Law Alumni Weekend 2018

The 2018 Law Alumni Weekend will be held September 14-15. Friday will feature the Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing. Also, current students will hear from alumni willing to talk about their careers - if you are interested please let us know. Saturday will include a community service opportunity and a gathering at which Dean Andy Strauss and President Eric Spina will provide law school and university updates. Details of the events are being finalized now. Check back soon or watch your mail and email for more information.

Highlights from 2017's Law Alumni Weekend

The 2017 Law Alumni Weekend took place on June 9 and 10. It included...

  • Presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Steven E. Yuhas Special Service Award, Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award, Richard Perna Young Alumni Award and Francis J. Conte Special Service Award.
  • Alumni luncheon.
  • Mixer & scholarship fundraiser at the Dayton Beer Company.
  • CLE: Lawyer as a Vocation.
  • General service project at Erma's House
  • Tour of Keller Hall by a Dean's Fellow, ending at the Brews, Bites & Bands event.
  • Alumni receptions, including a special reception for the Class of 1977, and dinner.
  • Silent Auction to benefit the Volunteer Student Law Project.

Relive the fun!  2017 | 20162015 | 2014

Learn more about Dayton Law Alumni here.

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Volunteers Needed for 2018

Help us make the next Alumni Weekend a success! Volunteers from all classes are needed to assist in planning Alumni Weekend 2018.

Volunteers are also needed to serve on Reunion Year Committees for the Classes of 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2013. Help organize activities and recruit your classmates to join you for a weekend of reminiscing, reconnecting and revelry.

To volunteer contact Lee Ann Ross at 937-229-3793 or by email at

Silent Auction

Thanks to all those who took part in the silent auction to benefit the Volunteer Student Law Project. We raised $2,621!



Kate Spade bag


Mary Kay

(2) UD Men's Basketball tickets: Row 1, half court, players side, date TBD

(4) UD Men's Basketball tickets: "Dean's Seats" date TBD

(2) Dayton Dragons baseball tickets for Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dayton Racquet Club 3 month membership and $75.00 dining certificate

Fly Fishing for 2 (value $500.00)

Kate Spade handbag

Round of golf for four (4) Eighteen-Holes with cart at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace (value $200.00)

Coffee gift basket

Wine gift basket

Handmade UD Quilt

Round of golf for four (4) Eighteen-Holes with cart at the Dayton Country Club (value $500.00)

Round of golf for four (4) Eighteen Holes with cart at the NCR Country Club (value $525.00)

Cincinnati Reds Tickets

Organizational Basket

Kitchen Basket

More items are continuing to be added

2017 Alumni Weekend Events

Friday, June 9
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Alumni Awards Luncheon
$25 per person - Sinclair Community College's Charity Earley Room at 444 W. Third St., Dayton

Presentation of the Honorable Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award, the Francis J. Conte Special Service Award and the Richard Perna Young Alumni Award of Excellence.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Mixer & Fundraiser
$25 per person - Dayton Beer Company, 41 Madison St., Dayton
Benefiting the Hon. Carl D. Kessler Scholarship and the Lee C. Falke Scholarship. Light snacks will be provided and drinks are pay-as-you-go.

Saturday, June 10
9:00-10:00 a.m.

1-hour CLE: Lawyer as a Vocation
Free - School of Law - Keller Hall
Presented by Associate Dean Lori Shaw '87
1.00 hour of general credit

9:00 a.m.-Noon

General Service Project: Erma's House
Free - Meet at Keller Hall before traveling to Erma's House at 1046 Brown Street
All Reunion Weekend attendees are invited to participate.
Erma's House is a comfortable, homelike atmosphere that provides a safe, structured, neutral alternative to unsupervised visits. Volunteers should wear work clothes as some projects are cleaning-intensive.

12:15-2:00 p.m.

Tour of Keller Hall
School of Law - Keller Hall
Take a tour of the School of Law guided by a Dean's Fellow immediately after the general service project concludes. This tour will begin in the Atrium of Joseph E. Keller Hall and take alumni throughout the School and across campus. 

After the tour, guests are invited to attend the undergraduate event, Brews, Bites and Bands. This event, held in C Lot under the tent, includes "a great afternoon of food trucks, craft beers and friends! Sponsored by UD's young alumni group, day10, everyone is invited to have lunch with some of Dayton's finest food trucks, local craft beer as well as sit back and relax listening to live music from a Reunion Weekend favorite, This Side Up. There is a $5 registration fee that includes a bottle of water. All other food and drink is pay-as-you-go. The event will happen rain or shine."

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Dayton Law Class Receptions
Free/$15 - Dayton Country Club at 555 Kramer Rd., Oakwood, Ohio
Includes the 40th-anniversary reception for the Class of 1977
The class reception is free with dinner, or $15 to attend the reception only. Private receptions will be held for the School of Law Classes of 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012. There is also a general reception for all other classes. 
The silent auction benefiting the Volunteer Student Law Project opens.

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Dayton Law Alumni Dinner
$75 per person - Dayton Country Club

$50 per person- 2007-2017 UD School of Law Alumni

Alumni are invited to enjoy dinner and drinks, class receptions and entrance into the undergraduate Porch Party held on campus after dinner. A cash bar will open at 8:30 p.m. The Distinguished Alumni Award and the Steven E. Yuhas Special Service Award will be presented. Silent auction winners announced.

Hotel Information

Courtyard Dayton-University of Dayton

2006 Edwin C Moses Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45417

Rates: $119 USD per night
Dates: June 8-11, 2017
Last day to book: 5/15/17

To make reservations, please contact Jennifer Grunwald, Director of Sales, at (937) 242-4002 or and mention UD Law Alumni when making your reservation.   Reservations must be made prior to May 15 in order to receive the group rate.  

Marriott at the University of Dayton

1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, OH 45409

Rates: $149 USD per night
Dates: June 9-11, 2017
Last day to book: 5/15/17

To make reservations, please contact Samantha Keller, Group Housing Coordinator, at (937) 449-5572 or and mention UD Law Alumni when making your reservation.  Reservations must be made prior to May 10, 2017 in order to receive the group rate.


Contact Us

School of Law

Keller Hall 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2772