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Friday, April 14

Anticipating the Future of Admissions

Presented by the School of Law Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

3:00 p.m. – E.J. Ball Courtroom

Eldridge Brooks Partners

No registration fee

Open to all registrants

Panel discussion on the potential outcomes and how institutional leaders respond to oral arguments in the Supreme Court cases Student for Fair Admissions, Inc vs. Harvard College and SFFA vs. University of North Carolina. (Ethics CLE Credit Pending)


  • Rodney Slater (J.D. ’80) – Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
  • Professor Robert Steinbuch – Professor of Law, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Bethany Li – Legal Director, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Mithun Mansinghani – Partner, Lehotsky Keller LLP


  • Wendy Stouffer – Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Services, and the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of Arkansas

read panelists' bio and papers →

Black Law Alumni Reception

4:00 p.m. – Richard B. Atkinson Memorial Courtyard

Eldridge Brooks Partners

No registration fee

Open to all registrants

Join fellow Black alumni of the law school in the Richard B. Atkinson Memorial Courtyard. Catch up with classmates and friends, and meet new ones!

Tours of the Law School

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Waterman Hall

No registration fee

Open to all registrants

If you haven’t been back to the law school in a while, enjoy student-led tours of the facilities and see what has changed since your time on campus.

Reunion Bash

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

Tickets: $25

Open to all registrants

Meet up with alumni of all years at this casual gathering. Enjoy dinner, drinks and music while catching up with classmates. This is reunion central for classes celebrating their milestone reunion years.

Saturday, April 15

Golden Graduate Celebration

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

Tickets: $50 – The class of 1973 is invited back to campus to celebrate their golden reunion and reconnect with classmates and reminisce about law school days. Join us as we celebrate the alumni who have been graduates of the school of law for 50 years or more. Friends and family are welcome! Class of 1973 members receive a complimentary ticket. Open to all registrants.

Law Alumni Society Awards Dinner

6:30 p.m. — Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House

Tickets are $100 each

Corporate Tables are available (8 seats) - $1000

Open to all registrants

Dinner and program formally recognizing the 2023 School of Law Award Recipients.

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

2023 Recipients

  • Rodney Slater (J.D. ’80) and Christy Jones (J.D. ’77) – Commitment to Justice Award
  • Dequeshia Prude-Wheeler (J.D. ’17) – Commitment to Justice Early Career Award
  • Col. Melissa Lee (J.D. ’99) – Veterans Award
  • Hope Goins (J.D. ’06) – Public Service Award
  • Christy Comstock (J.D. ’92) – Gayle Pettuz Pontz Award
  • Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates and Woodyard, PLLC – Career Champion Award (Large Firm)
  • Odom Law Firm – Career Champion Award (Small Firm)