Reunion 2010 -- More than Memories

Public Affairs, 212-854-2650

New York, June 2, 2010—The hundreds of alumni who attend Reunion 2010 on
June 11 and 12 won’t just greet former classmates and visit familiar sites—they will become reacquainted with the Law School’s expertise in cutting-edge areas of the law such as gender and sexuality law, environmental law, health law, and business law.
Reunion attendees from all over the country and from 16 countries outside the U.S.—including Brazil, Egypt, Germany, and Indonesia—will return to campus to learn about the current state of the Law School, and participate in a dynamic series of panel discussions led by members of the faculty. Professor Katherine M. Franke, director of the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, will moderate a panel on future directions in gender and sexuality law. Franke has helped make Columbia the preeminent law school in this country to study this field. Alumni interested in the latest developments in environmental law can attend a discussion led by one of the country’s leading experts on climate change law, Michael Gerrard, the Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice and director of the Center for Climate Change Law, who was recently named “New York Environmental Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.
Associate Professor Abbe Gluck, who joined the faculty last year as an expert in legislation and the role of state legal actors, will moderate a panel on health care reform, a topic of national importance—and debate. Harvey J. Goldschmid ’65, Dwight Professor of Law and a former Securities and Exchange Commissioner, will examine the underlying causes of the financial crisis and what the future holds for the markets.
While the panel discussions are open to all alumni, members of the Class of 1960 will mark their 50th reunion day with a special talk by Michael I. Sovern ’55, the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and President Emeritus of Columbia University.
For a complete schedule of Reunion 2010 events, visit From that central site, reunion celebrants can find information about their own class, including the weekend schedule, a message from the Reunion Office, a list of committee members, interactive electronic ClassNotes books, and a list of classmates who have registered already. Graduates of the last four years are keeping up with classmates on Facebook:
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