Alumni Reunions

September 25-26, 2020

Nebraska Law Alumni Reunion Weekend: 

Celebrating the past and reconnecting for the future.

Honoring the classes of: 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2010

Register for Reunion Weekend  

Friday, September 25, 2020

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Mel Shinn Day Picnic

Watch the championship games of bocce ball, badminton, and bags, while eating a picnic-style lunch. It's a fun way to re-live law school days and interact with our current students, faculty, and staff.

Who or What is Mel Shinn?

Mel Shinn Day is actually a two week period in which we celebrate the life of Mel Shinn, a native Hawaiian who came to the mainland to play baseball and graduated with the Class of 1966. After graduating from the College of Law, Mel returned to Hawaii and died unexpectedly in the spring of 1979. To commemorate his life, his classmates created a fund to support recreational activities for law students. For a few years, there was a golf tournament in memory of Mel. In 1985, due to weather and the fact that students were spread out along the course, it was decided to instead hold a 5K race. 

By 1997, the event became Mel Shinn Activity Day. Along with the popular 5K race, events such as biking, tennis and basketball, and a 5K walk, so that more students could become involved in the Day. Bowling was later added to the roster, assuring an even greater participation by the students, staff, and faculty. In its most recent years, an upper-class v. 1L softball game, bocce ball, 5K, badminton, and corn hole have been the main activities. The tournaments generally run two weeks and conclude with championship matches being held on the day of the all-school Mel Shinn Day Picnic.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. | Tours of the College

The College has gone through many new changes throughout the years. A tour of the building will provide you an inside look at the new Schmid Clinic Building, Nearhood Office of Admissions and is an opportunity to reminisce the glory days (and not-so-glory days of studying).

6:00 p.m. | Honor Class Reception & Dinners

Morrill Hall | 645 N. 14th Street

Other Friday opportunities include: one-on-one meetings with current students, on-campus interviews, mock interviews, and/or attend a class.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Tailgate and Nebraska vs. Cincinnati Football Game

Our all-alumni, all-College pre-game tailgate will take place at IronHorse Event Space (728 Q Street) and will begin three hours prior the kick off.


Need a place to stay? Whether it's in the Haymarket or a quieter place of the city, we will help you find a spot. Blocks of rooms have been made available at the following locations listed below. If you prefer to call the hotel instead of booking online, please call the hotel directly and refer to "Nebraska College of Law Reunion."

Courtyard Lincoln Downtown

The Graduate

Hampton Inn & Suites


Can't make it to the reunion this year? Show your class spirit by donating to your class' scholarship fund.



The College of Law now has select branded merchandise available.