THE ALUMNI MAGAZINE OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Redstone Building BU community celebrates the construction of the law school's new building. P. 2
Thinking Forward BU Law shows the world a modern approach to legal education. P. 4
Annual Report of Giving Building on Excellence: The Campaign for BU School of Law. P. 47
THINKING FORWARD BU Law gets a head start on the race to revolutionize legal education.
INSIDE NEWS AND UPDATES THE RECORD, FALL 2013 The Alumni Magazine of Boston University School of Law
Maureen A. O’Rourke Dean, Professor of Law, Michaels Faculty Research Scholar
Office of Development & Alumni Relations Cristine More, CFRE, Director of Advancement
Office of Communications & Marketing Ann Comer-Woods, Director
John Cahill, Associate Director of Digital Strategy Elizabeth Hines, Web Content & Publications Manager Elizabeth Aggott, Assistant Director of Events Management & Social Media
12. REDSTONE CELEBRATION
BU Law gets a head start on the race to revolutionize legal education
Elizabeth McIntyre ('14) Yazhou Sun
Photography Casey Atkins BU Photography
12. BUILDING OUR FUTURE—Architect outlines goals of the Sumner M. Redstone Building
16. LEADING CHANGE—Law alumni drive new thinking 18. INSIDE THE ABA—Forward thinking on challenges in legal education
20. WHY I TEACH—Law faculty are passionate about teaching
23. NEWS AND UPDATES FROM BU LAW 28.
Faculty Books in 2013
Public Interest/Pro Bono News
Class of 2016
Silver Shingle Awards
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Campaign Leadership Intentions
Campaign Gift Pyramid
Naming Opportunities in Redstone Building & Law Tower
Alumni Giving by Class
Friends, Corporations & Foundations Giving
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LETTER FROM THE DEAN
Welcome to this edition of The Record ! It is an exciting time in the life of Boston University School of Law, as we are just months away from the opening of the new Sumner M. Redstone Building. In October, we kicked off Alumni and Reunion Weekend 2013 with the Redstone Building Celebration, held in place of last spring’s cancelled Groundbreaking Ceremony. Over 250 people gathered on Alpert Mall to watch a video about the new building and to listen to remarks from BU President Robert A. Brown, Building on Excellence Campaign Chair Richard Godfrey (’79), and BU Law student Meghan Kelly (’15). Since Sumner Redstone (Hon. ’94) was unable to attend the ceremony, former BU Law Dean William Schwartz (’55) read a message from him. Guests were then invited to view the building model and join in a champagne toast to this important milestone in BU Law’s history. I was delighted to see so many of you at this festive event because it is through your generosity and support that we have been able to undertake this long-awaited project. We are just over halfway to our campaign goal of $80 million, which will fund not only the building project, but also financial aid, faculty support, academic programs, and the Law Fund. Each of these initiatives will help sustain the superior legal education BU Law has always offered and will ensure that we can continue to provide the programming that will best prepare our students in this particularly difficult economy. Throughout this edition, you will notice the theme “Thinking Forward,” which has become our mantra for this year, but really has been BU Law’s mindset for some time now. In these pages you will see how we have been evolving in response to the changing legal marketplace—ramping up career resources, practical training programs, and student financial aid, while cutting costs and class size—so that today’s students can become the successful lawyers of tomorrow. The Redstone Building represents an important milestone in this effort, and the Q&A with architect Leland Cott lays out how this state-of-the-art facility will support modern legal education. You will learn how we have increased the size of our Career Development & Public Service Office to aid students
and recent graduates in the employment search, and how the expansion of our clinical, transactional law, and legal writing programs has better equipped students to succeed on the job from day one. Alumni profiles showcase the leadership of many of our graduates during this time of extraordinary change in legal education. And, since superior teaching is a hallmark of the BU Law experience, you will hear from two faculty members on their passion for education and why BU Law students are so outstanding. As an institution, we will continue to evolve as the law and job market require. In fact, a series of faculty working sessions this fall—including one with alumni—has provided us with new ideas on how to address our challenges. But one thing will remain the same: our global network of alumni is the backbone of the BU Law community. Thank you to all who have contributed to the School of Law by mentoring students, serving on career panels, and helping our students find jobs. And, of course, many thanks for your generous financial support. All of these activities and commitments are the reason we are able to build for the future. Never has there been a more important moment to invest in Boston University School of Law. I encourage you to keep thinking forward with us—how can we best support the current and future generations of BU Law students? I look forward to seeing you in my travels around the country this year and, I hope, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Sumner M. Redstone Building in the fall!
MAUREEN A. O’ROURKE, DEAN
THINKING FORWARD SUMNER M. REDSTONE BUILDING CELEBRATION
BU Law Community Celebrates Ongoing Construction of Redstone Building When the City of Boston was essentially shut down while law enforcement pursued the alleged Boston Marathon bombers on April 19, BU Law had to cancel its long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Sumner M. Redstone Building and law tower renovation. Six months later, the BU Law community remained “Boston Strong,” and on October 25, 2013, held a celebration of the construction of its new building, named in honor of the law school’s former faculty member and lead benefactor. Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and distinguished guests gathered on Alpert Mall for the Redstone Building celebration that kicked off Alumni and Reunion Weekend. Alumni who had made substantial gifts to Building on Excellence: The Campaign for Boston University School of Law to support the law school’s signature construction project were given a private tour of the building site. The two-year construction project began in summer 2012 with site preparation for the building foundation. To make room for the new building, the Gotlieb Archival Research Center entrance to Mugar Memorial Library was removed, and the law tower patio was demolished by Skanska Construction, a leading provider of world-class services within the US building construction sector. The construction team then installed the pressure-injected footings that support the foundation. Since spring 2013, Skanska has erected the building’s five-story metal frame and enclosed the entire structure. The Cambridge architectural firm Bruner/Cott designed the new building, which will open for classes in September 2014. Q To see more photos from Alumni and Reunion Weekend, visit bu.edu/law/reunion.
On Friday, October 25, 2013, Boston University hosted a celebration of the Sumner M. Redstone Building as a kick-off to Alumni and Reunion Weekend. Boston University President Robert A. Brown, Campaign Chair Richard C. Godfrey ('79), former BU Law Dean William Schwartz ('55), and BU Law student Meghan Kelly (‘15) offered remarks, which were followed by a champagne toast.
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“The American legal profession, the nation’s law schools, and the American Bar Association have collaborated over several generations to create a system of legal education that is widely envied around the world. At present, the system faces considerable pressure prompted by rising tuition, large amounts of student debt, falling applications, and limited availability of jobs for law graduates.” —ABA TASK FORCE ON THE FUTURE OF LEGAL EDUCATION WORKING PAPER, AUGUST 2013
THINKING FORWARD BU LAW GETS A HEAD START ON THE RACE TO REVOLUTIONIZE LEGAL EDUCATION.
As the American Bar Association (ABA) gathered for its annual meeting in August 2013, the law schools that it accredits faced a 30-year low in applications and a chorus of critics pointing to mounting student debt and a scarcity of legal jobs as compelling evidence that legal education needs a massive overhaul. For Boston University School of Law—which was founded in 1872 by forward-thinking educators who rejected nineteenth-century social conventions and admitted capable students regardless of race, gender, or religion—the current challenges to traditional legal education provide a twenty-first-century opportunity to once again show the world a new, modern approach to legal education. THE RECORD
As proof of this commitment, BU Law has transformed its curriculum, ramped up the resources available to students through the Career Development & Public Service Office (CDO), multiplied the number of clinical and externship programs, piloted online and blended learning courses, expanded international learning opportunities, increased financial aid, and introduced fellowship programs to help recent graduates break into a hypercompetitive legal market. Meanwhile, a reenergized alumni network is increasingly mentoring students, hiring new graduates, and providing financial support for scholarships, professorships, and construction of the long-awaited Sumner M. Redstone Building. Even with this great progress, the job market is still tough, and the law school is facing a number of challenges. “We need more philanthropic support to be able to help our students in all these different ways and to maintain our outstanding faculty, which has long been our hallmark,” says Dean O’Rourke. “If there were ever a moment for our alumni and friends to help the law school, this is it.”
PLANNING FORWARD HELPING STUDENTS ENVISION (AND LAND) JOBS IN A TOUGH ECONOMY
BU Law’s first strategic move against the economic downturn began well before the start of the Great Recession. Since 2005, Dean O’Rourke has been dramatically increasing career development resources for students. The CDO, which now has seven full-time career advisors who are licensed attorneys with diversified legal experience, holds over 2,400 student-advising appointments a year. The office hosts nearly 50 professional development events per semester—from résumé workshops to advising luncheons with visitors practicing in varied fields of interest. And the staff have developed a number of subject- and location-specific job search guides that provide extensive information on the various practice settings for different areas of the law, key employers, local alumni, hiring contacts, and jobs that might be available. “We’ve been focusing on helping students think broadly about where they might practice—geographically, topically, and in terms of practice setting,” says Assistant Dean Maura
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“Law schools are undergoing tremendous changes and will continue to do so,” says Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke. “Our job at BU Law is to offer the excellent legal education that we always have, but to continually evaluate how we can best prepare our graduates to succeed in an evolving profession.”
In November, Fiona Trevelyan Hornblower joined BU Law as the assistant dean for career development & public service after a lengthy career at Bingham McCutchen LLP, where she served as the national director of legal recruiting. “I am delighted to be joining the
vibrant BU Law community, and look forward to working closely with students, faculty, the administration, alumni, and employers to ensure that BU Law’s talented students have access to opportunities that align with their accomplishments and their career goals,” Hornblower says.
Kelly, who joined CDO in 2005, headed the office from 2007 to 2013, and now oversees public interest initiatives. “Employers prefer to hire students with work experience and the ability to explain both why they want to be attorneys and why they want to work for those particular employers,” explains Kelly. “Thus we’ve been encouraging students to take advantage of every opportunity to learn about the vast array of legal jobs and to build expertise starting on the day they walk in the door.” To jump-start that mindset, in 2012 the CDO initiated a mandatory two-day career conference for all 1Ls just after school begins. Students attend training sessions in professional skill-building, panels with employers discussing the qualities they seek in new hires, and subject matter-specific information sessions. Over forty alumni have participated each year, facilitating some of the students’ first interactions with legal professionals. “We have found that students get a lot out of visiting advisors, particularly alumni,” says Kelly. “It helps students learn to talk to lawyers and to clarify what they want to do as attorneys so they can develop the confidence and knowledge they need to stand out in interviews.” Similarly, the 1L/Alumni Mentor Program matches first-year students with alumni practicing in their desired field or location around the globe. It has been so successful that in 2012–2013, the CDO began pairing 3Ls with recent graduates in a similar program—and nearly 140 members from the Class of 2013 participated. Additionally, students may choose to be connected with practitioners, some of whom are alumni, during the summer to review their résumés and practice interviewing skills. “Many students land jobs because of these opportunities,” explains Kelly. “It also has really helped cement relationships with certain employers.”
In 2010, the School awarded 10-month, full-time fellowships to a group of recent graduates who then did clerkships in the Massachusetts Trial Court, which had not been able to hire law clerks for years. The program has since grown: seven Class of 2013 graduates were awarded Public Interest Fellowships, including the N. Neal Pike Disability Rights Fellowship, to work in nonprofit and public interest organizations for 12 months. (See page 33.) “Once graduates have that first year of entry-level legal experience, so many doors open up to them,” says Kelly. “These programs have been crucial stepping stones to their long-term attorney positions, and we’re very lucky that the administration has supported these sorts of efforts.”
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BU Law’s career development support does not stop at graduation. The School has also invested in several postgraduate fellowship programs to help graduates launch their full-time careers, particularly at organizations that need help but are unable to hire because of economic conditions.
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Also in 2010, BU Law expanded its post-graduation research opportunities to add a part-time fellowship program to serve as a bridge to permanent positions. Graduates seeking full-time legal employment may utilize the program to work up to 15 hours per week in a wide variety of settings and in any location for six months. “A number of students have been able to turn their part-time fellowships into real jobs,” says Kelly. Similarly, the In-House Counsel Fellowship Program, established in 2012, helps match bright, eager graduates with employers that are in need of high-caliber talent but have limited budgets for hiring young associates. The CDO helps the employer find a student with a relevant specialization, and s/he assumes employment for 12 months at a salary equivalent to that of a judicial clerk. The graduate gains a valuable year of work experience in settings where entry-level positions are uncommon. COULD YOU USE EAGER TALENT AT A RESONABLE COST?
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“Since Dean O’Rourke took over,” Kelly says, “our office has been tasked with achieving the same success BU Law students have long found in obtaining jobs in large law firms in a multitude of other practice settings. We continue to have terrific hiring results in large law firms, while we open doors for students in other types of law firms, in all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, companies, and courts, here in the US and around the world.” THE RECORD
THINKING PRACTICE-READY EQUIPPING STUDENTS WITH THE LEGAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NEEDED FROM DAY ONE
Three years ago, when BU Law asked its alumni through an online survey to cite the most critical skills that new lawyers need, the response was definitive: strong writing skills and onthe-job experience. Today, BU Law students begin law school in the rigorous First-Year Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy Program, then continue to sharpen their writing and research skills through advanced workshops, specialized seminars, scholarly journals, moot court competitions, and research papers supervised by independent faculty. They learn how to draft contracts, negotiate agreements, and close deals in the new Transactional Law Program. They gain professional experience in legal settings around the world in the School’s numerous clinics, externships, and Semester-in-Practice placements; get valuable international experience in 18 different study abroad programs; and increase their marketability by earning an LL.M. degree in tax or banking and financial law while completing their J.D. degree. (See accelerated degree program story on page 25.) STRENGTHENING THE WRITING PROGRAM AND STUDENT RESEARCH SKILLS
“We’re constantly evaluating what we need to train our students,” says Robert Volk (’78), director of the Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy Program. “We now have a very robust writing curriculum, and I am always looking to add opportunities as needs are identified and resources made available.” Following the successful addition in 2011 of two courses, Judicial Writing and Writing for Civil Litigation, a seminar on persuasive writing was introduced to enhance students’ ability to make convincing presentations in a variety of legal documents, including statements of the facts and memos in support of motions. Additionally, students in select upper-class courses, such as Trusts & Estates, can enroll in 1-credit writing supplements taught by experienced attorneys who practice in these areas. As Associate Dean of Academic Affairs David Walker explains, “Preparing real-world documents under the supervision of practicing attorneys improves the skills and confidence of our students, and we think that’s very important.” In another effort to get students “practice-ready,” BU Law has increased opportunities for students to compete in appellate advocacy meets—both internally through the Stone and Albers 8
Kyle Evans Gay’s (’12) Semesterin-Practice in the Delaware Department of Justice led to a fellowship with the DOJ and then a clerkship with the Honorable Paul R. Wallace. “Without the Semester-in-Practice Program, I wouldn’t have been able to get in down here,” says Gay.
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“The percentage of students participating in these opportunities has increased,” says Volk. “Not only do they get great writing experience, students gain excellent litigation-related skills, such as thinking on their feet, responding to questioning, and presenting to a client or attorney with a proper speaking style.” And every BU Law student can polish the skill that most new associates spend half their working hours on: research. The Pappas Law Library now offers a Research Skills for Practice Program in which students can hone their research skills in 16 different hour-long workshops taught by legal information librarians with both law and library degrees. The subject matter ranges from Legislative Process and Congressional Documents to Foreign Legal Research. Students who take six courses earn a certificate signifying their extensive practical training in legal research. For students unable to take the courses, Pappas publishes a series of print research handbooks, edited by Steven Donweber, on which the School does not collect royalties, in order to keep the price down for students. Additionally, the library hosts an annual panel of young alumni from various legal fields discussing their professional research experiences, giving students an insider’s perspective on the skills that employers will expect them to possess. TRANSACTIONAL LAW PROGRAM
Another growing demand among legal employers is for new associates who can draft, analyze, and negotiate contracts. Since BU Law’s Transactional Law Program was introduced in 2011, students have been eager to acquire these skills. Enrollment in Contract Drafting, a foundational course, nearly doubled in a single academic year, with over 100 J.D. and 40 LL.M. students enrolling in 2012–2013. “The central objective of the Transactional Law Program is to supplement the School of Law’s excellent doctrinal course offerings with a solid grounding in basic transactional practice and problem-solving skills, which are increasingly expected of entrylevel attorneys in an intensely competitive legal marketplace,”
Through the American Legislative Practice Clinic, Michael Ayzen (’11) worked with Senator Mark Montigny to refine the language of the senator’s human trafficking bill to include sentencing provisions for the sale of organs and body parts. Ayzen is now an attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Springfield, Massachusetts, and he credits his Legislation Program work for helping him better understand and work with new legislation that affects his clients.
says Kent Coit, the program’s director, who retired in 2011 as a partner in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP after nearly thirty years in the firm’s mergers and acquisitions department. This past fall saw the launch of the program’s first semesterlong deal simulation course, in which students work in teams to perform the tasks typically assigned to junior, and even more senior, attorneys in a transactional practice setting. Moving forward, each of these simulations will be based on a different, actual deal—such as the sale of a family-owned company and related real estate—and will be taught by a practitioner working in the respective sector.
“ My very first assignment as an associate at Goodwin Procter involved a stock purchase agreement between a start-up company and its private investors. I immediately knew what to look for because of a course I took at BU Law. I can’t imagine how tough it would have been without that class. Also, our orientation to Goodwin included an introduction to basic contract concepts that generally aren’t covered in traditional law courses, but I had studied all of those concepts in depth in a contract draftingSTAYMAN class.”(’12), ASSOCIATE AT GOODWIN PROCTER —MATTHEW The program also houses an optional J.D. concentration in transactional practice, which replaces the former business organizations and finance law concentration, offering a broader range of analytical, problem-solving, and skill-based courses and fewer requirements that are focused purely on big firms. “Now we are thinking about the kinds of courses a student should take to prepare for transactional work in unique and innovative practice venues, because that is the way we are thinking about jobs now,” Walker explains. Additionally, the program is preparing students for the School’s third year of participation in the Transactional LawMeet,® a national competition testing students on the quality of their drafting and negotiation skills. In 2012, BU Law’s team advanced to the national competition, and in 2013, one BU
Law team was awarded Best Draft at the regional competition. “Students have responded with enthusiasm and increased the demand for our offerings,” Coit says. “And in law firms and other practice venues, both our students and employers have recognized the enhanced ‘practice-readiness’ of program participants. This is the best confirmation that we are headed in the right direction.” EXPANDING CLINICAL AND ON-THE-JOB OPPORTUNITIES
BU Law continues to expand its impressive array of experiential learning opportunities, thus providing students with substantive legal experience in a growing number of fields. “Students come to BU Law with varied interests and goals,” says Lois Knight, director of Clinical and Trial Advocacy Programs. “Our programs give them a range of options in terms of substance and focus, in addition to the core practicum skills, so they can prepare for practice and market themselves to employers in a particular field.” BU Law’s clinical programs, which the National Law Journal ranked second in the United States in 2013, have witnessed tremendous growth in the last five years. Q The Civil Litigation Program now encompasses three opportunities: the Housing, Employment, Family, and Disability Clinic (HEFD); the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic; and a one-semester Employment Rights Clinic. This structure allows maximum flexibility—in terms of both level of commitment and subject matter—as students may take on anything from an eviction defense in local housing court to an asylum case at the Department of Homeland Security. QIn the new International Human Rights Clinic, students gain policy experience in human rights projects on the domestic and international level. QLegislative Programs have grown to give more participants the opportunity to make real contributions to legislation. For example, in the recently added Africa i-Parliments Clinic, led by Clinical Associate Professor of Law Sean Kealy, students have worked on a wide range of bills, including petroleum legislation in Uganda and a basic health care bill in Liberia. Q For students passionate about helping victims of human trafficking, there is the Human Trafficking Clinic, which was launched in 2012 with indispensable support from BU Law alumna and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (’79). READ MORE ABOUT THE HUMAN TRAFFICKING CLINIC bu.edu/law/trafficking
“The firm said my language skills and experience living and working abroad reflected positively on my character, and they may have practical application working in one of their Asia offices,” says Josh Katz (’13), associate at Dechert. Katz interned during his 2L summer in Tianjin and studied abroad through the LL.M. in Chinese Law Program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
In 2009, BU Law introduced the Semester-in-Practice Profinest law faculties around the world,” says Assistant Dean for gram (SIP), in which students earn academic credit while working Graduate and International Programs John Riccardi (’91). full time in government agencies, companies, nonprofits, and J.D. students can study international, foreign, and comparaother legal settings across the United States and overseas. Particitive law in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East pants refine their lawyering skills while building a professional through 15 single-semester programs and 3 full-year internetwork in either an established program such as the Human national dual J.D./LL.M. degree programs. The number of Rights SIP at the United Nations High Commissioner for options makes BU Law a leader among law schools in foreign Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland, or in an independent placement study. More importantly, participating students find their expesuch as the Federal Trade Commission in Seattle. Participation riences invaluable to their professional development. has soared from one student in the program’s The School’s newest program will be the first semester to a consistent enrollment of 10 first of its kind among US law schools: Startstudents in more recent years. ing in fall 2014, BU Law students will be “It’s an opportunity for students to able to spend a semester at one of Europe’s really prove themselves on the job,” says most elite business schools, École des Hautes Knight. “Some students get hired by their Études Commerciales (HEC Paris), taking placement organizations, and many build a core business management classes—as well professional network in the locale of their as more specialized topics relevant to global SIP and are later able to find employment clients—in English through HEC’s highly because of it.” selective Master in Management Program. Similarly, growing student interest in the “Our goal is to help students gain financial Externship Program has led to its expansion literacy, develop a businessperson’s perspecinto more sectors and locales. Students may tive, and grow an international network 72% OF THE CLASS OF work with a judge in a community-based while studying overseas alongside the future 2013 PARTICIPATED IN A state court through a Community Court leaders of global commerce,” says Riccardi. CLINIC, EXTERNSHIP, OR Externship or in a state or federal agency “This is a unique and incredibly exciting SEMESTER-IN-PRACTICE placement through a Government Lawyeropportunity for our students.” In return, ing Externship, taught by an assistant US HEC students who have completed at least AS A BU LAW STUDENT. attorney. The Health Law Externship allows three years of full-time law studies in France students to gain field-specific expertise at a will visit BU Law on a nondegree basis. hospital, biotech firm, or health advocacy nonprofit. The Judicial Each year, BU Law welcomes over 160 new graduate stuExternship Program—BU Law’s most popular program—prodents, about 85 percent of whom are foreign-trained lawyers, to vides unparalleled exposure to the justice system as students work pursue LL.M. degrees. The majority take classes with J.D. stufor an appellate or trial judge at the state or federal level. And the dents, gaining exposure to the US legal system and legal doctrine year-old Affordable Housing Externship offers field placement in that is crucial for practice in the global economy, since so much organizations supporting sustainable community development. business activity and so many client concerns implicate the laws and systems of multiple countries. THINKING GLOBALLY PREPARING TOMORROW’S LEADERS In the Executive LL.M. in International Business Law ProOF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY gram, launched in 2011, attorneys with an average of 15-plus The global economy has interconnected businesses and governyears of cross-border experience attend short-term residency ments around the world, and BU Law has taken a leadership sessions in Boston or Budapest, studying business law topics role in preparing students to practice law in the international taught by BU Law faculty. The blended program includes prearena. “Our strategy is to fully immerse students in the legal and post-residency online instruction, making it suitable for busy cultures of the world’s most important economic markets at the practitioners who do not have the time to commit to a traditional
Natalia Cianfaglione (’12) was able to fast-track her career in entertainment law through her Semester-in-Practice in Los Angeles at Shine America, producers of TV’s The Biggest Loser and MasterChef. “My ability to work full time as an extern was a huge plus for
Shine, which is a growing company with a lot of projects in the unscripted, scripted, and digital areas,” she says. Shine America was so impressed with Cianfaglione, they created a full-time position for her upon graduation. “The SIP helped make that happen,” she says.
two-semester residential program. The School anticipates the program’s enrollment to grow to 45–50 within the next year or so.
appreciate our Preview Day programs and tell us that they are a unique part of this type of event,” explains Cheryl Constantine, director of financial aid. In addition to financial education, admitted students need tools to help them navigate the complicated financial decisions that they must make before law school. Last year, BU Law became the second law school in the country to provide a Prospective Student Financial Planning Calculator on its website. The calculator allows students to determine the amount that they might need to borrow for each year of law school and estimates monthly payments using several federal loan repayment options. Prospective students may enter the cost of attendance and financial aid for any law school so that they can compare costs across multiple schools.
THINKING RESPONSIBLY INCREASING FINANCIAL AID AND PROMOTING FINANCIAL LITERACY
Law school is a serious financial investment that has attracted greater scrutiny during the recent economic downturn. In response, BU Law has increased financial aid and made a concerted effort to educate students about loan options, repayment plans, and living with debt. Approximately 80 percent of J.D. students received scholarship aid in 2012–2013, with an average award of $18,500. The School is also seeking to raise $15 million for scholarships and financial aid as part of Building on Excellence: The Campaign for Boston University School of Law. GIVE TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS bu.edu/law/alumni/campus_campaign
“In the recent past, we’ve used the annual fund to provide financial aid for our students with unmet need after our scholarship funds have been exhausted!.!.!.!We’re not going to be able to sustain that level of commitment without a —DEAN O’ROURKE robust annual fund.” The types of scholarships that BU Law offers have been expanded. Now in its second year, the Distinguished Scholars Binding Early Decision Program offers full-tuition scholarships and early admission to high-caliber students convinced that BU Law is right for them, while the Public Interest Scholars Program, now entering its sixth year, grants substantial scholarships and summer stipends to students committed to pursuing careers in public service. Understanding that financing a legal education is complex and that scholarship aid is only one piece of that puzzle, BU Law offers financial literacy programming that begins as early as the Preview Day for admitted students and continues through the required exit counseling at graduation. “We invite subject matter experts to campus and offer a variety of workshops and presentations. Our admitted students really
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Support from the Financial Aid Office extends beyond graduation. Now in its twentieth year, the Boston University School of Law Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP, bu.edu/law/lrap) provides alumni working in law-related public interest positions with financial assistance toward the repayment of their educational loans. Since 2010, the number of LRAP applicants has doubled, and eligible applicants have received awards up to $10,000 per year, covering between 25 and 75 percent of their monthly payments. “Our graduates continue to pursue public interest positions in greater numbers, and we would like to expand this program with the financial support of our alumni who share our mission to help make careers in public service possible,” Constantine says. THINKING FORWARD THE FUTURE OF BU LAW
In recent years BU Law has been revolutionizing legal education to better prepare our students for professional success in the new economic marketplace. Expanded career resources, more practical training opportunities, and enriched writing and research programs are just part of that picture. Outside the law tower, we continue to make an impact as well—from a reenergized network of alumni across the globe to the plot next door, where the rapidly rising Sumner M. Redstone Building is providing a new model for educational facilities. At a time when law schools are under such scrutiny, BU Law has once again proven itself a leader, always thinking forward to the future of legal education. Q THE RECORD
“We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us.”
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BUILDING OUR FUTURE
A CONVERSATION WITH LELAND COTT, FOUNDING PRINCIPAL, BRUNER/COTT & ASSOCIATES, INC. In addition to the various curricular and programmatic changes taking place within the law tower, BU Law is building—quite literally—for the future just next door. The Sumner M. Redstone Building symbolizes the School of Law’s strong commitment to the “Thinking Forward” mentality: the facility, once complete, will offer the longdesired physical space that matches the caliber of the BU Law experience and allows for future development as legal education continues to evolve.
very square foot of the Sumner M. Redstone Building embodies BU Law’s commitment to providing an exceptional modern legal education—from the 4,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed atrium down to the student-tested chairs filling each classroom. That’s because Leland Cott and his team from leading Cambridge-based architectural firm Bruner/Cott & Associates understand that educational spaces must facilitate learning and collaboration in every nook and cranny. “We know that a good deal of learning and interaction takes place in locales apart from the physical classroom,” says Cott. “In the Redstone Building, we have designed a series of places that allow for the creation of community—and for that community to gather and learn.” Working on college campuses since 1984, Cott and his firm have amassed an impressive portfolio of iconic buildings for the country’s top universities, including Harvard’s Briggs Athletic Center, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and BU’s own Center for Student Services. He is also an expert in rehabilitating mid-twentieth-century buildings—including those of Josep Lluís Sert, the law tower’s original architect, who was dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design while Cott was a
student there. The law school approached Cott in 2008, hoping his expertise could guide the effort to improve the School’s challenging facilities. “The law tower had problems from the beginning, in spite of Josep Lluís Sert’s genius,” says Cott. “This project was a leap of faith because few people believed that a restoration of this magnitude was really possible. But BU had the wisdom to see that this building could be brought back to life.” Cott’s team produced the 100-plus-page Preservation & Development Plan, which became the basis for a proposed renovation and addition to the School of Law. In 2011, BU asked Bruner/Cott to begin work. By collaborating closely with the administration and faculty to address the School’s greatest needs, they have masterminded an ingeniously custom, state-ofthe-art facility that will not only serve but enhance the experience of each student, faculty, and staff member in the Boston University School of Law community. “The law school will think of itself in a different sort of way as a result of this project,” says Cott. “It is a building that will raise the bar and redefine the way that law is taught at the University.” To illustrate how every aspect of the Redstone Building will function to facilitate modern legal education, The Record asked Cott to walk us through its most important spaces. THE RECORD
A special German limestone will make up the Redstone Building’s façade, which will better withstand the extremes of Boston’s climate.
First and foremost, will we still have to wait in line for the elevators? COTT: Of all the people I spoke with
from the law school, every one has bad memories of those elevators! Their capacity is clearly insufficient. We’ve made all of the student spaces easily accessible by foot. Or if you want to use an elevator, we’ve included two larger, faster models, more in keeping with the twenty-first century, in the new portion of the building. And we do plan to fix the tower’s elevators, as well as replace almost everything—from its mechanical systems to windows.
THE DESIGN GOALS OF THE REDSTONE BUILDING 1. INSTRUCTION—Provide quality
instructional space supported by well-designed classrooms, outfitted with appropriate technology.
2. COMMUNITY—Encourage and
support a sense of community for students, faculty, and staff.
3. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH—Increase
the availability of study, research, and collaborative learning spaces both inside and outside the library.
4. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE—Support
the development of new and existing professional practice program offerings.
with good ventilation and comfort in terms of seating, which is really important for students who need to be alert and learning. We have improved sightlines and utilized vestibules to contain noise. An acoustician consulted with us on the most modern standards to address hearing issues. And of course in terms of audio/visual technology, we’ve used the most up-to-date equipment available. And how do you plan for classrooms that can continue to keep up with rapidly changing technology?
COTT: Two ways: One has to do with infrastructure, what is behind the walls. quality and environmental and acousyour way every day—it should enhance There we’ve installed state-of-the-art tical comfort for faculty and staff. your experience. So we’ve carefully choreowiring that will be good for many years graphed how to move students through to come. The second is the A/V equipthe facility throughout the day in ways that are spatially economi- ment can be switched out over time because of changes due cal. For example, we’ve minimized congestion by spreading out to new technologies. the lockers to the first, third, and fourth floors, so you’ll never start your day with everyone in one place. And students can easily One of our most pressing needs was new facilities to support clinical, transactional, and professional training programs. How get from one session to another since six of the main classrooms are now in the same area within one floor of each other. Just walk do these spaces fit into your design? right up a flight of stairs; it’s this kind of vertical continuity that COTT: The fifth floor of the Redstone Building is very special— makes it easiest to have a lot of people in the building. it’s all about transactional law and executive education. Here we have three different kinds of spaces tuned to the specific Speaking of the classrooms, how are these an improvement on pedagogies of the various programs. the current spaces? On the north side are professional training spaces—seminar COTT: We will have a total of 25 classrooms, ranging from rooms for 35–45 people, breakout rooms that seat a dozen or 30 to 125 seats. The designs we’re doing are state-of-the-art, so, and a multipurpose room with a cantilever balcony over-
So no more traffic jams?
COTT: A building can’t keep getting in
5. WORKPLACE—Improve indoor air
looking the Charles River that can be used ceremonially or for larger gatherings. These spaces will be very open with comfortable seating, since people will spend eight hours a day here. In the middle are the Transactional Law Program seminar rooms, devoted to students who are learning about contracts and practicum-type things. There are also two practice trial courtrooms that have been designed and furnished exactly in accordance with faculty requests. And the Writing Program will be on this floor as well. One of the project’s goals is to enhance community. How can the Redstone Building do that? COTT: Unless you provide spaces for gathering in a building,
you cannot achieve community, really. So we wanted to create many opportunities for conversations and interactions—not necessarily directing that those should happen here or there, but providing places where opportunities can be taken and not lost. The Winter Garden and the second-floor student gathering area are two such places.
What is the Winter Garden? COTT: The Winter Garden is a new kind of space for Boston University—it’s almost 4,000 square feet right on the first floor, a beautiful inside space with a 30+-foot ceiling. It is intended to be a living room for the entire BU campus. This space sits in a highly trafficked area and invites others from around the University to interact with and pay attention to what is going on in the law school. As I, and my team, began to conceive this idea, I imagined a couple of undergraduates stopping and being turned on to a career in law—or architecture—because of what they saw going on in the building. When future alumni think back on their law school experience, what space is going to pop into their minds? It’s going to be the Winter Garden and other community spaces, as well as the state-of-the-art classrooms.
And the second-floor student gathering area? COTT: This is where everyone will be at some time during the
course of the day. It is also a 4,000-square-foot space, with moveable partitions that can be used to create three separate areas. I can imagine parties overlooking the river happening here, or a lunch seminar if you pull one of the partitions closed to make a semiprivate room. There will be seating along the wall and looking over the river—some is lounge seating, some for eating purposes. Since there has been no real place for gathering, people have traditionally left the building for meals. But now this space will keep people here, continuing to build that sense of community.
Will there be a dining facility in the new building? COTT: It will not be a full-service cafeteria but a grab-and-go
facility. We worked on this with the food service people at BU, and it is what they suggested. But it’s going to be much better than the first-floor café that currently exists. There will be many different possibilities—bar stools, lounge seating, and places to eat and study.
Can you describe the extension of the Pappas Law Library? COTT: Libraries on campuses are going through many changes
right now, and very few are expanding. What differentiated the space here was that “law libraries” were happening in three places: Pappas, the tower, and the basement of Mugar. So we consolidated everything into one big horizontal space on the third floor and made it better serve students in terms of study spaces with lounges and carrels. And it also gives the School the highest degree of flexibility as libraries continue to change. It is a library for today and tomorrow. Pappas will be partially renovated as well.
Why are we bothering to keep the tower if it has been laden with problems since its construction? COTT: First, removing it would be difficult to do—the building
has a certain degree of landmark status. But most importantly, we’re going to have an excellent faculty office building when it’s done, with great views of the Charles River Basin, Boston, and Cambridge. No law school is building offices for their faculty like this! And we’re going to fix all of the leaks and ventilation issues and make it a modern, state-of-the-art facility to match the multi-classroom addition at its base.
Overall, how does this project better serve and enhance the BU Law experience? COTT: The layout of the building and the way that it relates to
the existing tower bring the student spaces into the same environment, all accessible by foot on the first five floors. You have everything under one roof now, which promotes an intensity and community that is quite spectacular. And the tower, with the repairs and upgrades that we are doing, will be a much better building than it has ever been.
It sounds like a lot of work. How has your team handled such a massive project? COTT: It has been a multidimensional effort, tens of thousands of
hours, with three teams—architectural design, preservation, and interior design and programming—working in unison to get this effort moving forward. At its largest, we have had up to 20 people devoted to the project, carefully considering everything from how to integrate the new building with the existing one to whether the classroom chairs should be fixed to the floor. But I must say, with our work on new buildings lately and our history of restoring twentieth-century buildings, this was the right project for us, and a great time for me because it brings together everything that I have been doing over the course of my career. Q
Leland Cott, FAIA, LEED, has over forty years of experience in architecture and urban design with an expertise in buildings for educational use and an interest in the rehabilitation of mid-twentieth-century modern buildings. He was an adjunct professor of urban design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 17 years. He is former president of the Boston Society of Architects, and a fellow in the American Institute of Architects. Cott holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute.
BU LAW ALUMNI DRIVE NEW THINKING ABOUT LEGAL EDUCATION. BU Law alumni are leaders in various legal practices, organizations, and sectors around the globe. So it comes as no surprise that our graduates are driving the evolution of legal education in this time of extraordinary change. The Record sat down with three alumni— the director of a think tank examining the legal profession, an educational consultant, and a young entrepreneur—who are playing prominent roles in the future of legal education. A GLOBAL APPROACH TO CHANGE DEREK DAVIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROGRAM ON THE LEGAL PROFESSION, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL
BU Law alumnus Derek Davis (’89) heads a Harvard Law School think tank focused on “increasing understanding of the structures, norms, and dynamics of the global legal profession.” As executive director of the Program on the Legal Profession (PLP), Davis oversees its research, education, and “bridging” initiatives. “We address legal education from the standpoint of what we can do to better prepare students for the practice of law, and therefore allow them to be more successful,” says Davis, a former business attorney and a current member of the Boston University Board of Overseers. With support from the Harvard Law School faculty and Director David Wilkins, Davis leads fellows, faculty, and other professionals working in China, Brazil, Africa, and India to gain a more global understanding of the profession as part of PLP’s research objective. “We have to understand, from a practical standpoint and an academic standpoint, the way the law and the law profession are conducted in other countries, particularly countries where the law has developed in a different manner than it has in the United States,” he explains. PLP also examines American legal education and the continuing education of practicing attorneys. The best law schools, according to Davis, adopt programs and curricula that reflect the changing times. “This generation of young people comes in with a head start on information technology, but they don’t have experience. And they have a shorter time frame to ramp up their skills because clients are demanding instant responses. So law schools have begun to address the changes in the marketplace to better prepare graduates to hit the ground running when they start their careers.” 16
“This generation of young people comes in with a head start on information technology, but they don’t have experience. And they have a shorter time frame to ramp up their skills beause clients are demanding instant responses. So law schools have begun to address the changes in the marketplace to better prepare graduates to hit the ground running when they start their careers.” —DEREK DAVIS (‘89)
Through its bridging initiatives, PLP connects research and academia to the global law profession. Efforts include the Case Development Initiative, which brings real-life legal situations to the classroom through case studies, and international academic conferences, which bring together practitioners and academics from all over the world. Through these global exchanges, “we can see how another country’s legal educational system differs from ours, and perhaps adapt some of their ideas,” Davis says. “We also learn how we all can better influence, contribute to, and shape the direction of the legal profession.” Davis predicts that the legal profession will continue to change. “Today we’re seeing more lawyers practicing remotely from the office and more virtual law firms. The age of technology has introduced products and services that we never could have imagined twenty years ago, and has raised a number of questions of law on the First Amendment and on the production and sharing of information.” He also suggests that the passage of the Affordable Care Act and Dodd-Frank bill will bring even more changes to many laws and regulations affecting business of all sizes, in turn resulting in tremendous changes to the practice of law and the legal profession.“At PLP,” says Davis, “we’ll continue to chart and examine and research those changes.” Q
“I thought it would be helpful if students could turn to a one-on-one tutor who would serve as a mentor, get to know their syllabus, and work with them on a combination of substance, practice, and review.” —TANIA SHAH (‘00)
PERSONALIZED PREP TANIA SHAH, FOUNDER, LAWTUTORS
Tania Shah (’00) looks back on her law school experience with fondness and gratitude, and refers to her teachers as “inspirations.” But early on, she realized that many students would benefit from individualized assistance to prepare for a law exam, hone their writing skills, or guide them as the material got more complex. And the dynamic, über-confident Shah knew just the person who could render that help. Two years after graduation, she founded LawTutors, a Brookline-based company that provides targeted, up-close-and-personal instruction. “I thought it would be helpful if students could turn to a one-on-one tutor who would serve as a mentor, get to know their syllabus, and work with them on a combination of substance, practice, and review,” says Shah, who was the recipient of BU Law’s Young Lawyer’s Chair in 2010. “I wanted to create a legal educational organization with a particular brand and a particular methodology. And it turned out that in addition to law students, we were soon getting people who were taking, or retaking, the bar exam.” Shah has built LawTutors into a widely respected firm that offers private tutoring and small group workshops from pre-law through law school through the MPRE and bar exams. The company has 4 full-time employees, and contracts with 10 to 20 tutors in Brookline, New York City, and Southern California, while students in roughly 25 states have availed themselves of the company’s online services. LawTutors also self-publishes workbooks and produces CDs to augment the lectures and personal sessions. The Mini Essays workbook, for example, enables students to take brief practice exams on very specific topics: not just torts, but negligence or product liability. Then they can compare their answers to those in the book. It also helps them hone their writing skills. “I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel,” says Shah. “There are fantastic materials out there, but we don’t all speak the same language. Students need to know that there’s not just one way to learn something, or one way to do something, because it discourages them. My motto is, ‘You don’t know what you don’t know.’ If you just keep studying the same way, you can’t expect different results.” Her work has been embraced by colleges and companies, which frequently hire her to serve as a teacher, lecturer, or consultant. Shah has taught for Themis Bar Review and Emanuel Bar Review, and with her LawTutors colleague Melissa Gill, teaches a
comprehensive online law school prep course for Casebriefs.com. She and Gill co-wrote What NOT to Write, a book geared toward the Massachusetts, New York, and California bar exams that is part of the Law Review Series issued by Aspen Publishers, a division of Wolters Kluwer. Additionally, she is a practicing corporate attorney and partner at Shah Law. Q GUIDING INFORMED CHOICES JUDITH KOFFLER, HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER CONSULTANT
During her long and fascinating career, Judith Koffler (’72) has practiced corporate bankruptcy law; litigated pro bono constitutional cases; taught law at nine universities around the United States, at Sing-Sing prison as a volunteer, and in China and Botswana on Fulbright Fellowships; and worked with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative in Tajikistan. Most recently, she started her own Los Angeles-based higher education and legal career consultancy business that, according to her website, “guides motivated and talented applicants through the process of choosing college, graduate and professional school, and assists them in moving confidently in the direction of their dreams.”
“China’s in a state of ferment, and the Arab world is taking off. We need people who can speak these languages and understand the cultures.”
—JUDITH KOFFLER (‘72)
Koffler remains passionate about the law, but the current state of legal education and the marketplace has caused a shift in how she advises clients thinking of attending law school. She feels that many of her peer pre-law advisors mistakenly encourage too many “undergraduates who are poorly informed” to undertake the serious financial investment that is law school. Koffler, on the other hand, advises only the most talented students who have their hearts set on a legal career to pursue legal education. Furthermore, she encourages those students to prepare financially and gain real-world experience for several years after obtaining an undergraduate degree. College graduates considering law school should “work for a while and save up money, maybe a year’s tuition,” says Koffler, adding that they should use the post-collegiate period to network and make contacts in the legal field. With globalization and new opportunities opening around the world, Koffler also believes that law schools should require applicants to be thoroughly bilingual, which would enhance their job prospects. “China’s in a state of ferment, and the Arab world is taking off. We need people who can speak these languages and understand the cultures.” Q THE RECORD
INSIDE THE ABA A Q&A WITH JOHN O’BRIEN (LL.M.’80).
In the last few years, the American Bar Association has begun to examine the current model for legal education in the United States and how various changes might affect the current challenges facing students, schools, and employers. Forward-thinking members of the BU Law community—including BU Law Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke, a current member of the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar—have helped inform and guide these proposed changes.
Another prominent voice in the discussion is that of John O’Brien (LL.M. in Taxation ’80), named one of the most influential people in legal education in a 2012 National Jurist survey. O’Brien has served as dean of New England School of Law since 1988, making him the longest-serving law school dean at a single institution in the country. In the last four years, he has chaired the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, the Executive Committee, the Accreditation Committee, and the Independent Law Schools Committee. The Record sat down with Dean O’Brien to discuss some of the recent changes the ABA has made, as well as what still needs to be done. What are the largest issues law schools are grappling with today? O’BRIEN: Applications to law school are down significantly over the last three years due to an increasingly competitive postgraduation employment picture and negative publicity, much of which I personally think is misguided and ill-informed, about the value of a law school education. As a result of these trends, schools will need to make important decisions that maintain the quality of their entering classes despite smaller applicant pools. Law schools also have to think creatively and work harder to help their students gain marketable skills and experiences that will enhance their employment prospects after they graduate.
You chaired the ABA’s Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar in 2011–2012, widely considered one of legal education’s most difficult years. Why was that? O’BRIEN: Congress and the media became very interested in
legal education and the standards that law schools adhere to in areas such as collecting and divulging applicant and graduate employment data. Meanwhile, the section undertook a review of its accrediting standards, which the US Department of Education requires it to do periodically. 18
How did the section address these issues? O’BRIEN: I strove to make the standards review process transparent and inclusive so that everyone interested in legal education was heard and had their thoughts considered in a fair manner. The section revised the methods of collecting and reporting employment data and created a verification processes for admissions data, among other significant changes. We got a good start on creating standards that will serve the best interests of legal education and prospective students, who now will have more and better data available to them. It was a challenging year, but a transformative one in which legal education made some very positive strides.
Can you describe the scope of the problem with law schools’ overstating job prospects to prospective students? O’BRIEN: I think the vast majority of schools are very careful in reporting data to the ABA about the makeup of their incoming classes and their employment data. Unfortunately, there have been a few notable exceptions in which schools inflated their data in an attempt to influence the US News & World Report’s law school rankings. Those schools—and we’re only talking about a few—have been censured, and I think those examples, combined with revised data collection and verification processes, will dissuade others from attempting to use false data.
You mentioned the admissions data verification program. How does it address the problem, and have you been able to see any success thus far? O’BRIEN: We created a program of independent verification
by which entering-class academic credentials reported by law schools to the ABA are cross-checked by the Law School Admission Council. That makes it much less likely that a law school can massage data. Everyone knows that the playing field is now more level. We’re happy with the way things are working, and I think the system will be very successful.
John O'Brien, Dean of New England School of Law and chair of the ABA's Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
This summer, the ABA eliminated the expenditures reporting requirement. Why is this an important step?
What will be the next critical areas of focus?
O’BRIEN: The US News & World Report has used expenditures
be a priority. As I approach the conclusion of my term on the council and its executive committee, I’m heartened to know that Dean O’Rourke continues to be involved. She is an innovative thinker and an opinion-leader who will help to continue to lead the section in the right direction.
as a prominent factor in its rankings. In essence, US News rewards schools that spend the most without taking into consideration how effective that spending is in attaining the goal of teaching students and preparing them for a career in the law. I, and many others, believe that the focus on expenditures distorts the rankings, especially in light of the fact that the US News methodology does not consider teaching effectiveness or include campus visits. By removing the requirement for law schools to report their expenditures, we remove that distortion.
The Task Force on the Future of Legal Education released a report this summer identifying key issues, including the current system for financing a law school education, the highly uniform structure of most law schools, and whether schools are preparing students well enough to practice upon graduation. How can law schools— and their accrediting body—begin addressing these? O’BRIEN: The efforts being made at each and every law school to improve and to adapt, combined with the work being done by the Standards Review Committee and the section, will respond to the changing legal education climate. I’m very confident we will meet the challenges that we face.
O’BRIEN: Work on standards and related matters continue to
As a law school dean and active leader in the ABA, what advice would you give to students considering law school? O’BRIEN: First of all, law is a wonderful profession and, although it is undergoing a period of change, it continues to offer rewarding work and opportunity. Additionally, a law degree is a valuable asset for anyone who desires a career not only in law but also in government or business. Moreover, a recent study on the economic value of a law degree by Seton Hall law professor Michael Simkovic and Rutgers economist Frank McIntyre found that the value of a law degree typically exceeds its cost by hundreds of thousands of dollars. I sincerely believe that a legal education is a worthwhile investment and that law schools are succeeding at their central mission of training future lawyers, supporting pro bono work by students and alumni, and finding work for graduates in a difficult economic climate. I think the good news in legal education far outweighs the challenges we face. Q
WHY I TEACH
TWO BU LAW FACULTY MEMBERS EXPLAIN THEIR PASSION FOR EDUCATING. In an era of change for most law schools, BU Law’s faculty has maintained its reputation as one of the best in the country. Its members are not only renowned legal scholars, but also passionate teachers who mentor and prepare their students for immediate, lasting professional success. The Record asked two of these exceptional educators—Abby Moncrieff, Peter Paul Career Development Professor and associate professor of law, and Connie Browne, clinical associate professor of law—to speak about their decisions to become teachers of the law and write a brief answer to the question “Why do you teach?”
ABBY MONCRIEFF: AN ANSWER IN TWO PARTS
There are two elements to that question: Why did I become a law professor? and Why did I become a law teacher? The answer to the first is simple. I love my scholarly work. Only in a legal academic position would I be able to pursue the research questions that I want to pursue, unbeholden to any client, partner, or partisan. The answer to the second part of the question is more complicated. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve fully become a law teacher yet. I don’t know that anyone worth his salt as a teacher is a teacher. Maybe the best teaching is more of a process than a state of being—because teaching should always be responsive to students’ ever-changing needs. 20
“Indeed, I have been proud to be a member of this faculty as we collectively recognize the changing market, asking not when the world will return to normal, but rather what we can do to change with it.” —ABBY MONCRIEFF, PETER PAUL CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROFESSOR
When I joined the BU Law faculty in 2009, the economy had just started its nosedive. Once plentiful, law jobs were becoming scarce. And a job that I thought would be relatively simple—preparing exceptionally bright students for legal careers—has been getting harder and harder, even as the economy rebounds. Our students are still exceptional, of course, but their career options continue to change, requiring legal education to change with them. And so, in the four years that I’ve been teaching at BU, I have had more opportunities for pedagogical innovation—for creativity in the process of becoming a law teacher—than I possibly could have imagined when I decided to become a law professor. Fortunately, like all of my colleagues at BU, I am disinclined to shrink from this challenge. Indeed, I have been proud to be a member of this faculty as we collectively recognize the changing market, asking not when the world will return to normal, but rather what we can do to change with it. And we have no shortage of ideas. From dramatic changes like experiential learning to more modest changes like periodic evaluation (rather than exclusive exam-based grading at the end of each semester), BU Law is evolving. Our teachers are engaged in the process of teaching. So the task of preparing exceptionally bright students for legal careers has been harder than I expected. But it has also been more rewarding. The shrinking demand for standard corporate lawyers does not, of course, diminish the importance of excellent law schools and excellent law teachers. It enhances it. Gone are the days of student satisfaction with a cookie-cutter approach to legal education. Gone are the days of law professors, year after year after year, shepherding 90 first-year students through the law school machinery. In this market, each student
must carve a unique path, and the job of a law teacher today is to help each individual student figure out what her path will look like. Today, my students and I are more of a team—more of a collaborative enterprise—than we ever could have been in the days of pure Socratic discipline. Maybe, then, I don’t feel like I’ve become a law teacher yet because the law teacher’s being has become too dynamic to define. My job is different from one student to the next. Of course, the struggling market puts strain on our students, and I wish it were otherwise. But necessity is the mother of invention, and I suspect that this newer, better approach to legal education will survive—continuing to evolve, of course, but retaining its worthy innovations—long after the market regains its former glory. I will be proud to be teaching at BU Law, alongside the best law teachers in the country, when that day comes. Q
CONNIE BROWNE: WHY DO I TEACH (SECRETLY)?
Why I teach has much to do with how I teach and what I teach. This past semester a student finished a deposition simulation, turned, stared me in the eye, and said, “I think that you have been teaching us secretly.” I smiled and nodded slightly. This student had just defined my role as an experiential teacher and her role as an experiential learner. My role is to create a curriculum that aims to integrate academic theory with actual practice by providing students with specific, repeated opportunities to use their classroom learning in real-life or simulated situations. The students’ roles are to engage in law in action. After much preparation, they use their combined knowledge and skills to represent clients and to reflect with me on their own performances.
When did this secret teaching begin? I suppose it was the summer that I taught journalism to a group of teenagers at Upward Bound in Gorham, Maine. These kids, handpicked by their teachers as ones who “could benefit” from the program, lived on two floors of a college dormitory. The boys were on one floor; the girls were on another. I resided on the girls’ floor, supposedly to chaperone them. It was a chaperone-bynight, teacher-by-day model. The students’ articles would be published in the program’s newspaper at the end of the journalism course. The night before deadline, long after I had gone to bed, one boy on the floor above was still struggling with his column. From all reports, he had many struggles in his life as well. Breaking all the rules, the boy marched onto the girls’ floor, opened the door to my room, and yelled into the darkness: “Paragraphs!” Still sleeping, I mumbled: “Huh?” He yelled again: “Paragraphs?” I quickly sat up and looked at
of “being published,” just like the teenage journalist I taught so many years ago. These law students will learn in public. They will perform simulations before their peers, edit each other’s papers, meet clients with serious problems, negotiate with opposing counsel, appear in court, and devote much of themselves to others. Courage—both mine and that of the students—comes next. Every year, I wonder whether I can do it. Can I really be present with the students as they face challenges that impact their clients’ lives? The moment I meet the new group of students, my trust is restored. They are both courageous and fearful about their perceived weaknesses. Thus begins the process of becoming more capable, of becoming competent. Creativity follows from challenge. Capability and courage allow students to face challenges, or conflicts, and see them as opportunities for creative problem solving. Psychologists have identified three common ways that people deal with conflict.
“I teach in clinical and simulated settings where my colleagues and I shape the contexts within which the students learn in action. Over the years, I have learned some of the essentials necessary for this learning and teaching to be successful. These essentials are respect, courage, challenge and creativity, and openness.” —CONNIE BROWNE, CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW
my intruder. He yelled once again, this time supplying more detail: “When do I indent paragraphs?” I jumped up and we sat at my desk and talked. We talked about what he was writing about, the proper use of topic sentences, the signaling purpose of indentation, and more. The next day, he became a published writer. And I had observed the educational power of learning by doing when faced with a challenge. Even years later, this discovery still shapes not only how I teach but what I teach. I teach in clinical and simulated settings where my colleagues and I shape the contexts within which the students learn in action. Over the years, I have learned some of the essentials necessary for this learning and teaching to be successful. These essentials are respect, courage, challenge and creativity, and openness. Respect comes first. Students who enroll in our experiential classes immediately earn my respect. By selecting a clinic or simulation class, the students have decided to confront the risk 22
We avoid the whole thing, become overly accommodating, or become inappropriately aggressive. Each of these behaviors is negative. In a lawyer’s world, these behaviors may lead to procrastinating, hauling out stock solutions, or ruining deals. Roadblocks, when approached with creativity, are an opportunity to move from mere competence to mastery. Openness flows through the process. Experiential learning and teaching require openness—to the learning process, to reflection, to mistakes, to obstacles, to judgments, to victories, and to each other. Why do I teach law students in experiential settings? I teach because I love getting to know our students. I teach because I am proud to embark on this journey with them. I teach because I am honored to know law students who are committed to the public interest. I teach because it is a privilege to give of myself so that our students give of themselves and help others. I teach because I love to learn. Q
NEWS AND UPDATES BU LAW GRAD RECEIVES OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD FOR HIS CLINICAL CONTRIBUTION MAX BROOKS (‘13) received
“We are Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,” said Justice Stephen Breyer, likening the US Supreme Court to “the border patrol” that decides if laws fit inside or outside the Constitution’s boundaries.
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SUPREME COURT JUSTICE STEPHEN BREYER DELIVERS FIRST ESDAILE LECTURE US Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer delivered the inaugural James N. Esdaile Lecture at the School of Law on a cold January morning to a packed house of more than 400 students, faculty, and special guests. Casual and relaxed, with occasional good-natured references to his more conservative colleagues, Breyer cited a string of historic high court decisions to illustrate the ideas mapped out in his most recent book, Making Our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View (Vintage, 2011). In the book, Breyer outlines his pragmatic, mostly optimistic view that the judiciary has the power to show the people of the United States that the Constitution continues to serve all of
us and serve us well. “Every one of the founders knew they’d written something terrific,” said Breyer, “but James Madison said that if nobody has the power to say when we’ve gone too far, then it may as well be hanging in a museum.” The distinguished James N. Esdaile Lecture has been made possible by the generosity of Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone, which created it to honor James N. Esdaile Jr. (‘70), a lifelong partner in the Boston-based law firm, former managing editor of the Boston University Law Review, and BU Law lecturer, University trustee, and Alumni Association president. Q FOR THE FULL STORY AND A VIDEO: BU.EDU/LAW/BREYER
the Clinical Legal Education Association’s Outstanding Student Award for his excellent performance as a member of BU Law’s defender program during his 3L year. Criteria for the honor, given to one student each year, include: quality of the student’s performance in assisting or representing individual clients; quality of the student’s thoughtfulness and self-reflection in exploring the legal, ethical, strategic, and other pertinent issues raised in the particular clinic; and the nature and extent of the student’s contribution to the clinical community at the student’s law school. Professor Karen Pita Loor, who nominated Brooks for the award, described him in her nomination as a responsible student who went out of his way to represent the clients. “He researched legal issues thoroughly and drafted persuasive, winning motions,” Loor said. “He argued respectfully and zealously in court.” Brooks, who graduated in May, accepted a position clerking for a federal district court judge in Portland, Maine, for two years. After his clerkship, he hopes to pursue indigent defense and environmental advocacy. Q THE RECORD
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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS RECEIVE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL HONORS BU Law’s International Law Society was named Best All-Around Chapter in the nation for the 2012–2013 academic year. BU’s national affiliate, the International Law Students Association (ILSA), commended the BU Law chapter for collaboration with interdisciplinary organizations, faculty involvement, and the scope and variety of activities offered, noting: “Throughout the 2012–2013 school year, the International Law Society at Boston University has maintained a constant presence on campus through a series of events. Furthermore, the chapter has fostered relationships with several other groups, establishing the values of international law as they relate to other fields, and thus inspiring students to learn more about the group and the practice at large.” At the Awards Gala concluding the four-day Northeastern Black Law Student Association 2013 Conference in January, BU Law’s Black Law Student Association chapter was awarded Chapter of the Year, Northeast Region, Medium Size (25–50
members). “It means so much to be recognized for some of the great things that we are able to do on BU’s campus,” says BUBLSA President Chaloea Williams (’14). The chapter’s activities include a number of events fostering membership support, particularly for the 1L class: a welcome dinner with the Latin American Law Student Association, career panels, an interBLSA mixer with other local chapters, and a mentor program pairing 1Ls with upperclassmen to guide them in academic and professional development. BUBLSA leadership goes beyond the campus, as well. Members work with the Boston Debate League to teach high school students how debate can be an avenue to develop professional skills. “The Student Affairs Office is proud of all the hard work that BUBLSA has done, not only within the law tower but also in the community,” says Brenda Hernandez, associate director for academic and multicultural affairs. Q
BU LAW RANKS #1 BEST PROFESSORS, #5 BEST CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE IN PRINCETON REVIEW 2014
Boston University School of Law is once again on top in the Princeton Review 2014 rankings for “Best Professors,” and has also placed in the top five for “Best Classroom Experience.” This marks the seventh 24
consecutive year that BU Law has ranked among the top three for Best Professors, earning the number one spot a dominant five times since the book began publishing its unique rankings in the 2008 edition.
The Princeton Review 2014 edition notes that students report “almost universally that the dedication of the faculty and administration has to be the greatest strength of the program,” and that “the School encourages faculty-student interaction through numerous mentorship and social programs.” This, in turn, helps with job placements, as do the “stunningly broad range of specialized programs,” including “a fleet of clinical programs and externships in the professionally targetrich surrounding city of Boston.” The book quotes a BU Law student who states, “My classmates and I are consistently considered the top summer interns at our jobs.” “At BU Law, we are focused on the student learning experience,” says Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke. “Our faculty are superb teachers who are dedicated to ensuring that our students receive the best possible legal education.” The Princeton Review’s rankings are based on surveys of 18,500 students attending the top ABA-accredited US law schools profiled in the 2014 edition. Q
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Professor Kate Silbaugh’s family law class
BU RECOGNIZES, AGAIN, LAW FACULTY’S EXCELLENCE In the past four years, Boston University has honored three BU Law professors from among the senior faculties of all its schools and colleges for the highest honor it bestows on senior faculty members who remain actively involved in research, scholarship, teaching, and the University’s civic life. Keith Hylton, Wendy Gordon, and George Annas have varied interests, but their shared passion for excellence have earned them all the title of William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor.
Keith Hylton speaks at the law school
The University named Professor of Law Keith Hylton a Warren Professor in 2013. Hylton is a prolific scholar who is widely recognized for his work across a broad spectrum of topics in law and economics, including labor law, tort law, antitrust, intellectual property, civil procedure, and empirical legal analysis. In 2011, Professor of Law Wendy Gordon was named a
Warren Professor. She is renowned for her application of philosophy and economics to copyright and related common-law areas and for her work on fair use. The honor was also bestowed in 2009 upon George Annas, a professor in the Schools of Law and Medicine and chair of the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights. Q
Alison King Wins Award for Her Work in the Criminal Law Clinic Alison King (’13) has received the Law Student Ethics Award from the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, which recognizes students who uphold the high ethical standards of the legal profession.
he $1,000 scholarship is given to 11 students, one from each of the participating local law schools, who have demonstrated an early commitment to ethics through work in clinical programs representing their first real clients. King’s supervisor in the Criminal Law Clinic, Wendy Kaplan, nominated her for exceptional advocacy for a teenage client when his and his parents’ interests were at odds. “Alison knew that the child was her client, not his parents,” Kaplan wrote in her nomination letter. “She spent a great deal of effort establishing a strong attorneyclient relationship, emphasizing that it was his wishes that governed her actions, not those of his family.” “It means a lot that Professor Kaplan thought of and nominated me,” says King. “It really is an honor.” Q
BU Law Introduces Accelerated J.D./ LL.M. Programs in Banking & Financial Law and Taxation
s of fall 2013, BU Law offers two new accelerated dual degree programs in which students can complete a J.D. and an LL.M. in banking and financial law or taxation in just six semesters. Available exclusively to BU Law J.D. students, these six-semester programs, along with the existing seven-semester J.D./ LL.M. programs in the same legal specialties, provide options for students to complete both degrees in a shorter timespan than eight semesters, while acquiring deeper field-specific knowledge in areas that are important to employers. “We are always seeking to give our students a leg up in the marketplace, and are mindful of the level of debt students face at the end of three years of studies,” says Assistant Dean for Graduate & International Programs John Riccardi. Q
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NEW FACULTY JOIN BU LAW The law school welcomes two new associate professors this academic year: Paul Gugliuzza and Naomi Mann.
Richard Ainsworth to Head Graduate Tax Program
oston University School of Law is pleased to announce that Richard T. Ainsworth— director of international government affairs at ADP Inc., a leading provider of automated solutions for sales, use, and value-added tax compliance—has been named director of the School’s Graduate Tax Program. Ainsworth brings extensive transfer pricing experience and scholarship to this role and has published frequently on issues involving customs transfer pricing rules for the United States and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He has served as an IRS transfer pricing litigator, and frequently consults for US-based multinational corporations on transfer pricing and valuation issues. At ADP/Taxware, he became an internationally recognized expert on sales suppression and retail tax frauds in the United States and EU. Ainsworth is known for his work on how technology facilitates transaction-based fraud, including Zapper and Phantomware applications. He has testified and drafted legislative changes to address technology-based fraud in the United States, EU, and East Africa, including proposals to institute digital invoice custom exchanges. Ainsworth, who has been a lecturer in BU Law’s tax program since 2005, will teach US Transfer Pricing residentially and online during the coming year. “I am excited to be in a position to guide the Graduate Tax Program as it moves forward into online instruction. This is clearly the future for graduate tax instruction, and this further strengthens BU’s leadership position,” he says. Q
Associate Professor of Law Paul Gugliuzza comes to BU Law from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where he has served as a visiting assistant professor since 2011. His scholarship focuses on patent law, procedure, and institutional structure, and has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Indiana Law Review, and American University Law Review. Prior to entering the academy, Gugliuzza practiced appellate litigation with Jones Day in Washington, DC, and clerked for Judge Ronald M. Gould of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Gugliuzza earned a J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and bachelor’s degrees in economics and finance from the University of Oklahoma. At BU Law, Gugliuzza will teach civil procedure and intellectual property. Naomi Mann joins BU Law as a clinical associate professor in the Civil Litigation Program, where she will teach and super-
vise students in the Employment Rights Clinic and the Housing, Employment, Family, and Disability Clinic. Before coming to BU, Professor Mann was a visiting assistant professor at Boston College Law School, where she taught and supervised students in the civil litigation clinic, working on housing, family law, and social security matters. From 2010 to 2012, she worked as a civil rights attorney in the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. From 2003 to 2010, she worked as a staff attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services and Washington Empowered Against Violence, representing low-income domestic violence and sexual assault victims in family law and restraining order cases. Professor Mann’s areas of interest are in domestic violence, sexual assault, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. FOR MORE INFORMATION: BU.EDU/ LAW/FACULTY
BU LAW’S LL.M. IN TAXATION RANKED #4 IN NATION BY TAX HIRING AUTHORITIES
ata released by JobsInTax.com ranks Boston University School of Law’s LL.M. in Taxation (GTP) #4 in the nation, according to tax hiring authorities. This is the second consecutive year that the GTP has been ranked one of the top five programs in the country by the TaxTalent network. The TaxTalent network surveyed 128 heads of corporate tax departments, asking them to select up to five schools (out of 32) with LL.M. tax programs that they hold in the highest regard when hiring candidates.
Rankings were determined based on the total number of votes received by each school. “This accolade simply confirms what we have known for years: The BU Law LL.M. in Taxation is universally recognized by employers as among the nation’s finest,” said Richard Ainsworth, director of the Graduate Tax Program. “We pride ourselves on equipping students with the skills that are most sought after by employers, and we will continue to ensure that our program meets the demands of a highly competitive employment market.” Q
James Scott Will Lead Banking & Financial Law
BU Law Launches Legal English Certificate Program and Two-Year LL.M. Track
ames Scott, the former chief regulatory counsel of Morgan Stanley and general counsel of Morgan Stanley Bank, is the new director of BU Law’s Graduate Program in Banking & Financial Law. He had been serving as an adjunct member of the BU Law faculty, teaching a course in international banking structure and regulation. Scott brings to BU Law over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked as in-house counsel for several other major banking organizations, including Citigroup, Bankers Trust Company, Bank of America Corporation, and Security Pacific Corporation. He also served as senior counsel for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. Q
eginning in fall 2014, BU Law will offer a two-semester, full-time Legal English Certificate Program (LECP), developed in collaboration with BU’s Center for English Language & Orientation Programs (CELOP). It will be available through two tracks: a two-year LL.M. track, for international LL.M. candidates whose admission to a BU Law LL.M. program is conditioned on their completing the one-year LECP; and a “certificate-only” track, open to foreign professionals—including nonlawyers—who seek only a legal English training credential, with no plans to pursue LL.M. studies. “Our new Legal English Certificate Program underscores BU Law’s leadership in Legal English, as well as the School’s commitment to preparing foreign lawyers for success in LL.M. studies,” says John Riccardi, BU Law’s assistant dean for graduate and international programs. In addition to the new LECP and Two-Year LL.M. programs, the Summer Legal Institute in London, and PLEAD, BU’s current portfolio of Legal English programs includes two Boston-based summer programs at CELOP and several extended LL.M. enrollment options for our traditional, residential students. Q
BU’S BOARD OF OVERSEERS ELECTS RYAN ROTH GALLO AS CHAIR AND KENNETH P. MORRISON AS MEMBER
Ryan Roth Gallo (‘99)
Kenneth P. Morrison (‘83)
One School of Law alumnus joined the University Board of Overseers, and one alumna assumed the role of chair this fall. Ryan Roth Gallo (’99) is a lawyer and homemaker living in Modesto, California. Following her graduation from the School of Law, she worked as a litigator in the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP before leaving to raise her children, Gloria and Ernesto. She has recently been engaged in pro bono work related to immigration and family law, as well as in advising nonprofit organizations on legal matters and strategic planning. She is a member of the Law Dean’s Advisory Board. She was elected an overseer in 2011 and became vice chair in September 2012. Her term as the chair began in September 2013. Kenneth P. Morrison (’83) is a partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he directs the firm’s asset finance and
securitization practice. A current member of the Law Dean’s Advisory Board, Morrison was an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law from 1995 to 2001. He served as scoutmaster of Troop 5 in Wilmette, Illinois, for 10 years and is now a member of the executive board of the Northeast Illinois Council of the Boy Scouts of America. His son Thomas (CAS’14) is an economics major in BU’s College of Arts & Sciences and a men’s varsity crew member. The Board of Overseers of Boston University is an advisory body comprising University alumni and friends dedicated to supporting and advancing the University’s mission and highest standards of excellence. Overseers act as informed advisors to the Board of Trustees and administration on issues of strategic importance through active membership, as requested by the University, in advisory, visiting, and review boards for its schools, colleges, and major programs. Q THE RECORD
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FACULTY NEWS NEWS AND UPDATES
FACULTY SCHOLARLY BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2013 The publication of ambitious scholarly books—a hallmark of an outstanding law faculty—has become a signature strength of the faculty of BU School of Law in recent years. In 2013, leading academic presses published several faculty members’ important scholarly works which spanned a wide range of fields, including constitutional theory, family law, legal and political philosophy, and intellectual property law.
LAWS OF CREATION: PROPERTY RIGHTS IN THE WORLD OF IDEAS BY KEITH N. HYLTON (WITH RONALD CASS)
Harvard University Press1 While innovative ideas and creative works increasingly drive economic success, the historic approach to encouraging innovation and creativity by granting property rights has come under attack by a growing number of legal theorists and technologists. In Laws of Creation, Ronald Cass and Keith Hylton take on these critics with a vigorous defense of intellectual property law. The authors look closely at the IP doctrines that have been developed over many years in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret law. In each area, legislatures and courts have weighed the benefits that come from preserving incentives to innovate 28
against the costs of granting innovators a degree of control over specific markets. Over time, the authors show, a set of rules has emerged that supports wealth-creating innovation while generally avoiding overly expansive, growthretarding licensing regimes. These rules are now under pressure from detractors who claim that changing technology undermines the case for intellectual property rights. But Cass and Hylton explain how technological advances only strengthen that case. In their view, the easier it becomes to copy innovations, the harder to detect copies and to stop copying, and the greater the disincentive to invest time and money in inventions and creative works. The authors argue convincingly that intellectual property laws help create a society that is wealthier and inspires more innovation than those of alternative legal systems. Ignoring the social value of intellectual property rights and making what others create and nurture “free” would be a costly mistake indeed.
ORDERED LIBERTY: RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND VIRTUES BY JAMES E. FLEMING & LINDA C. MCCLAIN
Harvard University Press2 Many have argued in recent years that the US constitutional system exalts individual rights over responsibilities, virtues, and the common good. In Ordered Liberty, answering the charges against liberal theories of rights, Professors of Law James Fleming and Linda McClain develop and defend a civic liberalism that takes responsibilities and virtues—as well as rights—seriously. They provide an account of ordered liberty that protects basic liberties stringently, but not absolutely, and permits government to encourage responsibility and inculcate civic virtues without sacrificing personal autonomy to
collective determination. The battle over same-sex marriage is one of many current controversies the authors use to defend their understanding of the relationships between rights, responsibilities, and virtues. Against accusations that same-sex marriage severs the rights of marriage from responsible sexuality, procreation, and parenthood, they argue that same-sex couples seek the same rights, responsibilities, and goods of civil marriage as opposite-sex couples. Securing their right to marry respects individual autonomy while also promoting moral goods and virtues. Other issues to which Professors Fleming and McClain apply their idea of civic liberalism include reproductive freedom, the proper roles and regulation of civil society and the family, the education of children, and clashes between First Amendment freedoms (of association and religion) and antidiscrimination law. Articulating common ground between liberalism and its critics, they develop an account of responsibilities and virtues that appreciates the value of diversity in a morally pluralistic constitutional democracy.
1. Reprinted with the permission of Harvard University Press, www.hup.harvard.edu.; 2. Reprinted with the permission of Harvard University Press, www.hup.harvard.edu.
CONFRONTING INJUSTICE: MORAL HISTORY AND POLITICAL THEORY BY DAVID LYONS
Oxford University Press3 The essays presented in this volume challenge both theorists and citizens to confront grave injustices committed in the United States. Professor of Law David Lyons encourages readers to take a fresh look at the beginnings of America, including the colonists’ early adoption of race-based slavery even though it was unlawful, and why those who rebelled against English oppression were responsible for greater injustices against their Native American neighbors. Confronting Injustice requires us to consider how delegates to the 1787 constitutional convention readily embraced increased protections for chattel slavery, why the federal government later abandoned Reconstruction, and why the nation allowed former slave owners to establish the new system of racial oppression called Jim Crow. It requires us to ask why America’s official
rejection of white supremacy is combined with an unwillingness to address continuing racial stratification. Confronting Injustice calls upon political theorists to test their views in the crucible of social history. It challenges those who debate the idea of an obligation to obey the law to consider the implications of grievous injustices. It calls upon those who assume that their society is now “reasonably just” to ask when that transformation occurred, despite the fact that children who are black or poor are denied equal opportunity.
WHAT IS PARENTHOOD? CONTEMPORARY DEBATES ABOUT THE FAMILY CO-EDITED BY LINDA C. MCCLAIN
regulate, and support it? Is parenthood separable from marriage—or coupledom— when society seeks to foster children’s well-being? What is the better model of parenthood from the perspective of child outcomes? Intense disagreements over the definition and future of marriage often rest upon conflicting convictions about parenthood. What Is Parenthood? asks bold and direct questions about parenthood in contemporary society, and it brings together a stellar interdisciplinary group of scholars with widely varying perspectives to investigate them. Professor of Law Linda C. McClain and co-editor Daniel Cere facilitate a dynamic conversation between scholars from several disciplines about competing models of parenthood and a sweeping array of topics, including single parenthood, adoption, donor-created families, gay and lesbian parents, transnational parenthood, parent-child attachment, and gender difference and parenthood.
New York University Press4 Extraordinary changes in patterns of family life—and family law—have dramatically altered the boundaries of parenthood and opened up numerous questions and debates. What is parenthood and why does it matter? How should society define,
THE SUPREME COURT AND THE FOURTH AMENDMENT’S EXCLUSIONARY RULE BY TRACEY MACLIN
Oxford University Press5 The application of the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule has divided the justices of the Supreme Court for
3. By permission of Oxford University Press, www.oup.com.; 4. Reprinted with the permission of NYU Press, nyupress.org.; 5. By permission of Oxford University Press, USA, www.oup.com.
nearly a century. As the legal remedy for when police violate the Fourth Amendment rights of a person and discover criminal evidence through illegal search and seizure, it is the most frequently litigated constitutional issue in the nation’s courts. Professor of Law Tracey Maclin’s book traces the rise and fall of the exclusionary rule using insight and behind-the-scenes access into the court’s thinking. Based on original archival research into the private papers of retired justices, Professor Maclin’s analysis clarifies the motivations and thinking that explain the court’s Exclusionary Rule jurisprudence. He includes a comprehensive scholarly and objective discussion of the reasoning behind the court’s decisions and demonstrates that—like other constitutional doctrines—the Exclusionary Rule is a political mechanism that expands and contracts as the times and justices change. The book will help readers understand how constitutional law is constructed by judges with diverse political perspectives. Q THE RECORD
BU LAW COMMENCEMENT 2013
On May 19, the Boston University School of Law community convened at the Agganis Arena for its 140th Commencement ceremony. The Honorable Donald B. Verrilli, Jr., the 46th solicitor general of the United States, delivered the Commencement speech, after which LL.M. candidate Dong Long and J.D. candidate Jared B. Cohen reflected on the BU Law experience in their student addresses. Following the awards presentation and conferral of degrees, 468 graduates celebrated with family and friends at a reception.
”This year, we have been lucky to gather at one of the most rewarding institutions for legal studies in one of the strongest and most united cities in the United States. This year, we have been blessed to study alongside the most brilliant legal practitioners and the most respected legal scholars.” —DONG LONG (LL.M. IN AMERICAN LAW)
”As we take a break today to celebrate a very real and very proud accomplishment, I’m confident about our ability to face the challenges that will present themselves tomorrow and the next day and every day after that—because I know we are all up to the task.” —JARED B. COHEN (J.D.)
“The profession you’re joining today has a lot in common with the professions of those who put themselves at the front line on the Marathon day. This is a public profession. You have responsibilities to the public. In fact, there’s a public dimension to everything you do as a lawyer. You take other people’s problems, and you commit yourself to solving them through open and legitimate processes. Your very actions every day express our nation’s commitment to rule of law, rather than raw power. You give a voice to those in society who otherwise would have no voice.” —SOLICITOR GENERAL DONALD B. VERRILLI, JR. | FALL | fall2013 THE RECORD the record 2012
PUBLIC INTEREST/PRO BONO NEWS
BU Law students are increasingly interested in public service and pro bono work as part of their legal education, while our faculty and alumni consistently demonstrate a commitment to public interest in their professional lives. Here are a few highlights from the past year.
BU LAW STUDENTS SPEND SPRING BREAK DOING PRO BONO WORK IN 11 CITIES
This year’s groups traveled to Biloxi, Miss.; Boston; Detroit; Harlingen, Tex.; Kansas City, Mo.; Los Angeles; New Orleans; New York, N.Y.; Newark, N.J.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Portland, Maine.
Sixty-three BU Law students participated in the School’s spring break pro bono service trips to 11 cities across the United States to work on a variety of legal issues, ranging from drafting wills for Native Americans in Oklahoma City to assisting residents of Detroit who are facing foreclosure and other related legal issues. Administered through the Career Development & Public Service
“The fantastic staff attorneys at the Mississippi Center for Justice are dedicated public servants who take seriously their role in helping the community around them. After interacting with such a body of concerned lawyers, I now more fully appreciate the various ways attorneys can shape their environment.” — Caleb French (’15),
Mississippi Center for Justice
Office’s Pro Bono Program, each trip included 2 to 10 students, plus a supervising BU Law professor, staff member, or alumnus. The intensive week gave students the opportunity to translate theoretical lessons from the classroom into real lawyering work, which left a significant impression on the participants. Student testimonials speak to the impact of the experience.
“Almost every day I met with clients one-on-one, assessing their financial situation, listening to their stories, examining their land contracts and property taxes, and analyzing and recommending the best available relief options for them. My fellow classmates and I were not just doing legal work—we were saving homes.” — Diane Lu (’15),
Michigan Legal Services
“The proximity of our work to some of the most desperate situations any individual could confront was profound and enlightening, and it reaffirmed my desire to utilize the law to protect some of society’s most vulnerable members.” — Mike Tartaglia (’15),
Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, Kansas City, Mo.
PUBLIC INTEREST/PRO BONO NEWS In the spring, BU Law hosted the annual Year-End Pro Bono Celebration to recognize one alumnus and one faculty member for their lifelong commitment to pro bono work, as well as the 3L and LL.M. students who completed the most pro bono hours during their BU Law tenure. This year’s recipients were: • • • •
Faculty Pro Bono Award: Professor Robert Sloane Alumni Pro Bono Award: Ed Aro (‘89) J.D. Pro Bono Award: Kristen Wekony (‘13) LL.M. Pro Bono Award: Joseph Hunt (LL.M. ‘13)
BU Law annually awards full-time public service fellowships to a select group of its most recent graduates to provide legal assistance for up to a year to underfunded nonprofit organizations and government agencies nationally and abroad. The Class of 2013 Fellows are: • • • •
Thomas Fowler, Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston Brandon Greene, Public Advocates in San Francisco Erin Hogan, Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston Sean Locke, Disability Law Center, Boston
(N. Neal Pike Disability Rights Fellowship) • Megan Rangel, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Santa Ana & Anaheim, Calif. • Sarah Rubin, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco • Kristen Wekony, Volunteer Lawyers Project, Boston
In 2011, Howard S. Altarescu (’74) pledged $100,000 over five years to establish the Altarescu Public Interest Summer Fellowships, which have helped up to five students per year gain invaluable hands-on legal experience at a variety of public interest organizations and agencies. The 2013 recipients and their hosting organizations were: • Andrew Byrd (’15), New England Innocence Project, Boston • Devin Conway (’14), The Bronx Defenders, Bronx, N.Y. • Jessica Bettencourt (’14), Rhode Island Public Defenders, Providence, R.I. • Alexandra Conlon (’14), Knox County Public Defenders, Knoxville, Tenn. • Nicole Wolfman (’15), Committee for Public Counsel Services, Roxbury, Mass.
STUDENTS EARN PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS Rachel Smit (‘13) was named a Skadden Fellow 2013. The highly prestigious two-year fellowship supports her work at Greater Boston Legal Services in the Employment Law unit, where she advocates for temporary workers in Chelsea, Mass., to enforce the Temporary Workers Right to Know Act. Julia Hall (‘13) was awarded the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellowship to work in civil rights litigation for
the LGBTQ community in the Rochester, N.Y., office of the Empire Justice Center. Janée Johnson’s (’13) John J. Curtin, Jr., Fellowship
made possible her summer internship at Prisoners’ Legal Service (PLS) of Massachusetts. Matthew Bruenig (’14), who was awarded a 10-week Peggy Browning Fellowship, spent the summer advo-
cating for workers’ rights at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in Washington, DC.
FACULTY, STAFF, ALUM ACCOLADES The American-Arab AntiDiscrimination Committee (ADC) has named Clinical Professor of Law Susan Akram the Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in recognition of her outstanding dedication to representing those in need.
At the annual DC Public Service Reception in April, BU Law honored former Senator and US Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen (’65) for his more than three decades of public service. Verona Jung (’01), staff attor-
Steven Ellis, a BU Law Librar-
ian who contributed more than 500 service hours to UNICEF over the past six years, received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his efforts.
ney with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, has been named the inaugural Michael Rothenberg Fellow. She will focus on litigation and individual advocacy to integrate people with disabilities into the community.
WANT TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WORKING IN PUBLIC INTEREST THROUGH A FELLOWSHIP? Contact Director of Advancement Cristine More (email@example.com) THE RECORD
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GETTING TO KNOW THE CLASS OF 2016
s the demand for lawyers has decreased, so has our class size—the Class of 2016 is a little over half of those of the ’80s and ’90s. But as a more select group of young men and women decide to pursue legal careers, the experiences they bring to BU Law are more varied and unique than ever. The Class of 2016 includes a lumberjack, a competitive tango dancer, a flight attendant, a Chinese calligrapher, and a pastry chef. They are journalists, patent agents, AmeriCorps participants, boulderers, and Fulbright Scholars. They majored in everyNumber of Applicants: 4,584 Number of Matriculants: 220 Median LSAT: 165 Median GPA: 3.67 Students of Color: 31% Age Range: 20–40 Students with 3 or more years of work experience: 70 Students with a year or more of work experience: 66% Undergraduate Schools Represented: 124
thing from drama to finance, and 25 hold advanced degrees in fields from electrical engineering to skeletal and dental bioarchaeology. They are photographers and musicians of all sorts—including one who writes music for educational chemistry games. The five Public Interest Scholars have worked in transitional living centers, classrooms, and nonprofits, on issues ranging from juvenile justice to access to health care. More than half of the Class of 2016 1Ls are women, and nearly a third are students of color. They are bright. They are ambitious. They are the BU Law Class of 2016.
Most Represented Schools: BU,
German, Mandarin, Hebrew,
Amherst, Cornell, Emory, Tufts,
Portuguese, Vietnamese, Farsi,
Enrolled LL.M. Students 2013–14 American Law: 86 lawyers from
Hindi, Greek, Arabic, Japanese,
US States Represented: 32 + DC
Korean, American sign language,
Banking & Finance Law: 62 law-
and Puerto Rico
Czech, Cantonese, Bulgarian,
yers from 29 countries
Countries Represented: 15 (USA,
Punjabi, Irish (Gaelic), Armenian)
Taxation: 123 lawyers, including
Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia,
Number of Advanced Degrees:
60 active online students, from 10
Germany, India, Iran, Ireland,
25 (including 2 PhDs—in Electrical
Jamaica, South Korea, Mexico,
Engineering and Chemistry)
Executive: 41 lawyers from 19
Peru, Ukraine, and the UK)
Languages Spoken: at least 26
Intellectual Property: 2 lawyers
(French, Russian, Spanish, Italian,
from 2 countries
BU LAW HONORS 2013 SILVER SHINGLE AWARD WINNERS As part of the festivities of Alumni and Reunion Weekend 2013, BU Law held its annual Silver Shingle Awards gala at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, October 26. Five awards, which recognize outstanding alumni, faculty, and friends of the law school, were given in the categories of Distinguished Service to the Profession, Distinguished Service to the School, Distinguished Service to the Community, and the Young Lawyer’s Chair. A separate honor, the Gerard H. Cohen Award for Distinguished Service to the School, is presented to an outstanding BU Law administrative staff member.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION SCOTT L. FREDERICKSEN (’77)
Scott L. Fredericksen (’77) is the managing partner of the Washington, DC, office of Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is a former US Department of Justice federal prosecutor and is recognized as a leading white collar defense attorney in Washington, DC. Previously, Fredericksen was associate independent counsel in the Office
of Independent Counsel in Washington, DC, commonly referred to as the “special prosecutor,” where he helped lead and obtain criminal convictions in the criminal investigation of alleged fraud in the executive branch of the US government and at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He began his career as a federal prosecutor as an assistant US attorney for the District of Columbia, and also served as an assistant US attorney and chief of a section in the Criminal Division for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also served as senior counsel to the US Attorney in Washington, DC. More recently, he was appointed by the US Department of Justice as an Independent Corporate Monitor for a public company that violated the FCPA in China. Much of his present practice involves the
defense of individuals and companies in US Department of Justice international criminal investigations. Fredericksen is listed in the 2009–2013 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and was selected for inclusion in the Washington, DC, Super Lawyers list for his work in criminal defense: white collar and general litigation. He appears in the media often as an expert commentator on federal criminal prosecutions, including the NY Times, Washington Post, CNN, Court TV, and MSNBC’s Hardball. He appears frequently as a guest on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR. Scott and Dana Fredericksen have been married 26 years (and counting) and have raised three sons: Jason, Anders, and Erik. Scott and Dana live in Great Falls, Virginia. THE RECORD
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SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL ROBERT VOLK ('78)
Robert Volk ('78) is associate professor of legal writing and director of the Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy Program. He received his B.A. from Lake Forest College in 1973, and his J.D., cum laude, from BU School of Law in 1978, where he was a member of the Law Review. Professor Volk returned to the law school in 1980 as associate director of the Morin Center for Banking Law, where he founded the
SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY MARTIN S. NEEDELMAN ('69)
Martin S. Needelman ('69) is a leader and zealous advocate for the residents of the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. After law school, he served as a VISTA attorney with the Southside Community Mission in Brooklyn. He began his career at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A (Brooklyn A) in 1971, specializing in education, immigration, civil rights, housing, and community group representation. In 36
Review of Banking & Financial Law and helped develop the LL.M. in Banking & Financial Law. Professor Volk was appointed director of the Legal Writing & Appellate Advocacy Program in 1982. He has taught numerous writing courses, including the First Year Writing Program and the Advanced Writing & Editing Workshop, and has coached many of the School’s moot court teams. He also teaches Legal Writing at Boston University’s Summer Legal Institute in London and Legal English at Chuo University Law School in Tokyo. In addition, he has taught a seminar on the legal rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered citizens since the late 1980s. Professor Volk has spoken on LGBTQ and legal writing issues on many occasions and is a member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Bar Association.
At the law school, Professor Volk has served as chair of the Admissions Committee, the Career Development Committee, and the Student Life Committee; as faculty advisor to the Review of Banking & Financial Law from its inception until 2011; and as advisor to the Asian American Law Student Association from 1991 to 2011. He currently serves as faculty advisor to OUTLAW, the law school’s LGBTQ student group. He has been a member of the Boston University Faculty Council Executive Committee since 2007, and has chaired the University Council Committees on Student Life, Academic Policies, and Curriculum and Academic Programs. He has also served on search committees for the University registrar and the dean of the College of General Studies. Professor Volk is married to Dr. Kit Mui, a neurology resident at Tufts Medical Center and the Lahey Clinic.
1984, he became project director and chief counsel of Brooklyn A. Needelman has held leadership roles with several bar associations, including the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc., and the National Lawyers Guild’s Immigration Committee. His involvement in the community includes service on the board of directors of the Nuestros Niños Child Development School and chairing the Housing Resources Committee of the Southside United Housing Development Fund Corporation. He has received numerous awards
during his career, including the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award and the Jews for Racial and Economic Justice’s Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Award. Needelman received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, a J.D. from BU School of Law in 1969, and an LL.M. from New York University Law School in 1978. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
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YOUNG LAWYER’S CHAIR SA’ADIYAH MASOUD ('03)
Sa’adiyah Masoud ('03) is a litigation attorney at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP in Boston. She maintains a diverse practice focused on professional liability defense, products liability, and matters of coverage. Prior to joining her current firm, Masoud primarily represented and defended architects and engineers in construction litigation, and she also clerked
GERARD H. COHEN AWARD ELIZABETH CERRATO ('89)
Elizabeth Cerrato ('89) is the assistant dean for administration at Boston University School of Law, a role she has held since rejoining the dean’s office in 2008. Cerrato previously worked as a member of the dean’s staff from 2003 to 2006 before entering the private sector for a few years. As assistant dean for administration, Cerrato oversees the law school’s finances, human resources, IT services,
with the Massachusetts Superior Court. For the past two years, Masoud has been listed by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Massachusetts, and she recently was selected for and participated in the Women’s Bar Association’s Leadership Initiative. Masoud is an enthusiastic member of various bar associations and has participated and served on almost every bar association in the Commonwealth. Notably, she served as president of the South Asian Bar Association, chaired the national South Asian Bar Convention
in Boston in 2010, and for several years chaired the Women of Color Committee for the Women’s Bar Association. She currently serves on the executive board of the national umbrella organization for South Asian attorneys, the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA), and sits on the board of directors of the MCLE. She is also a devoted advocate of the arts and is a member of two book clubs. She earned her B.A. from Duke University and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2003.
and countless administrative functions. Every day, she manages a steady stream of requests from sources that range from faculty needing funding for a major conference to students needing to order supplies for class projects. Additionally, Cerrato oversees the operation of the dean’s office, offering counsel and support to the dean on the most important issues facing the law school. A 1989 graduate of the six-year B.A./J.D. program at Boston University, Cerrato began her career practicing criminal law in Boston. She later transitioned
to work in human resources management at Interaction Associates, a company that focuses on helping organizations achieve their goals through collaborative leadership. She has worked in HR leadership roles for organizations of varying sizes and in different industries, including Workscape and Associated Industries of Massachusetts, as well as the law firms of Goodwin Procter and Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds. Cerrato lives in Wayland, Massachusetts, with her husband, James, and sons, Ben (17) and Matt (12). THE RECORD
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1942 Daniel M. Keyes Jr. passed away on October 19, 2012.
1951 Honorable Harry J. Elam passed away on August 16, 2012. Roger Putnam celebrated his 55th anniversary practicing law at Verrill Dana LLP.
1959 Honorable Richard O. Staff passed away on June 16, 2013.
1960 Conrad W. Fisher passed away on April 24, 2013.
1961 Leonard H. Cohen has been named by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the most influential lawyers in the state.
1963 Chris F. Gillotti has been chosen by his peers to be included in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and was named a 2013 Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. He was recognized once again in the Family Law category, having received this honor for the past 30 years, since the first edition of The Best Lawyers in America was published in 1983. Chris was also recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). He
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celebrated his 30th anniversary at Bunde, Gillotti, Mulroy & Shultz PC this past year and was recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Attorney.
as its 2013 Estate Planner of the Year, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the estate planning profession. This award is the highest honor that the BEPC can bestow upon a member.
Frank Fleischer has made the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America’s list of outstanding attorneys.
Robert L. Holloway Jr. has been elected president of the Massachusetts Bar Association for its 2012–2013 year. Holloway is a shareholder and president of MacLean, Holloway, Doherty, Ardiff & Morse PC in Peabody, MA.
1966 Senator Cynthia Stone Creem was presented with the Distinguished Layperson Award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) at its 2013 Annual Meeting in San Antonio. She was chosen in recognition of service, dedication, and leadership in supporting food allergy awareness. The annual award was presented at a luncheon with the AAAAI board of directors and past presidents in attendance. Paul R. Salvage has been distinguished as a New England “Super Lawyer.”
Michael A. Hordell was named by Washington, DC, Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in the District of Columbia for 2013.
1974 John J. Carroll Jr. was appointed to the Commission on Judicial Conduct. Established in 1978, the commission investigates allegations of misconduct by state judges. John has been an attorney at Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow PC in Boston since 1985.
Gary L. Fialky has been distinguished as a New England “Super Lawyer.”
Peter McCausland, chairman of Airgas, was honored with a lifetime achievement award by Chemical Marketing & Economics.
Paul H. Rothschild has been distinguished as a New England “Super Lawyer.”
Lawrence R. Alexander passed away on November 6, 2012.
Philip Moss, of counsel in the Boston and New England offices of Fisher & Phillips LLP, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 edition.
Richard E. Mikels, chairman of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC’s Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Law Section and adjunct professor of law at Boston University School of Law, has been named in The Best Lawyers in America’s 2013 edition as Boston Litigation–Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year.” Thomas E. Peckham has been selected by The Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC)
1976 Chip Babcock was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession.
Tom Engellenner joined the Boston office of Pepper Hamilton LLP as a partner in the Intellectual Property and Transactions and Rights Management Practice Group. Janet B. Fierman was re-elected as an officer and director, and to the executive committee of The Boston Club, where she will be serving a third two-year term. A membership organization of approximately 600 cross-industry executive and professional women leaders in the Massachusetts/New Hampshire area, The Boston Club promotes and supports women in leadership. Robert Glovsky was named to Boston Magazine’s list of “Five Star Wealth Managers.” He was specifically recognized for his expertise and service excellence in the preparation and implementation of clients’ financial plans. Mark S. Granger, senior partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP in Boston, has received an Award of Merit and title of fellow from Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. Mark, who joined ASTM in 1994, has served as chairman of Subcommittee F08.15 on Ice Hockey since 2005. He has been a large contributor to standards for helmets and eye and face protective equipment for hockey players, and he has organized mock trials highlighting issues related to use of ASTM standards in litigation. Jay L. Hack has become chair of the 4,118-member Business Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. Jay is a partner at Gallet Dreyer & Berkey. He provides full-range legal services to banks and other financial institutions.
1977 Judith M. Coburn has been recognized by the 2012 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Michael Haglund, a founding member of Haglund, Kelley, Jones & Wilder, is currently
serving as the president of the Oregon State Bar for 2013. Michael specializes in maritime, antitrust, and commercial litigation and authored World’s Most Dangerous: A History of the Columbia River Bar, Its Pilots and Their Equipment, inspired by his representation of the Columbia River Bar Pilots and his lead role in a nationally significant case.
1978 Michael J. Parise was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 in the area of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization. He has also been named as a 2012 “Alaska Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers magazine.
1979 Caroline D. Davis, previously the executive director and attorney for the Family Law CASA program in Seattle, has become a mediator specializing in family law. Caroline has also served as past president of the King County Bar Association. Richard Few was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 edition. Paula K. Stein has been appointed executive director of The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation.
1980 Jason Baron, member of Drinker Biddle's Information Governance and eDiscovery Practice, delivered the keynote address at the annual Masters Conference for Legal Professionals, an advanced legal educational experience. Leonard N. Budow has joined Fox Rothschild as partner in its New York office. Scott Cooper has joined Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP as a partner in its Real Estate
Practice Group. He is based in the firm’s Boston office. Honorable Barbara R. Kapnick, who is a justice of the New York State Supreme Court, First Judicial District, was honored by the New York City Trial Lawyers’ Association with the presentation of the Harlan Fiske Stone Memorial Award at its 78th Annual Banquet.
1981 Carl N. Weiner has been elected chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee for the Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Community Association Institute (CAI) for 2013. Carl also spoke on “Enforcement of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions” at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute seminar entitled “Condominium & Homeowner Associations—Lessons on Liabilities, Liens and Litigations.” In addition, he addressed the Pennsylvania House Urban Affairs Committee during an informational session on the topic of community associations.
1982 Douglas F. Flood has been appointed to the position of vice president in the newly formed Corporate Development Department at LoJack Corporation. David S. Zuckerman has been elected as a Westchester County Court Judge in New York.
1983 Ted A. Berkowitz has been selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers’ Metro list.
1984 Robert S. Molloy was honored as a “Leader in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
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Michael Ungar was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, one of the most highly regarded referral publications in the legal profession. He was also ranked the #1 lawyer in the state of Ohio for 2013 by Super Lawyers magazine. Mark E. Wilson joined Dickinson Wright PLLC as a member. He was also listed in Michigan Super Lawyers magazine for Health Care and named Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law in Troy, Michigan, by The Best Lawyers in America.
1985 Nancy I. Blueweiss was honored as a “Leader in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Robert C. Creighton has been elected to the Long Island Housing Partnership Inc.’s (LIHP) board of directors. He also was selected to receive Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” Award and joined the board of directors of the Family Service League. Roberta P. Granadier, an attorney at Butzel Long, was recognized as a 2013 Top Lawyer in Metro Detroit by DBusiness magazine. James F. Lang has been appointed as an associate justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Michael Mathisen has been named leader of ParenteBeard LLC’s International Tax Practice Group. Mary H. Schmidt has been named a 2013 honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s sixth annual Top Women of Law event.
1986 Yale H. Bohn has joined Pepper Hamilton LLP as special counsel in the Princeton office. Yale is a member of the firm’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group, focusing his practice on health care law.
Jeremy Roth was named co-president and co-managing director of Littler Mendelson PC. Jordan K. Yospe has joined Eisner, Kahan & Gorry as of counsel in the firm’s Entertainment, Media & the Arts Department.
1987 Daniel Markham has joined Gibbons PC as a director in the Business & Commercial Litigation Department.
1988 Eric Gurgold was selected for inclusion in the 2013 Florida Super Lawyers magazine. David McEvoy has been appointed by SeaChange International as general counsel for several public and private companies, including ATG (acquired by Oracle) and VeriFone Systems (acquired by GTCR). Shari J. Odenheimer has joined Chamberlain Hrdlicka as shareholder. Craig S. Prusher has joined Church’s Chicken as senior vice president, general counsel, and a member of the brand’s executive leadership team. He will report directly to Jim Hyatt, president and CEO. Veronica Serrato has been named an honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Annual Top Women of the Law Awards for 2013.
1989 David B. Goodman has joined Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC as an officer. Arthur B. Laby has been elected to the board of directors of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Ellen M. Warwick has been selected as director for enforcement and compliance for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
1990 Deane Beth Brown was recognized in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine—Women’s Edition as being among the Top Ten Women Lawyers in Illinois among all practice areas. She was also listed in the Top Ten Leading Women Business Lawyers and the Top Ten Leading Women Litigators. In addition, she is one of only 15 Chicago women attorneys recognized in Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s annual Chicago Women in Law: Women Making an Impact. The supplement features the achievements and accomplishments of the nominated women attorneys who are making a significant impact on the Chicago legal community. She was also named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois and Top 50 Women Lawyers in Illinois by Super Lawyers magazine in January 2013, and is the immediate past president of the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois.
1991 Anu Mullikin, shareholder and chair of Devine Millimet’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group, has been certified as an accredited estate planner by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
1992 Jeffrey A. Levinson was honored as a “Leader in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. David Wilkes was selected to be the exclusive featured speaker on the subject of property tax law in New York State for the justices and court attorneys of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, as part of the court’s judicial continuing education program.
1993 Mary Beth Gray, a partner in the law firm of Kleinbard Bell & Brecker LLP, was recently accepted as a member of the Forum of Executive Women. She also served as a
speaker at the ESOP Association’s 2012 Las Vegas Technical Conference & Trade Show in November 2012. Her presentation was entitled “Fiduciary Liability of Successor ESOP Trustees.”
1994 Kelly Bates has become the founding executive director of the newly formed Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research at Emerson College in Boston. The center will inspire and sustain civic engagement at Emerson College and uplift communities by bringing Emerson’s strengths in communication and the arts to bear in supporting social change.
1995 Carla Moynihan was selected to serve the American Bar Association as acquisitions editor of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section’s Books Committee. Adrienne B. Pitts has joined Baker & McKenzie as a partner, adding substantial experience in complex commercial, antitrust, class action, and white collar litigation matters. Daniel Rubinstein has been selected by the judges of the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to receive the 2013 Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service.
for Boston by The Best Lawyers in America 2013. David A. Strock, partner in the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips LLP, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013.
1997 Antoinette L. Banks has joined Harris Beach PLLC as a partner in the New York City office, practicing in the Insurance Litigation and Product Liability Defense and Mass Torts and Industry-Wide Litigation Practice Groups. Ron Leshnower launched a new book, Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals. Ron also launched a new CD entitled Year; it is a full-length musical work that takes listeners on an “exhilarating musical journey through the calendar.”
Christine Fitzgerald, an attorney at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, has been honored by the Lawyers Alliance for New York at the Cornerstone Awards for pro bono excellence. Jennifer Guidea has been promoted to counsel at Reed Smith LLP. Jennifer, formerly an associate, is a member of the Life Sciences Health Industry Group in the firm’s New York City office. Thomas Heim has been promoted to counsel at Reed Smith LLP. Thomas, formerly an associate, is a member of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group in the firm’s Falls Church, VA, office. Michael Paddock has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP’s Health Care Practice as a partner in Washington, DC.
Marisa L. Pizzi has been named an honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Annual Top Women of the Law Awards for 2013.
1996 Devin J. Anderson has been named general counsel and corporate secretary at Press Ganey.
Howard V. Neff III has been selected by the Commission on Judicial Conduct to serve as its executive director.
Patrick Downes was promoted to partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP.
Jacqueline Parker has been elected to the executive committee of the American Law Institute.
Ameek Ashok Ponda, a partner at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston, has been named Lawyer of the Year in the Tax Law category
Rachel B. Biscardi was honored for her pro bono service by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly at its Excellence in the Law ceremony in May.
David Martin was selected by his peers as part of Business North Carolina’s 2013 Legal Elite in the Real Estate category.
Grace V. B. Garcia has been named an honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Annual Top Women of the Law Awards for 2013.
Melissa F. Langa has been named an honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Annual Top Women of the Law Awards for 2013.
1999 Robert L. Harris has joined Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP as the director of professional development.
Charles M. “Chip” Miller was named to Ohio Rising Stars in the area of Business Litigation for 2013.
2002 Melissa N. Davis has been named an honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Annual Top Women of the Law Awards for 2013. Eric Grossman has joined DLA Piper’s Corporate and Finance Practice as a partner in the Northern Virginia Office. Tracy Hannan has been named a partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer. Stacy A. Malone, executive director of the Victim Rights Law Center, was honored by the Rotary Club of Boston #7 under the Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution focus of Rotary for the work she has done
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for victims of rape and sexual assault. Stacy was also named an honoree in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Annual Top Women of the Law Awards for 2013. George Zhang has joined AnJie Law Firm as a partner.
2003 Christopher Banys founded Banys PC, a new law firm headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. Christopher was formerly head of intellectual property litigation at a prominent national trial firm. He was also named a 2012 Northern California Rising Star, as well as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers. Joel Barras has been promoted to counsel at Reed Smith LLP. Joel, formerly an associate, is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Mark A. Ford has been promoted to partner at WilmerHale. Irene Kuei has been promoted to partner at Nixon Peabody LLP. Patricia M. McGrath, a shareholder and member of Devine Millimet’s Trusts and Estates and Labor and Employment Practices Group, co-authored a practice manual for New Hampshire attorneys published by MCLE New England entitled A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in New Hampshire. Peter L. Mello has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Richard Moon has been recognized by the 2012 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
2004 Matt Andrus has been elected counsel at Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. M. Ryan Benedict was promoted to counsel in Latham & Watkins LLP’s Milan office.
Christopher M. Boundy has joined the IP Department of Pepper Hamilton as an associate. Jason M. Hall has been elected a member of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. Neal E. Minahan has been selected as a 2012 Pro Bono Public Award recipient by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Bill Norton was selected for inclusion in the 2013 South Carolina Rising Stars list. Timothy J. Perla has been promoted to partner at WilmerHale. Nathan H. Seltzer was promoted to partner at Latham & Watkins LLP’s Washington, DC, office. Rita Weeks joined the Fulbright & Jaworski LLP’s New York office as senior counsel in the Intellectual Property and Technology Department.
2005 John B. Koss, an attorney in the Litigation Section of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo PC, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC).
2006 Benny A. Ortiz has joined Greenspoon Marder’s Fort Lauderdale office as an associate in the Litigation Group.
2007 Adriana Rojas-Garzon was honored as a “Leader in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Dominique Savinelli has joined Husch Blackwell’s St. Louis office as an associate. A highly experienced litigation attorney and former chemist, Dominique will focus her work in the areas of product liability and toxic tort.
Kristen Smith has joined Robinson & Cole LLP as an associate. Callan Stein has been named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s 2013 “Up & Coming Lawyers.” Callan was selected for this prestigious honor from an unprecedented number of strong nominations from across the state based on his work in the civil and white collar criminal litigation arenas.
2008 Leanne Erdberg was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, or the “99 Under 33,” a joint project of The Diplomatic Courier magazine and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Katie M. Gray has been recognized by the 2012 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Katie was also recognized as Katahdin Counsel for 2012 by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Attorneys recognized as Katahdin Counsel are those who have personally completed 50 or more hours of pro bono work in the previous calendar year.
2009 John W. Cole has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Birmingham office as an attorney.
2010 Anuj Khetarpal was one of 15 young attorneys selected for the Boston Bar Association’s Public Interest Leadership Program.
2011 Keith Kollmeyer has joined Jones Day’s Boston office as an associate. Gwendolyn Russell has been hired by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office as assistant district attorney of the Appeals and Training Bureau. Andreea Sabin was recognized as Katahdin Counsel for 2012 by the Maine Supreme
Judicial Court. Attorneys recognized as Katahdin Counsel are those who have personally completed 50 or more hours of pro bono work in the previous calendar year.
2012 Laura Kirshner has been hired by the Middlesex District Attorney‘s Office as assistant district attorney of the Appeals and Training Bureau. David Linhart has joined Goulston & Storrs’ Real Estate Group as an associate. Jonathon Roth has joined Jones Day’s Boston office as an associate. Christopher R. Smith has been recognized by the 2012 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
published in the ELSI Committee Report (March 2013). Nina Andersson-Willard joined Avid Technology as senior corporate counsel. Rudy Coram continues to live and work in Indianapolis, where his practice areas include personal injury, family law, and wills. Recently, he delivered a speech at a Comparative Law Conference at Indiana University in Indianapolis on the differences between the sectarian estate laws of Lebanon and the secular estate laws in America.
2004 Joachim Knoll joined LALIVE’s International Arbitration Group, and is based in the Geneva office.
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1998 Silva Annovazzi is now a senior associate with Grimaldi Studio Legale in Milan, Italy.
2001 Hubert Eisenack is now working for KPMG in Munich, Germany, where he was promoted to director as of October 2013. He is now responsible for the US Tax Real Estate Team, which deals with German and US tax implications of investments in US real estate. Andrea Parra is the director of Programa de Acción por la Igualdad y la Inclusión Social (PAIIS), a human rights program at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, where she has been a law professor since 2009.
2002 Takanore Abe’s article titled “Who Has Ownership and IP Rights of the Materials in the Personalized Medicine Project?” was
Mayalen Lacabarats recently accepted a position as legal counsel in the Contract Department at Servier Monde, a French pharmaceutical company located outside of Paris. Marcos Oliveira is now general counsel at Grupo Inbrafiltro in São Paolo, Brazil.
2009 Armony Allamanno is now legal counsel at Henkel AG&Co. KgaA in Cologne, Germany. Roland Haberstroh is an attorney with Thümmel, Schütze & Partner and specializes in advising enterprises on comprehensive corporate law matters. He focuses, inter alia, on corporate financing, both for independent companies and for corporate groups. Holden Hsiao signed a new offer with Synopsys for a senior corporate counsel position. He is still based in Shanghai. Takeo Iga has been working for a Japanese subsidiary of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer since April.
2010 Johannes Richter finished his thesis and received a Ph.D. His thesis, which is published as a book in Germany, is entitled “The Extraterritorial Application of the Antifraud Provisions in US-American Securities Law.” Stephanie Slappendel-Modean started a new job as a retirement education specialist with USI Consulting Group in Glastonbury, CT. In this new position, she will be traveling to clients all over the United States and explaining the retirement plans that the employer offers its employees. Apart from that, she will continue to work as the suiting program manager for Dress for Success Hartford in Hartford, CT.
2012 Max Oehm just finished a major project at Pace University, coaching the student team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Hong Kong and Vienna, where they performed exceptionally well. Michele Slizza Marchisio recently moved to the Greenberg Traurig office in New York, NY.
2013 Ali Delforoush recently published a book, The Iranian Chronicles, Unveiling the Dark Truths of the Islamic Republic (iUniverse), about the current state of human rights and social issues that common Iranian citizens face under the republic’s repressive regime. Giang Nguyen is serving as chief counsel for TMG JSC, in Vietnam. This newly emerging company focuses on providing premium tourism and hospitality, real estate, and retail distribution services in Vietnam. Christian Molina is back in Santo Domingo, where he rejoined Squire Sanders. Shortly after he resumed work at the firm, he was applying important lessons from the LL.M. program to his practice.
Oliver Rocos recently accepted a position at Cravath.
GRADUATE PROGRAM IN BANKING AND FINANCIAL LAW
1990 Susan L. Donegan is deputy commissioner of insurance at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation in Montpelier, VT.
1997 K. Richard Foster is senior counsel for legal and regulatory affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, DC.
1999 Cedric Kinschots is an international associate at Arias Fabrega & Fabrega in Panama.
Selen Barlas Der is business development and competitive specialist at META Foreign Trading Company in Turkey.
Stephanie Caponigro is in-house counsel at Boston Community Capital.
2006 Ryan Louvar is general counsel at Wisdom Tree Asset Management in New York, NY.
2007 David S. Hong is a senior associate at Akin Gump in New York, NY.
Giancarlo Petroro is a consultant at DundeeWealth.
Anupam Roy is an associate at Trilegal in New Delhi, India.
Colin Thomas Darke is assistant vice president and assistant general counsel of Flagship Bank in Troy, MI.
Tatyana Rozenberg is an associate at Greenberg Traurig in Boston.
Annie Yan is senior counsel at GE Healthcare in Beijing, China.
John A. Beccia III is senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Boston Private Wealth Management Group in Boston.
Sithong Chanthasouk is a legal officer at Bank of Lao PDR in Vientiane, Laos. John Cole is a staff attorney at Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP in Birmingham, AL.
Gong Cheng is a paralegal at Deheng Law Offices in Shanghai, China.
Meg Parker is compliance manager at ProMutual Group in Boston.
Kathryn Colson is legal project strategist at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, NY.
Sharon Raz is vice president of the Office of the President and CEO at IDB Bank in New York, NY.
Gena Dirani is an operational due diligence associate at Cambridge Associates in Boston.
Beatriz Spiess is an associate at Guyer & Regules in Montevideo, Uruguay.
Zoe Liu is an associate at Lin & Partners in Taiwan.
Eduardo Pachi is an attorney at Mitico Advogados in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Sara Aalamri is an associate at Al Ghazzawi Professional Association in Saudi Arabia.
Elizabeth Unger is counsel in the Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General.
Anthony Dell is the global chief compliance and ethics officer at Ares Management in Los Angeles, CA.
2004 Mohd Suapi Che Shaffaii is manager at CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad in Malaysia.
Eshai Gorshein is director, legal and compliance, wealth management, at Morgan Stanley in New York. Richard Magrann-Wells recently published an entry in the American Banker Bank Think blog. He is a senior vice president and the financial services practice leader for Willis North America.
RenĂŠ A. Javier-Oronoz was officially appointed associate dean at the Pontifical Catholic of Puerto Rico School of Law on August 1, 2013, after serving as interim dean in July. As associate dean, he is in charge (with the dean) of all academic, administrative, and student matters.
Yini Hou is a corporate banking officer at Shanghai Pudong Development Bank.
2013 Jan Ryu Koo is a consultant at Upromise of SallieMae.
EXECUTIVE LL.M. IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW PROGRAM
2012 Albert Alday is the executive assistant to the dean/college secretary/medical school registrar as well as associate professor at the University of Perpetual Help Rizal JONELTA Foundation School of Medicine in Manila, Philippines. Jeffrey S. Gitto is partner at Amaris Development LC and partner at Provincial Ventures LC in Orlando, FL. Thomas Schubert is a partner at Olswang LLP in the German corporate and mergers and acquisitions group. Marini Sulaeman is a managing partner of Legisperitus, a Jakarta-based law firm.
2013 Chester Bryniarski is senior contracts counsel, Middle East and North Africa, for GS Engineering & Construction Corporation in the United Arab Emirates. Keila D. Cosme is the division director and chief legal counsel for Lucas County Job & Family Services, Division of Child Support, in Toledo, OH. Mark D. Linn is the senior director of contracts for the Air Transport & Regional Aircraft business within Honeywell’s Aerospace Group. Eva Materassi is an associate at Studio Legale Sutti in Milan, Italy. Enrique Rodriguez Burchard is the Honduras director of Aguilar Castillo Love, a Central American law firm with a presence in six jurisdictions. He is also a member of the National Congress, the legislative body of Honduras. Fabiola Soler Bonilla is founding partner of Costa Rica Global Law Inc. SA, based in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Roman Tofert is managing counsel, contracts and dispute resolution, at Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. Sakhalin Region, Russian Federation.
GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM
2007 Debbie Y. Bae is an associate in the Family Wealth and Tax Planning Department at Hopkins & Carley, a law corporation in San Jose, CA. Colleen A. Carson is an attorney at Baskin Fleece Attorneys at Law in Clearwater, FL. Her practice focuses on estate planning, estate administration, and trust administration. Sarah Lashua works at Saville, Dodgen & Co., an accounting firm in Dallas, TX, that specializes in high-net-worth individuals and closely held entities. David W. Skinner is a senior attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel (Procedure & Administration) in Washington, DC.
2009 Christopher A. Futscher is an indirect tax manager in the Cincinnati office of Ernst & Young LLP. He celebrated his daughter’s first birthday in October. Michael B. Giles is an associate in the Tax and Estate Planning Group at Bennett Tueller Johnson & Deere in Salt Lake City, UT. He and his wife Carol are expecting the birth of their fifth child in February 2014. Samuel J. Lee is associate tax counsel at GoldenTree Asset Management LP in New York, NY. He resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children. Cheryl Magat currently works as a tax senior at Cadesky and Associates LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
James McGhee works in the Corporate Legal Department at Fidelity Investments in Boston. He and his wife have two young boys. Matthew A. Morris is an associate at M. Robinson & Company PC, a boutique tax firm in downtown Boston specializing in the resolution of federal and state tax controversies. He and his wife, Susheela Subbarao, M.D., welcomed the birth of their first child, William Alexander Morris, on August 16, 2013. Mishkin E. Santa is the director of tax resolution for Five Stone Tax Advisers in Austin, TX. He got engaged this past Christmas in Puerto Rico and will be married on Memorial Day 2014. Daniel B. Waters is the tax manager for Lifestyle Communities in Columbus, Ohio.
2010 Crisette Church is assistant director of advising and programs in the Office of Career and Professional Development of the University of San Diego School of Law. She recently moved to her hometown of San Diego after working at Deloitte & Touche LLP and McKesson Corporation in San Francisco. Anne Gibson is currently working as a freelance tax writer and editor in Norman, OK, and was happy to be a part of the Graduate Tax Program’s online program as a course facilitator in the spring and summer 2013 semesters. Elsa Levy-Passer is an associate (legal & regulatory affairs) at Olea Medical Solutions Inc. in Cambridge, MA. Jill L. Weiner is the director of compliance & risk management at Fidelity Charitable, currently in Boston, but making the move to Raleigh, NC, in 2014. She is married and has two daughters, Amelia and Johanna, ages one and two, respectively.
2011 John J. Bandeian III is a solo attorney at Law Offices of John J. Bandeian III. He married his wife, Dorothy Bandeian, on September 2, 2012. Diego Garcia Pimentel Alcocer currently lives in Mexico, where he works as a tax lawyer for Gonzalez Luna, Moreno & Armida SC, a leading Mexican tax firm. He was married on April 28, 2012. Meaghan E. Kelly is the senior legal counsel for the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Nikki Marie Oliveira is an associate at Bass, Doherty & Finks PC in Boston. Yao Tang is an associate at MT Law LLC in Lexington, MA. José Miguel Vera Orriols is a professor of tax law at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez School of Law in Santiago, Chile, and continues to work at Urenda & Cia. He and his wife welcomed their first son, Augusto Vera Goñi, on February 20, 2012.
2012 Emma R. Armstrong is an associate at Poore, Roth & Robinson PC in Butte, MT. Kelly Bennett is associate counsel at Corvias Group in Providence, RI. Elephteria Boutalis is an international tax manager at McGladrey LLP in Boston. Sara Goldman Curley is a partner in the Trusts & Estates Department of Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston. She recently became a co-chair of the Real Estate Bar for Massachusetts’s (REBA) newly formed Estate Planning, Trusts and Estate Administration Committee. Ryan Dugan is a legislative analyst with the Florida House of Representatives (Economic Affairs Committee).
Marten Finlator is a senior associate and works in international executive services in the Frankfurt, Germany, office of KPMG LLP. Aylssa Graham is an associate at Ansell & Anderson PA in Bedford, NH. Marina Heindel Gouvea de Miranda is a tax consultant at Ernst & Young, Brazil. Peter Herbst is an associate at Baker, Braverman & Barbadoro PC in Quincy, MA, focusing on estate planning and tax. His second child, Will, was born in April 2013.
Nina T. Dow helped expand the practice of Flick Law Group PC, joining it to be the firm’s only trusts and estates attorney. While at Boston University, she wrote a paper on domestic asset protections trusts and how they can succeed for a Massachusetts domiciliary. The paper was selected for publication by the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal in the fall 2013 edition. Julian Fray is a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Gabrielle Wolohojian at the Massachusetts Appeals Court in Boston.
Richard Illiano is a manager of state and local taxes at Staples, Inc. in Framingham, MA.
Joseph E. Hunt IV is tax consultant II in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Deloitte & Touche LLP in Boston.
Mary Clements Pajak is principal of Clements Pajak LLC. She recently moved her office to Newton, MA. She has also recently employed a fellow LL.M., Anna M. Corti (J.D.’89, Tax‘91).
Eric Kanno is a mergers and acquisitions tax senior consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York, NY.
Michelle Phillips is an associate at Baker & McKenzie LLP in Washington, DC. Christopher L. Pope is an attorney at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, FL. Carollynn J. Ward has recently relocated to Concord, NH, to accept the position of assistant revenue counsel with the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration. Rachel M. Wassel’s estate planning practice is located in Foxboro, MA. She resides with her husband and two children (ages five and two) in Walpole, MA.
2013 Ayham Bahnassi is a wealth strategies analyst at the US Trust Bank of America in West Hartford, CT. Luke Bean is an attorney at Cushing & Dolan PC in Waltham, MA. Jorge Catumbela is a senior international tax consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP in Pittsburgh, PA.
Joanna Lardin is an attorney at Cushing & Dolan PC in Waltham, MA. Eric Lavin is a tax associate at Ernst & Young LLP, working in the Transfer Pricing Group in Boston. Jake Lloyd is an associate at Squire Sanders in Phoenix, AR. Deanna Meehan is a trusts and estates attorney at Devine, Millimet & Branch in Manchester, NH. She is getting married in November. Daniel Ogbeide is a sales consultant at Russell & Smith Honda in Houston, TX. Argyrios C. Saccopoulos is a tax associate at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. Brittani Ware is a tax consultant for Ryan LLC in Dallas, TX. Tamara Wilson is of counsel at Wilson, Dawson & Brett in Boston. Ku Yoo is a partner at Chang & Yoo LLP in Boston, focusing on business, real estate, and tax law.
ANNUAL REPORT OF GIVING JULY 1, 2012–JUNE 30, 2013
BUILDING ON EXCELLENCE CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP INTENTIONS TOTAL CAMPAIGN GIFTS & PLEDGES: $46,622,617* As part of the Campaign for Boston University: Choose to Be Great, the School of Law has launched an $80 million comprehensive fundraising effort. The School’s Building on Excellence Campaign seeks support from generous alumni and friends for five key priorities: Building Construction & Renovation, Student Scholarships & Financial Aid, Professorships & Faculty Support, Academic Programming, and unrestricted support for the Law Fund.
$10,000,000 OR MORE Sumner M. Redstone (Hon. ’94)
$5,000,000 – $9,999,999 Richard Cartier Godfrey (’79) D
$1,000,000 – $4,999,999 The Estate of Patricia Aronowitz Philip S. Beck (’76) D Robert T. Butler (’55) D Patricia & William H. Kleh (’71) D Peter McCausland (’74) D J. Michael Schell (’76) D & The Schell Family Foundation Stephen M. Zide (’86) D
$500,000 – $999,999 Anonymous Gerard H. Cohen (’62) D The Estate of Edith F. Helman Kenneth P. Morrison (’83) D
$250,000 – $499,999
Anonymous Anonymous Lisa G. Beckerman (’89) D Edward W. Brooke (’48) D Barry M. Clayton Trust Leo J. Cushing (’85) Ellen J. Flannery (’78) D Robert F. Grondine (’80)+ Nathan B. Mandelbaum (’69) Hugh R. McCombs (’73) D John R. Robinson (’64) & Widgeon Point Charitable Fund Ryan K. Roth Gallo (’99) D
$100,000 – $249,999
Mary A. Akerson (’79) Howard S. Altarescu (’74) James N. Esdaile, Jr. (’70) + Michael D. Fricklas (’84) D Robert B. Goldfarb (’67) D The Estate of A. Vincent Harper (’51) William Landau (’59) + Maureen A. O’Rourke & James M. Molloy The Estate of Rupert D. Morrill (’48) Linda S. Peterson (’76) D James C. Pizzagalli (’69) Bettina B. Plevan (’70) D John K. Skrypak (’82) Paul Sugarman (’54) Jeffrey M. Verdon (’67) Howard Xinhua Zhang (’93) D
$50,000 – $99,999
Susan H. Alexander (’81) & Caroline G. Gammill (’12) Anonymous John P. Barylick (‘77) The Estate of John R. Begley (’52) Lansing E. Crane (’70) Claudia O. (’80) & Leo T. Crowley (’80) Esdaile Barrett & Esdaile LLP Anthony M. Feeherry (’74) Kay E. Glasser Trust Paul E. Heimberg (’75) & Frederick M. Heimberg (’73) The Estate of Joseph F. Holman (’50) Charles Lamar Family Foundation George Michaels (’48) + Samuel S. Perlman (’68) Kanwar M. Singh (’92) John Larkin Thompson (’63) + Jeffrey D. Woolf (’74)
all gifts and pledges to the law school * Includes since July 1, 2010 and also includes all Founding Benefactor commitments prior to this date.
D Dean’s Advisory Board Founding Benefactor (contributed support for the building project during its quiet phase that ended December 31, 2011) + Deceased
$80 MILLION GIFT PYRAMID
$15M (1/1) $15M (1/1)
TOTAL RAISED TO DATE: $46,622,617 TOTAL $50K+ GIFTS: 66 OF 128
Many gifts <$50,000
RECORD | fall 2013 annualTHE report of giving| FALL
BUILDING ON EXCELLENCE CAMPAIGN NAMING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SUMNER M. REDSTONE BUILDING & LAW TOWER NAMING OPPORTUNITY
New Library (Redstone Building 2nd & 3rd Fl.) Winter Garden Atrium (main entrance lobby and lounge area) Reading Room Student Dining Lounge & Café Main Reading Room (Charles River View) 130-Seat Classroom 115-Seat Classroom East Entrance Courtyard 115-Seat Classroom Executive Education Suite (Charles River view) Moot Court Dean’s Suite 14th-Floor Faculty Suites 105-Seat Classroom 95-Seat Classroom Function Room Clinical Faculty Suite 90-Seat Classroom Quiet Reading Room Student Organizations Suite Dean of Students Office Suite Career Development Office Suite Graduate & International Programs Suite Admissions Office Suite Faculty Lounge (Charles River view) Student Journal Office (Law Review) 60-Seat Classroom 60-Seat Classroom Career Development Office Interview Suite Executive LL.M. Office Suite Banking & Financial Law Office Suite 45-Seat Classroom 40-Seat Classroom Dining Waiting Area Function Room B Overlook 40-Seat Classroom Mid-Level Hub Lounge Writing Program Suite Graduate Student Lounge Locker Lounge B Locker Lounge B 50
NAMING GIFT AMOUNT
1 2 2 3 1 1 1 2 5 6 11 14 4 2 1 13 6 3 4 5 9 10 12 15 17 1 4 8 9 10 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 10 2 4
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
$ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 3,000,000 $ 1,750,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,500,000 $ 1,375,000 $ 1,275,000 $ 1,250,000 $ 1,250,000 $ 1,200,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 1,000,000 $ 750,000 $ 750,000 $ 750,000 $ 750,000 $ 600,000 $ 550,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 500,000 $ 425,000 $ 425,000
South Entrance Court Training Room 2 (28 seats) Executive Education Seminar Room 1 Executive Education Seminar Room 2 Prefunction/Lobby 30-Seat Classroom Tax Law Program Office Suite Locker Lounge Practice Moot Court A Function Room A Training Room 1 (24 seats) 30-Seat Classroom Executive Education Multi-Purpose Room Practice Moot Court B Student Journal Office (Science & Technology Law) Student Journal Office (International Law) Practice Appellate Court Judge’s Room Practice Appellate Court Alumni Boardroom Locker Lounge A Student Journal Office (American Journal of Law & Medicine) Student Collaborative Area Library Conference Room Lockers A Student Journal Office (Public Interest Law) Student Journal Office (RBFL) Archives Room Student Government Association Office Reading Room—Tax Library Library Forecourt Executive Education Breakout Room Moot Court Reception Area Transactional Law Seminar Room (Large) Staff Lounge (Career Development Office) Monumental Stair Library Lobby Executive Education Breakout Room Transactional Law Seminar Room Bridge Study Carrels Library Bridge Library Help Desk Breakout/Study Room Jurors’ Room Faculty Office Clinical Faculty Office Faculty Office Faculty Office Visiting Scholar’s Office Faculty Office
NAMING GIFT AMOUNT
1 3 5 5 1 2 10 1 5 2 3 4 5 5 4 4 6 7 7 12 2
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $
17 1S 3 4 4 9 3 1 1S 2 5 5 5 8 1 2 5 5 1S 1S 2 3 5 6 12 13 14 15 15 16
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 8 1 8 13 21 10 1 21
1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 8 0 8 13 20 10 1 21
$ 200,000 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 125,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 100,000 $ 75,000 $ 75,000 $ 75,000 $ 75,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000 $ 50,000
400,000 400,000 400,000 400,000 375,000 375,000 375,000 350,000 350,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000 275,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 250,000 200,000
ALUMNI GIVING CLASS OF 1950
number of donors: 10 JULY 1, 2012–JUNE 30, 2013 participation rate: 15.9% BARRISTER
GIVING Nathan M.SOCIETIES Silverstein President’s Circle: $25,000 or more DONOR President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999 Jere R. Clifford+ Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 George T. Costes Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Jean R. LaCroix Barrister: $1,000–$2,499 Sumner A. Marcus Friend: Jerome D.$500–$999 Ogan Donor: $1–$499 Robert F. Preti Leonard S. Sawyer Benjamin T. Wright CLASS OF 1943 Albert J. Zahka NUMBER OF DONORS: 1 PARTICIPATION RATE: 9.1%
CLASS OF 1951 DONOR 60TH REUNION* Thomas D. Burns total raised $257,748
number of donors: 29 participation rate: 31.5%
CLASS OF 1946
NUMBER OFCIRCLE DONORS: 1 PRESIDENT’S PARTICIPATION RATE: 33.3% A. Vincent Harper+
Charlotte G. Ventola
Reynold F. Paris
Christine E. Donna Glendora McIlwain Putnam Stella H. Sims
CLASS OF 1949
NUMBER DONORS: 2 William B.OF Tyler PARTICIPATION RATE: 10% BARRISTER FRIEND Arthur E. Bean, Jr.
Bette S. Paris Thaddeus Buczko Roger A. Putnam DONOR
Jay M. Esterkes FRIEND Edward J. Bander Marion R. Fremont-Smith CLASS OF 1948 Norman M. Shack NUMBER OF DONORS: 7 PARTICIPATION RATE: 18.9% DONOR Frederic W. Allen PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE George N. Beauregard Edward Brooke Jr. George W. Bunyan, George W. Bunyan, Jr. PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. N. Hurd Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. Andrew T. Campoli
James N. Barrett George T. Costes Charles E. Holly Robert F. Preti Leonard S. Sawyer Leo T. Scarry Benjamin T. Wright Albert J. Zahka
Alan S. Flink P. Louis Johnson Joseph T. Little Richard S. Milstein Thomas D. Pucci Robert A. Shaines David E. Stevens
CLASS OF 1951
NUMBER OF DONORS: 15 PARTICIPATION RATE: 16.1%
CLASS OF 1953
NUMBER OF DONORS: 14 PARTICIPATION RATE: 18.2% BARRISTER
Louis A. D’Angio
Sheldon Friedland Donald T. Shire
Arthur E. Bean Thaddeus Buczko Roger A. Putnam
Albert J. Callahan Eliot K. Cohen Robert B. Gates George A. Kessler Paul R. Marte Vartkis Paghigian Henry S. Palau Eugene G. Panarese Anthony B. Sciarretta G. Franklin Smith James A. True Joseph S. Vera
Janice Wilkins Irving E.H.Miller
CLASS 1947 Louis A. D’OF Angio
NUMBER OF DONORS: 12 PARTICIPATION RATE: 17.1%
BARRISTER PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
* The Reunion giving cycle includes gifts received in the fiscal year prior (2012) and fiscal year of (2013) reunion weekend.
Monte G. Basbas† Jason S. Cohen Bayard T. Crane Linwood M. Erskine Richard S. Kelley Robert B. Kent Harold Kropitzer William M. Macdonald Simon Scheff Mortimer D. Schwartz Murray L. Townsend William T. Walsh
CLASS OF 1950
NUMBER OF DONORS: 9 PARTICIPATION RATE: 14.8%
Frederic W. Allen Edward J. Bander Richard A. Dodge Bernard A. Dwork Alfred F. Glavey Gerald H. Lepler Louis G. Matthews Norman M. Shack Henry A. Tempone John F. Wagner Jack L. Wolfson
CLASS OF 1952 60TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $6,659 NUMBER OF DONORS: 9 PARTICIPATION RATE: 9.3%
CLASS OF 1954
NUMBER OF DONORS: 12 PARTICIPATION RATE: 14.3% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Paul R. Sugarman FELLOW
Paul D. Lipsitt Richard A. Wise
John K. Dineen Richard W. Wennett
Nathan M. Silverstein
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Claire A. Archambault George A. Bustamante Francis L. Crowley Kenneth J. Dilanian Edward R. Fink Charles M. Healey Arnold J. Rotman Burton A. Shaker
CLASS OF 1955
NUMBER OF DONORS: 8 PARTICIPATION RATE: 12.5%
CLASS OF 1957 55TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $7,618 NUMBER OF DONORS: 13 PARTICIPATION RATE: 13.3% BARRISTER
Herbert P. Phillips Edward M. Rockett FRIEND
H. Alfred Casassa
James W. Killam Norman D. Kline Martin S. Malinou Raymond W. Philipps Emanuel N. Psarakis Michael A. Silverstein Philip S. Sternstein Vieri G. Volterra Lewis L. Whitman
Joel G. Cohen Salvatore V. Faulise Mel L. Greenberg Douglas S. Hatfield Morton Holliday Stephen L. Saltzman Robert M. Schacht Harold J. Shapiro Leonard I. Shapiro
CLASS OF 1960
CLASS OF 1962 50TH REUNION*
NUMBER OF DONORS: 11 PARTICIPATION RATE: 11%
DONOR PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Robert T. Butler DEAN’S CLUB
J. Robert Dyment BARRISTER
Allen Rubin DONOR
Walter R. Budney Martin A. Dworken Morris J. Gordon Lawrence M. Liebman George N. Tobia
CLASS OF 1956
NUMBER OF DONORS: 12 PARTICIPATION RATE: 16% BARRISTER
Jack B. Middleton DONOR
Nathaniel A. Boone Jules W. Breslow Norman F. Burke Joseph G. Kinder Robert S. Linnell Richard S. Miller Ernest W. Piper Domenic J. Russo Bernard R. Silva L. Barry Tinkoff Alton W. Wiley
Emilio D. Iannuccillo Daniel H. Krivit Alfred Legelis Herbert Lemelman Charles N. Miller Alan C. Pease Nicholas Sarris David Slitt Joseph C. Sweeney John A. Wickstrom
CLASS OF 1958
NUMBER OF DONORS: 8 PARTICIPATION RATE: 8.8%
Richard S. Hanki PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Gerard H. Cohen
Howard Moore PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Edward D. McCarthy Oscar A. Wasserman
Robert J. Bagdasarian Ronald H. Bean Myron R. Bernstein Frederick C. Cohen R. Joseph O’Rourke Julie R. Perkins Donald M. Robbins Neill W. Schoonmaker David A. Shrair
Levon Kasarjian DONOR
Arnold I. Zaltas DONOR
Wallace F. Ashnault Earle Groper Frank D. Marden Joseph R. Standell Robert Taft Stephen R. Weidman George F. Weir
CLASS OF 1959
NUMBER OF DONORS: 12 PARTICIPATION RATE: 13.8%
CLASS OF 1961
NUMBER OF DONORS: 17 PARTICIPATION RATE: 14.8% PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Stephen V. Dubin DEAN’S CLUB
George H. Stephenson Allan van Gestel
E. Whitney Drake Eugene L. Rubin FRIEND
Morton H. Aronson John J. Norton
Evandro R. Radoccia
GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999
Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499
CLASS OF 1963
NUMBER OF DONORS:14 PARTICIPATION RATE: 13% BARRISTER
George Findell Louis P. Massaro William F. Michaud FRIEND
Lawrence S. Gates
John J. DaPonte John J. Dumphy Alan B. Fodeman Howard M. Miller Robert D. Myers Joseph P. Nadeau Robert A. Scalise Arthur L. Stevenson Dale G. Stoodley James S. Tobin Irving J. Waldman
TOTAL RAISED: $508,556 NUMBER OF DONORS: 15 PARTICIPATION RATE: 15.3%
George L. Bernstein Ralph Cianflone Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
Jerome H. Fletcher M. Robert Queler
* The Reunion giving cycle includes gifts received in the fiscal year prior (2012) and fiscal year of (2013) reunion weekend.
John F. Atwood Jerald D. Burwick CLASS OF 1950 Avram N.of Cohen number donors: 10 Henry N. Frenette participation rate: 15.9% Matthew S. Goldfarb Kenneth S. Green BARRISTER Frederick Griffen Nathan M.A.Silverstein Elwynn J. Miller Joseph DONORJ. Parrilla Jere R. Clifford+ George T. Costes Jean R. LaCroix CLASS OF 1964 Sumner A.OF Marcus NUMBER DONORS: 13 Jerome D. Ogan PARTICIPATION RATE: 12.6% Robert F. Preti Leonard S. Sawyer BARRISTER Benjamin Wright Ernest M. T. Haddad Albert J. Zahka
Saul D. Behr Charles M. Burnim Peter M. Collins Fredric L. Feinstein Lloyd S. French John S. Goodnow Arthur W. Havey Ronald J. McDougald Maurice McWalter Richard S. Mittleman Demitrios M. Moschos Michael C. Moschos John J. Ryan Howard Scheinblum Henry H. Shultz J. Howard Solomon Robert S. Toyofuku Michael L. Widland Christopher R. Wood
Frank J. Santangelo Charles Swartwood CLASSB.OF 1951
60TH REUNION* total raised $257,748 DONOR
James P. Carty number of donors: 29 James M. Gearyrate: 31.5% participation Barry S. Gilvar John E. Higgins PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Paul A. Lietar A. Vincent Harper+ Donald H. Marden Alan S. Novick PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES Burton Irving E.Peltz Miller David M. Prolman George FELLOWR. Sprague Louis A. D’Angio William B. Tyler
CLASS OF 1965
NUMBER OF DONORS: 26 BARRISTER Arthur E. Bean, Jr.RATE: 16% PARTICIPATION Thaddeus Buczko Roger A.CLUB Putnam DEAN’S Martin Lobel FRIEND Edward J. Bander FELLOW
Marion Fremont-Smith Victor J.R.Garo Norman A. M.Kolodny Shack Stephen Frances H. Miller Edward DONOR S. Snyder Frederic W. Allen George N. Beauregard BARRISTER George W.S.Bunyan, Lawrence Cohen Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. George FRIEND W. Bunyan, Jr. George Bunyan, Jr. Peter B. W. Sang George W. Bunyan, Jr. Andrew T. Campoli 54
CLASS OF 1967 45TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $76,574 NUMBER OF DONORS: 34 PARTICIPATION RATE: 16.2% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
NUMBER OF DONORS: 21 PARTICIPATION RATE: 11.9% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Irving H. Picard BARRISTER
Barry Y. Weiner FRIEND
Lawrence T. Holden Martin Kantrovitz DONOR
Gregory R. Baler Stanley A. Bleecker John M. Downer Richard A. Finke Michael R. Garfield Lynne Hans Ronald Jacobs Ronald L. Kellam Arthur L. Lappen Mary E. McCabe Willard R. Pope Steven J. Schwartz Jerome D. Sekula Sheldron Seplowitz Edward A. Shapiro Sherwood R. Spelke Brian J. Sullivan
Samuel S. Perlman BARRISTER
Phillips S. Davi Lawrence E. Kaplan Kernan F. King Peter W. Segal
Robert B. Goldfarb FRIEND
Stanley J. Krieger Edward C. Minor
Judith Hale Norris Richard D. Mondre Dean B. Pineles
Patrick J. King Ralph E. Lerner C. Michael Malm Richard J. Talbot
S. Reid Alsop Carl O. Anderson Fredric H. Bender Jeffrey S. Cates Robert L. Cullinane Kenneth C. Cummins Robert Droker Malvin B. Eisenberg Ellen Flatley Morton E. Grosz Richard S. Hackel Douglas G. Hyde John A. Karpinski Richard F. McCarthy Richard A. Millstein Charles S. Mitchell John T. Purves Andrew Radding Sara Ann Sanders Wade M. Welch
CLASS OF 1966
Anthony J. Aftuck Joseph S. Alen Ralph A. Barbagallo Michaele S. Battles Lee E. Berk Owen F. Clarke Joseph D. Cronin Robert B. Dalton Stephen L. Dashoff Ernest E. Falbo Leon J. Glazerman Arthur G. Greene Charles A. Griffin Howard B. Lane James D. Latham Michael Magruder James A. Moreland Michael Popowski Donald E. Quigley Norman C. Ross Catherine L. Salisbury William J. Salisbury William W. Southworth Charles J. Speleotis Joseph R. Tutalo John L. Vecchiolla Dudley H. Willis
CLASS OF 1968
NUMBER OF DONORS: 28 PARTICIPATION RATE: 10.4%
CLASS OF 1969
NUMBER OF DONORS: 35 PARTICIPATION RATE: 15.2% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Nathan B. Mandelbaum PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
William F. Macauley DEAN’S CLUB
Barbara B. Creed James C. Pizzagalli FELLOW
Gerald C. Miller
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R. David DePuy Paul F. Ryan Bruce J. Wein
Gerald Ament Michael M. Davis Elizabeth H. Gemmill Alan M. Parness George E. Ross
Arthur H. Bill Thomas E. Cimeno Beth Ann F. Gentile Kenneth M. Nelson Martin A. Rosenman David M. Singer Michael A. Wheeler DONOR
David Allen Anthony J. Catalano Michael E. Faden Marvin H. Glazier Norman Gross John D. Hallisey George R. Halsey Neil F. Hulbert Michael S. Krout James L. Morse Martin S. Needelman Donald P. Norris John R. Pate David E. Putnam Joseph S. Radovsky Elliot Savitz James W. Tello Allan P. Weeks Henry W. Winkleman Daniel A. Zehner
CLASS OF 1970
NUMBER OF DONORS: 33 PARTICIPATION RATE: 15.4%
Cornelia C. Adams Karen M. Allen Craig W. Barry Kenneth A. Behar William R. Blane Michael D. Brockelman Susan M. Cooke Dennis M. Cronin Robert B. Field Donald Forte Richard E. Galway Peter J. Herrick Peter A. Janus Thaddeus J. Keefe Mary Susan Leahy Claire J. McGuire Michael A. Meyers Walter L. Mitchell Thomas R. Smith John A. Tierney Alan I. Weinberg Willard P. Yeats
Morton A. Cohen William C. Decas Melvin Foster Paul E. George Richard W. Grant Richard S. Haines Julian T. Houston Douglas P. Jacobs Herbert M. Jacobs Thomas R. Lebach Carol Lilienfeld Claude L. Lowen Russell I. Lynn William M. Pinzler Morris N. Robinson Paul H. Rothschild Mary L. Z. Sanderson Richard H. Saxe Edward M. Silverstein Jane W. Waterman Beverly M. Wolff Milton L. Wright Steven L. Zimmerman
CLASS OF 1972 40TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $60,414 NUMBER OF DONORS: 36 PARTICIPATION RATE: 11.6%
NUMBER OF DONORS: 48 PARTICIPATION RATE: 12.1% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Hugh R. McCombs PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Norbert A. Simmons
Frederick M. Heimberg
Richard E. Mikels
Joseph J. Sweeney
William H. Kleh
William A. Lewis Roger A. Nelson
Wayne B. Bardsley Leonard H. Glantz Paul A. Schott Marcus S. Weiss
NUMBER OF DONORS: 32 PARTICIPATION RATE: 12.5% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Sandra L. Lynch FRIEND BARRISTER
Sandra L. Moody
Francis L. Coolidge
Anonymous Allen Whitestone
Gladys J. George Richard C. MacKenzie Peter H. Sutton
Brian L. Bilzin Marsha D. Bilzin
CLASS OF 1973
CLASS OF 1971
Lansing E. Crane Bettina B. Plevan
Stanley N. Freedman Paul V. Freeman Carol D. Gold Richard C. Goldman Christopher H. Hartenau F. Robert Houlihan Arthur H. Johnson A. Anthony Kilkuskie Dane R. Kostin Michele G. Kostin Helen I. Lom Winfield W. Major Arkley L. Mastro Andrew J. Mullen Kevin D. O’Connell Frederick M. Pryor John R. Staffier Allen W. Stokes Mark L. Sullivan Mary M. Sullivan Richard B. Weitzen Kenneth I. Wirfel
Robert D. Abrams Peter B. Benfield William S. Botwick
GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999
Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499
F. Andrew Anderson Robert G. Burdick Doug Cannon Gail V. Coleman Barbara B. Conover Michael S. Davis Douglas J. Dok Andrew D. Epstein Eric M. Epstein Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
Anonymous Jeffrey T. Demerath Barbara S. Fredericks David H. Lee Jane Michaels Kristen C. Nelson Richard B. Osterberg DONOR
Robert H. Beck * The Reunion giving cycle includes gifts received in the fiscal year prior (2012) and fiscal year of (2013) reunion weekend.
Joan W. Cavanagh Liz R. Cole Hilary S. Dalin CLASS OF 1950 David J. numberDeMoss of donors: 10 Howard L. Felsenfeld participation rate: 15.9% Theodore O. Fillette Norman J. Fine BARRISTER Warner S. Nathan M.Fletcher Silverstein Franklin Fruchtman Peter V. Funk DONOR W. John Funk Jere R. Clifford+ Joel P. Greene George T. Costes Leora Jean R.Harpaz LaCroix Anne Hoffman Sumner A. Marcus Stephen L. Ogan Hopkins Jerome D. Katherine W. Keane Robert F. Preti Craig M.S. Keats Leonard Sawyer Daniel B. Kenney Benjamin T. Wright Ann-Louise Kleper Albert J. Zahka Phillip C. Koutsogiane Brian W. LeClair Caroline Meuly CLASSL.OF 1951 Theodore S. Novak 60TH REUNION* Lyle Nyberg$257,748 totalF.raised Clifford Olson numberB.of donors: 29 Paul W. Onkka participation rate: 31.5% Catherine S. Shavell Charles F. Shaw PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE William J. Snell A. Vincent Harper+ Roger C. Stanford Albert W. Wallis PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES Margaret A. Weekes Irving E. Miller Anna C. Wolfe FELLOW
Louis A. D’Angio William Tyler1974 CLASSB.OF NUMBER OF DONORS: 39 PARTICIPATION RATE: 11.4% BARRISTER Arthur E. Bean, Jr. Thaddeus Buczko PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Roger A. Putnam Peter McCausland
Robert B. Berkelhammer John J. Carroll Benjamin L. Jung Ken W. Shulman Stephen D. Tom James G. Wheeler
Richard M. Belanger Alan H. Einhorn Jeffrey H. Lane Andrew J. Ley Paul S. Samson Mary L. Wolff
Steven H. Bowen Elsa Kircher Cole David W. Faunce Robert J. Gordon Richard P. Jaffe Stanley D. Katz Richard W. Killion William N. Kleinman Philip Lerner Stephen T. Lindo Bradford S. Lovette Stephen M. Mason James E. McGuire Edward A. McIntyre Robert S. Moog Kathryn M. Noonan Garland F. Pinkston Harold M. Pressberg Robert H. Ratcliffe Rhoda E. Schneider Melinda S. Sherer Drew Spalding Arthur J. Spector Susan E. Stein Walker F. Todd Lucinda E. White
Richard Driansky Amy L. Goodman Richard J. Levin Gary F. Locke Susan P. MacEachron Steven J. Weinstein
George W. Adams Kenneth J. Berk Bruce F. Blaisdell Martin J. Bregman Jeffrey S. Chavkin Michael E. Chubrich Della R. Cohen Richard F. Collier John N. Datesh Richard D. Eisenberg Marc B. Friedman Steven J. Goldstein Jules S. Goodman Gordon F. Grimes Laurence E. Hardoon Michael C. Harvell Katharine Heidlage Steven H. Klinghoffer Stephen P. Koster Linda K. Lager Howard C. Lem Leslie W. Lewkow Carol B. Liebman Kathryn R. Lunney Carter H. Manny James I. Murray David M. Neubauer Charles A. Pillsbury Robert M. Pu Richard C. Sammis Leah W. Sprague Nancy A. Sutherland Winston W. Walp Geoffrey A. Wilson Jeffrey M. Winik Hope Brock Winthrop Lawrence R. Young
B. Andrew Dutcher
CLASS OF 1975
NUMBER OF DONORS: 57 PARTICIPATION RATE: 14.8% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
FRIEND PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Charles W. Lamar
HowardJ.S.Bander Edward Altarescu Marion R.M. Anthony Fremont-Smith Feeherry NormanD.M. Jeffrey Woolf Shack
Anonymous (2) Paul E. Heimberg
Glenn Lau-Kee Frederic W. Allen George N. Beauregard George W. Bunyan, Jr. BARRISTER George W.S.Bunyan, Jr. Catherine Bardsley George W. Bunyan, Jr. Lloyd J. Heller George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. Andrew T. Campoli 56
Alan E. Reider Linda D. Reider Roger M. Ritt FELLOW
David W. Carpenter
CLASS OF 1976
NUMBER OF DONORS: 61 PARTICIPATION RATE: 12.3% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Philip S. Beck J. Michael Schell
Linda S. Peterson DEAN’S CLUB
Joel G. Chefitz Jack A. Rovner
Carolyn J. Gabbay Gary H. Glaser Walter E. Hanley Denzil D. McKenzie Thomas E. Peckham DONOR
Michael S. Albert Anne Mitchell Atherton Marc P. Ayotte Charles L. Babcock Frank W. Barrie Virginia D. Benjamin Morrison M. Bonpasse Richard P. Bourgeois Jan A. Brody Brian J. Coyne John C. Cuddy Margaret L. Dale John A. Davey David A. DiMuzio Linda J. Dreeben John K. Dunleavy John E. Edison Richard J. Eisenberg Thomas J. Engellenner George J. Felos John W. Fieldsteel William E. Fitzharris Scott A. Forsyth Greg S. Friedman Steven D. Greif Richard D. Hawke Katherine A. Hesse Nancy M. Highbarger
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David R. Hodas Gregory E. Hudson Laurence J. Hyman Dale R. Johnson Mary L. Kennedy Robert W. Kneisley Francis D. Landrey Richard M. Lipsman Samuel P. Moulthrop Marsha J. Pechman Marjorie R. Perlman Erica L. Powers Donald B. Rotfort Ellen K. Schwartz Michael O. Sheehan James E. Sheldon Edward M. Spiro Oliver W. Stalter O. Rogeriee Thompson Jerome F. Weihs Alexander Whiteside Gary D. Zanercik
CLASS OF 1977 35TH REUNION*
John F. DeBartolo Edmonde P. DeGregorio Guy R. Eigenbrode Marshall A. Gallop David M. Goldstein Carmine A. Greco Stanley Greenberg Norman S. Heller Douglas O. Kant Kenneth Albert Krems Sybil P. Levisohn Sharen Litwin Amy L. Mower Susan H. Mygatt Ross C. Owens Kirk C. Rascoe Toby K. Rodman Marvin S. Silver Richard J. Sims Adrienne S. Smith Russell J. Speidel Ellen D. Sullivan Joyce L. Wixson Judith S. Yogman
Randall A. Constantine V. Douglas Errico Eliza W. Fraser Robert G. Rowe Dean Steven Travalino
William M. Berenson James Blakey Sam I. Blumenstyk Sherrill P. Cline Robert W. Cunningham Paul R. Eichbauer Stanley L. Ferguson James R. Freeman Clyde R. Garrigan Louise E. Halevy Joe L. Hegel Richard C. Heidlage Gary E. Hicks Philip F. Holahan George C. Jones Bruce A. Langer David M. Mindlin David G. Nation Gail Pennington F. Joseph Reichmann John S. Rodman Richard W. Schumacher Alan R. Skupp Pamela R. Stirrat Debra A. Weiner Suzan E. Willcox Nancy E. Yanofsky
TOTAL RAISED: $40,695 NUMBER OF DONORS: 40 PARTICIPATION RATE: 10%
CLASS OF 1978
John P. Barylick
Ellen J. Flannery
Robert G. Anderson James F. Crowley Michael E. Haglund Kay Hideko Hodge Richard A. Karelitz Thomas G. Robinson
Burr Tweedy Daniel C. Walden
Michael J. Kliegman Marc S. Plonskier
Mary A. Akerson
Gaylen K. Baxter James B. Daniels Allen N. David Robin B. Matlin
Paul H. Friedman David R. Gellman Joan B. Gozonsky Chamberlain Russel T. Hamilton Pamela Jarvis
NUMBER OF DONORS: 41 PARTICIPATION RATE: 9.4%
CLASS OF 1979
NUMBER OF DONORS: 48 PARTICIPATION RATE: 11.5%
Richard Cartier Godfrey
Samuel Abloeser Gary A. Alexion Robert A. Axelrod Susan T. Bailey Rebecca O. Beasley James M. Beslity Bruce T. Block James H. Broderick David S. Brown Katalin B. Brown Charles T. Brumback Edward G. Coss Virginia M. Fettig Scott A. Fisher Kathleen Ford Erick J. Genser Margaret M. Gilligan Steven M. Glovsky Jack R. Goetz Kenneth Ingber Carla Jimenez H. Frances Kleiner Eric M. Kraus Robert W. Lavoie Elizabeth K. McCarthy Craig D. Mills John L. Perticone Donald V. Romanik Roger M. Ross Stephen E. Socha Jacqueline F. Stein Robert L. Swanson Steven G. Wigrizer
Robert C. Barber William C. Black Stephen R. Bosworth Mario Brossi Dorothy A. Darrah
Jeffrey Baxter Joseph A. Levitt Dean Richlin Ronald Schouten
GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999
Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499
Michael D. Gayda Robert J. Glovsky Mark Schonberger Nadine R. Shaoul
CLASS OF 1980
NUMBER OF DONORS: 57 PARTICIPATION RATE: 13.1%
Anonymous Gints R. Berzins Richards H. Ford
William H. Groner H. Peter Haveles BARRISTER
Mark E. Cohen
Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
Scott E. Cooper John J. Finn
* The Reunion giving cycle includes gifts received in the fiscal year prior (2012) and fiscal year of (2013) reunion weekend.
DONOR LIST James A. Normand Donald S. Prusock Dawn C. Ryan Barry J. Swidler CLASS OF 1950
number of donors: 10 participation rate: 15.9% FRIEND Jason R. Baron Despena F. Billings BARRISTER Thomas P. Nathan M. Billings Silverstein Hal S. Davis DONOR Jere R. Clifford+ DONOR
George T. Costes Christopher N. Ames Jean R. LaCroix Anonymous SumnerA.A.Bass Marcus Marcy JeromeG.D.Berliner Ogan Diane RobertC.F.Berry Preti Peter LeonardV.S.Brown Sawyer Nancy BenjaminH.T.Campbell Wright Bernard Albert A. J. Zahka Judith Clark Jonathan S. Cole Emily J. Cooke Jeffrey M. OF Cooper and CLASS 1951 Katherine A. Zeisler 60TH REUNION* Richard A. Dennett total raised $257,748 David Dinerman number of donors: 29 Floralynn Einesman participation rate: 31.5% George E. Foote Arthur H. Forman PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE Susan G. A. VincentGlovsky Harper+ Scott M. Green Bonnie S. Hannon PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES Barbara Kapnick Irving E. R. Miller Michele R. Kaufmann Michael FELLOW A. Kehoe Stefanie Kessler-Larson Louis A. D’ Angio Karen J. Levitt William B. Tyler P. Ann Lomeli Emily A. Maitin BARRISTER Michaela O. Matthews Arthur E. Bean, Jr. Rosemary C. Meyers Thaddeus Buczko Carol RogerMiller A. Putnam Robert J. Molloy Henry FRIENDI. Morgenbesser David EdwardN.J.Neusner Bander Timothy Ngau Marion R.A.Fremont-Smith Nancy J. M. Nitikman Norman Shack Robert O. O’Bannon Richard DONOR H. Otto Dominic A. Petito Frederic W. Allen Deborah Porder George N.A.Beauregard James GeorgeM. W.Ramlow Bunyan, Jr. Dana J. Roszkiewicz George W. Bunyan, Jr. Elizabeth SchreroJr. George W.D.Bunyan, Harvey George C. W.Silverstein Bunyan, Jr. Nancy Spence GeorgeE.W. Bunyan, Jr. Andrew T. Campoli 58
Joel D. Teibloom Robert P. Yeaton
CLASS OF 1981
NUMBER OF DONORS: 42 PARTICIPATION RATE: 8.8%
CLASS OF 1982 30TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $91,812 NUMBER OF DONORS: 36 PARTICIPATION RATE: 7.8%
CLASS OF 1983
NUMBER OF DONORS: 52 PARTICIPATION RATE: 10.3% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Kenneth P. Morrison PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Michael B. Berman John K. Skrypak
Susan H. Alexander BARRISTER
Lance D. Cassak Ronald M. Davids H. Joseph Hameline Ilisa Hurowitz James J. Rigos Sarah A. Rothermel Donald F. Simone Michael A. Tanenbaum Linda V. Tiano David C. Wright
Kevin T. Van Wart
Steven M. Bauer John C. Englander Matthew E. Van Tine William T. Whelan
Lawrence J. Reilly Glenn E. Siegel
Jeffrey L. Hirsch Edward M. Kilbane Harvey Shapiro Neil S. Witkes
Mary E. Bowler Richard R. Downey Stephen B. Feder Virginia L. Ferko Ina Plotsky Kupferberg Steven G. Sonet DONOR
Carol Boorstein Robert A. Carpentier Jordan B. Cherrick Lorraine M. Cherrick Luis E. Cintron David H. Colburn Richard K. Colman Leonard M. Davidson Lynne M. Durbin Martin A. Edelstein Christopher R. Gannon Mark G. Hanson Karen Mathiasen Barry M. Okun James H. Rotondo Peggy J. Seyford Donald B. Shanin Wendy H. Smith Edna H. Travis John A. Ulizio Marian W. Walsh Richard J. Wasserman Melanie S. Williams Andrew L. Winder Randolph L. Worth †
Margaret E. Nelson
Marc J. Becker Laurie J. Gentile Ellen Miller-Sonet Dena E. Palermo Bruce E. Rogoff Philip I. Weinberg
Steven C. Altschuler Joe Boynton Gerri S. Bridgman Paul Cherecwich Trudy W. Craig Gabriel W. Falbo John G. Fioretta Dana S. Fried Joan B. Gross Michael H. Hurwitz Janet D. Karman Mitchell A. Karman Scott A. Kobler Elaine M. Lucas Brant K. Maller Eleanor R. Miller Jordan H. Mintz Jane Morris Philip D. Murphy Kristy A. Niehaus Bulleit Carmin C. Reiss Rebecca J. Scheier William P. Skladony Alexander H. Spaulding Robert G. Stewart Gail S. Strassfeld Donna K. Thiel
Bruce A. Adams Timothy B. Bancroft Catherine L. Campbell Jacqueline J. Caster Alison M. Clark Jay L. Cohen John D. Craven Mary A. Duffey Timothy S. Egan Cynthia E. Ellis Jonathan D. Fink Myrna W. Fleischer Aida A. Gennis Howard S. Goldman James C. Hasenfus Paul S. Horn Richard M. Kallman Elisa S. Koenderman Robert P. Landau Timothy J. Langella Jeffrey R. Leventhal Nancy E. Little Adrienne S. Masters John H. McCann Brian W. Mellor Forrest D. Milder Ruth A. Moore Mark L. Morris Peter A. Pizzani Steven K. Platt Linda L. Robison
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Thomas E. Schwab Alan E. Sorcher Wayne E. Southward Peter H. Swartz Philip Tabas Sandra L. Tanen Martha A. Toll Susan B. Tuchman David E. Wilson
CLASS OF 1984
NUMBER OF DONORS: 45 PARTICIPATION RATE: 8% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE
Michael D. Fricklas PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Anonymous Patricia J. Smith
Terry Marvin Robert S. Molloy Gregory G. Peters Lawrence J. Profeta Allison Rock Adrian N. Roe Kenton R. Rose Bonnie G. Ross Kathryn Sandstrom Gutowski Shauna E. Tannenbaum Robert B. Teitelman Cindy Nan Vogelman Edward Waldman Barbara M. Watson Stanley W. Wheatley Robyn K. Winik Chris R. Zentgraf
CLASS OF 1985
NUMBER OF DONORS: 52 PARTICIPATION RATE: 8.8%
Jonathan N. Halpern Peter J. Macdonald
Charles C. Cornelio Michael A. Gollin Jonathan W. Haddon
Leo J. Cushing
David J. Shladovsky FRIEND
Susan M. Banks Frank Campbell Matthew H. Lynch Michael A. Schlesinger Susan P. Sprung DONOR
Robert E. Appel Sarah J. Berger Jeffrey C. Brown Marie P. Buckley William Contente Paul R. Cortes-Rexach Harvey D. Cotton Edward R. Gates Lawrence J. Goodman Sheryl Gross-Glaser A. Neil Hartzell Elizabeth P. Higgins Cerise Jalelian Richard K. Lichtman John T. Lu
Thomas A. Cohn Steven M. Curwin Amanda D. Darwin Michael A. D’Avolio Simon Dixon Raymond F. Dolen Anita J. Drew Stacey O. Gallant Jay S. Geller Bruce H. Goldman Ronald M. Gootzeit Allen I. Gorski Marc R. Jacobs Rhonda M. Karlin Gerald K. Kelley Dennis L. Kern Debra B. Korman Aurelle S. Locke David P. Maslen Jeffrey A. McCurdy John J. Monaghan Judith F. Monaghan Joel E. Rappoport Meryl L. Rosen Seth H. Ross James A. Schragger Scott L. Steinberg Catalina J. Sugayan Michael P. Sweeney George W. Tetler Mark H. Vanger Kenneth Williams
Jonathan L. Awner A. William Caporizzo Robert Evans III Doron F. Ezickson Edward M. Fox David M. Henkoff Ronald J. Katter Michael E. Katzenstein Charles C. Platt Gail P. Sinai Jeffrey D. Varsa FRIEND
Susan Elman Joseph Ronson Carin J. Sigel Paul M. Vilaro Nelms DONOR
CLASS OF 1986
NUMBER OF DONORS: 44 PARTICIPATION RATE: 7.7% PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Wayne E. Smith Stephen M. Zide BARRISTER
Timothy C. Blank Steven E. Coleman James C. Fox Henry M. Rosen Clea T. Winneg Neal S. Winneg
Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499
CLASS OF 1987 25TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $40,752 NUMBER OF DONORS: 59 PARTICIPATION RATE: 10.3% PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Samuel M. Fineman FELLOW
John E. Arbab
Mindy G. Davidson Merrick L. Gross Ronald J. Lewittes
Paul J. Alfano Lawrence L. Athan
GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999
William A. Bogdan Timothy G. Caron Jana M. Cayne Kevin G. Chapman Sharon L. Chapman Kelly K. Cline Barbara D. Davis Alan C. Ederer Carolyn L. Federoff Michael K. Golub Ramon R. Gonzalez Jennifer E. Goodnow F. Christian Haab Daniel W. Halston John M. Harpootian Melinda J. Harrison Alexandra B. Harvey Cynthia G. Herr Daniel J. Jacobson Joe D. Jacobson Michael J. Kaminsky Paul B. Kaplan Stephen J. Levy Mark H. Likoff Steven F. Lincoln Andrew C. MacLachlan Mardic A. Marashian Steven D. Masters Andrew L. Matz Richard C. Oh Valerie T. Rosenson Tammy J. Smiley Carolyn S. Tisdale Jeffrey L. Van Hoosear Jason M. Zorfas
Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
Thomas J. Phillips Michael I. Rothstein Steven D. Schwartz CLASS OF 1950 Janiece Spitzmueller numberB.of donors: 10
Elahna S. Weinflash Gwynne G. Zisko
FRIEND Seth W. Brewster BARRISTER
NUMBER OF DONORS: 38 PARTICIPATION RATE: 7.4%
Todd L. Kahn
Kathryn A. Piffat
Sonya J. Brouner Elizabeth N. Cooper Karen L. Ling Kim M. Rubin
Tracy C. Daugherty Gary Domoracki
participation rate: 15.9% Laurence Bronska Nathan M.R.Silverstein Edward L. Corbosiero Steven DONORM. Kornblau Todd Mayman Jere R.A.Clifford+ Diane GeorgeM. T. Morgenthaler Costes Neil JeanB. R.Oberfeld LaCroix Kenneth J. Parsigian Sumner A. Marcus Amy D. D. Seifer Jerome Ogan Timothy Sinnott Robert F. S. Preti Walter Dorn LeonardG.S.Van Sawyer David S. Zimble Benjamin T. Wright Albert J. Zahka DONOR
Julianne Abelman Andrew CLASSAgrawal OF 1951 Frederick S. Armstrong 60TH REUNION* Bruce H. Bagdasarian total raised $257,748 Robin L. numberBergman of donors: 29 Michael J. Betcher participation rate: 31.5% David A. Bunis Jonathan F. Cayne PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE H. Peter Del Bianco A. Vincent Harper+ Richard R. Desharnais Mark A. DeWire PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES Anthony S. Fiotto Irving E. Miller Laura B. Frankel Elizabeth FELLOW L. Gibbs Joan LouisC. A.Gootee D’Angio John L. Hackett William B. Tyler Ruth A. Haring Scott R. Hill BARRISTER Michele KahnJr. Arthur E.E.Bean, Tracey C. Kammerer Thaddeus Buczko Carolyn Kopans Roger A.R.Putnam Jennifer L. Lauro Danforth FRIEND F. Lincoln Mary A.J.Lowney Edward Bander David MarionA.R.Lowy Fremont-Smith Peter J. Martin Norman M. Shack Paul H. McDowell Michael DONOR J. Radin James Rehnquist FredericC.W. Allen † Scott L. N. Robertson George Beauregard George W. Bunyan, Jr. Daniel P. Russo George W. Bunyan, Jr. Scott J. Schlissel GeorgeM.W. Bunyan, Jr. Ralph Sherman George Bunyan, Jr. Perry M.W. Smith George W. James Bunyan, Jr. Dana J. St. Andrew Campoli D. Craig T. Story 60
CLASS OF 1988
CLASS OF 1989
NUMBER OF DONORS: 28 PARTICIPATION RATE: 4.9%
Karyn S. Blad Leiv H. Blad David J. Breen Allyson H. Cohen Christopher A. Kenney
Lisa G. Beckerman DONOR
Peter M. Appleton Jeffrey S. Raphaelson Judith V. Scherzer DONOR
Amy B. Abramowitz William J. Balkun Mark W. Bixby Donald Bollella Robert V. Chisholm Maria-Elisa Ciampa Ethan D. Corey Peter J. Dill Jeffrey D. Dintzer Louise L. Ettedgui Miller Edward A. Fallone Jonathan Forstot Kenneth I. Gerchick Beverly E. Hjorth Robert Iannucci Jamie K. Kapel Sandra L. Kelly Linda R. Kurtz Cheryl S. Lewison Susan A. Lieberman Lori J. Lynn Andre H. Madeira Rosemarie Mullin David L. Paldy Bradd S. Robbins Fred A. Robustelli Lynne T. Toyofuku Michael P. Wengrofsky Debra E. Werbel Charles C. Zatarain
Richard A. Brown Joyce S. Lilly DONOR
Michael Bailes Russell Beck Anthony A. Bongiorno Lisbeth M. Bulmash Mary A. Daly Ann M. Dietrich Sally P. Everett Heidi M. Fallone Abbie E. Fuchs Kent S. Griggs Joshua Katz Glenn M. Kurtz Arthur B. Laby Gjon N. Nivica Andrea C. Raiti Ronald Richter Randy L. Shapiro Barbara L. Shycoff Eric L. Stein Michael E. Tucker Joseph D. Zaks B. Andrew Zelermyer
Marcy R. Boroff Constance E. Boukidis Ruth B. Clark Barbara L. Cullen Hilary C. Gabrieli Virginia T. George Edward J. Goddard Sila M. Gonzalez Shannon M. Heilman Dori B. Hightower Thomas S. Ingrassia Rachel Kaplan Elizabeth S. Kardos Patrice S. Kester Robert G. Kester Jessie M. Klyce Joan A. Lieberman Theodore A. Lund Frank E. Pasquesi Lucy E. Reyes Gary M. Rosen David E. Russell David L. Schrader Julie B. Siminoff-Sisskind Lori H. Watson Allen D. Webster Philip B. Ytterberg
CLASS OF 1991
NUMBER OF DONORS: 21 PARTICIPATION RATE: 3.8% BARRISTER
CLASS OF 1990
NUMBER OF DONORS: 35 PARTICIPATION RATE: 6%
Chen-Yao Chang Anna T. Green Amy M. Grossman Kimon Manolius John N. Riccardi
James J. Berriman
John A. Grossman
Mark S. Cheffo Michael C. Fondo
Anonymous Ross W. Baker Stephen A. Fuchs Celina Gerbic
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Joseph S. Huttler Anne Marie La Bue Jeffrey N. Lavine Michael M. Malihi Eunhae Park Robert C. Pasciuto David L. Rihtarchik Pamela H. Schwager Karen Shapiro Michele L. Silver David G. Yu
CLASS OF 1992 20TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $23,404 NUMBER OF DONORS: 27 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.1% BARRISTER
Joanne L. Bauer Wendy Knudsen-Farrell David H. Pawlik Cynthia J. Warren FRIEND
Michael S. Isikow Gerald A. Reynolds DONOR
Nikos D. Andreadis Eric W. Becker Mark E. Chavey Victoria W. Chavey Jeffrey M. Frank Silvia P. Glick Kenneth B. Goldberg Edward P. Gonzales Elizabeth L. Greene Gail O. Kanef Michael B. Kanef Laura S. Kershner Roberto M. Las Hayas Jeffrey A. Miller John S. Nitao Michael S. Perlstein Michele S. Perlstein Jaime R. Roman John S. Simonian Catherine Watson Koziol Goang-Gyun Yun
CLASS OF 1993
CLASS OF 1994
NUMBER OF DONORS: 30 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.4%
Eugene M. Holmes Carla M. Moynihan James J. Moynihan
Xinhua H. Zhang
Dawn L. Goldstein Andrew P. Strehle
Matthew C. Lovell Moyahoena N. Ogilvie Daniel D. Rubinstein
NUMBER OF DONORS: 31 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.8%
Ana M. Francisco James B. Goldstein
George A. Casey Joseph Listengart Francis C. Morrissey
Deborah H. Telman Nigel Telman
Peter K. Levitt David M. McPherson Catherine S. Stempien
Alison T. Bomberg Patrick O. Bomberg Lawton M. Camp S. Elizabeth Carlton Camp DONOR
Christine Mary S. Baglin Sarah C. Baskin Joan E. Cirillo Stephen M. Edwards A. Katherine Frerichs Tim Futrell Debra W. Goldberg† Lisa G. Heller Ron I. Honig Janet P. Judge Lisa P. Korologos Ellyn H. Lazar-Moore James A. MacLeod C. Matthew Olton William G. Ortner Joseph P. Patin Terry D. Poling Marc J. Rachman Edwin H. Raynor Jane H. Seibert Kenichi Takarada Seth R. Weissman Karin E. Wilinski
GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999
Rita L. Brickman Linda K. Carter Rick J. Fucci Joseph R. Ganley Gary A. Gegenheimer B. David Hammarstrom Melanie B. Jacobs Lance A. Kawesch Barbara J. Keefe D. Paul Koch Jefferson H. Megargel Lynn S. Muster Laura S. Olton Christine A. Palmieri Andrew J. Pitts Babak A. Pooya Laurie A. Rice Loyda R. Torres Paul D. Tutun Kenneth T. Willis Pamela H. Worstell
CLASS OF 1996
NUMBER OF DONORS: 28 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.9% DEAN’S CLUB
Christi J. Offutt BARRISTER
Michael A. Bowse Helen R. Pfister FRIEND
Matthew T. Levy Ronan P. O’Brien
CLASS OF 1995
NUMBER OF DONORS: 24 PARTICIPATION RATE: 4.8% PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Wendell C. Taylor
Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499
Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
Christopher R. Bush Kathleen M. Conlon Sean F. Eagan Amber L. Eck Duby Alfred Gordon Andrea P. Hellman Laura S. Khoshbin Murray R. Markowitz Boyce F. Martin Dragica M. Mijailovic David L. Nersessian Ian C. Pilarczyk Andrew E. Seewald Ralph N. Sianni Timothy F. Tierney Jeffrey Trey Sani A. Williams
Stephen G. Baron Nicole T. Berry John M. Blumer Amelia E. Bormann Brahm J. Braunstein Brooks R. Brown Trishka W. Cecil
Maureen F. Connolly David A. Copland Lauren G. Dome CLASS OF 1950 Angelo numberEvangelou of donors: 10 Michael A. Forero participation rate: 15.9% Lisa A. Gomez Charles A. Hope BARRISTER John Kelliher Nathan M. Silverstein Christine A. McCarthy Mark K. Molloy DONOR Jason Oxman Jere R.D. Clifford+ Shirin GeorgePhilipp T. Costes Robert Plotkin Jean R. C. LaCroix Clare F. Saperstein Sumner A. Marcus Jon C. Schultze Jerome D. Ogan Joshua J. Preti Wells Robert F. Leonard S. Sawyer Benjamin T. Wright Albert J. Zahka CLASS OF 1997
TOTAL RAISED: $22,903 NUMBER OF CLASS OF DONORS: 1951 18 PARTICIPATION 60TH REUNION* RATE: 4%
total raised $257,748 number of donors: 29 FELLOW participation Christian S. Na rate: 31.5% PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE BARRISTER
A. Vincent Marisa J. Beeney Harper+ PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES FRIEND
AdamE. Irving D.Miller Janoff Elizabeth E. Nam FELLOW Louis A. D’Angio DONOR
William Michael B. S. Tyler Branley James Dowd Richard C. Farley BARRISTER Andrea L. HillierJr. Arthur E. Bean, Tara L. Johnson Thaddeus Buczko Matthew N. Kane Roger A. Putnam Ronald M. Leshnower John R. Musitano FRIEND Helen EdwardA.J.Muskus Bander Elizabeth Perl Marion R.A. Fremont-Smith John A. Salerno Norman M. Shack Kimberly Straker Himawan DONOR E. Subiantoro Patricia Vanstory FredericA. W.A.Allen George N. Beauregard George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. Andrew T. Campoli 62
CLASS OF 1998
NUMBER OF DONORS: 22 PARTICIPATION RATE: 4.5% DEAN’S CLUB
Zachary D. Beim FELLOW
Richard M. Jones
Nathan T. Bouley Jeremy A. Colby Delmas A. Costin Anthony G. Dimaria John P. Floom Kristen B. Floom Noah A. Hochstadt Timothy C. Hogan Sharon L. Holden Edward P. Kelly
Giff Carter Euripides F. Dalmanieras Leiha Macauley
Tracy K. Evans-Moyer Kenneth E. Rubinstein
CLASS OF 2000
NUMBER OF DONORS: 18 PARTICIPATION RATE: 3.7%
Amanda J. Metts Carolyn A. Wiesenhahn
Cindy Z. Michel Lee K. Michel
Benjamin Bejar Mary A. Bejar Randall P. Berdan Sandra K. Davis Brian J. Knipe Eric D. Levin Liam R. Malanaphy Jennifer L. Marlborough Patricia A. Musitano Lauren B. Nelson Jacqueline A. Parker Eric Rogers Gregg A. Rubenstein Raisha Vaidya Edith S. Wun Michelle A. Zamarin
CLASS OF 1999
NUMBER OF DONORS: 14 PARTICIPATION RATE: 2.8%
Mark E. Bamford
Jeffrey R. Katz
Andreas P. Andromalos Franya G. Barnett Franny L. Coe Lynda L. Crews Christine M. Fitzgerald Shera G. Golder Timothy P. Heaton Leonard M. Herschberg John R. Hession Ori Katz Panda L. Kroll Joshua J. Lozner Samual A. Miller Young M. Park
CLASS OF 2001
Kimberly C. Collins
Michele L. Booth
Amy J. Berks Christi J. Braun Angela C. De Cespedes Wenke Joseph L. Devaney David S. Flashenburg Melissa T. Lozner Mark A. Mongelluzzo Daniel P. Schafer
CLASS OF 2002 10TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $16,268 NUMBER OF DONORS: 34 PARTICIPATION RATE: 6.7% FELLOW
Adam D. Raucher
NUMBER OF DONORS: 14 PARTICIPATION RATE: 2.9%
Rebecca A. Galeota
Robert G. Young
Ryan K. Roth Gallo
Tamarah L. Belczyk Josephine G. McPeak Jeremy Turk FRIEND
Karen K. Chan Nadine P. Peters DONOR
Benjamin J. Berger Cherie M. Bosarge-Dutton Obert H. Chu David L. Click Amber C. Coisman Mark R. Curiel Felix Dashevsky Edward F. Dombroski Timur Feinstein Meaghan Fitzpatrick Howard P. Goldberg Adam F. Kelson Marcia Kelson Venu M. Manne William P. Mekrut Matthew E. Miller Amanda K. Moore
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Jason Morales-Macedo Armen Morian Catherine Olender Danielle E. Simon Agnes L. Sym Carrie E. Truehart Paula-Marie Uscilla Angela Verrecchio Catherine M. Wieman Renee S. Wolfe Joseph Zambuto
CLASS OF 2003
NUMBER OF DONORS: 22 PARTICIPATION RATE: 3.9% BARRISTER
Wendy L. Fritz Robert E. McPeak FRIEND
Stephanie L. Ives Namita E. Mani Kendrick D. Nguyen Sean M. Solis DONOR
Stacie L. Boomstra J. Andrew Cohen Sara B. Cohen Gaston de los Reyes Berit H. Huseby Judith J. Jenkins Robert V. Kanapka Catherine B. Kelleher Sonis Corinne M. Magid Sheila M. Pozon Carol B. Samaan Brian W. Shea Deanna G. Sheridan Michael D. Tauer Sarah A. Tauer Heather R. Zuzenak
CLASS OF 2004
NUMBER OF DONORS: 22 PARTICIPATION RATE: 4.9% BARRISTER
Luciana Aquino-Hagadorn Jun Qi
Julia B. Andrus Matthew J. Andrus Dana Krueger DONOR
Farhad R. Alavi Hugh L. Brady Miller B. Brownstein Todd W. Crawford Rebecca M. Ginzburg Adam W. Kiracofe Melissa D. Kirkel William S. Norton Leanne E. Oneschuk Jeffrey S. Reed Jennifer Z. Sieczkiewicz Robert D. Smith Pasquale F. Stricagnolo Loly G. Tor Cathryn E. Vaughn Brian P. Villarreal Margaret L. Weir
CLASS OF 2005
NUMBER OF DONORS: 25 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.4% PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Russell J. Stein FELLOW
Brian D. Eng Andrew G. Heinz BARRISTER
Christopher D. Strang DONOR
Katharine A. Brownstein Craig A. Buschmann Padma Choudry Adrienne S. Domey Corey N. Giroux Alexandra M. Gorman Elizabeth A. Gross Dylan Hale Jessica R. Hale Jason Y. Hsi Daniel Kaufman Jennifer T. McCloskey Noel R. Miller
GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999
Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499
Paul S. Mistovich Gideon Reitblat Whitney F. Seeburg Miriam P. Silberstein Adrienne N. Smith Claudia N. Trevor-Wright Colin G. Van Dyke Ally Zhu
CLASS OF 2007 5TH REUNION*
TOTAL RAISED: $9,265 NUMBER OF DONORS: 26 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.5% FELLOW
Joseph E. White
CLASS OF 2006
NUMBER OF DONORS: 27 PARTICIPATION RATE: 6.2%
Robert S. Levine DONOR
Joshua E. Levit Sophia K. Yen FRIEND
Kerry A. Moynihan DONOR
Christine H. Andresen Candace C. Cavalier Sean Chao Christopher J. Desmond Brendan H. Doherty Erika C. Farrell Kelly A. Gabos Jimena Gonzalez De Cossio Higuera Nowles H. Heinrich Neema Hodjat Debra M. Koker James G. Kossuth Holly C. Lincoln Jeffrey A. Loesel Matthew D. McCloskey Ashkan Mojdehi Brian D. Nysenbaum Nicole D. Park Denise R. Rosenhaft Joshua D. Roth J. Jordan Scott Nicholas A. Semanko Alexandra D. Thaler Irena Zolotova
Carmen L. Albert Benjamin J. Armour Daniel D. Bahls Rose M. Constance Cheryl C. Edson Timothy J. Famulare Jonathan H. Feiler Christopher R. Freeman Sarah P. Harris Peter A. Kals James J. LaRocca Ross E. Linzer Yoshihisa Masaki Amanda S. Mooradian Keum Nang Park Alynn C. Perl Lauren E. Reznick Alessandro J. Sacerdoti Kimberly A. Sexton Joybell Silverman Kristen Smith Melissa E. Sydney Kenneth N. Thayer Manique S. Wijewardena Bloom
CLASS OF 2008
NUMBER OF DONORS: 28 PARTICIPATION RATE: 5.8% FRIEND
Erin M. Anderman Jonathan E. Anderman Jeffrey S. Arbeit DONOR
Daniel J. Beck Radhika Bhattacharya
Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
David J. Brill Carissa W. Brown Michael Chapin CLASSE.OF 1950 Joshua Daniels number of donors: 10 Tracy S. Dowling participation rate: 15.9% Susan A. Dunn Christine G. England BARRISTER Jesse A. Fecker Nathan M. Silverstein Ricardo Ganitsky Karen I. Gold DONOR Zhongmin A. Guo Jere R. Clifford+ Rachel GeorgeHodge T. Costes Rachel Irving Jean R. M. LaCroix Rebecca L. Marcus Kurowski Sumner A. Jonathan Mack Jerome D.S.Ogan Isaac RobertMamaysky F. Preti Geoffrey Moss Leonard S.G.Sawyer Alex N. Niederman Benjamin T. Wright Stephen Queenan Albert J. J. Zahka Emilie K. Richardson Anna M. Schleelein Sepehr M.OF Shahshahani CLASS 1951 Joshua F. Tom 60TH REUNION*
total raised $257,748 number of donors: 29 participation CLASS OF 2009 rate: 31.5% NUMBER OF DONORS: 22 PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE PARTICIPATION RATE: 4.5% A. Vincent Harper+ DONOR Jonathan A. Amar PRESIDENT’S ASSOCIATES
Mario R.Miller Andino Bernhard Irving E. Julie Babayan Ann Chernicoff FELLOW Stephany Collamore Louis A. D’G. Angio Patrick WilliamM. B. Dalin Tyler Benjamin Franklin Paul J. Kim BARRISTER Tzu Yuan Lin Jr. Arthur E. Bean, Jennifer Lunsford Thaddeus Buczko Anat RogerMaytal A. Putnam Seth M. Pavsner Carissa FRIEND L. Rodrigue Katelyn H.Bander Rood Edward J. Jacob MarionW. R.Schneider Fremont-Smith Adaline NormanR. M.Strumolo Shack Andrew P. Sutton Zoe C. Thomas DONOR Somil Trivedi Frederic W. Allen Christopher J. Valente George N. Beauregard Jeffrey Vigliotti GeorgeL.W. Bunyan, Jr. Tracy S. W. Zupancis Rahal George Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. George W. Bunyan, Jr. Andrew T. Campoli 64
CLASS OF 2010
NUMBER OF DONORS: 33 PARTICIPATION RATE: 6.8% BARRISTER
Daniel I. Jacob FRIEND
Matthew S. Hyner Ling Wu Kong Daniel E. Levin Trevor L. Rozier-Byrd
Taylor F. Jerri Andrew J. Karelitz Alexander S. Leff Jessica W. Lin Caitlin J. Monjeau Kathryn O’Neill Silvano D. Orsi Sanil G. Padiyedathu John B. Prior Abraham S. Robinson Shannon Shair Kier B. Wachterhauser Jenny R. Weisenbeck Joseph Zlatnik
Marc N. Aspis Daniel A. Broderick Karen L. Burhans Anthony J. Dutra James Ernstmeyer Kari A. Gerber Jacqueline A. Giordano-Hayes Darren M. Goldman Anthony A. Gostanian Ariel E. Greenstein Elizabeth Ho Abraham M. Howland Courtney E. Hunter Sarah J. Kitchell Phillip R. Kurs Elitza Miteva Katerina M. Novak Costantino Panayides Lana Popovic Joel Schmidt Claire S. Schneider Joshua Segal Cristina M. Serrano Shane D. St Hill Maura C. Sullivan Foifa Tharaphan Aaron D. Withrow Shaojun Xu
CLASS OF 2011
NUMBER OF DONORS: 18 PARTICIPATION RATE: 4%
CLASS OF 2012
NUMBER OF DONORS: 21 PARTICIPATION RATE: 4.5% BARRISTER
John C. Godfrey DONOR
James E. Bobseine Elephteria V. Boutalis Carrie L. Cook Edward J. Curley Richard P. Davisson Jamie L. Frank Stephanie Frank Takehiro Fujita Peter C. Herbst Kelly M. Horein Stephen T. Kam David Linhart Hsiao-Fan Lu Mark E. Nickas Theresa A. Perkins Kathryn S. Pollack Elizabeth A. Rossi Jarrod L. Schaeffer Christopher Tom Matthew E. Waters
CLASS OF 2013
NUMBER OF DONORS: 55 PARTICIPATION RATE: 12.3%
Ryan C. Chapoteau
Alexandra B. Bonneau Seth M. Davis
Joel Crespo Daniel T. Flaherty Brian K. Hartley †
Renat Abubakirov Brian M. Balduzzi Rebecca S. Bardach Catalina Blanco Buitrago Fabiola S. Bonilla Shannon L. Bonner Christina M. Borysthen-Tkacz Jennifer O. Cancian Gregoire Charlet Kelly N. Childs Meredith R. Ciufo Jared B. Cohen Siena B. Colegrave Stuart V. Duncan Smith Andrew R. Egan Domingos A. Escova Diana A. Feldman Christopher W. Gerry Patrick M. Gilbert Rebecca M. Glazer Jamie H. Gorton Jieling Guan Alexandria E. Gutierrez Masanobu Hara Colin W. Hay Go Ichikawa Kaoru Ishii Chelsea A. Johnson Hongmin Ju Shuichi Kase Anthony G. Kelamis Justin M. Kman Kent M. Langloss Logan C. Leinster Sida Liu Guan Jia Luo Matthew C. Micklavzina Stephanie L. Mills Lisa L. Owens Stefan P. Pappius-Lefebvre Lindsey M. Parker Prapin Praditthakorn Jennifer M. Rader John P. Rearick Jacqueline S. Rogers Bianne Sadeddin Andrew P. Salzman Lauren M. Schoeffler Matthew W. Sloane Brittani A. Ware Benjamin G. Woodworth Liyun Zhang Brandon V. Zuniga
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FRIENDS, CORPORATIONS, AND FOUNDATIONS GIVING JULY 1, 2012–JUNE 30, 2013 GIVING SOCIETIES President’s Circle: $25,000 or more President’s Associates: $10,000–$24,999 Dean’s Club: $5,000–$9,999 Fellow: $2,500–$4,999 Barrister: $1,000–$2,499 Friend: $500–$999 Donor: $1–$499
The Estate of Patricia M. Aronowitz The Estate of John F. Donahue Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Charles Lamar Family Foundation Sheree Mandelbaum Law Offices of Mandelbaum & Mandelbaum PC Bonnie F. McCausland The McCausland Foundation Maureen A. O’Rourke and James M. Molloy Sumner M. Redstone Kathleen O. Schell The Schell Family Foundation The Simmons Family Foundation
Esdaile, Barrett, Jacobs & Mone Ernest J. Gallo The Estate of A. Vincent Harper Sheila R. Macauley Occidental Petroleum Corporation Donald A. Stern Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program A. G. Wesman
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Christopher D. Creed Bernice Cross Trust Deloitte Foundation Goodwin Procter LLP Geralyn K. Lobel Paul W. Losordo Medco Health Solutions Charitable Match Fund Schwab Charitable Fund The Stein Family Foundation Inc. June Walden
Kristin A. Collins Ernst & Young Tamar Frankel Law Offices of Victor J. Garo Patricia J. Gayda The Gayda Family Foundation Kee & Lau-Kee PLLC Luke F. Kelley Rita E. Lau-Kee William P. Marshall Michel Family Foundation NYSE Euronext PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP William E. Ryckman
The William E. Ryckman Jr. 2009 Trust Elias Schonberger David J. Seipp Marjorie W. Sloper Marjorie W. Sloper Charitable Foundation David and Lauren Walker
Marlene H. Alderman AMG Charitable Gift Foundation Judith P. Anderson Laura Berkman The Marshall & Deborah Berkman Family Charitable Trust Bingham McCutchen LLP Park Chamberlain Cohen Law Services LLC Mary Louise E. Coolidge FJC James E. Fleming Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund Wendy J. Gordon Greenberg Traurig LLP The Hermes Foundation, Inc. Courtney Katzenstein Patricia Kenney Kenney & Sams PC Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pnina Lahav Gerald F. Leonard and Alissa R. Leonard Linda C. McClain Linda R. McKenzie McKenzie & Associates PC William F. Michaud, Attorney Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos LLP New York Life Insurance Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Mark Pettit Philips Healthcare Rigos Professional Education Programs Ltd. Sarah A. Rothermel Revocable Trust Eugene P. Schwartz Family Foundation Carole Segal Anne C. Shire Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP George W. Stairs Milton Stanzler Thompson & Knight Foundation Frederick Tung United Way of Southern Nevada Gael Varsa Susan Wigh
Advisors Charitable Gift Fund Brown Rudnick LLP Law Office of Frank Campbell Combined Jewish Philanthropies William Daugherty Beth G. Davis Adele and William Feder Private Foundation Holly P. Fletcher Jerome H. Fletcher Revocable Trust Frommer Lawrence & Haug LLP Law Offices of Martin Kantrovitz Christoper Keyser Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Arlene W. Levin Emily M. MacKenzie C. Michael Malm, Esq. McDermott Will & Emery MetLife, Inc.
Daniela C. Micali and Silvio Micali Jane B. Moore Moore & Moore The Reynold and Bette Paris Family Foundation Martin A. Rosenman Cynthia B. Ruffner Penelope M. Sang Peter B. Sang Revocable Trust Catherine S. Stempien Sullivan & Cromwell LLP The Clara Weiss Fund Larry W. Yackle Donna B. Zimble Zimble Family Charity Fund
AAA Southern New England A&E Television Networks Aetna Inc. Susan M. Akram Temani Aldine Appleton & Appleton LLC Sarah H. Ashnault Wallace F. Ashnault, Attorney AXA Equitable Financial Services LLC Lynette E. Aznavourian and Robert Bennett Barrett Foundation Laurie A. Barry and Christopher Barry Paul C. Barsam Jack M. Beermann Bender & Associates Marjory Bender Philip A. Bernier and Patricia F. Bernier Michael N. Bhatt Biogen Idec The Boeing Company Romilda O. Bollella Robert G. Bone The Boston Lawyers Group Beatrice Botti Brockton Animal Hospital LLC Constance A. Browne Catherine Butler Ritz Campbell Capital One Services Inc. Cloud Nine Charters LLC Jay T. Cohen Columbus Jewish Foundation
Ann M. Comer-Woods Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Children and Families Mary C. Connaughton Sara Dacey Willis V. Daugherty+ Bill Davidoff Aaron Davis DB Technical Consulting Deutsche Bank AG Zachary Dubin Duke Energy Corporation Vedia Eidelman Jennifer L. Ekblaw Therese J. Enders Felos & Felos, P.A. Mary Beth Fincke Stanley Z. Fisher Kyle Foley Sarah Freedman Law Offices of Stanley N. Freedman Christopher Gabrieli Gabrieli Family Foundation Gannett Foundation General Electric Company Goldman & Pease LLC Goldman, Sachs & Co. Eric D. Green Matthew V. Grieco Frederick A. Griffen, Attorney at Law Lorraine C. Griffen Northrop Grumman Foundation Judith I. Hatfield Susan F. Hawke HD Luck Charitable Trust Edith F. Helman Brenda Hernandez Norma M. Herrick Oliver Hickman Ronald Hirschberg Chester D. Hooper Karen S. Hoyen Mary E. Hynes IBM Christie S. Jacobs Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest NJ Johnson & Johnson Jeffrey N. Kahn
P. W. Kam Wendy J. Kaplan Robert Kaufmann Lori K. Klinghoffer Lois H. Knight Jean A. Krum Eliane H. Lane Lane & Bentley PC Gary S. Lawson Legal & General America Inc. Levitt Law Group LexisNexis Judith Lieberman & Lester Lieberman Foundation The Law Office of Carold Lilienfeld, Esq. Chiaoling D. Lin Peter Maduro, J.D., Psy.D. Stephen G. Marks Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. McGuireWoods Joan Meschino Doris S. Miller Elaine Miller Howard M. Miller Law Offices Richard S. Miller Revocable Living Trust Linda W. Mittleman Roslyn D. Monaco Cristine C. More Rupert D. Morrill Thomas Morrissey Alison Mosle MotivAction Hilary J. Murray and Daniel J. Freehling Gloria Y. Myers Monroe Nash and Florence Nash Monroe and Florence Nash Foundation, Inc. Kurt Olsen Michael K. Outterson Jacqueline F. Parrilla Joseph J. Parrilla Revocable Living Trust Platt Retail Institute, LLC The Plymouth Rock Foundation Lili Popova Michael Popowski Attorney at Law Susan C. Popowski Premier, Inc. Marjorie Prolman
Marjorie Prolman Trust Prudential Financial, Inc. Law Offices of F. Joseph Reichmann Catherine Rizos Joseph L. Rome David Rosen Lawrence Rosenbluth Rosenman Family LLC Amy B. Ross David B. Rossman and Lynne Rossman Kathy S. Sajor Joel H. Samen David Septoff Lisa Septoff and Steven Septoff Norman M. Shack Charitable Foundation Trust Kenneth W. Simons and Christine A. Marx Robert D. Sloane Gay G. Smith Gary A. Smotrich Ilana H. Starfield Karen Stern-Hammerstrom Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada June L. Sutcliffe Amy S. Tayer Amy M. Tefft Franklin Templeton Investments Marjorie Terzian Themis Bar Review Towers Watson United Technologies Corporation United Way of Central & Northeastern Connecticut United Way of Rhode Island Upton & Hatfield LLP Mira J. Van Doren Justin A. Vega David H. Webber Rose A. Winiewicz Adam M. Winokur Marylouise P. Wright Robert M. Yacubian Yoree Trust Barbara T. Zimmerman
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