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Reunion Weekend set for Sept. 14-15

July 16, 2012

A lobster bake on the waterfront, plenty of opportunities to catch up with classmates, and a chance to see your former professors and meet the newest faculty members are all on tap for Reunion Weekend at the University of Maine School of Law, Sept. 14-15.

This year, the reunion celebrates the classes of 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007. With 10 classes, this is the biggest reunion event in the school’s history.

Click here to register for the reunion online.

Reunion weekend will kick off with a cocktail reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Sept. 14 at the Law School. Individual classes will then gather for dinners at various spots in Portland.

On Saturday Sept. 15, a buffet lunch at noon is followed by a welcome and “State of the Law School” address by Dean Peter Pitegoff. Deirdre Smith, Director of Maine Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and Libra Visiting Professor Anna Welch will talk about the new Refugee and Human Rights Clinic. Welch, who recently finished two years of teaching at Stanford Law’s immigration clinic and previously practiced in Portland, has returned to Maine Law to help launch the new clinical program. At 2 p.m., Professor Dmitry Bam will offer a timely lecture. He is an expert in professional responsibility, the judiciary, election law, and constitutional law, and participants will earn a CLE credit in ethics.

On Saturday night, the scene shifts to the waterfront in South Portland, for a cocktail hour and lobster bake dinner on the campus of Southern Maine Community College. The evening’s program includes class photos, awards and recognitions.

The Advancement Office is still seeking volunteers from each class, to help spread the word and plan for class-specific events. To get involved or to RSVP, please contact Mary Roy at mroy@usm.maine.edu, or 207-228-8411.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: trevor.maxwell@maine.edu