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October Law School Reunion Weekend

October 7-8, 2022

For Quinqs and the Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017. Please see the Attend page, scroll down and click on your class year to find information for your class!

Official festivities for the Law School begin on Friday, October 7. If you’re arriving early on Thursday, October 6 you are welcome to attend an evening event being planned by the undergraduate Reunion office, for all undergraduate and professional school alumni. There will also be opportunities for all Vanderbilt alumni to attend a Conversation with the Chancellor and participate in Commodore Classrooms on Friday. For more information, visit the Undergraduate Reunion Schedule of Events.

Registration is open for classes ending in 2 or 7! Please see the registration link at the bottom of this page. Guests are welcome! 

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Weekend Highlights

Friday, October 7

4:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Check In
Law School Lobby, 21st Avenue South entrance
Main entrance

Pick up your nametag(s) and other Reunion information for the weekend. Nametags will also be available Saturday morning at the continental breakfast, before the programs, and at class parties on Saturday evening.

5:00 p.m.
Law School building tours
Law School, 21st Avenue entrance
Meet in front of the Admissions Office at 4:45 p.m. for 30-minute tours given by students, prior to the cocktail reception.

5:30–7:30 p.m.
Law School Cocktail Reception—for all Law School Reunion Classes
Law School, 21st Avenue entrance
Main Lobby, North Lobby and Blackacre

Celebrate with your classmates, other Law School alumni, some faculty and staff. Then head out to dinner at one of Nashville's popular restaurants!

Saturday, October 8

Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
Law School North Lobby, outside Flynn Auditorium

Pastries, muffins, tea, coffee, and juice will be available.

9:00 a.m.
"A Snapshot of Vanderbilt Law School"
Chris Guthrie, Dean
John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law
Law School
Flynn Auditorium

10:00 a.m.
"Back to the Classroom: Exchanges and Cryptocurrency Markets"
Yesha Yadav
Associate Dean and Robert Belton Director of Diversity, Equity and Community; Professor of Law; Faculty Co-director, LL.M. Program
Law School
Flynn Auditorium
Professor Yadav explores how a simple idea from the 1790s – an exchange – has come to become a centralizing and dominant actor within cryptocurrency markets. The big question now is whether a cryptocurrency exchange can also provide a stabilizing force within an otherwise frontier market, or does is it instead contribute to its risks? Even as crypto exchanges have lent their names to NBA Arenas and dominate Super Bowl ads, how much do we really know about how they work? For us as lawyers, does their size, scale and impact offer a way forward for policymakers to use them as quasi-regulators to oversee a market that has, thus far, managed to avoid any real oversight?

11:00 a.m.
"VLS Today"
Student Panel
Law School
Flynn Auditorium

11:45 a.m.
Law School building tours
Meet outside Flynn Auditorium for these 30-minute tours, given by students.

Saturday Evening Class Parties

1972
6 p.m.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203

1977
6:30 p.m.

At the home of Bill, JD'77 and Susie O'Bryan
911 Bowring Park
Nashville, TN 37215

1982
6:30 p.m.

Giovanni’s Restaurant
Private Dining Room, Second Floor
909 20th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

1987
6:30 p.m.

At the home of Jay, JD’87 and Stephanie Hardcastle, BA’83
4318 Esteswood Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

1992
6:30 p.m.

Pastaria Nashville
8 City Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37209

1997
7 p.m.

At the home of Kris, JD’97 and Heather Kemp
1139 Crater Hill Drive
Nashville, TN 37215

2002
7 p.m.

At the home of Debbie, JD’02 and John, JD’02 Farringer
3618 Richland Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205

2007, 2012, and 2017
7 p.m.

Sambuca
2nd Floor, SkyLoft
601 12th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help with your class Reunion please contact us at reunion.vuls@vanderbilt.edu or (615) 322-2606.

See you at Vanderbilt in October!

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