The extended law school family gathered on May 15 to celebrate this year's class reunions for the classes of '55, '60, '66, '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00 and '05. Alumni reconnected at this largest ever Reunion gathering, which was filled with shared stories, laughter and fond memories of law school. Thank you, Sig Luther '80, for your rendition of California Dreamin' and for sharing your story about locking yourself in your locker!
Reunions 2010 also marked the launch of the Reunion Challenge, an opportunity for our alumni to honor their reunion class with a financial commitment to UCLA Law. The heated competition between the classes of '70 and '75 continues, and it's not too late to join your class in supporting UCLA School of Law. Please click here to see where your class stands in the Challenge and to make an online gift.
We would like to thank our reunion committees, and our National Chair of the 2010 Reunion Challenge, Margarita Paláu Hernández '85, for their dedication to the law school and for making Reunions 2010 such a success.
Law Firm Challenge
The success of the Law Firm Challenge, now in its 8th year, continues to grow. And, we are poised for another record-breaking year. The challenge broke new records in 2009 with 77% of alumni at the 82 participating firms making a gift to the law school. We have already reached our goal of 85 firms this year, and we continue to add more firms.
It's not too late to participate by making a gift before the fiscal year ends on June 30, 2010. Please make an online gift at www.law.ucla.edu/giving.
The commitment of our Law Firm Challenge firms is vital to the future of UCLA Law. To enroll your organization - and no firm is too small - please contact Rebecca Melville at (310) 206-1170 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni of the Year: John G. Branca '75 and David W. Fleming '59
Alumni and friends joined in celebrating the 2010 UCLA School of Law Alumni of the Year, John G. Branca '75 and David W. Fleming '59, at a May 15 luncheon in their honor.
Branca, a leading entertainment attorney and partner in the law firm of Ziffren Brittenham LLP, was honored for Professional Achievement. He has represented an unprecedented 29 members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and, as co-executor of Michael Jackson's estate, he recently closed a deal with Cirque du Soleil to develop touring shows based on Jackson's music. Fleming, a dedicated civic and philanthropic leader, was celebrated for Public and Community Service. An attorney for 50 years, and counsel to Latham & Watkins, he was the leader of the successful charter reform movement in the city of Los Angeles and has served as a trusted advisor to numerous elected officials in our city, state, and nation.
Law School Applications Hit New Record
The volume of applications to UCLA Law continues to grow and hit a new record - more than 8,745 applicants for 310 spots - surpassing last year's record high!
Alumni Admissions Program
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
UCLA School of Law
We invite our alumni and their families to a program on how to best to prepare for and apply to law school, as well as an explanation of the specifics of the UCLA Law admissions process.