Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of your graduation from Drake Law School. Reconnect with classmates who have had diverse life experiences and careers, but who all have one thing in common: a Drake Law education.
Wine and cheese reception, 5 p.m.
Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons
Sponsored by Drake University Law School
Optional tour, 5:30 p.m.
Current Drake Law students will be on hand to provide a tour of Cartwright Hall, Opperman Hall, and the Neal and Bea Smith Law Center
BBQ Dinner, 6 p.m.
Drake University, Ray Promenade
(Rain location: Cartwright Hall, Kern Commons)
Sponsored by Class of 1981 Reunion Committee: Amy Christensen, John Gelson, Nan Horvat, Marilyn Mueller, Michael Staab, and Mark Tripp
Continental Breakfast, 9 a.m.
Neal and Bea Smith Law Center Atrium
Program Welcome, 10 a.m.
Class welcome – John Gelson, LW’81
Greeting - Suzie Pritchett, Director of Clinics & Experiential Education and
Professor of Law, Drake University Law School
Dean’s welcome and Law School update - Jerry Anderson, Dean, Drake
Student remarks – Riley Noble, 2021-22 Student Bar Association President
In Memoriam, 10:30 a.m.
A tribute to classmates who are not here today but who are forever in our hearts.
Gene Beach Burton Leiser
Terry Cardamon Greg Lunde
Paul DeFord Mary Jo Martrano
Todd Elverson Buncie Murphy
Kirk Foley Linn Plous
Richard Harmon Wayne Saubert
John Heath Jayne Schambow
Kirk Helvie Helen Stirling
Martin Begleiter (Faculty) T.J. McDonough (Faculty)
Continuing Legal Education program, 11 a.m.
"Policing, Racial Profiling and Protests: The Quest for Unbiased Policing and the Protection of Civil Rights"
Presented by Professors Emeriti Russell Lovell and David Walker
Neal and Bea Smith Law Center Courtroom
Sponsored by John Gelson, Jersey Mike’s Subs
Reception and dinner, 6 p.m.
3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines
Remarks: Amy Christensen and Michael Staab