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Reunion 2019: What a Party!

Huge turnout, generous giving made this a special gathering for all.

November 2, 2019 -- Boston College Law School's 2019 Reunion, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, MA. Photo by Caitlin Cunningham Photography.  Photographs by Caitlin Cunningham

Boston College Law School’s Reunion Weekend 2019 roared to life November 1 with activities all around the Newton campus, and the pace didn’t let up until the last lights went out at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston on Saturday evening. Some 650 reunioners, Dean’s Council members, and guests attended.

On Saturday, classroom visits, campus tours, and a presentation by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy called “Pot and Parity” were followed by a state-of-the-school address by Dean Vincent Rougeau. The Business Law Society assembled a career panel of reunioning alumni Jim Kennedy ’84 of Pixar Animation Studios, Mike Wilson ’84 of State Street Bank, Helen O’Rourke ’94 of Liberty Mutual Insurance, and Kathleen Waters ’94 of DaVita, Inc. BC Innocence Program faculty and alumni who worked on the release of exoneree Christopher “Omar” Martinez joined him in conversation about their fight for his freedom. Day One of reunion concluded with a welcome dinner and “Bar Review.”

Day Two was no less engaging. A 50th Reunion luncheon for members of the Class of 1969, the Black Alumni Network Annual Meeting, and a grand tour of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum filled the afternoon. At nightfall, the Dean’s Council Donor Appreciation Reception preceded the Half-Century Dinner and Class Reception and Dinner for the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014.

Reunion giving, which remains open until December 31, had reached an estimated $1.8 million by reunion weekend.