May 4, 2022

More than 270 alumni from twelve Newark classes returned for reunions on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22, 2022.   Six classes whose reunions would have been in the spring of 2020 and 2021 but for the pandemic returned on Thursday, and six classes ending in “2” came back for their decennial reunions on Friday.

Enjoy photos of the attendees of each of the following classes for Thursday’s reunions: 1975, 1980, 1990, 1991, 2001, and 2010; and Friday’s reunions: 1972, 1977, 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2012.

In each case attendees began with a luncheon at the law school at which Interim Co-Dean Rose Cuison-Villazor spoke about the “state of the law school” followed by a panel of seven current students talking about their backgrounds and law school experiences.  A specially-designed continuing legal education program, “Addressing Anti-Asian American Violence,” was moderated by Phil Tajitsu Nash ’82, Co-President of the Asian American Legal Defense Fund.  Panelists included Dean Cuison-Villazor, Professor Vera Bergelson, Jack Tchen, Director of the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, R. Joseph Gribko ’94, Sr. Civil Rights Counsel, Office of the U.S. Attorney, Erik Daab, Chief Prosecutor, Specialized Crime Bureau, Office of the NJ Attorney General, and Elizabeth Kari, Founder of AAP(I Belong).

Alumni were then shown the law school’s distance learning seminar rooms, known as the “holodeck,” which allows one professor to teach a class to Newark and Camden students as if they were in the same room.  The tour also included a talk about the library.
Classes then walked to Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hall, the home of the law school from 1979 to 2000, where there were cocktails, class photos, and then individual class dinners.

Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Camden: Toni Mooney Smith
Newark: Peter Englot

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