Schedule of Events

Law Reunion events are scheduled for Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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* Events marked with an asterisk denote University-sponsored events for all UR alumni. All other events are sponsored by the School of Law.

Friday: Reunion Golf Tournament*

9 a.m. registration
11 a.m. shotgun start

Country Club of Virginia
709 S. Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA

Cost: $160 per person

Cosponsored by the Board of Trustees and the University of Richmond Alumni Association Board of Directors, the golf outing includes 18 holes of golf (greens fee and cart) on the Tuckahoe Creek course, boxed lunches, refreshments, and an awards cookout. Sign up as an individual or with your own foursome.

Advance registration is required.

Friday: Alumni College Session: "What Does Globalization Mean for You?"*

9:30–10:30 a.m.

Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium

While we frequently hear the term "globalization" in news coverage, do we really know what it means? How will globalization impact the place you live? How will it impact your company and your job? Associate Professor Jonathan Whitaker (Management Department) will provide an overview of historical and recent trends in globalization, including impacts to the structure of firms and nature of occupations. Building on this foundation, he will discuss the implications of globalization for your skills, your compensation, and your career. This program is sponsored by the Robins School of Business.

Advance registration is requested.

Friday: Alumni College Session: "Making the Most of Your Digital Camera"* (cancelled)
This session has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Friday: Alumni College Session: "What Was Gettysburg, Anyway?"*

2–3 p.m.

Jepson Hall

Even casual students on the Civil War think they know the story of Gettysburg: the familiar cast, the enormous sacrifice, the crucial outcome, and the validation in the Gettysburg Address. If we pull back the camera a bit; however, and if we let it run a bit longer than usual, the story takes on different meanings. This program is sponsored by the President’s Office and presented by Dr. Edward L. Ayers, president of the University of Richmond.

Advance registration is requested.

Friday: Alumni College Session: "From Shakespeare to Hunger Games: TV, Film, and Questions of Leadership"*

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Jepson Hall

What are the media images that we see of leaders and leadership actions in major Hollywood films and popular television series? How do these images inform and change the way we view our leaders in "real life"? How do films and television help to shape and change the demands we have of leaders, of ourselves, and of our society? Dr. Kristin Bezio, assistant professor of
leadership studies, integrates the study of literature into the leadership studies curriculum. Her areas of specialization include leadership in literature and film, leadership in performance, and cultural and political history in Early Modern England. Her teaching and research focuses on the ways in which literature, drama, and film have influenced society and the way people think about issues of leadership and followership. This program is sponsored by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

Advance registration is requested.

Friday: Alumni College Session: "Obamacare's Trouble Amidst Significant Changes in U.S. Health Care"*

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Jepson Hall

This presentation will focus on disconcerting long-term health care cost trends and related major developments facing health care providers, payers, and patients. Particular attention will be devoted to how and why Medicare payment policy has played such an influential political and financial role in the structure of modern medicine. The talk will conclude with an analysis of how both "Obamacare" and Medicare’s governance are accelerating the reshaping of health care organization, finance, and delivery for all Americans (not just senior citizens). This program is sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences and presented by Dr. Rick Mayes, associate professor of public policy.

Advance registration is requested.

Friday: Law Reunion Kickoff Party Hosted by the Law School Association

5–7 p.m.

School of Law Atrium

Cost: Late registration is $20 per person. You may pay by cash or check at the door.

The Law School Association Board invites reunion celebrants to a cocktail reception with Dean Wendy Perdue and members of the Richmond Law faculty.

Friday: Law Class Events (new events added)

Several classes have chosen to host events following the School of Law Kickoff Party on Friday evening. Please check back for updates on other class events as they become available.

Class of 1964
7 p.m. Dessert Reception
School of Law Commons
Cost: $20 per person (includes dessert, coffee, and beer and wine bar)
Advance registration is required.

Class of 1969
7 p.m. Cocktail Reception at the Home of Linda and Gene Desvernine
8810 Berkshire Dr., Richmond, VA
Cost: no charge
Advance registration is required.

Class of 1989
7 p.m. Class Party at the Home of Barbara and John Apostle
6503 River Road, Richmond, VA
Parking will be available at the School of Law with shuttle transportation to the Apostle’s.
Cost: $40 per person (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, beer and wine bar, and shuttle transportation)
Advance registration is required.

Class of 1994
7:30 p.m. Class Party on the Deck at Legend Brewing Co.
321 W 7th St, Richmond, VA
Cost: pay-your-own-way
Advance registration is required.

Class of 1999
7:30 p.m. Class Party
Please note that your class party has been relocated due to an exhaust system outage at the original venue. We will now gather at Barrel Thief Wine Shop & Cafe, 5805 Patterson Ave. (at Libbie). Parking is available behind the cafe.
Cost: $15 per person (includes light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)
Advance registration is required.

Class of 2004 & 2009
7:30 p.m. Class Party at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Tasting Room
2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA
Cost: $20 per person (includes two drink tickets, dessert from Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe, and cash bar)
Advance registration is required.

Saturday: Meet and Greet with Dean Perdue

11 a.m.–noon

School of Law Atrium

Join Dean Wendy Perdue to learn what’s new at the law school and what’s in store for the future. Light refreshments and cocktails will be available in an open house format. There is no charge for this event.

Advance registration is requested.

Saturday: University of Richmond Alumni Association Picnic*

Noon–2 p.m.

Lakeview Lane (rain or shine)

Join all reunion class members for a picnic on Lakeview Lane. This celebration features picnic fare, beverages, and plenty of children's activities. This event is sponsored by the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA). There is no charge for this event.

Advance registration is required.

Saturday: School of Law Reunion Dinner at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

7–9:30 p.m.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA

Cost: Late registration is $100 per person. Limited seating. We can accept cash or check only at the door.

Join your classmates for a cocktail reception and reunion celebration dinner at the beautiful Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Alumni and their guests will be seated by class year at dinner. Attire is business or cocktail attire. Parking is complimentary in the museum parking deck.

Cancellation Policy

Event Cancellation by Sponsor

The University of Richmond reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If the university or law school cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.

Registration Cancellation by Participant

The deadline to receive a refund for Law Reunion 2014 is 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Registration cancellations received prior to the deadline may be eligible to receive a refund. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Refunds will not be available for registrants who choose not to attend an event. Cancellations will be accepted via phone (804) 287-1855, fax (804) 289-8992, or e-mail ( and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.