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Reunions kindle Tulane Law memories

December 03, 2014

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Class of 1974 members Jane Johnson (Tulane Law’s director of experiential learning) and attorneys Lauren Hallinan (San Francisco), Cynthia Shoss (New York) and Mike Veron (Lake Charles) visit at Arnaud's with Dean David Meyer, Professor Amy Gajda and Senior Director of Development Treb Winegar.


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Class of 1950 members, spouses and friends gather at the home of Jack and Clare Benjamin.


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Michael Lee of Chicago explains the challenge he and Andy Wisdom (second from left) have issued to the Class of 1994, aiming to raise $20,000. Dean David Meyer and Tulane University President Michael Fitts joined dozens of alumni at Wisdom’s home for the announcement.

Photos by Tracie Morris Schaefer 

They gathered across New Orleans, from beloved classic restaurants, to chic and trendy bars, to elegant private homes, hundreds of Tulane Law alumni catching up with classmates as part of Homecoming/Reunion weekend.

Nine classes celebrated reunions Nov. 14-15, spanning 1950 to 2009. And law alumni of multiple generations filled Weinmann Hall for a tailgating event before Tulane’s first on-campus Homecoming football game in 40 years.

View a Reunion slideshow.

Members of the Class of 1950, which meets every year, mingled at the Metairie home of Jack and Clare Benjamin. Meanwhile, the Class of 1994 packed the Uptown home of Andy and Maria Wisdom, where they visited with Tulane President Michael Fitts and his wife, Rene Sobel.

Wisdom co-chaired the committee that selected Fitts as the university’s new leader. Class members also rallied to surprise fundraising challenge from Wisdom and fellow alum Michael Lee of Chicago.

Wisdom and Lee each pledged $5,000 with the goal of raising an additional $5,000 during the reunion party toward a class gift to the law school. The response was so enthusiastic that the challenge was extended to the entire Class of 1994 in hopes of raising a total of $20,000. 

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Class of 2009 members who celebrated their five-year reunion at Barrel Proof, reflect Tulane Law’s diversity.

Photo by Ali Mansfield 

Alumni from all class years, as well as Tulane Law friends and supporters, can make gifts online at www.giving.tulane.edu/law or through the Office of Alumni and Development, 504.862.8837.

The Homecoming football game festivities included presentation of the Bobby Boudreau Spirit Award, which went to Mike Veron, a 1974 law graduate who also has a bachelor's degree from Tulane. Veron, founding partner of Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson in Lake Charles, La., has served in numerous roles supporting the university and athletics program. He and his wife, Melinda, also provided an endowment gift that helped create the Tulane Law School Hall of Fame in 2012.

In 2015, the Classes 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010 will celebrate reunions.  Alumni interested in helping coordinate their reunion program should please contact Adam Kancher, director of alumni relations, akancher@tulane.edu or 504-865-5920.

See a Facebook album of reunion photos. 


Want to share in the celebration?

Please click here to view the entire collection of reunion photos and purchase prints from photographer Tracie Morris Schaefer. (Password: Tulane)

 

 

 

 
   


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