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Friday, April 8

Chauncey E. Brummer Symposium

1:00 p.m. – E.J. Ball Courtroom

Presented by the Black Law Student Association

Black Alumni Reception immediately following.

Showing of Free Men Documentary Film

Guests have the opportunity to view the documentary film about Kenneth’s case in advance of his presentation at 2:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reams

2:45 p.m. - E.J. Ball Courtroom

At the age of 18, Kenneth Reams was sentenced to death as an accomplice in a botched robbery that resulted in the death of a white man named Gary Turner. He became the youngest inmate on death row in Arkansas. Kenneth will be joining the Symposium via telephone from prison where he is currently incarcerated to discuss his case and the felony murder rule.

CLE Opportunity:
Key Takeaways from the Pandemic: A View from Corporate Attorneys

4:00 p.m. – E.J. Ball Courtroom

Presented by Tyson Foods, Inc.

Main topics of discussion:

  • Initial emergency response with federal, state, and local entities
  • Regulatory activity. Issuance of the Defense Product Act Executive Order by President Trump for the Meatpacking Industry, USDA implementation, federal and state government regulatory and agency interaction.
  • Subsequent litigation, novel legal issues navigated during those matters, and the impact of evolving guidance

Panelists from Tyson Foods, Inc. Law Department:

  • Adam Deckinger, Senior Vice President, Head of Law and Compliance, & Assistant Secretary
  • Jonathan Baker, Managing Counsel, Casualty Claims
  • Jane Duke (J.D. ’96), Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer
  • Bradley Wallace, Principal Counsel, Labor & Employment

Welcome Reception

5:30 p.m.

Join reunion-goers, guests, professors, and friends in the Richard B. Atkinson Memorial Courtyard. Check-in and pick-up your reunion goodies and enjoy the fellowship with fellow School of Law grads. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Saturday, April 9

Golden Graduate Celebration

Celebration for the Class of 1972

12:00 p.m. – Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House

Join us for lunch as we recognize our alumni from the Class of 1972 for their 50 years of service to the legal profession.

Law Alumni Society Awards Dinner
Celebrating the Law Alumni Society Award Recipients for 2021 and 2022

6:00 p.m. – Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House

2022 Recipients

  • Lonnie Powers (J.D. ’70) – Commitment to Justice Award
  • KenDrell Collins (J.D. ’18) – Commitment to Justice Early Career Award
  • Dalton Person (J.D. ’16) – Commitment to Justice Early Career Award
  • Conley Meredith (J.D. ’70) – Veterans Award
  • Kandice Bell (J.D. ’97) – Public Service Award
  • Autumn Tolbert (J.D. ’06) – Public Service Award
  • Rose Law Firm – Career Champion Award (Large Firm)
  • The Law Group of Northwest Arkansas – Career Champion Award (Small Firm)

2021 Recipients

  • Morris Arnold (J.D. ’68) – Commitment to Justice Award
  • Alayna Farris (J.D. ’16) – Commitment to Justice Early Career Award
  • Kutak Rock, LLP – Career Champion Award (Large Firm)
  • Smith Hurst – Career Champion Award (Small Firm)

Class Events

Class of 1992 - 30 Year Reunion

Friday, April 8 – Time and Location TBD

Cost – Individual will pay their own expenses

Registrants will receive an email with updated event details

Class of 1997 - 25 Year Reunion

Friday, April 8 – Time and Location TBD

Cost – Individual will pay their own expenses

Registrants will receive an email with updated event details

Class of 2002 - 20 Year Reunion

Friday, April 8, 2022 -- Immediately following Welcome Reception at law school - Location TBD

Drinks and Dinner Social

Registrants will receive an email with updated event details

Saturday, April 9 (Option 1):

Crystal Bridges - Collection Highlights Tour

11:00 a.m.

$10/person (pay upon tour arrival)

Saturday, April 9 (Option 2):

Golf Outing

Location and Time – TBD

Approximately $65/person (we will contact you in advance to book a convenient tee time for you)

Class of 2007 – 15 Year Reunion

Friday, April 8 – Time and Location TBD

Cost: Individual will pay their own expenses

Registrants will receive an email with updated event details

Class of 2017 - 5 Year Reunion

Friday, April 8 - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m

Cost: Individual will pay their own expenses

Sideways
311 w Dickson St, Fayetteville

Join Classmates for fun and Fellowship