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

Friday, May 4, 2018

Approved for 2.0 hours of general credit in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. 

2:30 p.m.
Check-in

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Legal Legacy of Justice Abe Fortas ’30
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall
Please note room change for this event.

Moderated by Irma O. Sternberg Professor of History Timothy Huebner
Panelists include United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant; Anna Eldridge '02, Rhodes College assistant professor of Political Science and Mock Trial Director; and Shelby County Public Defender Stephen Bush.

Cost for the CLE program is $50 for alumni attorneys; $75 for attorneys, no charge for Public Sector attorneys and 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
Spence Wilson Room, Briggs Hall

6:30 p.m.
Prof. Marcus Pohlmann: The Last Lecture
Hardie Auditorium, Palmer Hall

 

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

Saturday, May 5, 2018

10:00 a.m. - Meet in front of the Museum
Tour of the National Civil Rights Museum

12:30 p.m. Lunch
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
McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center
$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 a.m.
Sunday Brunch at Alchemy - Registration is closed for this event. Please contact Tracy Patterson for information, 901-601-7457.