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Roughly 200 alums took part in reunion weekend

September 24, 2012

PORTLAND, Maine

Roughly 200 alums took part in reunion weekend held Sept. 14-15 at the University of Maine School of Law.

Celebrating 10 classes, the reunion was the largest alumni event and the first multi-year reunion at that scale in the school’s history The event honored graduates from every five years, beginning in 1962 and ending in 2007.

“It was a great event,” said Mary Roy, Maine Law’s Assistant Director of Advancement and Development. Roy was the lead planner of the reunion. “We were thrilled with the response and the enthusiasm for the multi-year concept. I think it gave people a chance to make new connections, while also enjoying time with old friends.”

Each class was represented by a member of the Reunion Committee, who was responsible for communicating the details of the weekend, encouraging attendance and helping to arrange specific events for each class. Participants included residents of 10 states, living as far away as Olympia, Washington.

More than 150 alums attended the welcome reception on Friday, Sept. 14. Dean Peter Pitegoff gave special recognition to members of the class of 1962: The Hon. Carl O. Bradford of Yarmouth, Maine, and Phil Weiner of Silver Spring, Maryland.

On Saturday Sept. 15, a buffet lunch was followed by a welcome and address by Dean Pitegoff. Deirdre Smith, Director of Maine Law’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and Libra Visiting Professor Anna Welch discussed the clinic and its newest addition, the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, which launched this fall under Welch’s supervision. Professor Dmitry Bam delivered a timely lecture on recent U.S. Supreme Court cases. Prof. Bam is an expert in professional responsibility, the judiciary, election law, and constitutional law, and attendees of his lecture earned Continuing Legal Education credits in ethics. The weekend events closed on Saturday night with a traditional lobster bake held at Spring Point, on the campus of Southern Maine Community College.

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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

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