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In the Spring 2010 issue of LawNotes, we published a feature story entitled “Mergers & Acquisitions,” in which we shared six stories of BLS alumni who met at the Law School and married –  one couple from every decade from the 1950s through the present day. The story was inspired by Joshua D. Kirshner ’04 and Amy Rozenfeld ’04, a couple who met and fell in love while at the Law School.

In researching “Mergers & Acquisitions,” we discovered that hundreds of couples had met at BLS, and there are many more BLS alumni who met before or after law school. In fact, there are so many couples that we hosted a Valentine’s Day party in February 2011 to celebrate their love of the law…and each other.

We are delighted to present an ever-growing section of our Web site dedicated to couples who credit BLS as both their alma matter and their dating service. We received emails and letters from many couples who wrote in to tell us, in their own words, the story of their own “mergers and acquisitions.” We look forward to hearing from more couples, and welcome stories of all partnerships for inclusion on the site.

To share alumni news or stories with BLS, please email us at or fill out the form by following the link to the right.

* denotes the person has passed away.
♥ denotes the couple is engaged.

Mark M. Holtzer ‘85
Amy L. (Goldblatt) Holtzer  ‘86

Craig S. Libson ‘85
Marilyn Rosenberg-Libson ‘85

“Craig Libson and I met at BLS and got married shortly after we graduated. We've been happily married since.”

—Marilyn Rosenberg-Libson

Brian H. Pall ‘85
Ellen D. Smolinsky Pall ‘85

“We met the first day of first year, in Bailey Kuklin's Legal Process class in September 1982. We chatted at the Dean's Tea and had our first "date" at the Wendy's across the street from BLS. We were married in 1991 by Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, who was also a classmate. We have three children and live in Franklin Lakes, NJ.”

—Brian H. Pall and Ellen D. Smolinsky Pall

Barry L. Rabinovich ‘85
Shelley Zavlek ‘85

“We met on Law Review.  She was my Executive Editor – and still is. We were married in 1991.”

—Barry L. Rabinovich

Louis H. Weinberg ‘85
Ellen H. (Greiper) Weinberg  ‘85

“Married in 1986—still going strong!”

—Louis H. Weinberg and Ellen H. (Greiper) Weinberg

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