Alumni Reunion Schedule
October 26-28, 2023

* The reunion schedule listed below is tentative and subject to change. Additional details and information will be added in the coming weeks. Check back often for updates!

Alumni reunions are a fun opportunity to reconnect with former classmates. We invite alumni back to campus to see fellow alumni, current students, and faculty and staff! All WCL alumni are invited to register and attend! The classes ending in 3 and 8 will celebrate milestone anniversaries.
If you have not had the opportunity to visit our beautiful new 8+ acre campus or explore all that DC has to offer in the past several years, this is the perfect “excuse” to get yourselves back into town and engage with old (and new) WCL friends, faculty, and leadership.

See below for more information on our Reunion 2023 schedule and important information for connecting with classmates and navigating around the district while you are in town!

Thursday, October 26, 2023

6:00pm - 8:30pm  |  Class of 1997 and 1998 Reception  |  The Atrium

The classes of 1997 and 1998 will host a joint reception and welcome alumni from those years back to campus to kick-off reunion weekend. Included in this fun evening will be drinks, heavy appetizers, and live music.
Co-hosted by: Dan Zelenko ‘97, Justin Antonipillai ‘97, Amanda LaForge ‘97, Robin Mahler Weisman ‘97, Stacy Linden ‘98, Kelly McCormick ‘98, Cathleen Huang ‘98, Mina Malik ‘98, Karhlton Moore ‘98

Friday, October 27, 2023

10:00am – 7:00pm  |  Registration Check-In Open  |  Founder's Lobby

Alumni should check-in when they first arrive on campus. Attendees can pick up the reunion swag bag, visit the AUWCL Bookstore, and take a professional headshot photo.

10:00am – 11:00Am  |  Campus Tour

11:00am – 11:45Am  |  WCL Program Highlights  |  Claudio Grossman Hall

Check out all of AUWCL’s highly ranked programs at this fun and informative expo! Members from our programs will share highlights and how they’re engaging with our students, alumni, and broader community.

11:45Am – 1:00pm  |  Lunch Featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin  |  Claudio Grossman Hall

Join us for a social lunch where alumni can connect with former classmates and network, featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin, Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, former AUWCL Professor of Law and Director of Law and Government Program.

1:00pm – 2:30pm  |  Panel: From Wall Street to K Street  |  Claudio Grossman Hall

Hear from industry leaders and legal experts in the fields of finance, technology, hospitality, antitrust, private equity, and global manufacturing about lessons they've learned over the past five years, what's hot now, and what trends they’re seeing for the immediate future.
Featured Speakers:
  • Professor David Snyder, Business Law Program Director, American University Washington College of Law
  • Elan Blutinger ’84, Chairman and CEO, AudioNow
  • Tanisha James ’08, Founder/CEO of Flow Forward Capital, Emerging VC Fund Manager, and Lawyer
  • Jason Kanner ’97, Finance Lawyer and Senior Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Omar Vargas ’98, Vice President & Head of Global Public Policy, GM

2:30pm – 4:30pm  |  Career Pitstop  |  The Commons

Drop-In Hours to discuss your career, job- search, resources, and professional development questions.
Hosted by Matthew Pascocello, Director of Alumni Professional Development

3:00pm – 4:30pm  |  Student & Alumni Session: (Re)Finding Your Passion  |  The Commons, Warren Lobby

This is an opportunity for alumni to meet with current students and fellow alumni! Participants will gather in small groups, organized by the following practice areas, to discuss career paths and strategies.
  • Business/Corporate
  • International (Public and Private)
  • Nonprofit
  • IP/Technology
  • Administrative Law/Legislative/Policy
  • Environmental/Health Law

5:00pm – 6:00pm  |  State of the School Address  |  Claudio Grossman Hall

Dean Roger A. Fairfax Jr. is leading a transformational shift at American University Washington College of Law (AUWCL). The Dean will share updates about what is on the horizon for our community. This is an exciting time for the Law School and we are committed to ensuring a world-class experience for our alumni.

6:00pm – 8:00pm  |  Reception  |  Claudio Grossman Hall, Founder's Lobby

All reunion classes will gather for a reception along with special guests that include emeriti faculty, Program Directors, and Program Advisory Councils members!

8:00pm – 10:00pm  |  Class Socials  |  Surfside Restaurant

Catching up with old friends, from near and far, is what will make the reunion a memorable experience! The AUWCL DC Metro Area Alumni Chapter will host this informal event. Light appetizers provided and cash bar available.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

9:00am  |  Registration Open

9:30am – 10:30am  |  Resume Roundtable  |  The Commons

Hosted by Matthew Pascocello, Director of Alumni Professional Development. Alumni who wish to participate should email their resumes to Matthew Pascocello: by Wednesday, October 25th. Space is limited to 15 people. Resumes will be reviewed and marked-up and then distributed in a packet within the group so we can discuss and learn from each other.

10:30am – 12:00pm  |  Panel: Supreme Court - On the Docket for the Upcoming Term  |  Claudio Grossman Hall

Get a front-row seat to the legal realm as we dissect the pressing issues awaiting the Supreme Court in the upcoming term. Our panel of legal experts will provide invaluable perspectives on the cases that will shape the future of our nation.
  • Elizabeth Earle Beske, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Andrew Kim ’12, Partner, Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation, Goodwin Procter
  • Jessica Waters ’03, Assistant Professor, Department of Justice, Law and Criminology, and Director of SPA Leadership Program, American University School of Public Affairs
  • Stephen Wermiel ’82, Professor of Practice in Constitutional Law, American University Washington College of Law

12:00pm – 2:00pm  |  Family and Friends BBQ  |  Yuma Café, Patio

Join us for food, fun, and laughter!

2:00Pm – 3:00Pm  |  Campus Tour

2:00pm – 4:00pm  |  Alumni Networking (Free time or Optional Activities)

DC Engagement is an AUWCL priority! Alumni class leaders will host fun excursions in the city. Tour the AUWCL campus as well.
  • Five Iron Golf (Access to a state-of-the art Trackman technology simulator for 2 hours, appetizers and unlimited soft drinks are included)
  • Docent-led Tour at the Smithsonian American Art Museum starting at 2:00pm

5:00pm - 7:00pm  |  Closing Reception Featuring Richard Verma ’93, Deputy Secretary of State  |  The Atrium

The closing reunion event will offer alumni the opportunity to say farewell to former classmates and the new friends made during the weekend!
Keynote Speaker:
  • Richard Verma ’93, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, former U.S. Ambassador to India

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