A Celebration Half a Century in the Making

1973 – 2023: A 50th Reunion!

Last September during Law Alumni Weekend, nearly 50 members of the College of Law Class of 1973 gathered at Eleven Waters Restaurant in the Marriott Syracuse Downtown for their 50th Anniversary Law School Reunion Dinner. This was the College of Law’s best-attended reunion dinner for any class in recent memory.

three tables full of people joined together at dinner celebrating their 50th law school anniversary and reunion

“I really enjoyed the company of friends old and new,” remarked M. Jack Rudnick L’73, the former director of the Innovation Law Center and Teaching Professor. “Differences melt away as time goes by. This is the only time we’ll be together as a group for this particular occasion and I think we all recognized that without speaking about it. So, the 50th reunion brought us back together with strong ties that were unspoken but surely felt.”

two men smile for a photo wearing suits at their 50th law school reunion

Many of these same classmates also attended the University-wide Orange Central 50th Anniversary reception for the Class of 1973 at the home of Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud and his wife, Dr. Ruth Chen—held before the College of Law dinner—and other College of Law events throughout the weekend, including the Law Honors Awards presentation, a tailgate event, and the Syracuse vs. Clemson football game. 

four people gather for a photo and smile at the camera at their reunion

“Thank you to our amazing alumni who made the 50th Law School Reunion such a resounding success,” said Adrienne Lutz, Director of Alumni Relations. “I enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many alumni and hear about their law school days—the Class of ’73 sure has some stories to tell! Special thanks also to Bonnie Fisher L’73 who met with our Women’s Law Student Association to share her memories and thoughts about being one of only a handful of women attending law school.”