UNH Law Alumni Weekend

September 27-28, 2013

Registration is now closed for this event.

Behind the Headlines: The Real State of Politics and Law in America Today

Ari Shapiro, keynote speaker for the Alumni Dinner

Ari Shapiro has been NPR's White House Correspondent since 2010. His stories appear on all of NPR's newsmagazines, including All Things Considered and Morning Edition, where he is also a frequent guest host.

Shapiro began reporting on the White House after five years as NPR's Justice Correspondent, covering national security and counterterrorism during one of the most tumultuous periods in the Justice Department's history.

He spent 2012 on the campaign trail, leading NPR's coverage of Mitt Romney during the primary and general election. He also travels widely overseas in his reporting, including visits to Afghanistan with President Obama and to Iraq with Attorney General Michael Mukasey.

The first NPR reporter to be promoted to correspondent before age 30, Shapiro has been recognized with several journalism prizes, including The American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his coverage of prisoners lost in Louisiana's detention system after Hurricane Katrina; The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for his investigation of methamphetamine use and HIV transmission; the Columbia Journalism Review's "laurel" recognition of his investigation into disability benefits for injured veterans; and the American Judges' Association's American Gavel for a body of work reporting on courts and the justice system. He regularly appears as a guest analyst on CNN, PBS, NBC, and other TV news outlets.

Before covering the Justice Department, Shapiro worked as a public radio reporter in Atlanta, Miami, and Boston.

Shapiro moonlights as a guest singer with the "little orchestra" Pink Martini, based in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. Since he debuted with them at the Hollywood Bowl in 2009, he has performed with the band at many of the world's most storied venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, L'Olympia in Paris, and Mount Lycabettus in Athens. He has recorded songs on three of Pink Martini's albums, in five languages.

Shapiro is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale. He began his journalism career in 2001 in the office of NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg. Shapiro was born in Fargo, North Dakota, and grew up in Portland, Oregon.


Friday, September 27th: 


10:00am - 12:30pm:

Tours of the law school led by Student Admissions Ambassadors

12:30 - 1:30pm:

Welcome Lunch in White Park

1:30 - 2:30pm:

Session 1: CLE with Professor Susan Richey and Mary Wong, Senior Policy Director for ICANN: Rights Protection Mechanisms in the New Domain Name Landscape

Session 2: Alumni Career Panel featuring

      • Eman Pahlevani '13, self-entrepreneur
      • Julia Mathis '10, Intellectual Property Counsel for Philips Electronics
      • Sabrina Segal '05, Rule of Law program for Afghanistan
      • John Gregory '88, in-house counsel for Streamlight Inc.

2:30 - 2:45pm:

Break with light refreshments: coffee, tea, & pastries

2:45 - 3:45pm:

Session 1: CLE with Professor Mike McCann, Director of the Sports & Entertainment Law Institute: A Legal Discussion on Aaron Hernandez's Murder Charges and the Potential Ramifications under Tort, Contract and Labor Law

Session 2: Speed Networking: like speed dating, but for business!  Meet alumni from all years and career paths to expand your network of contacts

3:45 - 5:00pm:

Reception in IP Rotunda featuring Alex Roberts, Executive Director of the IP Center

Reception in Rudman Rotunda featuring Erin Corcoran, Executive Director of the Rudman Center, and the 2013 Rudman Summer Fellows

5:30 - 6:30pm:

Landmark Receptions for classes of 1983, 1993, and 2003 to celebrate 30, 20 and 10 year reunions

Daniel Webster Scholar Reception

6:00 - 7:00pm:

Alumni Dinner Cocktail Reception in the Armory at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester

7:00 - 10:00:

Alumni Dinner in the Armory at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester with keynote speaker Ari Shapiro: "Behind the Headlines: The Real State of Politics and Law in America Today"

Saturday, September 28th:


8:30 - 9:30am:

Tours of the school led by Student Admissions Ambassadors, starting from the reception desk

Light refreshments: coffee, tea, & pastries

9:30 - 10:00am:

A conversation with  Dean John T. Broderick, Jr.

10:00 - 11:30am:

Session 1: CLE with Professor Albert "Buzz" Sherr, Chair of the International Criminal Law Justice Programs, and Professor Charles Temple, Director of the Criminal Practice Clinic: The Ten Commandments of Expert Testimony, AKA Chuck's & Buzz's Most Excellent CLE

Session 2: Integration Update

12:00 - 1:00pm:

Lunch in White Park featuring "A Toast to Jan Neuman"





UNH Law has reserved a group of rooms at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH for alumni seeking to book their stay for the Alumni Weekend.  The Alumni Dinner is at 7:00pm on Friday, September 27th at the Radisson, so this may be the most convenient option for lodging.  The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and a convenient downtown location with access to shops and restaurants.  Mention that you are attending the UNH Law Alumni Weekend in order to benefit from a group rate at the Radisson for your stay.

Radisson Hotel Manchester, 700 Elm St, Manchester, NH, (603) 625-1000

There are additional options for alumni wishing to stay in Concord.  The following hotels are close to the law school and may offer a discounted rate when you mention that you are attending a UNH School of Law event as you make your reservation.

Centennial Hotel, 96 Pleasant St, Concord, (603) 227-9000

Courtyard Marriott, 70 Constitution Ave, Concord, (603) 225-0303

Holiday Inn, 172 N. Main St, Concord, (603) 224-9534

Concord Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 4 Gulf St, Concord, (603) 224-4011


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