Typically, law schools stay planted in a spot for, I don’t know, an eternity. So it’s definitely news that the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is moving to downtown Phoenix this year.
But that means they are leaving behind their home since the school was founded in 1968. And that means a party.
Tomorrow, Friday, May 20, the school invites “alumni, friends, supporters, faculty, staff, and current students to come together for a day of festivities to celebrate the past and prepare for the move to the Arizona Center for Law and Society in downtown Phoenix. We will also honor Professor David Kader as he retires after 36 years on the ASU Law faculty and 41 years as a law professor.”
The “toast and roast” to the old building will be preceded by actual educational offerings (where lunch will be served to those attending those offerings). I’ve included the agenda and offerings below.
More detail about the festivities is here.
Because space is limited, be sure to register for the free event (though voluntary donations support law student scholarships).
Finally, though time is short, the school would still love to hear your memories and anecdotes; maybe they can become part of Friday’s event.
Do you have a story to share?
“If you would like to share in advance your story, memories, photos or videos for the Toast & Roast portion of the event, please click here to upload them. We can accept files up to 2MB. Contact Julia Moore at (480) 965-3112 if your files are larger than 2MB. If you have questions, contact Keith Chandler at (480) 965-6405.”
When: Friday, May 20, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
Where: Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU, Willard H. Pedrick Great Hall, Room 113
ASU Law School’s Armstrong Hall
Schedule of Events
10 a.m. Check-In & Registration Opens
11 a.m. Welcome | CLE with “Founding Faculty” | Lunch
- Michael Berch, Emeritus Professor of Law, “The Two Functions of Judicial Decisions: Stare Decisis and Res Judicata Discussion: Analysis of Rush v. Maple Heights”
- The Honorable William C. Canby Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, “On Teaching Constitutional Law: Then (1968-1980) and Now”
- Alan Matheson, Emeritus Dean, “Confirmation Hearings for Supreme Court Justices: Running the Gauntlet”
- Jonathan Rose, Emeritus Professor of Law, “History of Contract Law”
2:30 p.m. Toast & Roast to Armstrong Hall
3:30 p.m. Event Reception & Retirement Celebration for David Kader, Emeritus Professor of Law