Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Reunion photo of three alumni

Class of 1985 alumni enjoy the Reunion cocktail event.


About 325 alumni from years ending in ‘0’ and ‘5’ celebrated with old friends and classmates October 23-25 for Reunion 2015.

A tour of the first floor of the almost-completed Jackman Law Building kicked off the event, one of the Faculty of Law’s premier gatherings of the year. Dozens of alumni donned hard hats and shoe covers for a guided tour through the main areas. Basking in all the space, many were impressed with the progress and future state-of-the-art home of the law school.

The excitement transitioned over to the Rowell Room where a cocktail event was in full swing before the class dinners around Toronto.

Four alumni at reunion

Class of 1990 alumni

Brian Livingston, Class of 1980, was eager to reconnect with his classmates, and shared a memory of some good-natured ribbing back in the day.

“I used to infuriate my colleagues here because I wore my Queen’s engineering jacket all the time, and they would look at me as some stupid plumber,” said Livingston. “And then I used to show them flow charts to figure out civil procedure. A flow chart is just a logical way to show the flow of events, which lends itself to civil procedure. The first guy thought I was crazy, and then he realized it was a good idea, and he started doing one not only for civil procedure, but for the securities act as well.”

The weekend included a Halloween crafts event for alumni and their children on Saturday, and a brunch on Sunday. More Reunion dinners were held on the weekend as well.

Three alumni of Class of 1955 with their spouses in front of the oak fireplace

Class of 1955 alumni  Eric Appleby, Doug Andison, Herb Solway and RJ Gray with their spouses.

Jeremy Fraiberg, Class of 1998, representing the Law Alumni Association, introduced Dean Ed Iacobucci at the cocktail reception, adding “I was impressed that you just ran a 2:57 marathon in Toronto last Sunday!” and joked for the “lean dean” to load up on some hors d’oeuvres.

Dean Iacobucci recalled that he was at the Reunion event last year, after he was announced as the new dean. And he said that his term to date has been truly enjoyable.

“We’re an incredibly interesting group of people, doing interesting things in a wide range of activities, in every area of legal practice, social justice work of all kinds, in business, in politics, in Canada and around the world,” said Iacobucci. “It’s been a real joy to be able to take this opportunity to get to know you better over the last 10 months. You’re an important part of the legacy of this law school, and the living life of this law school, in the many ways you give back.”