UDM School of Law celebrates annual Alumni Reunion Weekend

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will celebrate its annual Alumni Reunion Weekend on October 22-23. The pinnacle event is the Strolling Dinner and Afterglow Party at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit Saturday evening from 7 p.m to 11 p.m., with the presentation of the 2010 Law Alumnus of the Year Award to Joseph V. Walker of the Class of 1972.

Joseph Walker was an attorney at Plunkett Cooney, PC for more than twenty years and was executive vice president and COO (1987-1992), and president and CEO (1992-1997) of the firm. In 1998, he joined R. L. Polk & Co., one of the oldest and largest consumer marketing firms in the United States. He served in a variety of capacities at Polk, including president of Polk North America (2001-2009), responsible for overseeing the entire North American unit as well as corporate services. He is currently president of Maple Bay Consulting LLC.

The Law Alumnus/Alumna of the Year is selected by the Board of Directors of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Alumni Association. The award was established by the Board in 1985 to honor alumni who have in many ways distinguished themselves in their chosen field or endeavor, and who through their careers have brought recognition and honor to the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

Other reunion events include five simultaneous cocktail receptions on Friday, Oct. 22, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at these locations:

* Birmingham, MI - Dick O'Dow's

* Grosse Pointe, MI - City Kitchen

* Novi, MI - Andiamo

* Grand Rapids, MI - Leo's

* Chicago, IL - English

A 5K Run/Walk follows at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the UDM Law Campus in downtown Detroit. Proceeds from the 5K benefit the School of Law's Public Interest Fellowship Program.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alumni may register and pay online for the Reunion Weekend events at http://UDMLawAlumni.com. For more information, contact Denise Hickey, assistant dean of alumni relations, at (313) 596-0202 or via e-mail at hickeydp@udmercy.edu.

Published: Thu, Oct 21, 2010