2021 School of Law Alumni Reunion Event Schedule

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Friday, April 9

CLE Opportunity

10:00 a.m. – Recalibrating your COVID Wellness Strategy – Presented by JLAP

Approved for 1.5 hours Ethics CLE Credit


This presentation reviews on how depression/anxiety/substance use disorder and mental health issues affect the legal community at a base level. Adding to these already disproportionate numbers, the stressors of the COVID pandemic have pushed many legal professionals into compromised mental health functioning.Changing protocols of the court system and barriers of client contacts have been challenging to keep up with and maintain. The panelists will also help participants identify levels of distress within themselves, and how to seek professional help if needed. Additionally, during the pandemic many clients are dealing with mental health issues and increased stress levels, the panel will discuss ways to refer clients who need help and how to counsel a client dealing with these issues.


Download PDF of handout for JLAP CLE

Online article about student mental health

Chauncey E. Brummer Symposium – presented by the Black Law Student Association

2:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion

Duty to Serve: Lawyer’s Responsibility to the Community

Approved for CLE Credit


3:00 p.m. – BLSA Student and Alumni Networking

BLSA Alumni are invited to stay on the virtual session after the panel discussion to visit with former classmates and current BLSA students.

Golden Graduate Celebration

4:30 p.m. – Virtual Celebration for the Classes of 1970 and 1971

Join us as we recognize our alumni from the Classes of 1970 and 1971 for their 50 years of service to the legal profession.

Complete listing of Golden Graduates →

5:30 p.m. – Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion

Members from the Classes of 1970 and 1971 are invited to stay after the formal recognition for a more informal opportunity to visit and reminisce with former classmates.

Class Events

6:00 p.m.

Joint Event for 1975 and 1976

Hosted by Class Leaders Ralph Wilson (JD ’75), Susan Webber Wright Carter (JD ’75), David Matthews (JD ’76), Gene McKissic (JD ’76), and Dan Kemp (JD ’76).

Joint Event for 1980 and 1981

Hosted by Class Leaders Charlie Coleman (JD ’80), Jim Phillips (JD ’80), Curt Nebben (JD ’80), Jeffrey McKinley (J.D. ’81), John Fogleman (J.D. ’81), and Tim Fox (J.D. ’81)

Joint Event for 1990 and 1991

Hosted by Class Leaders Jana Carter (JD ’90) and Conrad Odom (JD ’91)

Class of 1995

Hosted by Class Leaders Terri Chadick and Cindy Thyer

Class of 1996

Hosted by Audra Hamilton and Jeremy Brumbelow

7:00 p.m.

Joint Event for 1985 and 1986

Hosted by Class Leaders Regina Hopper (JD ’85) and West Doss (JD ’86)

Joint Event for Class of 2000 and 2001

Hosted by Class Leaders Dak Kees (JD ’00)

Class of 2016

Hosted by Class Leaders Quincy Jones, Dalton Person, Brenden Sherrer, and Spencer Bowling

Saturday, April 10

Class Events

7:00 p.m.

Joint Event for Class of 2005 and 2006

Hosted by Class Leaders Dave Beran (’05) and Neel Gupta (’06)

CLE Opportunity

10:00 a.m. – Food Law and Policy in a Pandemic

Approved for CLE Credit

Zoom Presentation

Presenter: Dean Margaret Sova McCabe

COVID-19 has highlighted a reality that scientists in public health and nutrition have been worried about for years: obesity rates and the diseases that accompany it, such as diabetes and heart disease lead to poor health outcomes and high health care costs. Worse, these health disparities are concentrated in diverse and poor populations. As we have learned in the last six months, those who are obese, diabetic, and/or who suffer from heart disease are more likely to die from COVID-19. These ailments are known to be diet related and for more than two decades our country has attempted to reduce obesity and the diabetes and cardiovascular disease often associated with it. Calls for better dietary advice, moves to reform national feeding programs, curb junk food marketing, and discourage sweetened beverage consumption (taxes, marketing limits, size limits) have done little. Now that we have evidence before us that obesity and the diseases related to it make some people more vulnerable that others to death from a virus, how will we respond as a nation?


Arkansas Law Review Update and Networking

12:00 p.m. – Meet and Networking

Meet the current and incoming executive boards, visit with current Arkansas Law Review staff and here about the students plans for the future of the Arkansas Law Review. Current staff members are excited to hear from and ask advice from alumni staff members. Arkansas Law Review Academy Members will be recognized for their commitment to ensuring the continued success of the publication.

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