Political Science and Mock Trial Reunion

Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas ’30

Join fellow Political Science majors and Mock Trial Teammates this May!

All Political Science alumni AND Mock Trial alumni are invited to a special reunion weekend celebration on Friday, May 4- Sunday, May 6, 2018. The weekend will include a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program, tours of the National Civil Rights Museum during the day on Saturday, a celebratory dinner and program on Saturday night, among other events. A highlight of the weekend will be the “Last Lecture” of Professor Mark Pohlmann, who is retiring in May after 32 years of teaching at Rhodes!

We have reserved a block of 10 rooms per night for May 3-5 at the Four Points Sheraton in East Memphis, conveniently located at Poplar and I-240 at the rate of $129 per night (breakfast NOT included.) If you would like to reserve a room, please do so by April 20. This is the weekend of Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival and rooms are going fast! To reserve your room at the special Rhodes rate, visit the hotel page. The deadline to reserve a room at this rate is Apri 20th! 

We will celebrate Prof. Marcus Pohlmann's career with a cocktail reception and dinner Saturday Night.

Friday, May 4, 2018

2.0 Hour CLE:

2:30 p.m.
Check-in

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Legal Legacy of Justice Abe Fortas ’30
Moderated by Irma O. Sternberg Professor of History Timothy Huebner
Cost for the CLE program is $50 for alumni attorneys; no charge for non-attorneys
Register for this event. 
Please note, you can register and pay for all events from any of the registration links on this page. 

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.
Prof. Marcus Pohlmann: The Last Lecture

Brad Todd ’92 will be signing his book after the reception and dinner.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

10:00 a.m.
Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum

12:30 p.m. Lunch (Dutch Treat)
Central BBQ (Downtown location)
Kiss My Grits Diner
147 E. Butler
$15 per person/cash bar - Register for this event.

6:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception and Buffet Dinner
$30 per person - Register for this event.
($20 for students and 2013-2017 Alumni)

Afterwards there will be a book sale and signing of The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Revolution Reshaping American Politics by Brad Todd ’92 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

11:00 – 1:00 p.m. Brunch
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall
$25 per person - Register for this event.