CMLAA & C|M|LAW Activities

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Homecoming 2016

Wednesday, September 28

All CSU & C|M|Law Alumni Reunion and Reception Celebration

5-7:30 p.m.; Student Center Ballroom

All alumni are invited to return to campus to enjoy a fun-filled evening featuring a "Taste of Cleveland" as we serve favorite dishes from throughout the city. Reunion Classes 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016 will be recognized with special reunion mementoes including Golden Anniversary Medallions for the Class of 1966. Come on your own, bring the family, or gather up old classmates for a reunion within the reunion! Register in advance for prizes and discounts.

  • $15 advance registration/$25 at door—Includes food and beverage tickets.

Thursday, September 29

Pre-Parade Reception

5:00-6:00 PM, Law School Atrium

We hope a robust number of C|M|LAW alumni walk in this year's Homecoming Parade. We'll enjoy light refreshments before heading over together to Krenzler Field at 6pm to show our C|M|LAW pride!

Homecoming Parade

6 p.m. check-in at Krenzler Field; 6:30 p.m. Parade begins

It may not be as flowery as the Rose Bowl, but our People-Powered Parade is just as much fun! Create your own sign or costume and be part of the parade. Feel free to bring friends and family and march with students or fellow alumni. All alumni are invited to march, or enjoy from the sidelines along the parade route. To march, check-in at 6 p.m. at Krenzler Field. Parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m. and ends at VikeFest on the front lawn of Mather Mansion. Sign up in advance to participate and receive a free T-shirt.


7-9 p.m.; Mather Mansion; Open to all

Once the parade ends, the party begins. Fair booths, food trucks, music, prizes, and games…what more could you ask for? Celebrate your Viking pride and classmates, family and friends immediately following the parade on the lawn of Mather Mansion. Plenty of food, children's activities, and an alumni beer garden to keep you engaged.

Friday, September 30

26th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

5:30-8:30 p.m.; Wolstein Center

Experience the marquee alumni event of the year as we salute this year's class of distinguished alumni. Cleveland-Marshall College of Law's 2016 honoree is Kenneth C. Ricci '86.

Ricci is a Principal of Directional Aviation Capital, which owns a number of enterprises including Flexjet and Constant Aviation. A 35-year aviation industry veteran and pilot, he flew Bill Clinton when he ran for president in 1992.

Ricci was honored as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year and received the Harvard Business School's Dively Entrepreneurship Award. He also was the youngest recipient of the prestigious William Ong Award for extraordinary achievement in the general aviation industry and named one the most influential people in aviation by Aviation International News. In 2015, he received the Aviation Week Laureate Award, a benchmark of industry excellence, recognizing his innovation in aircraft remanufacturing.

An Arizona resident, he serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame, the Smithsonian Institution and University Hospitals, as well as on the C|M|LAW Board of Visitors.

Tickets ($125 p/p) are available by calling (216) 687-2078. Discounts are available for table sponsorships.

Saturday, October 1

"Swing State: Why Ohio Matters in National Elections"

8:30 a.m. Registration; Program begins at 9 a.m. Law Building, Moot Court Room.

This free CLE will focus on Ohio's critical role in the 2016 election. Speakers include C|M|Law alumni and faculty active in politics. The program will include showing of the movie, "Swing State," a documentary about the 2006 Ohio Gubernatorial election and, specifically, C|M|Law Interim Dean Lee Fisher's race for Lieutenant Governor. 3 CLE approval pending. All alumni are invited.


  • Lee Fisher, Interim Dean and Visiting Professor of Law
  • John T. Plecnik, Professor of Law
  • David H. Gunning II, Partner at McDonald Hopkins
  • Stuart I. Garson, Founder and Partner, Garson Johnson LLC

Homecoming Reunion Luncheon

12:30 p.m., Law School Atrium

Join fellow alumni for a luncheon honoring all alumni, especially those celebrating class reunions – 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016.

  • $25 registration fee – includes luncheon and drinks.
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