Past Reunion

Past event held: October 23-26, 2008 

Classes of 1948, 1953, 1963, 1978, 1988, 1993, 2003, and Emeritus Club

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2008
4:30-6:30 p.m.

Plenary Session:

Corporate Leadership in Time of Turmoil

  • Robert C. Clark '72, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law; Moderator
  • Domenico De Sole '72, Chairman, Tom Ford International
  • Frank E. Dangeard '85, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    Thomson S.A.
  • Brackett B. Denniston III '73, Vice President & General Counsel, General Electric Company
  • Bruce Wasserstein '70, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lazard LLC
6:15-9:30 p.m.

Victory Celebration Dinner for Setting the Standard: The Harvard Law School Campaign - all invited

  • Greetings, Introductions and Closing Remarks: Elena Kagan '86, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Remarks: Finn M.W. Caspersen '66, Chairman, Setting the Standard: The Harvard Law School Campaign; Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Knickerbocker, LLC;
  • Remarks: Drew Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2008
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast Seminar - Plenary Session

Supreme Insights: Examining the Future of America's Highest Court

  • Moderator: Elena Kagan '86, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School
  • David Barron '94, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Charles Fried, Beneficial Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Cass R. Sunstein '78, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Jeffrey R. Toobin '86, Writer, The New Yorker; Senior Legal Analyst, CNN
  • Laurence H. Tribe '66, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School
9:45-11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Leading Today's Law Firm

  • Moderator: David B. Wilkins '80, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law; Director, Program on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School
  • H. Rodgin Cohen '68, Chairman, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Mark B. Helm '82, Co-managing Partner, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP
  • Brad S. Karp '84, Partner and incoming Chairman, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Elliott I. Portnoy '92, Chairman, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
  • Barton J. Winokur '64, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, Dechert LLP

Striking a Balance in an Age of Terror: Protecting Citizens and Civil Liberties

  • Moderator: Philip B. Heymann '60, James Barr Ames Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Gabriella Blum '01, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Hon. Michael Chertoff '78, Secretary of Homeland Security, United States of America
  • Lord William H. Goodhart Q.C. '58, Parliament, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Hon. Jane Lakes Harman '69, U. S. House of Representatives (California)
  • Juliette Kayyem '95, Undersecretary for Homeland Security, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Human Rights in the 21st Century

  • Introduction: Mindy J. Roseman
  • Remarks: Olara A. Otunnu '78, President, LBL Foundation for Children; World's Children's Ombudsman; former Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

New Frontiers in Negotiation

  • Robert H. Mnookin '68, Samuel Williston Professor of Law; Director, Harvard Negotiation Research Project; Chair, Steering Committee, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
  • Guhan Subramanian J.D./M.B.A. '98, Joseph Flom Professor of Law and Business, Harvard Law School; H. Douglas Weaver Professor of Business Law, Harvard Business School
1:00-2:45 p.m.

Recognition Luncheon and Discussion
Recognitions--

  • Greetings: Harold P. Hope III '99, President, Harvard Law School Association; Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Introduction: Elena Kagan '86, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Harvard Law School Fund Tribute: Peter C. Krause '74, former Chair, Harvard Law School Fund; Managing Director, Greenhill & Co, Inc.
  • Presentation of the Harvard Law School Association Award: Elena Kagan '86 and Harold P. Hope III '99
  • RecipientFinn M. W. Caspersen '66, Chairman, Setting the Standard: The Harvard Law School Campaign; Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Knickerbocker, LLC

Discussion--

The Making of the President 2008: A Roundtable

  • Moderator:Jeffrey R. Toobin '86, Writer, The New Yorker; Senior Legal Analyst, CNN
  • Hon. Kerry Healy A.B. '82, former Lieutenant Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Ronald A. Klain '87, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Revolution LLC; former Chief Staff, Vice President Al Gore; General Counsel, Gore-Lieberman Recount Committee
3:00-4:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It

  • Jonathan L. Zittrain '95, Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School

Changing the Climate of Environmental Law

  • Jody L. Freeman J.D. '91/S.J.D. '95, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
3:00-4:30 p.m.Tours
Guided tours of Longfellow House or Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Buses depart in front of Reginald F. Lewis International Law Center, 1557 Massachusetts Avenue.
6:30-10:30 p.m.Cocktails and Dinner
All classes--not formal

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2008
8:15-9:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:15-10:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

At Home in the World: International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School

  • William P. Alford '77, Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law; Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies; Director of East Asian Legal Studies; Chair, Harvard Project on Disability, Harvard Law School
  • John F. Cogan, Jr. '52, Of Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

The Challenges and Rewards of a Public Service Career

  • Moderator: Joan E. Ruttenberg '82, Director, Heyman Fellowship Program, Harvard Law School
  • Glenn I. Cohen '03, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
  • James F. Flug '63, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Acting Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic, Georgetown Law Center
  • Hon. John P. Sarbanes '88, U.S. House of Representatives (Maryland)

Town Hall Forum: An Examination of Race, Age, Gender & Religion in the 2008 Election

  • Moderator: Charles J. Ogletree '78, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law, Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School
  • Charlotte P. Armstrong '53, Senior Consultant, The Ross Companies; Member, Brock Group; President, Harvard Law School Association 1994-96; President, Harvard University Board of Overseers 1998-99
  • Joi Chaney '03, Policy Team Leader, Democratic Policy Committee, US Senate
  • Neil Chayet '63, President, Chayet Communications Group; Host "Looking at the Law" CBS Radio; Vice President At-Large, Harvard Law School Association
  • Hon. Artur Davis '93, US Congressman (D-Alabama)
    (with additional alumni participation)
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

A Conversation with the Dean

  • Greetings: Peter C. Krause '74, former Chair, Harvard Law School Fund; Managing Director, Greenhill & Co, Inc.
  • Elena Kagan '86, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Law
12:30-2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Remarks

  • Greetings: Robert N. Shapiro '78, Partner, Ropes & Gray; President, Harvard Law School Association 2000-2002; Member, Harvard University Board of Overseers
  • Introduction: Elena Kagan '86, Charles Hamilton Houston Professor of Law, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Harvard Law School
  • Hon. Artur Davis '93, U. S. House of Representatives (Alabama)
2:10 p.m.

Class Photographs

  • 1948
  • 1953
  • 1988
2:20 p.m.
  • 1963
  • 1978
  • 1993
2:30 p.m.
  • 2003
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Class Symposia

  • Class year--topic
  • 1948--Open Discussion
  • 1953--What I Know now That I Wish I Knew Then
  • 1963--(to be determined)
  • 1978--The Current Economic Crisis
  • 1988--Open Discussion
  • 1993--Open Discussion
  • 2003--Open Discussion
7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Class Dinner Parties
• Cocktails at 7:00
• Dinner at 8:00
• Entertainment: music and dancing
• Attire: not formal

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008
9:00-11:00 a.m.Buffet Breakfast
Last modified: November 12, 2008

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