Class of 1985 Reunion

May 14-15, 2021

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Schedule of Events

All events will be held virtually on Zoom.


3-5 p.m. EDT

Continuing Legal Education Seminars (Choose one)

CLE credit available

Trusts & Estates with Stephen W. Murphy ’10, Partner, McGuireWoods

Ethics with Professors George M. Cohen and Gregory Mitchell

Advanced Legal Editing with Professors Joe Fore ’11 and Sarah Stewart Ware

5-7:30 p.m. EDT

Black Law Alumni Reception

Organized by the Black Alumni Engagement and Reunion Planning Committee 

Hosted by Afi S. Johnson-Parris '02

Faculty Panel: Diversity, Equity, and Belonging – Then and Now


Student Remarks by Tiffany Mickel '22, the first Black editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review

Interview with Dean Risa Goluboff by Sanford S. Williams '96

Connection and Socializing via Breakout Rooms


9:30-11:30 a.m. EDT

All-Class Assembly

Alumni Association Annual Meeting led by Alumni Council Vice President, Elizabeth Finn Johnson '87

State of the Law School by Dean Risa Goluboff

Retirement Celebration honoring Professor Jonathan Z. Cannon

Faculty Panel: In the Classroom—UVA Law, Then and Now


1:15-2:30 p.m. EDT

The Art of Law: UVA’s First Law Library

A presentation drawing from the Rare Book Room Collection, hosted by Randi Flaherty, Special Collections Librarian

4-5 p.m. EDT

Virtual Wine Tastings (Choose one)

More information here.

With Stan Joynes '81, owner of Valley Road Vineyards in Afton, Virginia

With Todd Zimmerman '90, owner of Septenary Winery in Greenwood, Virginia

With Jay Krutulis '00, owner of Prospice Wines in Walla Walla, Washington


Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello & James Madison's Montpelier

When you register for Virtual Law Alumni Weekend 2021, you will receive special access to virtual tours of Monticello and Montpelier.

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Class of 1985 Hotels

If you made a hotel reservation for Law Alumni Weekend, you are responsible for canceling it. If you do not intend to use your reservation, please cancel it at your earliest convenience.

Contact Us

Phone: (434) 924-3199

Reunion Committee

Rolin P. Bissell
Charles Mark Carver
Anthony P. Della Pietra, Jr.
Douglas S. Granger
John H. Grayson, Jr.
F. Sheffield Hale
Holly A. Hirst
Christopher B. Hockett
Christopher C. Kearney
John J. Kelley III
David G. Leitch

Christopher C. McIsaac
Margaret Wolfensberger
Louise S. Sams
Lani Schweiker Shelton
Martha Ann Sisson
Frances M. Stadler
Jeffrey M. Trinklein
Craig A. Umbaugh
Rebecca Lee Wiggs