September 27-28, 2019
Nebraska Law Alumni Reunion Weekend
Honoring the classes of: 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1999, 2009
Friday, September 27, 2019
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, Hudl (600 P Street)
In order to make reunion weekend the best experience for your class, we want to make sure as many of your classmates as possible attend. If your class reaches a minimum number of attendees, we'll give you a College of Law t-shirt to wear to the tailgate and game!
Other Friday opportunities include: one-on-one meetings with current students, on-campus interviews, mock interviews, and/or attend a class.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Tailgate and Nebraska vs. Ohio State Football Game
Our all-alumni, all-College pre-game tailgate will take place at IronHorse Event Space (728 Q Street) and will begin at 3:30 p.m.
Need a place to stay? Whether it's in the Haymarket or a quieter place of the city, group room blocks at three area hotels have been reserved for the weekend.
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.