interviewer: Professor Hemanth Gundavaram, co-founder and director of the school's Immigrant Justice Clinic
James Morton ’81
Mytrang Nguyen ’96
Gina Perini ’01
|5:30 - 7:30 PM ET||Reception
An in-person reception for reunion classes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Northeastern Law plans to host this year's Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend as a hybrid event with an in-person portion on October 23, 2021. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to assist those planning on attending in-person. Please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions or concerns.
This year, we are offering a combination of virtual and in-person events. The program on Friday, October 22, will be offered virtually through Zoom. On Saturday, October 23, the morning program will be hybrid: it will be held virtually through Zoom and in-person at the law school for those who are fully vaccinated. The evening program on Saturday will be held in-person only for reunion classes (’50s, ’71, ’76, ’81, ’86, ’91, ’96, ’01, ’06, ’11 and ’16) and fully vaccinated guests.
Registration is required.
Registration is currently open. The events on Friday, October 22, and the morning of Saturday, October 23, are complimentary. The Saturday evening reception is $30/person.
All reunion attendees coming to the Northeastern University campus for the Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
For those attendees who choose not to be vaccinated for medical, religious or other reasons, or who choose not to disclose their vaccination status, we will offer virtual programs on Friday, October 22, and hybrid programs on the morning of Saturday, October 23, which can be attended virtually.
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Yes. As the campus continues to navigate COVID-19, all celebration plans will be made with the safety of our graduates and campus community in mind and will be adjusted accordingly. We will be following CDC, Massachusetts and Northeastern University guidelines. If traveling to Boston for our events, we advise that you review cancelation policies for your travel arrangements, and we recommend buying refundable airline tickets.
If you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19, please help us keep our community safe and stay home.
Reunion and Alumni/ae Weekend Highlights
Alumni/ae Weekend offers a time for connecting with old friends and making new ones, visiting campus and catching up with your favorite faculty. In addition to a gala dinner for classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th and 30th class reunions, Reunion offers fun activities open to all graduates.
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View photos from the 2011 reunion!
View photos from the 2010 reunion!
For those of you who missed or asked to see it again, here is the retrospective video that was shown at our 50th anniversary bash in October 2018.