Alumni Reunion Weekend

Each year, the University of Arkansas School of Law, in conjunction with the Law Alumni Society, hosts Alumni Reunion Weekend. The event is a time for all alumni to come to campus and reunite as well as to make new friends and connections.

Dean Stacy Leeds, the Law School staff, and the Law Alumni Society welcomed alumni to the 2017-18 School of Law Reunion

All law school alumni are invited to attend this fun weekend of reminiscing and reuniting.

Dates and Events

Friday, April 13

3:00 p.m. CLE: Recent Developments in Legal Ethics

This program will cover issues involving the prospective client (Rule 1.18), ghost-writing of court documents (Ark. Civ. Pro. R. 87), the handling and destruction of client files (Rule 1.19), confidentiality and new technology (ABA Formal Opinions 11-459 and 17-477), the “commonly known” exception to opposing former clients (Rule 1.9 and ABA Formal Opinion 17-479) the use of client information and blogging (Rule 1.6 and ABA Formal Opinion 18-480), advice to clients involved in criminal activity (Rule 1.2), and the use of inadvertently received materials (Rule 4.4)and ABA Formal Opinion 05-437.

4:15 p.m. CLE: Lawyers in the Baseball Hall of Fame:

This program will look at the 11 lawyers who are in the Baseball Hall of Fame, focusing on their legal and judicial careers.

5:30 p.m. Dean’s All-Alumni Reception

Join reunion-goers, guests, professors, and friends in the Richard B. Atkinson Memorial Courtyard for a brief update on the state of the law school and a glimpse into future plans. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

In case of rain, this event will be moved inside. Please see Facebook and Twitter for last-minute updates.

Class Events Will Follow

CLICK HERE for more information.

Saturday, April 14

10:00 a.m. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Registration is required.

10:00 a.m. Gates open at Baum Stadium.

12:00 p.m. All Law Alumni Tailgate will begin.

12:00 p.m. First pitch, Arkansas v. South Carolina (Game 1). Game 2 will start 30 minutes after Game 1, and your ticket will be good for both games.

Reminders: bring your nametag and lanyard, bring law chairs (if you have them), review the clear bag policy and BUNDLE UP!

Baseball tailgate and game sponsored by the firm of Mitchell Williams.

Class Challenge

Reunion registration fees have been waived with the hope that our alumni will rise to the Class Challenge!

Scholarship is the single greatest tool we have to attract the best and brightest students to the School of Law. The class challenge is a friendly competition between classes to raise funds and to provide scholarships to qualified students who could not otherwise attend. Class totals will be tallied for “bragging rights” and each gift is tax deductible.

To give, please visit the link to contribute online. Or you may send a check made payable to the University of Arkansas Foundation. Please write “Class Challenge class XXXX” in the memo for proper credit. Checks may be mailed to:

University of Arkansas School of Law
1045 W. Maple St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
ATTN: Tory


The top floor of Garland garage (1032 Cleveland Street, with entrances off Cleveland and Lindell Ave.) is available for paid parking all afternoon into the evening. You may take elevator to the 2nd floor where a payment kiosk is located. The kiosk accepts cash or cards, and you will need to enter your license plate number into the meter. The rate is $1.70 per hour. For more information about university parking, click here. The University of Arkansas Parking Map may be accessed here.


There will be a covered golf cart shuttling alumni and guests from Garland Garage to the law school beginning at 2 p.m. To use the shuttle, meet in the Garland Garage 2nd level breezeway by the elevator.


Area hotels are listed for your convenience. They are included due to their proximity to campus. Placement on this list does not indicate endorsement by the School of Law.

Reunion attendees are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms as early as possible.


Flying to Arkansas: Please note that our closest airport is the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) located in Bentonville, Arkansas, about 30 miles north of Fayetteville. The XNA website has links to shuttles, taxi information and bus routes. The Fort Smith Airport is also less than an hour's drive.

Other Activities

Northwest Arkansas offers a wide variety of activities. For more information visit

Reunion Co-sponsors

University of Arkansas School of Law Law Alumni Society Reece Moore Pendergraft
Matthews Campbell Rhoads McClure Thompson Earl Buddy Chadick, Bassett Law Firm, LLP

Tailgate and Baseball Game Sponsor

Mitchell Williams Selig Gates Woodyard, PLLC

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