The Common Law Section hosted three major events over the weekend, in addition to class reunion events organized by individual milestone reunion classes. The Common Law Cocktail Reception launched the festivities at Fauteux Hall on the evening of September 28. On Saturday, September 29, Common Law picked up the celebrations in the afternoon at the Fairmont Château Laurier with a special event marking the 40th Anniversary of the National Program. Following the National Program celebration, nearly 150 graduates gathered for the centrepiece of Common Law’s Homecoming weekend, the annual Common Law Alumni Gala Dinner. Graduates celebrating class reunions, particularly those from the classes of 1962, 1982 and 1987, showed up in large numbers to enjoy the fabulous meal, followed by dancing to the music of retired Professor Ed Ratushny and his jazz band, The Wave.
On the weekend of September 28-30, 2012, Common Law alumni returned to the law school to celebrate class reunions, restore old friendships and revisit life at the University of Ottawa.