Friday, April 14th
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM: Check-In and Registration - Law School Lobby.
Noon - 1:30 PM: 50th Reunion Celebration Lunch: By invitation only
Alumni celebrating their 50th reunion will be recognized during a lunch with both the Law School Alumni Association Board and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law Foundation Board. This event will take place under the tent in front of the W&M Law School. Parking will be at the Law School parking lot. Dress for this event is business.
3:00 - 3:45 PM: Classroom Experience, Room 127
Alumni are invited to attend a classroom experience session to hear from one of our distinguished faculty. The top row will be reserved for guests with mobility needs.
"Mass Incarceration Nation", with Jeffrey Bellin, Cabell Research Professor & Mills E. Godwin, Jr., Professor of Law
4:00 - 4:45 PM: Explore Williamsburg
Gather with your fellow classmates and their families to explore Colonial Williamsburg. Take a historic tour of the Wren, sign up for a W&M Law Admissions tour, and more.
Visit Williamsburg (external site)
4:00 - 4:45 PM: Wolf Library Open House, Wolf Library
Alumni are invited to explore the new George Wythe Room and the curated exhibit in the Special Collections Room.
5:15 - 6:00 PM: John Donaldson Celebration of Life
This event is not part of Alumni Weekend but since many of our guests are attending we wanted to include it here. This event is under the tent outside of the William & Mary Law School. The dress for this event will likely widely vary. Just come as you are to celebrate our dear friend John.
6:00 - 8:00 PM: Alumni Welcome Reception, Law School Lobby
Alumni and guests are invited to gather together to reminisce and meet with current and emeritus faculty. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at this event with an open beer and wine bar.
7:00 - 9:00 PM: Class Private Receptions
Classmates from the Classes of 1973, 1978, and 1983 are invited to enjoy dinner together at the home of classmates. You can pick up your nametags for the weekend at your event. Addresses for these receptions will be sent to the email you used to register for reunion.
1973 - Sally and Andy Andrews
1978 - DeRonda Short
1983 - Jim and Pam Penny
Saturday, April 15th
9:00 AM - 2: PM: Check-In and Registration - Law School Lobby
9:00 - 10:45 AM: Dean's Council Breakfast: By invitation only
Dean's Council members are invited to attend a breakfast under the tent in front of the Law School with Dean Spencer. The event will include breakfast and a Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar. The dress for this event is casual.
9:00 - 10: 45 AM: Explore Williamsburg
11:00 - 11:45 AM: Panel Discussions
Alumni can choose to attend one of two panel sessions to hear from our distinguished faculty and alumni.
The Immigration Clinic, Room 119: Join a panel featuring the Immigration Clinic Director Stacy Kern-Scheerer, Postgraduate Fellow Nicole Alanko, and students, as they discuss their vital work helping vulnerable populations from around the world, find new homes in Hampton Roads. The top row of the classroom is reserved for guest with mobility needs.
Moot Court Demonstration, McGlothlin Courtroom: Come watch the Law School's #2 nationally ranked Moot Court team in a live demonstration. You also will have the opportunity to interact with the students and faculty supervisor, Jennifer Franklin. The McGlothlin Courtroom can accommodate 40 guests. Once we reach capacity guests who would like to attend this demonstration will be able to watch live from the Penney Courtroom upstairs.
Noon - 1:45 PM: Alumni Picnic Lunch, Law School Tent
Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy good food, music, and lawn games in front of the Law School. A picnic lunch will be provided with an open beer and wine bar. Dress for this event is casual.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: State of the Law School, Law School Tent
Alumni are invited to hear Dean Spencer talk about the challenges the Law School faces, the successes of our students, faculty, and programs, and his vision for the future of legal education at W&M. Q&A will be available at the end.
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM: Alumni Reunion Social, Law School Tent
Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy Tribe popcorn, music, and lawn games.
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Oliver Hill Scholarship Social, Patten Courtyard
The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) will host a gathering of alumni to honor the legacy of Oliver Hill.
3:00 PM - 5:45 PM: Explore Williamsburg
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM: Dean's Council and Reunion Committee Reception, Alumni House: By invitation only
Dean's Council and Reunion Committee members, along with special guests, are invited to a cocktail reception in recognition of their efforts for the W&M Law School Alumni Weekend 2023. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Dress for this event is cocktail. Parking will be at the Alumni House and next to Zable Stadium. There will be a select number of handicap spots available in front of the House.
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM: Reunion Dinner Party, Alumni House
Join your classmates in reminiscing about your time at W&M Law and share updates about where life has taken you personally and professionally. Dress for this event is cocktail. Parking will be at the Alumni House and next to Zable Stadium. There will be a select number of handicap spots available in front of the House. Please see your room below by class:
Hunter Hall A: Class of 1983: First Floor
Hunter Hall B: Class of 1973: First Floor
Hunter Hall B: Class of 1978: First Floor
Leadership Hall A: Class of 2003: Second Floor
Leadership Hall B: Class of 2013: Second Floor
Leadership Hall C: Class of 1993: Second Floor
Kaplan Gallery: Class of 1998: Second Floor
Pollard: Class of 2018: Second Floor
Boardroom: Class of 1988: Second Floor
Boardroom Salon: Class of 2008: Second Floor
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Class Bash, Alumni House
Celebrate the end of Alumni Weekend under the stars with music, dancing and desserts. This reception will also have an open beer and wine bar.
Sunday, April 16th
Complete your weekend with your classmates and family by exploring some of the great entertainment and eateries Williamsburg has to offer. Suggested activities include:
- Golden Horseshoe Golf Course
- Virginia Beer Company
- Billsburg Brewery
- Williamsburg Winery
- Copper Fox Distillery
- Colonial Williamsburg
- Merchants Square
- Busch Gardens
- Cheer on W&M Athletics
Registration is closed as of April 3, 2023.
For questions or more information, please contact the Office of Development & Alumni Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 221-3795.