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Alumni Weekend 2008—Imagining the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for the Three Branches of Government

The Yale Law School community of alumni, faculty, students, and friends will gather October 3-5 for Alumni Weekend 2008. All alums are invited to attend this wonderful annual event in which old friendships are rekindled and new ones sparked. In addition to a stimulating lineup of panel discussions and other activities, the weekend will feature a memorial tribute to influential civil rights lawyer Catherine Roraback ’48 and presentation of YLSA Awards of Merit to author and former Yale Law Professor Charles Reich ’52 and Augustus E. Lines Professor Emeritus of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law John Simon ’53.

Panel discussions on Friday and Saturday will provide substantial food for thought on this year’s theme, “Imagining the Future: Challenges and Opportunities for the Three Branches of Government.” Experts from the legal, corporate, academic, and political arenas will consider how such critically important topics as immigration, liberty and security, the environment, the economy, and health care reform will be dealt with by the three branches of government in the coming years.

An interactive event Friday evening hosted by Stanford Law Professor Pam Karlan ’84 promises to be one of the more entertaining portions of the weekend. A huge success in its debut last year, the Polling Game invites attendees to vote on the hot issues of the day and play pundit on the outcome. Also taking part in the game will be Yale Law Professor Heather Gerken; CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield ’67; Nicholas deB Katzenbach '47, former Attorney General of the United States and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of IBM; and Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

Tours of Yale Law School will be offered throughout the weekend, and a student-alumni breakfast on Saturday morning will give alumni the opportunity to be matched with current students to chat about common areas of interest. On Saturday afternoon, attendees may participate in a Q&A session with Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh.

Detailed information about the weekend’s activities, along with registration and lodging information and a complete schedule of events, is available on the Alumni Weekend web pages

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Affairs Office at 203-432-1690.