Monday, November 10, 2014
Group shot of Class of 1989 alumni on the steps of fireplace lounge in Flavelle House

Class of 1989 turned out in full force to celebrate its reunion.


About 370 alumni from class years ending in ‘4’ and ‘9’ attended Reunion on Oct. 24-26, 2014, a spectacular weekend of reminiscing over brunches at the law school, dinners in downtown restaurants, kids’ activities and, for the second year, construction tours of the Jackman Law Building site.

"Reunions connect us to a time in our life that we need to remember every so often," said Marisha Roman, JD 1994. "They connect us to the time when we were new students, hopeful and anxious about whether we made the right decision. Most of all, they connect us to when we were so excited about the prospect of our futures."

She was one of the many alumni who attended the opening cocktail event in the Rowell Room and Flavelle's Fireplace Lounge. After about an hour of classmates talking and catching up, there was a warm welcome from Interim Dean Jutta Brunnee—and for the first time, from the newly announced Incoming Dean Ed Iacobucci.

“It’s a transformative time at the law school,” said Iacobucci. “Not only because of that enormous construction pit behind us, site of our future home, thanks to the generous support of our community. But also because of the incredible opportunities to make this law school even better in the face of tremendous changes occurring in the profession and in legal education.”

A special shout-out to the Class of 1959’s Edmund L. Schofield, who attended the construction tour and reception, and to the following classes for the largest turnouts: Class of 1974, 1999 and 1989.

"It's trite to say it but no one's career path is a straight line," said Marisha Roman. "I feel very fortunate for where my degree has helped me to go in life, and the reunion gave me a chance to hear the stories of my former classmates. The people I talked to seemed to feel fortunate in the same way I did in spite of, or maybe because of, their own winding career stories. Thanks for making this event happen." 


Photos: Michelle Yee