GW Law Celebrates Reunion Weekend 2022

July 1, 2022
Law school alumni sitting on stage

On June 3rd, we were joined by over 175 attendees from across the country to celebrate our in-person GW Law Reunion weekend. The weekend kicked off with the Stockton Guard brunch with Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew.

"This was my first in-person Reunion Weekend, and what a joy it was! Being able to celebrate my first GW Law Reunion back on campus was an incredible experience and the perfect way to cap off an amazing year at GW Law.  From the informative panel discussions, to the Family Friendly BBQ, to handing out alumni awards and class cups at our climactic dinner at the Ritz-Carlton, it was wonderful to get to meet and interact with alumni from across the years and the country.  We cannot wait to host our classes of 3's and 8's next spring, and know that Reunion Weekend is only going to get bigger and more fabulous.”

- Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew

We celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Jacob Burns Legal Clinics. This event offered a unique opportunity for alumni to explore the history of the Clinical Program through the lens of our clinician and administrative leadership starting in the early 1970’s, continuing into the 21st Century, and into a very bright future. 

On Saturday, Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Carmia Caesar led a Diversity Roundtable discussion. This event was followed by a Fireside Chat with Dean Dayna Bowen Matthew and Professor Steve Schooner. The day concluded with an All Alumni and Class Dinner. Over the course of the weekend we announced our Reunion Weekend award recipients! 

  • Karen & Scott Stempel, JD '82, The Jacob Burns Award for Extraordinary Service to GW Law 
  • Michele Blackwell, JD '12, The Recent Alumni Award
  • Judge Gina Simms, JD '92, The Distinguished Alumni Award 
  • Ira Jaffe, JD '77, The Stockton Guard Alumni Award 
  • Lisa Gurwitch, JD '82, The J. William Fulbright Distinguished Public Service Award 

Congratulations to all our recipients and thank you to all of our alums who made this weekend a success.

"Our 50th Reunion Weekend Celebration exceeded even my wildest expectations in every respect. Each event provided a distinct venue and opportunity to meet with classmates, and older and younger alumni, to reminisce about all things GW Law. We celebrated with zest the past, and we had the great privilege of spending treasured time with Dean Matthew and celebrate her new leadership and vision for an even more dynamic and progressive law school that will make us all exceedingly proud. Congratulations to the entire staff for creating an exceptional experience! I'm counting the days until our 55th!"

- John Hunter, Class of 1972 Reunion Committee Member

We are excited to share Reunion Weekend 2023 will be held on June 2-3, 2023. Check back here for more information!